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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
59% 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
55% 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 Armonia
Ranked #6 of 15 MSC Cruises Ships
54% 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 Magnifica
Ranked #7 of 15 MSC Cruises Ships
53% 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 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
49% 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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53% Loved It

We choose (me & 6 friends) this cruise for the nice tour (Genua, Naples, Sicilië, Malta, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Marseille, Genua). ... Read more
by Ilse
This was our 30th cruise and 3rd on MSC. We like MSC, but it is definitely a little behind some of its competition. You really need to know what you ... Read more
by cruisemd
MSC is the worst cruise line ever. I have traveled a lot and been on a good number of cruises on different cruise lines - this was the worst ... Read more
by lscannl
There is a mixed message in the whole experience with MSC. This is also my personal opinion, and based on my expectations. The ship is really ... Read more
by airpricing
My bf and I decided to go on a 5 day cruise to Maputo and Portuguese islands for my birthday and it was the best decision we ever made. From the the ... Read more
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