Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

MSC Venice Cruise Reviews

Filter reviews by:
Your selections (clear selections):
MSC Cruises x
Venice x
MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises
Cruise Critic Overview
  • Mediterranean style in food and design
  • Features the ship-within-a-ship Yacht Club concept
  • MSC Divina Miami-based year-round
  • Read full overview >>

555 MSC Venice Cruise Reviews

Cruiser rating
Excellent
162
Very Good
125
Average
94
Poor
86
Terrible
75
See reviews for
Family Cruises
Family Cruises
133
First-Time Cruisers
First-Time Cruisers
75
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
27
Senior Cruises
Senior Cruises
18
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
danielUK2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Cruise Review – MSC Magnifica These are our notes of the cruise. They are rather sketchy but this represents our cruise diary which we started on Saturday as soon as we realised that this would be an unusual cruise. Saturday ... Read more
Lean47
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We only choose to travel with MSC and this is the first time that we would rate it lower than "very good or excellent". The entertainment quality was nowhere near as good as usual this included the nightly show and also at the ... Read more
SASailguy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
As previous reviewer’s mentions, when reading reviews of this ship you'll never want to board it in the first place. BUT... We have an extraordinary time on the MSC Sinfonia. I suggest paying a little extra for the Aurea suite and ... Read more
hcomba
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise due to the dates but the main goal of the cruise was the celebration of the 25th wedding anniversary of my brothers in law. The cruise in general was very good and pleasent and I just want to point out a few things ... Read more
shivdaly70
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Imagine heading into your local travel agent and telling them that you are half considering a cruise for your Honeymoon, and then the travel consultant recommends MSC, well if this happens to you, run for the hills!! I was half hearted ... Read more

Compare Prices on MSC Cruises Cruises

pepe197030
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We chose MSC because the ports of call were more interesting to us than the other cruise ships. We had read not so good reviews about MSC and the experience was about the same as the reviews. The service cannot be compared with Norwegian, ... Read more
eileenand7@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
We chose this cruise for the places we visited, i.e. Croatia and Santorini. The ship was very nice but there were far too many children running riot everywhere. Very few people dressed up on the two gala nights. We could not get a ... Read more
wa-ray
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This is really the first comprehensive review I have ever written about anything so forgive me if it’s not in the right format or long winded, instead of just saying something was good or bad I’ll also try to add specific ... Read more
cdkeivit
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
We chose the MSC Orchestra (sailing 05 June 2016 from Venice) primarily for the itinerary - Venice, Bari, Olympia, Santorini, Athens, Corfu and Kotor. The price was a bonus as well, with a balcony stateroom and round trip air for less ... Read more
dr.anuraaggarg
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
this was the first cruise we took , that too after so many apprehensions that we may end up managing the motion sickness issue of mine and my daughter , but to our surprise both had no issue of nausea etc . at all . we stayed for one ... Read more

Compare Prices on MSC Cruises Cruises

joyvogt
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise with MSC (previously on Presiosa and Splendida). Orchestra is a slightly smaller ship that those we’ve previously been on but it it still very big and has plenty on board. Great selection of bars, coffee ... Read more
Payneep
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose this cruise as it was good value for money .having read the reviews afterwards was very wary of what to expect. Embarkation was a nightmare no-one seemed to take control once that happened it went smoothly. The ship was lovely ... Read more
Two Jerrys
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We cruised with MSC last year and loved it so booked again. This route was amazing - Venice - Bari - Olympia - Santorini - Athens - Corfu - Kotor. We are still pinching ourselves in disbelief that we saw so much in 7 days! We were on a ... Read more
Sallypossum
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise (May 2016) originally because of the destinations which included Istanbul. A couple of months ago we were informed that because of troubles Istanbul and another Turkish city were not going to be visited. MSC ... Read more
rosepetal_irl
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
32 forum posts
12 helpful votes
After 2 very rough years we needed a break away and this cruise came up at a great price so we went for it. As we always say, a bad cruise holiday is better than no holiday at all, although we wouldn't call it 'bad' just disappointing. ... Read more

Compare Prices on MSC Cruises Cruises

georgekillie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose this cruise to visit Istanbul and Dubrovnick. Unfortunately the recent bombings in Turkey caused MSC.to drop it from the itenary. We still went on the cruise and had a wonderful time. Great food,great service,great cabin,GREAT ... Read more
mchelle
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
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
carmen.savva
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We had a fantastic trip and I can highly recommend this experience to anyone. The embarkation process went really smoothly without any problems. We loved the stop over ports, although they were all obviously a little rushed. Felt a ... Read more
bernalano
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 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
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
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

Compare Prices on MSC Cruises Cruises

Tigger74
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was my first cruise, I wanted to visit Athens, Istanbul and Dubrovnick. Unfortunately the recent bombings in Turkey caused MSC to drop Istanbul from the itenary. MSC emailed and pledged 100 Euro on to the cabin account as ... Read more
wilfred09
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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
seatravels2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Especially liked the destinations visited in Greece. Good service at the buffet and there was often food available. Pools and jacuzzis were often full of people and people tried to go swimming in the evening because then there was less ... 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
eileen108
Member Since 2015
1 review
23 forum posts
12 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

Compare Prices on MSC Cruises Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.