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185 MSC Senior Cruise Reviews

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oscularia
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Never thought a cruise will be such as awfull as this. 80% Seniors and zero organization: - Not enough shadow for 10% of passangers outside while full sun. - No care for making people follow rules and not take all chairs and ... Read more
4others
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We have sailed MSC before- they are not Princess but for the money a great deal. We love Rome so we make use of these cruises. Food was ok--we do not have great expectations for food--we are easy in that regard. Room service every ... Read more
caitlin6
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My friend and I (both in our seventies) go on a cruise every January and have done for over 20 years. The Preziosa was a beautiful ship and the passengers were of multiple nationalities, but the food was 99% Italian, there was no ... Read more
sagirits
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We chose this cruise as they have a separate gluten free kitchen as wife is coeliac ,and short flight from UK and places visited. The ship is huge and on occasion it got very busy and the staff struggled to cope with numbers but always ... Read more
Leigh M Lawrence
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Fancy Ship, nice pools and spas, decorated nicely for Christmas. Some staff very helpful specially our cabin boy and our waiters, others could be rude. the people at the service desk, not all but some were difficult, but did respond when ... Read more

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tglazebrook
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
We usually avoid large ships at all costs, but this cruise had a special jazz program that my husband wanted to participate in. I was incredibly reluctant to go until I read about the "ship within a ship": the Yacht Club. It ... Read more
murphy2ay@btinternet.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We are back now in the UK after our cruise on MSC Magnifica, out from Venice, 7 nights on board from 1st Nov calling at ports in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Croatia and back to Venice. Just enough ports of call for one week, we were ... Read more
Tarragon
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We thought the ship was magnificent and the crew first class.Special mention should be made of the cabin steward and the waiting staff in the Velvet Lounge who were exceptional.The food we found was not as good as expected and the helpings ... Read more
lis1407
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
82 forum posts
3 helpful votes
WE BOOKED THIS CRUISE BECAUSE OF THE YACHT CLUB EXPIERENCE. ALBEID GOLD MEMBER THIS WAS THE FIRST IN YC. SAILED WITH AZAMARA+SEABOURN+SEADREAM+NCL+X+COSTA+HOLLAND AMERICA+OCEANIA.... EMBARCATION: The best so far,took 15 ... Read more
oakesj@sbcglobal.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
This was my second cruise on MSC but I have cruised many times on others. The first time on MSC was on the Lyrica and it was a good experience the food was good and the ship was spotless. This time it was not (I considered taking a flight ... Read more

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Grandch53dren
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Wonderful ship, truly beautiful.The staff are so friendly and warm, always happy and willing to do anything that you request.The state rooms are a really good size with everything that you need,we had a balcony and that was an added ... Read more
mavdso
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
After our very first cruise, Costa in the Caribbean, which was ok, the islands are beautiful, but even though you have a luxury cabin, there are no privileges, no priority and no flexibility ! and it cost a bomb ! we said never again ! ... Read more
cairnsl
Member Since 2010
1 review
9 helpful votes
I have cruised extensively over year's this was a special occasion for my parent's Golden Wedding, my husband and myself we are lucky enough to be upgraded to suites on 14/15 floor room 14032, we had fantastic view's when arriving in ... Read more
gedjon1
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was my first real cruise trip so was pleasantly surprised how good it was . Firstly the whole check in and out process works really well considering the number of passengers. The airport is used to the sort of numbers so it all flows ... Read more
GGAdelaide
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Boarded the ship in Valencia. Very glamorous ship, usually cruise P and O Australia. Cabin on fifth deck was excellent. No swell noticed at all. Would not like to be on this ship in the height of the season. Ate our evening meals in ... Read more

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Sxparen
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Just came back from our Meditarranean cruise on MSC and we have nothing but glowing reviews for the staff friendliness, multilingual, pleasant and helpfulness. The food was fabulous be it at the dining room or the buffet which had fresh ... Read more
lodibob
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
In April 2015 our friends and us booked two adjoining balcony rooms on the MSC Orchestra leaving from Kiel, Germany on Sept. 19, 2015 for a 9 day cruise. We had previously sailed on MSC Musica and MSC Splendida in addition to other cruise ... Read more
mire2tap
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
It was the worst cruise I’ve ever joined and will never ever set foot on MSC again….a total write-off. It was a disappointment, an awful experience and an embarrassment for me because I got a friend and family to come along ... Read more
vivian knight
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
We went on a 7 night cruise round the West. Med. on the Preziosa with a couple of friends (Sept.19th to 26th 2015.) This was the third time we went on a MSC cruise, the first time about nine years ago. On all three cruises, the ships were ... Read more
Frank Galway
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
My wife and i travelled as part of a group of 27 travellers. We spent two nights in bacelona prior to joining the ship. Check in at barcelona port was very efficient and well organised. Divina is a big ship with capacity of nearly 4,000 ... Read more

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antg
Member Since 2016
1 review
I chose this cruise because I wanted to see Venice, and visit Greece. There were company reps all guiding us to the pick up coaches, which would take us to the ship. My package was supposed to be an all inclusive deal, but as soon as you ... Read more
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Gisela Martinez
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 helpful votes
I would like to make a complaint of my last cruise with MSC. In October 2013, I made a cruise in the Mediterranean in the ship Lirica. I reserved a balcony and this trip was great. I had a beautiful view from my balcony. I was so ... Read more
claus_f@hotmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Evaluation: First the bit positive there is to write. The positive list of employees who have made themselves particularly noticed: William, Florian, Luis Zamora, Umesh Kumar, Leo (happy face) and Milena. Housekeerber Ni Luh ... Read more
Castleline
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Seasoned travellers the check-in was efficient and hassle free, ship's staff at the terminal desks were friendly, cheerful and helpful. MSC ARMONIA. SAFETY: The vessel was spotless throughout, an ex seafarer it is reassuring to note ... Read more
AverilM
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We chose the Eastern Meditteranean cruise as we had never visited any of the ports of call. Our cabin was spacious and had a beautiful sea view. Situated on the 10 th floor (Turadot) in the aft of the liner it was conveniently situated to ... Read more

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