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malaymooi
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
The price and destination are just perfect for my price range. The places which we visited were Baltic and the overnight stay in Saint Petersburg was a plus. I did not participate in the ship shore excursion as I wanted to work on my own ... Read more
Mike.deV
Member Since 2017
1 review
The return trip from Cape Town is a long cruise, but allows you to settle into cruise life and really relax, as opposed to the short cruises, where its go, go, go. One gets to know the crew a little better and also to meet and mix with ... Read more
mikedf
Member Since 2017
1 review
I am a marine engineer, worked on ships and tugs my whole life, for once I wanted to be a passenger. As I have spent my life in small cabins the size of the cabins on board did not bother me. The company that I work for have had new tugs ... Read more
Zirk Lourens
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was our 5th cruise on the MSC Sinfonia which includes the South Bound, Genoa to Durban, Durban to Mauritius and back, as well as a few local Cruises and the North Bound from Cape Town To Venice. We actually prefer the longer cruises ... Read more
sancaw
Member Since 2017
1 review
The main reason for myself and My husband making this wonderful cruise was that we did the reverse trip from fabulous Venice to our home city Cape Town five years previously on the marvelous MSC Opera and had enjoyed it immensely. So when ... Read more
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Lesmurphy
Member Since 2017
1 review
We enjoy the repositioning cruises as gives one time to settle. However compared to previous Northbound cruises this cruise had minimal stops. Looking forward to the East Coast Northbound. The food both in the buffet and dining halls has ... Read more
Tony.Norton
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and as a convenient way of getting to Europe. The Sinfonia is not to the same standard as the Opera which we have cruised on, on two occasions. There is too much pork served at breakfast and ... Read more
Jo Attenborough
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We took advantage of a last minute special offer MSC were offering about 2 weeks prior to sailing. We received our Schengen visas the day before we set sail. I had decided beforehand not to set my expectations high, nor to sweat the small ... Read more
1fifthavenue
Member Since 2016
5 reviews
558 forum posts
3 helpful votes
As my partner and I have always wanted to see Petra and enjoy cruising with MSC, we thought this would be an ideal opportunity to take an extended holiday that would cover both, and also spend my partner’s birthday onboard. ... Read more
Kernel Fudge
Member Since 2006
1 review
86 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Hi. I thought I'd write a review of our recent voyage as it would appear at times that only negative reviews seem to to be posted. So here goes: My Wife and I chose this cruise to celebrate our anniversary. Neither of us had sailed ... Read more
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bootscooter
Member Since 2005
1 review
362 forum posts
4 helpful votes
OVERALL - Very good value, we thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and would consider MSC in future. We heard some comments from more experienced MSC cruisers suggesting that the ship was not as good as others in their fleet, but from our ... Read more
lashmac
Member Since 2008
1 review
20 forum posts
7 helpful votes
First dinner night was stunned to find that you had to pay for water and tea or coffee. It is impossible to get a place around the pools. People were getting up at 04:30 to put their stuff on chairs. Continuous selling on board of drink ... Read more
Paulhan61
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was our 4th MSC cruise and 12th cruise in total, so whilst not cruise experts we are able to compare our experience with previous trips. Although this ship is almost 10 years old, she is in pretty good shape and certainly provides ... Read more
pattrollman2003
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We went with this ship for the price and the ports of call .... however... not all cracked up to be what it is ... if you are a ship cruiser and like good music this is not for you ... PAY the extra and get what you want ... the ship is ... Read more
maire73
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Service was good but was not told that the tip of the restaurants in the hotel and paid separately. The ship had a lot of activities, games, dances, shows. Got to eat a lot and well, drinking well as the allegrissimo drinks package. ... Read more
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Foxy Coxy
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was a repositioning cruise that was excellent value for money. The staff were wonderful, especially our waiter Daniel Berg Cavalcante. He remembered all of our wine choices and preferences and was professional, polite and always made ... Read more
CaptainBob
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Just completed a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from the Mediterranean to South America. The ship's staff were great. Very helpfull, polite and happy. Perhaps as many of them were heading to their home country. Lots of good humour and ... Read more
Brynaman Steve
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Joined the ship in Rome which was smooth and effortless. Ship is lovely and clean, balcony cabin was par for the course albeit cupboard space a bit tight for 17 days, shame our maid lacked the little touches, like ensuring we had the ... Read more
Inge timmy123
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We joined the cruise at Barcelona, as did many others. There was one girl directing people and one desk open. It was a shambles. The staff of Fantasia have no concept of queueing.They brought a party in front and signed them in in front ... Read more
sand dunes and salty air
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We did back to back cruises and did Greece and Montenegro the week before on the same ship. Awesome itineraries, we were scheduled to stop at Malta but due to rough seas detoured to Majorca which was amazing beautiful place to visit, no ... Read more
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WEBBSKIES
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We took (and reviewed) a similar repositioning cruise from Genoa to Brazil aboard the MSC Orchestra 2 years ago. At a cost of just £50 per person per day we think MSC offer exceptional value for money. The balcony cabin was just ... Read more
travelagain
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Got on the ship, bit slow boarding. They have stretched the ship and fitted another 200 cabins. We had a new cabin (9105). Very tidy, but a bit small. Adequate, but not as good as the last time on this ship. Had requested fixed early ... Read more
Thoresby1
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We are black card club members so we know what to expect from MSC. Our cabin was an Aurea Suite. Fabulous suite, walk in wardrobe, bath/shower, robes and slippers. As we were black card we got a welcome treat of Wine, fruit and ... Read more
john hanna
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Destinations looked interesting However it was quicker flying from Gatwick to Venice than getting on this cruise with five different queues. Lets try Dinner - Over 1.5 hours to serve and that will be nearly 3 Euros for a bottle of water ... Read more
1fifthavenue
Member Since 2016
5 reviews
558 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our third cruise on MSC Splendida and our seventh MSC cruise in total, having been twice on her sister ship MSC Fantasia and also on the Lirica and Armonia. The cruise departed Southampton on 5 October, heading towards Genoa ... Read more
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