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133 MSC Transatlantic Cruise Reviews
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Excellent
35
Very Good
29
Average
25
Poor
22
Terrible
20
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Repositioning Cruises
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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
John Wivell
Member Since 2017
1 review
Exceptionally good value for the cruise. The ship was well maintained with the exception of the cabin air conditioning which was contaminated and resulted in upper respiratory tract infection. There was the usual problem of people ... 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
Ricky&PL
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We were looking for a relaxing cruise that was value for money. This cruise fitted the bill rather well... but don't expect great food or "modern" entertainment and activities. The drinks vouchers were good value for money. ... Read more
Dannylam
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
You can't argue with the price for this 21-night cruise from Cape Town to Venice, with return flights included in the price. It was a good value for money cruise. Would I go on the MSC cruises again? Most probably not because :- 1. The ... Read more
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cruiserchad
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
72 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Now don't get me wrong, we really enjoyed this cruise and for the money we paid it was a bargain. However not having cruised with MSC before there were a few unexpected omissions compared to other lines we've used. Embarkation was swift ... Read more
Mathieu
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I made this cruise with MSC and never had such a bad experience. I reported my complaints at MSC and the even refused a compensation!!!!!! The transfer was a mess, the embarkation was very bad. I booked an Aurea Suite(!) no window to ... Read more
Capricruiser
Member Since 2007
10 reviews
2,791 forum posts
I'm sorry I don't have time to write a lengthy detailed review of our cruise in the Fantasia's Yacht Club. Actually we were on board for a total of 25 days in that we had a one week Persian Gulf cruise Dubai-Dubai before embarking on the ... 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
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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
sand dunes and salty air
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 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
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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travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,866 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
samandbarbara
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 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
3 reviews
5 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
willygilly
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I chose MSCs 20 day 'Grand Voyage' from Genoa to Rio de Janeiro, leaving 04/11. We prefer sea-time over port-time and this had an exotic itinerary. This was the ship's first voyage after it's 27m 'stretch' and much ... Read more
JacquieRT
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I was on a 17 day transatlantic and as an avid cruiser, this was by far, the worst experience of my life...the first and last on MSC. MSC, take a page from your top two competitors...you have a long way to go. The Pros: gorgeous ship, ... Read more
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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
dianecalcha
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
MSC Divina is a beauty queen by itself, but GUEST SERVICE, does not seem to be in their vocabulary, so if this part is important for you, before you book on MSC look at what you might get on other cruise lines. I got badly injured on ... Read more
Capricruiser
Member Since 2007
10 reviews
2,791 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
carol smith
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
The MSC Diving is an absolutely beautiful ship and all of the ports of call were wonderful - if only things on the ship were as good. Cons: 1. The food in the buffet - deck 16. The catering is for the European clientele and not for ... Read more
Jimmy 1941
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Arrived back in North America last week after an 18-day cruise from Genoa across the Atlantic Ocean to Miami on the MSC Divina This was our first trip with MSC so we were open to it being different to other cruise lines. Prior to booking ... Read more
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