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116 MSC Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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canman273
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
3 forum posts
20 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
travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,453 forum post
31 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
willygilly
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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

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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
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
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
9 reviews
2,531 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

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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
oakesj@sbcglobal.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
This was my second cruise on MSC but I have cruised many times on others. The first time on MSC was on the Lyrica and it was a good experience the food was good and the ship was spotless. This time it was not (I considered taking a flight ... Read more
1fathiker
Member Since 2012
1 review
31 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We just returned from an 18 day transatlantic cruise on the msc divina and it was the cruise from hell!!! We are experienced cruisers and this was, by a mile, the worst company we have ever sailed with. Although we could write a book about ... Read more
argonauts
Member Since 2015
1 review
Just returned from a transatlantic cruise on MSC Divina and I must say I was most dissatisfied with the experience. while MSC can not be held responsible for the weather, the areas they do have control over need urgent attention. Food ... Read more
OptimistKeith
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Just back from an amazing cruise on the beautiful MSC Divina. This was my 6th cruise on MSC so I wasn't put off by the negative reviews and this cruise on the Divina certainly met all of my expectations. I acknowledge people have different ... Read more

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ShayRich
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
The Italians know how to cruise. We felt welcome as soon as we set foot on the ship. We had sailed on the Divina previously and encountered several crew members who welcomed us back like family. Any problems were minor and eventually ... Read more
Martha Ann Vega
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed April 2015
The ship is stunning in its elegance. The swarovski staircase is exquisite. The embarkation and disembarkation process was quick and easy. The onboard staff was very friendly and always available. The theatrical productions were ... Read more
dhesford
Member Since 2015
1 review
The ship is beautiful and has lots of potential. The cruise director did a great job of providing a variety of entertainment and shows. The cabin was very nice and spacious. Our biggest disappointment was the food. Our serving staff ... Read more
rusky123
Member Since 2007
1 review
124 forum posts
Sailed April 2015
We have never had the time to do a Transatlantic cruise before, so when we saw a MSC Divina Yacht Club offer at an excellent price we jumped at it, a 21 night cruise from Miami to Rome with a night stop over in New York, and a chance to ... Read more
kenno
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
Outstanding itinerary at value for money pricing was the initial attraction. Sailing into New York Harbour with an overnight stay proved memorable. Weather precluded a Bermuda stop which meant six sea days in a row to the Azores. However ... Read more
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jayveebee
Member Since 2014
1 review
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
Deb109
Member Since 2015
1 review
buffet food was horrible, tasteless, fatty, dining room wasn't much better, food only started to improve towards the end of the cruise, cabins ok. Very few staff to do cleaning, almost impossible to get any room service, even a cup of tea, ... Read more
travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,453 forum post
2 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
Extant
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed July 2014
The bad The food was of institutional quality. Looked nice, but tough, not cooked enough or too much, and of a commercial grade. Coffee, was the pits, so was forced to pay for a fresh cappuccino with breakfast. Food at buffet was cold, ... Read more
ChuckVL
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed May 2014
This was our 3rd cruise. All have been with MSC. In 2012 we cruised the Mediterranean for 7 days on this ship and loved it. In 2013 we cruised the east and west Caribbean on another MSC ship and loved it. This cruise was not as good. First ... Read more

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