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595 MSC Venice Cruise Reviews
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Vagary
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
SHIP is slightly outdated. The Italian dark red and dark green color scheme looks a little tiring to me, but it might be just personal taste. I like more RCL navy blue scheme. Pool was extremely small, full of kids with no manner jumping ... Read more
Mr Bon Voyage
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
Chose this cruise for the ports of call. Some areas of the overall cruise exceeded my expectations but there were a lot more negatives than positives Embarkation was a total nightmare, no organisation, people pushing in, long queues and ... Read more
Smithy2
Member Since 2016
1 review
Chose this cruise, with 2 friends, to fit in with school break; but children were not a problem. Ship, cabin, theatre were very good and the general organisation was more than competent. Main gripe was lack of staff training, other than ... Read more
alexodddstuff1
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
First time cruisers, unsure how it was going to be. The buffet restaurant had a massive choice of food, albeit on plastic tray-like plates. ( I get it, you heard quite a few crashes and broken crockery would have made an awful mess. That ... Read more
Diane Michelle
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We have been on other cruises but not this cruise line. From the beginning it was disorganised in every way, no information was given about anything and we spent most of the ... Read more
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travelagain
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Got on the ship, bit slow boarding. They have stretched the ship and fitted another 200 cabins. We had a new cabin (9105). Very tidy, but a bit small. Adequate, but not as good as the last time on this ship. Had requested fixed early ... Read more
Thoresby1
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
We are black card club members so we know what to expect from MSC. Our cabin was an Aurea Suite. Fabulous suite, walk in wardrobe, bath/shower, robes and slippers. As we were black card we got a welcome treat of Wine, fruit and ... Read more
john hanna
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Destinations looked interesting However it was quicker flying from Gatwick to Venice than getting on this cruise with five different queues. Lets try Dinner - Over 1.5 hours to serve and that will be nearly 3 Euros for a bottle of water ... Read more
plillppo
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
our transfer from airport to ship was delayed so we never had time top explore venice but we had been before so it wasn't too much of a disappointment embarkation was fine not too much of a wait disembarkation ... Read more
eilymar
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
the ship was much bigger than my previous cruise( Thomson celebration) Once you got your bearings all was fine The cabin we were allocated was on he 9th floor (inside) the beds were so comfy & the room was cleaned each time you left ... Read more
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Blueanne
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
This was a surprise birthday present organised in total secrecy by my husband and children, and it turned out to be the best present ever. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves a great mix of people, of all ages and nationalities. The staff and ... Read more
Sanel
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
My wife,me and my two children age 10 and 12 were first time cruisers on MSC Magnifica, I was happy with it. Pros:Plenty of food,clean room(thanks to Rabenaivo from Madagaskar-super job man),shows in theater,upper decks deck ... Read more
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CruiseIreland
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
878 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We've just returned from our 3rd and, to our surprise, best MSC cruise. We sailed Sinfonia out of Venice to Split, Santorini, Mykonos, Dubrovnik and Ancona. The ship is smallest of our 3 cruises, easy to walk around but with some dead ends ... Read more
lucypatrick
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We are a family of 4 (parents with 16yo girl and 12yo boy) from Australia. We first cruised the West Mediterranean on MSC Fantasia (which was so spectacular) and then we had free transfers from one ship to the next (Genoa to Venice). The ... Read more
Cobblers1947
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This is unquestionably the worst cruise ship we have been on over a twenty years plus of sailing, Customer relations desk and its staff - were in the main very off hand, We had a problem with noise being so close to the engines - I ... Read more
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Bensons
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our 3rd cruise with a different company which we were looking forward to even after reading the negative reviews on here.Embarkation was painless and only took around 15 minutes which was very acceptable, it would have helped had ... Read more
roxburgh1
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was a working holiday looking after a selection of bingo customers this was my first cruise and I was not sure what to expect, I enjoyed most aspects of the cruise, the room had a balcony but I rarely had time to enjoy it, it took ... Read more
JudyTraveller
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Embarked from Venice and I would not recommend leaving from this city for a cruise. We stayed at a hotel some distance from the People Mover, but decided to walk. We hired a porter to take our luggage, and watched him struggle over a ... Read more
autoplas
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I really cant fault this ship. Everything on board was top class. The only problems we had was with embarkation and disembarkation. We embarked in Venice and as we had styed in Venice for a few days before the cruise we took the ... Read more
emmabaksh
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our second cruise and we chose MSC Magnifica for the European flavour on board and also the itinerary. We had read several reviews beforehand which were a mixed bag. For us Magnifica lived up to it's name in every aspect. The ... Read more
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Parbuckle
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Very average cruise ship in all regards.. with the exception being the shows at night, and the excellent employees. The MSC Orchestra has the feeling of being back in the 80's, with no "wow!" factor at all. There's a reason we ... Read more
Peter Gibbs
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Special celebration for my 65th birthday. This was not acknowledged on board. Other cruises have shared a special celebration with us. The internet is not recommended. Just wait until you dock somewhere. It is a waste of money even ... Read more
bernie simpson
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
The MSC Cruise was recomended to us by our friends who travelled last year and enjoyed .their trip. Embarkation was a bit stressfull as it took a long time for people to get sorted too many people in a small space with very little ... Read more
Corleysalt
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2016
We thought this was a very good cruise, but must admit it is my first cruise so I can’t make comparisons. We were apprehensive because of all the bad reviews, but this was not our experience. Boarding & disembarking - yes ... Read more
holidays11
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Cruised on MSC Orchestra. The ship was lovely, clean and tidy. Not too big and not too small. We had cabin 11080 which was a balcony and it was a slight bigger balcony than the normal ones as it was on the corner. 2 adults and 1 ... Read more
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