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570 MSC Venice Cruise Reviews

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joyvogt
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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
10 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
8 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
10 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
14 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

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georgekillie
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 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
10 helpful votes
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
10 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
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
8 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

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Tigger74
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
6 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
3 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
2 helpful votes
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
13 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

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Susie1944
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
7 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
lukepare
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
So we arrived in Venice the day before boarding the MSC Magnifica. I was our first trip to Europe together and we were very excited. Venice is an incredibly beautiful city to explore, with no cars and in April the weather was just perfect ... Read more
Llebeda
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 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
28 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
5 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
15 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
13 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
5 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
12 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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