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596 MSC Venice Cruise Reviews
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Peter Gibbs
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
3 helpful votes
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
8 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
Welsh Sailors.
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
The Cruise was chosen for the Ports of call as it was our third in the Med it was getting difficult to get locations that we had not visited previously. The booking and flights were easy and good, service through was good, the food was ... Read more
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Petruspavlov
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
7 days cruise MSC (Sinfonia), Venice-Split-Santorini-Mykonos-Dubrovnik-Ancona. Departure 2016/07/23 and arrival 2016/07/30. Previous cruise experience with RCCL, 7 days in Caribbean 2008 (Freedom of the seas) and 7 days in Mediterranean ... Read more
laurianna
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
My friends and I chose this cruise for A) Itinerary B) to try a new cruise line - bad mistake. Embarkation absolute chaos - staff too busy trying to sell packages, i.e. photo's/dvd's/drinks/excursions/spa etc the list goes on. No one to ... Read more
Amélie
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
It was my first cruise experience. I want to specify that I'm 24 and I'm used to travel but I opt for hostels, b & b and Airbnb. I was told that the cruise was a nice option to see more places as easily as possible. The positive: ... Read more
danielUK2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 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
5 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
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JSVG
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
To start the rooms was very little compare to other cruises. You barely have space to put luggage, and my 2 children's and others.... And yes it was 4 person in room and i upgraded the room. Travel agents just sell the you and no ... Read more
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SASailguy
Member Since 2015
1 review
31 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
8 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
14 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
pepe197030
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
7 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
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eileenand7@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
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
33 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
15 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
14 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
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
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Payneep
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 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
11 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
14 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
georgekillie
Member Since 2016
1 review
32 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
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