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  • Mediterranean style in food and design
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127 MSC Transatlantic Cruise Reviews
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27
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24
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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
138 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
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
Deb109
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
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travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,730 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
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
travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,730 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
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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
Thomo1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
116 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
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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
1,745 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
sidari
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
7,189 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
47 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
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ToddTodd
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
96 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
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
4 reviews
2 forum posts
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
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