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jayveebee
Member Since 2014
1 review
17 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
I booked this cruise SPECIFICALLY to visit Bermuda. As we sailed from New York we were given the bad news that we would not be going to Bermuda because of bad weather. However, one person whilst booking the cruise with an agent, was told ... Read more
jackie wibberley
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed March 2015
This was our first cruise and we were naturally a little apprehensive about how we would cope with such a long time on board. Our fears were allayed considerably by the friendliness, courtesy and efficiency of the staff. The ship was ... Read more
travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,504 forum post
3 helpful votes
Five stars for this cruise! Was it perfect? No.... But, I am comparing it with a crossing from Santos to Hamburg with the same ship 2 years ago and the MSC Magnifica has definitely improved. Besides that, once you get used to the ... Read more
barbara avery
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
This was our second trans Atlantic crossing with MCS and we did two back to back cruises with the second one taking us from Venice-Istanbul-Venice. I was overall fairly pleased with MSC; however, their food left a bit to be desired. The ... Read more
tonymag1
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
We boarded this ship with great optimism after i had been given the all clear after going down with cancer on my previous cruise on Davina maiden voyage to Miami with cancer. MSC knew of my cancer and when we arrived at the ship we ... Read more
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paj123
Member Since 2014
1 review
35 forum posts
We have recently returned from a 40 night Grand Voyage on MSC Orchestra. Our first cruise with MSC, only the second cruise that we have ever done, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We cant wait to do another one! We found embarkation to ... Read more
EvelynJ
Member Since 2015
1 review
There was 4 off us, one disabled, and we had a marvellous time. The staff where friendly and very helpful and went out of their way to make our disabled friend's live as easy as possible aboard. They made sure that he could access anything ... Read more
travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,504 forum post
1 helpful vote
I have been at the MSC Poesia before so I knew what to expect in terms of condition of the ship. The Poesia is a very elegant and beautiful ship. I had booked the fantasia category and I had a very nice balcony cabin on the 9th floor. ... Read more
Thomo1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
85 forum posts
Sailed November 2013
This was the maiden voyage of the Divina from Venice to Miami, 18 days aboard luxury. Well this was our third Cruise with MSC,and upon walking aboard at Venice, we were pleasantly amazed. We check internet rates,Repositioning ... Read more
gabriele
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed November 2013
i have been with the msc since 10 years on valentines day cruising for about 15 cruises. i started with the lirica and had more fun and happines and my best experience with th msc. beeing with this cruiseline showed me how many ... Read more
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Dobbindale
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 helpful votes
This cruise began in Genoa, visiting Barcelona, Lisbon, Tenerife and Lanzarote before cruising the South Atlantic to Brazil visiting Salvador, Buzios and Santos where we were bussed to Sao Paulo for the long flight home with British ... Read more
RonP
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
Sailed October 2013
We have done some 26 cruises and not all were great but most were but nothing could be worse than an MSC cruise. I would never ever cruise with MSC unless it was free. To start with we left Venice on a cruise to Miami and virtually none ... Read more
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Couplady
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed April 2013
This was an 18 day cruise with an extra 5 days in Germany. This Cruise Line had no idea of how to treat Customers. The Reception Staff was rude with whatever question you had. We lost 2 nights of sleep crossing the Atlantic because ... Read more
JUKSINKENT
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
5 forum posts
Previous reviewers made me wonder if we'd made a mistake booking this cruise again (we'd enjoyed it so much 2 years ago on the Melody) but we need not have worried. Also having paid a very low price we expected that there may have been ... Read more
meggie-mo
Member Since 2011
1 review
20 forum posts
Sailed January 2013
Booked this our 2nd cruise with MSC for the itinerary & price .Did our own flights & transfers flew into sharm el sheik airport and was soon watching a lovely sunset as we were driven to the port. ... Read more
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sidari
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
6,758 forum posts
Sailed November 2012
MSC Poesia Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale November 2012 As we flew out over the sea to make our turn and descent to Barcelona we could see ahead of us the Poesia fresh from a dry dock visit and her Bigger sister the Fantasia which were both ... Read more
K`s Gran
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
The interior of the ship is nice; cabin adequate; theatre, dining room, cafeteria, bars are all tasteful. The problem is poor, COLD food; for a newish ship why it is not fitted with adequate heating for the food heaven knows; everything ... Read more
oceanicmyfirstlove
Member Since 2012
1 review
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I started to cruise in 1965 with Home Lines on the SS Oceanic. It was just a week's cruise to the Bahamas, but it was the start of a love affair that went on for many many years. After Home Lines retired, I tried Pacquet Line on the MV ... Read more
love of cruising
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2012
We boarded the ship in Rio de Janiero after we were told our cabin was occupied by a travel agent for a 1 night cruise from Santos to Rio. We paid the same price as all the other passengers who boarded in Santos. Our balcony cabin was ... Read more
forestgrump
Member Since 2012
1 review
Embarkation was total chaos - it took an age to be called from the reception hall to check-in, then the check-in seemed very long winded. The cruise began with a four hour delay in sailing from Buenos Aires due to problems with the ... Read more
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keith goodlad
1 review
We actually had 2 different cabins Grade 11 for two loops of the Caribbean then Grade 12 suite foe the transatlantic section. Some of the recent negative reviews have commented on a lack of cleanliness- I can only say they must have been ... Read more
Larry & Maisie
1 review
MSC Poesia is a beautiful ship, however it left a lot to be desired lacking relevant information at every level. When embarking on the ship,staff didn`t help in finding our cabin, we were just told to turn left !There were quite a few ... Read more
Donatsea
Member Since 2012
1 review
EMBARKMENT Embarkment was fast since we arrived in the early afternoon when departure was at 7PM. The MSC Port Everglades Terminal is rudimentary with portable wall partitions and a painted concrete floors. We had to fill out the ... Read more
Stephen Johnson
1 review
Sailed December 2011
We travelled from Venice to Rio de Janeiro (18 nights) in December 2011. Check in was fast (we had done web check in which speeded things up), and were shown to our cabin much earlier than most cruise lines would allow. There had ... Read more
dlittledike@bigpomd.com
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 helpful vote
We Arrived in New York 21st overnighted then Boarded next day Saturday. No Luggage labbles available/supplied until the Bus has arrived at the dock & we had waited over 20 minutes. Boarded the Poesia & escorted to our Cabin on Deck 12 ... Read more
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