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MSC Cruises Ship Reviews

MSC Splendida
Ranked #1 of 15 MSC Cruises Ships
64% Loved It
  • Line's Italian heritage reflected in cuisine
  • 80 percent of cabins have private balconies
  • Lively passengers hail mostly from Europe
  • Launched: July 2009; Passengers: 3,274
MSC Divina
Ranked #2 of 15 MSC Cruises Ships
58% Loved It
  • Beautiful public spaces with a stunning atrium
  • Gorgeous infinity pool has spectacular views
  • Exclusive Yacht Club space
  • Launched: 2012; Passengers: 3,502
MSC Lirica
MSC Lirica
Ranked #3 of 15 MSC Cruises Ships
57% Loved It
  • Marketed to North Americans as well as Europeans
  • MSC's first-ever new-build
  • Offers a nice variety of Caribbean sailings
  • Launched: 2003; Passengers: 1,976
MSC Fantasia
Ranked #4 of 15 MSC Cruises Ships
57% Loved It
  • 75 percent of cabins have private balconies
  • International pax mix makes for festive ambience
  • Has one of Europe's best ship-within-a-ship concepts
  • Launched: Spring 2008; Passengers: 3,274
MSC Preziosa
Ranked #5 of 15 MSC Cruises Ships
54% Loved It
  • Lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere and Mediterranean style
  • Family-friendly with free kids fares and water play areas
  • Good choice for budget-conscious cruisers
  • Launched: 2013; Passengers: 3,502
MSC Magnifica
Ranked #6 of 15 MSC Cruises Ships
54% Loved It
  • Kids younger than 18 always sail free
  • Great spa includes thermal suite and smoothie bar
  • Sails from Europe, Brazil, U.K.
  • Launched: 2010; Passengers: 2,518
MSC Armonia
Ranked #7 of 15 MSC Cruises Ships
53% Loved It
  • Pros: Five kids' clubs and partnerships with Lego and Chicco make Armonia a hit with families.
  • Cons: The ship is 15 years old, and the food can be hit or miss.
  • Bottom Line: A low-cost option for a family cruise on a mid-sized ship with plenty of activities.
  • Launched: 2001; Passengers: 1,952
MSC Poesia
Ranked #8 of 15 MSC Cruises Ships
51% Loved It
  • Large international passenger mix
  • Elegant decor that evokes a boutique hotel
  • Stellar entertainment, from acrobats to singers
  • Launched: 2008; Passengers: 2,550
MSC Sinfonia
Ranked #9 of 15 MSC Cruises Ships
51% Loved It
  • Intimate, mid-sized ship
  • Primarily geared to Europeans
  • Night owls can howl at the hip Pasha Club
  • Launched: 2002; Passengers: 1,952
MSC Opera
Ranked #10 of 15 MSC Cruises Ships
48% Loved It
  • A truly international experience
  • Poolside line dancing is a hoot
  • Dining rooms feature traditional seating
  • Launched: 2004; Passengers: 2,142
MSC Orchestra
Ranked #11 of 15 MSC Cruises Ships
46% Loved It
  • Captivating port-intensive itineraries
  • Wine Bar has a terrific antipasto
  • Supersized pool-side movie screen
  • Launched: 2007; Passengers: 2,550
MSC Musica
Ranked #12 of 15 MSC Cruises Ships
45% Loved It
  • Internal passenger mix = fun time
  • L'Enoteca Wine Bar offers terrific antipasto
  • Supersized pool-side movie screen
  • Launched: 2006; Passengers: 2,550
MSC Seaside
Ranked #13 of 15 MSC Cruises Ships
0% Loved It
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  • First of the line's new Seaside Class vessels
  • Miami-based year-round
  • Outdoor promenade with shops, bars and restaurants
  • Launched: December 2017; Passengers: 5,179
MSC Meraviglia
Ranked #14 of 15 MSC Cruises Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Launched: 2017; Passengers: 4,500
MSC Meraviglia Plus 1
MSC Meraviglia Plus 1
Ranked #15 of 15 MSC Cruises Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Launched: 2019; Passengers: 6,297
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MSC Cruises Member Reviews

53% Loved It

A little about me. This was our 8th cruise. We've had 2 on NCL, and 5 on Carnival. We chose MSC because we were eager to try a different line. ... Read more
by BIG_Steve
Traveled with 4 other ladies (age from 20 - 60) Live in West Palm Beach so the drive to the port was not bad at all Cabins were comfortable and ... Read more
by ilse.goldlady@gmail.com
My husband and I have been on over 50 cruises with all the various cruise lines. We chose this cruise because of the price deal (2 for 1 balcony ... Read more
by 45 & Counting
This was our 19th cruise and our first on MSC. There are some good points but in many other areas, MSC is way behind lines like Celebrity, Princess ... Read more
by AtlantaVol
We chose this cruise as a way to experience an inside cabin - we had always had a balcony before, but seeing all of the great offers available for ... Read more
by 1fifthavenue
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