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529 MSC Venice Cruise Reviews

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mchelle
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
We chose this cruise as we wanted a short trip without going to Turkey. The stopover ports were absolutely amazing. Dubrovnik, Mykonos and Venice especially. This was our first cruise and generally it was very good in every way and we ... Read more
bernalano
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our 7-day cruise sailed from Venice-Bari-Katakolon-Santorini-Piraeus-Corfu-Kotor. This was my second time on a cruise, been on the Carnival Sensation 3yrs ago. The journey was so smooth within the 7 days, I usually am sensitive and suffers ... Read more
Nellyoscar
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Arrived on ship and room not ready had to wait. Cases did not arrive at our room till after 8pm No face clothes till we had been on board for 2 days No note paper just envelopes On first dining but the meal was almost thrown at ... Read more
wilfred09
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First time on such a large ship (3200 Passengers) I have been on smaller ships. Unable to explore Venice because of timeline with arrivals and departures. The ship was excellent, cabins were good size and well equipped, only news channels ... Read more
DrJosephDavidson
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
When boarding/checking-in we arrived to the ship on time, and had to wait for an hour outside in the rain before being able to board the ship. From that point it was still another two hours waiting in various lines until we received our ... Read more

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eileen108
Member Since 2015
1 review
22 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was my first cruise ever and I was pleasantly surprised, especially after all the bad reviews of MSC (especially their food) which I had read! It took us two hours from arriving at port until walking on the ship so that was the ... Read more
Susie1944
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Friend chose it as it was a cheap offer but I would never go on Orchestra again. On embarkation we had to wait for 2 1/2 hours to board ship. When we got on board our room hadn't been cleaned, that was our first complaint of many. The ... Read more
TENERIFE1995
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Really horrible experience and will not advice anybody to choose this cruise. Food on 13th floor seems to be for cattles disgusting and no organisation at all. You will need to spend half an hour looking for a table. Although we went ... Read more
Llebeda
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with MSC. The seven day cruise was part of a two week European tour package. Before we left on our trip, I read the reviews for the Magnifica and MSC and was not impressed. At that time, if I was shopping for a ... Read more
happypanda
Member Since 2007
1 review
6 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We have been on many, many cruises, and this one was right down there with the worst. We will never sail with MSC again, no matter how discounted the price nor how convenient the dates. Foul food: very poor quality and tepid was as ... Read more

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wherestheship
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I had awesome amazing trip on the Musica from Venice to Abu Dhabi 22nd Nov - 13 Dec 2015. The only thing I didnt like were the other passengers who complained about the most petty things such as not liking the overhead music and I cant ... Read more
captainregular
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We just got back this evening, and I wanted to be so much more positive. We're Americans living in the UK, and we've cruised once, in the Caribbean, with RC, and maybe we were just spoiled, but... The layout of the ship isn't too bad, ... Read more
Mbo1955
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
If you are looking for the comfort and cuisine associated with cruises please look elsewhere. Although a large ship it offers only one small speciality restaurant (sushi), a chaotic buffet where even the hot dishes are at best tepid, ... Read more
lqr23x
Member Since 2011
1 review
14 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
having had an excellent cruise last year on the MSC Divina we decided to give MSC another go so we booked a week on the MSC Musica sailing from Venice on the 8/11/2015. well what a disappointment that was. where shall I start, lets start ... Read more
murphy2ay@btinternet.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We are back now in the UK after our cruise on MSC Magnifica, out from Venice, 7 nights on board from 1st Nov calling at ports in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Croatia and back to Venice. Just enough ports of call for one week, we were ... Read more

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MSCruiser7
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We were very pleased and well served at all times during our trip on our MSC Cruise. The food was excellent and every night was a different menu which kept it interesting and exciting to go to dinner. The Buffet restaurant was also ... Read more
CobraJet
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The biggest reasons for taking a cruise are, for me, the food, the service and the entertainment (of all kinds) on board. Lets start with the food. It was terrible. Even after just 5 nights they started repeating earlier menus in the ... Read more
cairnsl
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I have cruised extensively over year's this was a special occasion for my parent's Golden Wedding, my husband and myself we are lucky enough to be upgraded to suites on 14/15 floor room 14032, we had fantastic view's when arriving in ... Read more
Ccaascw
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have cruised in Carnival and Disney Cruise before. Honestly, I read the review before booking this trip and the review was just so so and I did not have much expectation. However, this trip was the only one fit into our dates. Food ... Read more
gedjon1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was my first real cruise trip so was pleasantly surprised how good it was . Firstly the whole check in and out process works really well considering the number of passengers. The airport is used to the sort of numbers so it all flows ... Read more

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C Laidlaw
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Our first impression of this huge ship was favourable. We booked late September to avoid children as we are a mature couple and didn't want the hassle. There were however a number of children of school age who you would have thought should ... Read more
Marion Corkery
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Yes I have lots of comments, but none are good. I was so disappointed with this cruise that my husband & I paid almost €3,000 for. There was eight of us family on board, and everyone of us said that we would never do an MSC ... Read more
marybor
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
197 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was my 2nd cruise on MSC, the 1st being last Christmas on Armonia, and as my title says, it's getting better and better. The ship is very luxurious and more comfortable than what is usual on cruise ships. My cabin was roomy and ... Read more
katryn88
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
MSC Opera. Experienced cruiser and this was the worst. Service Mgr said that cruise caters to Europeans and not to American standards...what? Expecting decent food, timely beverage and meal service is too much to expect? Lousy ... Read more
Ginger Martin
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Let me start by saying this was our second MSC cruise in the last year. We cruised on the Divina in November and loved it. That's why we chose to book our long yearly European cruise with MSC on the Opera. What a mistake. Check in was ... Read more

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