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96 MSC Repositioning Cruise Reviews
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lashmac
Member Since 2008
1 review
20 forum posts
3 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
4 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
12 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
Foxy Coxy
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
3 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
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CaptainBob
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
2 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
3 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
WEBBSKIES
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
2 forum posts
8 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
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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
4 reviews
496 forum posts
4 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
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
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howardrd
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
15 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
63 forum posts
21 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
2 helpful votes
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
4 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
canman273
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
3 forum posts
34 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
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seasider20
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
24 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
3,225 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
5 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
2 reviews
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
travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,626 forum post
35 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
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