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251 MSC Senior Cruise Reviews
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Lucieman
Member Since 2014
1 review
166 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Cruised out of Miami in late April, 2017. Embarkation started at 1 pm and was on ship 30 minutes later. I noticed that most passengers in the check in line were not holding USA passports. This is important as you must be comfortable ... Read more
shem56
Member Since 2008
1 review
3 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We normally go with NCL and the cruise we were planning to do on the Norwegian Epic was full and our travel agent suggested giving MSC a go. We were very apprehensive about this due to reviews we have seen about food etc. However, it was ... Read more
JackAZ
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
437 forum posts
8 helpful votes
chose this cruise based on price , perks associated with status match and Fantasia cabin.Black card gave us priority boarding sparkling wine,chocolate covered strawberries and 2 dinners at specialty restaurants (only had 2 because we ... Read more
ray13255
Member Since 2017
1 review
22 helpful votes
An honest review I wills start with the PROS I) Service in the bar and restaurants excellent. 2) The guy attending to our rooms was excellent 3) Service in the breakfast and dinner restaurants excellent 4) All transactions on ... Read more
Luckyone2
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
268 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
My husband and I have cruised four times with MSC: twice each on MSC Poesia and MSC DIvina. This review comes from the perspective of being a non-drinker, non-smoker, and non-gambler. We are senior citizens who simply love being on the ... Read more
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andysnovel
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
224 forum posts
1 helpful vote
What a gorgeous beautiful ship, such detail and European Flair!!! This is a large ship with crowds of people everywhere. The crew was outstanding and friendly and always responsive to our needs. Giovanni and Miguel were our wait staff in ... Read more
Mathieu
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed March 2017
I made this cruise with MSC and never had such a bad experience. I reported my complaints at MSC and the even refused a compensation!!!!!! The transfer was a mess, the embarkation was very bad. I booked an Aurea Suite(!) no window to ... Read more
hummer2407
Member Since 2005
1 review
50 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I am a 46 year old from Indiana. I traveled with my family which consisted of my wife, my 2 10 year old boys, my 70 year old mother and her 68 year old sister. We have all cruised before on Princess, NCL, Celebrity, Disney, and MSC. ... Read more
shiny49
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise after a short 'taster' cruise last year on Splendida. We were so impressed with the service after years with RCI that we decided to give MSC another try. We were not dissapointed. Boarding in Abhu Dhabi was Quick and ... Read more
heythereyou
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
553 forum posts
We had friends sailing MSC Divina for the first time and Wanted to sail with them and wanted to see if things were better this time. We had sailed MSC Divina for the very first time in Dec 6 2016. We were quite please this time, many of ... Read more
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antonywalto
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Myself along with my wife, son and family had a holiday by MSC Fantasia Cruise ship from 11 to 18 March 2017 from Dubai and back to Dubai. This was something tremendous I can imagine. we were booked in Deck 10 Sogno and Deck 5 Fantasia. ... Read more
ilovegoldens
Member Since 2012
10 reviews
1 forum post
29 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise as there wasn't a lot of choice for the time of year. We have visited most of the ports before, so the main purpose of this trip was to chill out. We are seasoned cruisers and have used most of the main cruse lines, ... Read more
skip.brandy
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
292 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Not having too many cruise lines to chose from, for January, we picked MSC for the itinerary. We read reviews, good and bad, and thought we would go for it, as this would be the last time cruising in the Mediterranean. We were ... Read more
Bigmarcojohn
Member Since 2017
1 review
60 helpful votes
Best designed ship (a beauty), cleanest and best staff, wonderful food variety and quality. Our most relaxing and enjoyable cruise of the 17 prior cruises with 6 other cruise lines Almost all of the negative reviews I read were totally ... Read more
cruiserre
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
29 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Many MSC fans will take issue with my review, but I write it to help cruisers who have traveled with other lines - for you, I believe you will rate your experience on this MSC ship as only average. But let me say some good things first- ... Read more
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Rockpebblar
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Selected this cruise as a late break when very little choices were available at the time. Initially we were very impressed with the speed of embarkation at Barcelona, but this was quickly dispelled by having to wait around for some time ... Read more
Punksma
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
23 helpful votes
My husband and I have seen advertisements for the new MSC Seaside to debut later this year. Since the Seaside looks really appealing to us, we thought we should give MSC a try by cruising on the Divina. We called our travel agent who ... Read more
berty6
Member Since 2012
1 review
15 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Some good points - nice balcony cabin, very pleasant staff in all areas, good itinerary visiting lots of Caribbean islands, food and service quite good in main restaurant (where we ended up having 3 meals a day) and drinks package worked ... Read more
Jantheman132
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We wanted to see the Middle East. It was extremely good value for money. The trip allowed us to see Dubai without going there specifically for a holiday. We flew Etihad to Dubai and had 2 days ... Read more
mrlhpc
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
The watered down orange juice at the embarkation terminal set the standard for the whole cruise. Embarkation was disorganized as was just about everything else to do with this cruise. It was our first cruise and mostly certainly our last ... Read more
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Bonrob
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
We picked the cruise ship because we cruised on it two years earlier jan 2015. We really enjoyed the ship and everything about it. Beautiful ship built in 2012. If you told me this was a brand new ship i would believe it. immaculately ... Read more
btheref
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
The ship itself is fabulous. The cabin we had (balcony) was comfortable, spacious enough and close to the centre of the ship. The entertainment in the evening was terrific and there were activities for everyone (if you chose to ... Read more
JanaElizabeth
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We choose this cruise because 300 people from our community were going. We usually go on 2 cruises a year. Embarkation was good, but disembarkation was a disaster at the Miami port. Ship was clean, but too many ... Read more
otkit
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
7 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Embarkation for wheelchair needs was chaotic. The person responsible for getting the wheelchair assistance needs to hold up a sign.The ship is beautiful, though safety is an issue when it comes to stairs all over the place on the ship. ... Read more
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All-ready2cruise
Member Since 2014
1 review
2,240 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We loved our experience on the MSC Divina. We'd always wanted to do a holiday cruise and after checking prices, itineraries, perks and a few other things, we decided that MSC seemed to have the best bang for the buck. The Divina truly is ... Read more
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