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  • Mediterranean style in food and design
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32 MSC South America Cruise Reviews

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oscularia
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 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
tango queen
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I have just read reviews of Splendida in November 2015 - very similar reviews. I do agree, however, that the embarkation in Barcelona left a lot to be desired. It was not organised at all and, unfortunately, no one person appeared to ... Read more
fishy300
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
It took 8 hours for my luggage to arrive at our room. embarkation was slow and disorganised. The disembarkation was dis-organized embarkation with people hanging around lost and confused. There was no information in place at ... Read more
learyjim
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
The cruise itself was very nice. Cabin was clean, the menu and service were very good. The entertainment was varied including jugglers, acrobats, magicians, singers and an attempt at stage production. The staff was polite and attentive. ... Read more
Venetia
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
Absolutely the worst cruise ever. We got off this ship two days ago and I felt like I had gotten out of a dirty prison and was released back to society and civilization. In my opinion and based on my experience, here are the reasons why ... Read more

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r.gomes@in-synergy.co.uk
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed December 2014
We were a family of 4, a couple with 2 teenagers, a girl (16) and a boy (14). We have booked for our first cruise on Preziosa one of the most expensive cabins in the Yacht Club class, the Executive Family suite. The first disappointment on ... Read more
Celso F
Member Since 2015
1 review
We had a family vacation time during the Christmas week, departing from Santos - Brazil heading to Montevideo / Punta del Este (Uruguay) and Buenos Aires (Argentina)... Our expectation (we had a group of 5 balcony cabins to our family) was ... Read more
joyson
Member Since 2015
1 review
A trip on the MSC PREZIOSA is a great example of this basic capitalist tenant. Me and my family took a 7 day trip on this ship along the Brazilian coast on New Years 2015. There were so many things wrong with it that I don’t even ... Read more
nieves
Member Since 2014
1 review
We took this wonderful cruise, after the last game of the world cup. Been a avid cruiser, I saw the cruise line had a nice route and decided to book it. I book a yact club family suite after reading good reviews about it. I strongly ... Read more
Petersonfcu
Member Since 2011
10 reviews
189 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed May 2014
My wife and I took a nineteen-day repositioning cruise from Miami to Brazil on the Divina. We had mixed views about the cruise. Overall, though, we thought MSC was not up to the standards of the other mainstream cruise lines, and we will ... Read more

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derekhill
Member Since 2014
1 review
Firstly the good points - ship décor still on good condition; clean cabins; restaurant staff excellent; dealt with lactose-intolerant problem extremely well.Now for the problems- 1. Buffet food is always cold and repetitive and ... Read more
Taltmann
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed February 2014
Just returning from a 7-night cruise aboard the MSC Preziosa . Travelled with my husband , my parents , in-laws and 3 nephews . Among nine people , only the children were fully satisfied with the ship . This was my fourth cruise, the first ... Read more
midlifetravel
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We were extremely disappointed with the experience on this voyage. While our expectations were not high, based on others' reviews, we still hoped that would be somewhat enjoyable. It turned out to be a great disappointment with a few ... Read more
archicruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed January 2014
We started this adventure in the port of Santos, Brazil. Embarking was swifter than I expected considering so many people. The first impression of the ship is great, I particularly liked the entry setup with the little tent and flowers and ... Read more
pmacher61
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
980 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
I confess. I disliked immensely my previous cruise aboard an MSC ship. In the hopes of discovering that MSC in So Am has improved, I hopped aboard the Poesia since I was already in the departure port (Buenos Aires) and it was only a 3 ... Read more

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bazwillow
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed November 2013
I have travelled extensively,incl. 35 cruise,and on Oriana' ship around the World in 2001/2.So, I think I have a full picture of cruising. small ship Aegian Odyssea' to huge ship 'Independence of the seas' The Msc Magnifica, the worst ... Read more
cruisequeen12
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed March 2012
I read many reviews before boarding the MSC Orchestra for an 18 day Transatlantic cruise, many comments were negative but I boarded the ship with an open mind. My First impression on boarding the ship she was beautiful and clean, however ... Read more
telarchitect
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 forum posts
We decided on this cruise because we have never been to South America. Rio and Buenos Aries were exotic cities that we were interested in seeing. They are both wonderful cities with much to explore. The difficulties started ... Read more
vagabond_b
Member Since 2008
1 review
78 forum posts
My wife wanted to go to Rio de Janeiro for our anniversary. I always wanted to go to Buenos Aires. Only one cruiseline gave us both with significant time in Rio on the dates near our anniversary plus a stop at Punta del Este, Uruguay - ... Read more
Paul
Member Since 2000
20 reviews
9 forum posts
Venice to Rio Start: Booked hotel with MSC in Venice for the night before the cruse. Great hotel only it was a £40.00 return trip into Venice by taxi and we did not see much of the city as it was night time by the time the ... Read more
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albertob
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed January 2010
This was by far the worst cruise I ever took. I have been cruising for more than twenty years with Costa, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Princess, Carnival and unfortunately now with Mediterranean Shipping Crooks (MSC). These guys are ... Read more
Bon_Vivant
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed December 2009
THE SHIP: Getting on board the MSC Musica is a marvelous experience. The ship lives up to the promise of the travel brochures. It is B E A U T I F U L! It is a monument of thoughtful design and ergonomics, and by some standards even good ... Read more
john grindon
4 reviews
Sailed December 2009
I flew with BA to Milan(mxp),then over 2 hour coach trip to Port.check in was OK apart from MSC "conviscating" 2 cans lager I'd bought to drink on coach(but didn't!) Had nice Balcony Cabin on Deck12 PortForward...good for early morn swim ... Read more
Mistlin
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2009
My wife and I have just returned from a cruise on the Musica to Brazil which was most disappointing. The ship was excellent and the crew kept it in exceptionally fine condition. The boarding and disembarkation arrangements worked well and ... Read more
denhalen
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
First time with MSC on repositioning cruise. The MSC homepage offered a going nuts in Brazil promotion and many people had taken advantage of the ridiculously low price. I booked cruise only and flew London Gatwick to Venice the day ... Read more

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