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173 MSC Senior Cruise Reviews

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DebJ14
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
4,033 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was my 55th cruise and my husband's 51st cruise. We have sailed on all the major lines multiple times, and on some lines that no longer exist. For the past 15 years we have pretty much only sailed in suites. We chose this cruise ... Read more
Gatwick40
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Yes we were among the Gatwick 40 that sailed on the Msc sinfonia from the 2nd of April instead of the 31st of March first landing at Pisa instead of Genoa airport and the ship not waiting for us. We were among the group of 16 that was ... Read more
Neal Dunn
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just returned from our first cruise with MSC on the Fantasia and although we enjoyed our 11 day excursion, it just didn't come up to the standards we had experienced on Carnival Cruise Ships. Ticketing and Flight connections ... Read more
Cruising Cassy
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have been on a number of cruises with different companies, and this was the first time on MSC. Even though Fantasia ship itself is opulent and beautiful, and the cabin is very nice with lovely facilities, this does not make up for the ... Read more
Dutch Kiwi
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Everything was as expected.We had a fabulous time,made new friends,enjoyed the shows etc etc. Met some negative people complaining mainly about the food. They shut up when I asked them if they had smoked salmon for breakfast which is on ... Read more

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E>Davies
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
I Was disappointed with the Portuguese island stop it had absolutely nothing to amuse me. i had nothing to hold onto in the rubber duck.it traveled at excessive speed and was frightening i did not go on the island as i was not prepared ... Read more
Cath652
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had always thought taking a cruise would never be our cup of tea. But having been persuaded by friends it was worth a go we chose MSC and the Divina Caribbean cruise for our maiden journey - and I don't think we could have made a ... Read more
rrforster12
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
This was a redeux of a cruise we took on the Divina in Dec of 2013 hoping that a year or so of hosting American Cruisers would have improved their performance. After our 7 day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. I can report that in some ways ... Read more
Fanie
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ship was ready for its passengers. It was clean and tidy. The embarking procedure was understandably slow, but then rather slow and thorough that anything else. I did not make use of any excursions The cabin and the whole ship, as ... Read more
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Rose-Marie
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
What a disappointment. My partner and I had been looking forward to this trip with great anticipation for over a year, leaving from Dubai to Fremantle. Food was mediocre and never hot, especially in the cafeteria. The layout of the ... Read more

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loublasiotti@yahoo.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
We have traveled on three MSC ships operating in the Caribbean (Opera, Lirica, & Poesia) prior to our recent cruise on the Divina. I must say it was, overall, a great disappointment. Too many people which the staff is not big enough to ... Read more
Ann & Alan
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We found the service comparable to our last cruise with carnival. The decor had more bling, nobody can top that fabulous stairway. We did find it challenging adjusting to continental meals, although Western tastes were catered for it ... Read more
jin6x
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Divina is a good modern ship and that's where it ends. We were on a 2 week West and East Caribbean cruise, however the entertainment on the second week was merely a repetition of the 1st. One port of call, Great Stirrup Cay was ... Read more
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marybor
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
198 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
It was my first time cruising with family, son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter 16 and grandson 10. Having cruises previously with different cruise lines, it was my first time with MSC and they did not disappoint. From the moment the music ... Read more
Squirmeyone
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We booked this cruise largely based on incredible good price for a balcony cabin. We have previously cruise with other Shiplight. Some things that we observed about the Divina are as follows. This is a beautiful ship and is extremely ... Read more

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outrigger#863
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
Every thing on our cruise went very well. The crew was very friendly. The girl that went around Lido at 10:30 P.M. personally giving out Cookies was very memorable. Food was Excellent, Pizza was the best and at Lido the Ethnic food that ... Read more
fstanleymckay
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
From arrival at the port of Genoa, when we were greeted and tended by our Butler, we had the most wonderful experience. A lovely cabin with balcony in the Yacht Club. The Yacht Club is exclusive, and the beautiful golden staircase has to ... Read more
Guapacha
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
About Us: Canadian couple, mid-60’s, smart, active. Enjoy people, culture, history, food, dance, entertainment. Priority: comfort at reasonable cost. Experience: Cruising: Avalon(2), Carnival, Celebrity, MSC(2), Princess. ... Read more
otkit
Member Since 2007
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The MSC Divina is a magnificent ship with ambience to spare. I am a travel agent and often serve a Group Leader for my clients. On this sail date of November 12, 2014 we had 57 cruisers. The ship definitely has a Mediterranean flair to it ... Read more
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almlou
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
We were referred by a friend because she was dazzled by the beauty of the ship. It was very attractive if you enjoy white, black and silver opulence. The food was less than satisfactory. The ship was extremely crowded and noisy and catered ... Read more

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Mr. Music
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our review is with a perspective of prior sailings on RCI, Disney, Princess, NCL and Carnival. This ship is beautiful, new and the layout allows for the large number of passengers to be accommodated easily. The buffet was especially large ... Read more
dun123das
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
208 forum posts
1 helpful vote
MSC Magnifica 8th October 2024  Very quick check-in, on board and in cabin by 12.45. S3 family cabin - sitting area next to full length balcony windows, separated from dressing area and bedroom by curtains. King size bed, ... Read more
tigerdi
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It was our first cruise with MSC. My sister, her friend and I traveled to Miami for birthday celebrations on board ship. We booked our cruise on line. The embarkation process was smooth and efficient. We were surprised to be allowed to ... Read more
baws0117
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
If you like scenic waterfalls, you will love these cabins. If you want to actually sit out on and enjoy your balcony, avoid booking these cabins. We were booked in stateroom #11262 and our traveling friends were in #11301. We were unable ... Read more
carp813
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We live in Florida and received a very good rate on a cruise out of Miami on the new Divina. It included a balcony. The ship was magnificent as well as the entertainment. We were very disappointed in the food service for dinner. We had a ... Read more

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