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92 MSC Repositioning Cruise Reviews
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maire73
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 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
Foxy Coxy
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
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
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
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WEBBSKIES
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
4 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
3 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
13 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
4 reviews
338 forum posts
3 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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holslover
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The price was very good with cruise nation , beautiful ship very relaxing. Easy check in best we've ever had we were on the ship in 5 minutes and were in our cabin within 20 mins . We took out the £20 per person per day drinks ... Read more
howardrd
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
16 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was booked as a short break that fit in with a visit to Hamburg followed by a 3 night mini cruise back to the UK. My expectation levels were not high an, mainly due to that, I was not disappointed. For such a large ship it did feel ... Read more
patzimbo
Member Since 2012
1 review
47 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose this cruise due to the fact that the departure port was Cape Town, our home. The route was not port intensive as it was up the West Coast of Africa and involved a lot of sea days. Not a bad thing as it was very relaxing. ... Read more
St Julian
Member Since 2016
1 review
We selected this cruise due to previous positive experience with MSC. While the weather was not great the onboard food, service was wonderful. Staff and crew were super and looked after us well. The entertainment was excellent. We could ... Read more
leoniegodfrey0
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The cruise left from beautiful Cape Town - but then I'm biased as I live there. The embarkation process was smooth and quick. The ship has recently been refurbished and it was very clean. The staff were very nice - but were not very well ... Read more
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canman273
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
3 forum posts
28 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was my second cruise on Opera. I last travelled on her to the Black Sea thee years ago. On my last cruise I would have rated the ship four or five but this voyage had some major problems. Firstly the good points: The ship has ... Read more
seasider20
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise on itinerary and dates. However will never sail with MSC again because there is so much missing compared to other cruise lines. We had bought the drinks package thankfully because you couldn't even have a glass of ... Read more
Skier52
Member Since 2010
1 review
2,934 forum posts
1 helpful vote
MSC ORCHESTRA ANTILLES GRAND CRUISE, B2B, Trans-ATLANTIC GRAND CRUISE (28nights) Choice of Itinerary This was driven by a number of factors. Most importantly was my wife’s desire to see where “Death in ... Read more
Jollyholidays
Member Since 2014
1 review
95 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Food, cleanliness, service all really good, always found something nice to eat, staff amazing. Aurea package good with massage, priority embarkation,dressing gown and slippers, access to jacuzzi etc, my-time dining and (adults ... Read more
tango queen
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
8 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
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travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,518 forum post
34 helpful votes
After you have cruised many times with different cruise lines, I think you start asking yourself why you choose a particular cruise line instead of the others. In our case a very important role is the itinerary and the price-value ... Read more
samandbarbara
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
The first voyage of the stretched Lirica (251 to 275 m), Genoa to Rio. The ship wasn't full, but busy nonetheless, and dread the feeding arrangements if it was full. Overall the ship was clean and well-maintained, the food good although ... Read more
Ann Leeds
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My husband and I have just returned from a 20 night cruise on MSC Lirica. We are both senior citizens and this was the fourth cruise we have taken with MSC. Embarkation in Genoa was quick and efficient and we found the ship to be ... Read more
Gillro
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
My wife and I were on an 18 day Repositioning cruise from Barcelona, Spain to Miami, USA with 8 Ports of Call (including Miami) from Oct. 25 to Nov. 11 2015. Pros:1- Exceptional itinerary. 2- The MSC Divina is , for sure, a beautiful ... Read more
Capricruiser
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
2,695 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I are both MSC veterans with many cruises over the past ten years. This, however, would be the first time we cruised in Yacht Club and the first Transatlantic. I’m an American and she Italian and both well over 65. I ... Read more
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