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116 MSC Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,453 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
braynosma
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed April 2014
My wife and I have been on a number of cruises, but this was to be a first with MSC. Boarding on the 28th April in Cape Town was a shambles - no porters to assist the elderly with heavy bags, no trolleys, 3 hours of queuing, and when ... Read more
moho1234
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2014
THE GOOD THINGS: A very pretty ship....lots of outside space for deck chairs and eating. Maps on every floor by the lifts to remind you where you are. We've been on a number of other cruise ships and the balcony cabin was one of the best ... Read more
Jimjelich
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 forum posts
Sailed March 2014
My wife and I have just finished the cruise from Rio to Genoa. Have cruised with MSC before so knew what to expect. If you expect English or Australian standards you will be disappointed as the passengers come from a wide mix of countries ... Read more
anipere
Member Since 2014
1 review
My friend and I flew from New Zealand to board the MSC Orchestra on its repositioning cruise from Rio to Genoa. We had a wonderful experience and are keen to repeat. The cruise was amazing value for money and we think we got a five star ... Read more

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Thomo1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
41 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
nikki83
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1 forum post
My parents and i were on a 9 week holiday from Australia and we were traveling with 5 other people. We had already done a 14 night Adriatic/ Greek island cruise on ncl Jade a week earlier. I was really looking forward to sailing on MSC as ... Read more
bonnieboots
Member Since 2012
1 review
16 forum posts
Sailed November 2013
I cannot believe the moans I have encountered during this cruise and some of the ridiculously negative reviews I have read upon returning . Facts the ship is beautiful the staff that I encountered were all very nice people yes some of the ... Read more
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
Kelownabccan
Member Since 2003
1 review
1,688 forum post
Divina...November 2-20....Trans Atlantic...Venice to Miami This was our second cruise with MSC....first one a 14 day New England to Quebec City...and this one an 18 day repositioning from Venice to Miami.....right off I must say that ... Read more

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sidari
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
6,576 forum posts
Divina Transatlantic cruise Venice to Miami November 2nd 2013 This was our third cruise with MSC in Twelve months and our second transatlantic, despite all the issues with MSC since booking way back in early January we had high ... Read more
wifenocruise
Member Since 2013
1 review
45 forum posts
Sailed November 2013
Just back after an amazing 16 nights on this beautiful ship. From the minute I walked onto the ship until it was time to leave, I was blown away with the whole experience. The layout of the ship with all the different bars and lounges is ... Read more
ToddTodd
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
79 forum posts
The Divina is a beautiful ship. I like the staterooms. In the staterooms I especially like the folding shower doors that give extra room when you're not in the shower. Departure from Venice was very unpleasant. You have to walk, dragging ... Read more
Micky777
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2013
This was our first cruise with MSC and after praise from a TV show about the ship we had high expectations. Once on board initial impressions were good. We had an inside cabin on deck 5 which was one deck below the casino and on the same ... Read more
vman_1
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed November 2013
Much misinformation about what was to take place in this maiden transatlantic crossing of MSC's Divina. I must say that the ship is gorgeous. Good looks are, however, deceiving. The disorganization starts at the top and filters down to all ... Read more

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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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WEBBSKIES
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
I was astounded to read that MSC have only a 54% passenger satisfaction rating, so was apprehensive when I booked an outside balcony cabin for a 17 night Transatlantic cruise for the bargain price of just £770. My wife and I have ... Read more
kenno
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
Outstanding combination of European and Brazilian ports punctuated by a five day calm Transatlantic crossing was the initial attraction - the value for money pricing was a further benefit. Organisation from embarkation to disembarkation, ... Read more
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LeeElla269
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 helpful votes
We have gone on cruises with other cruise lines before and never had such an experience as we did on this MSC cruise. The hygiene level of the crew needs to be improved. At the buffet service alone I never saw a clean cloth used to ... Read more
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

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travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,453 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise with MSC. We are experienced cruisers, having sailed before with many other lines (European and North American cruiselines). We did our homework before sailing and we knew what not to expect at MSC cruises (for ... 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
sidari
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
6,576 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
Skipper Tim
Member Since 2009
1 review
2,611 forum posts
Embarkation ========== We transferred from our Lido hotel to the Musica by Aliliguna vaporetto, arriving around a little after 11:00. It was a fair walk from the water bus 'cruise terminal' stop to the cruise terminal building but once ... 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

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