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Barcelona Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Barcelona

Traveler rating

Excellent

717

Very Good

462

Average

302

Poor

150

Terrible

86

Cruise type

Family Cruises

1,732

Romantic Cruises

926

Senior Cruises

741

Luxury Cruises

690

Repositioning Cruises

557

1,732 Barcelona Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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French Webers

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Almost covid proof, very safe, very good but some disappointments

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We did a week on Grandiosa from Genoa to Malta and back on 25/10. It was great, we felt really safe and looked after. We covid tested 3 days before departure at home then again on the day of departure (MSC's ...
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Sail Date October 2020


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SarahW

1 Review Written

Just amazing!

I loved almost everything about MSC. My other experience of a cruise is Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas. I would say the major differences in US and European cruises are the food and entertainment. Royal Caribbean ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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kathrynlwright

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Costa Smeralda was a Great Cruise for the Money

I went on the Costa Smeralda cruise to the Mediterranean with three friends. We had two premium balcony cabins with the upgraded drink package. We found the ship to be beautiful, the service to be excellent, and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Craigcruises4u

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

New ship , Massive problems

Cruise number 54 Costa Cruises – Costa Smeralda 20th January to 27th January 2020 Cabin number: 15250 - midship , Deck 15 - Premier Balcony Cabin Total pax : 6554 , Crew : 1646 : Decks : 19 Cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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FF2

1 Review Written

Spoiled me

It was a wonderful cruise. Spoiled me for any other cruise line. The restaurant food and service was lovely. Much beyond expectations. Our cabin steward was very attentive. The room was very nice and I loved the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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MK_Cruiser1955

7 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Curates Egg - Good In Places

When I think of Costa Smeralda I’m drawn to Longfellow’s Poem, “The Little Girl” There was a little girl, And she had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead, When she was good she was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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heebee8

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Fantastic for us

We were on a MSC cruise on Grandiosa which left from Barcelona January 9 2020. We are Australians with teenage children 15 and 17 and have previously been on a Norwegian cruise out of Venice in 2018 and a Carnival ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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nobbie

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Nice family cruise

We choose the MSC Grandiosa since we wanted to experience the new ship feel. Getting on the ship in Barcelona was a breeze. It took no more than 20 minutes from arrival in the port to boarding the ship. First ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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agregory_pr

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Bad Service and Pay For EVERYTHING

Having sailed previously on MSC Divina in Carebbean on two ocasion, thaught a mediterranean cruise with MSC would be a good idea. Wrong. Mediterranean cruises are not like in the caribbean. Not even the water on ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Adds27

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Hell Bound

Decided to enjoy Christmas on a cruise around Italy Spain and france . This is a new ship . It had been delayed in leaving for its maiden voyage a few weeks earlier as it wasn’t quite ready . We had hoped it would ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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kerotigger

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Leisure cruise

It's my first time Mediterranean cruise and I choose MSC Grandiosa because the length of its itinerary fits my availability. The ship is new and spacious to house so many passengers. You may need some time to wait ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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tigerdriver

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Try this ship once - maybe?

As the name basically gives it away, this is a GRAND ship. Super big. Huge. If this is something that you'd like to try then read on. If you're used to ships of a smaller class and prefer them, then this review may ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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valparaiso77

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice Cabins But Cleanliness Issues, Poorly Run, & Rude Staff

Embarkation: Easy, quick, no hassles. Luggage delivery was another story. I was upgraded at the last minute as the ship wasn't full and my luggage got lost. It took 3 phone calls for someone to finally respond ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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cdills

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Hospitality Management Training is Lacking

Where was middle management? So many issues with poor service and no one handling basic issues. It seemed like there is a complete lack of basic hospitality-service training. Here are but a few things to mention: ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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seasprite

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Ever for Platinum Plus Cruisers

I have been on previous repositioning Epic cruises. My cousin traveled with me and she has been on 9 repositioning Epic cruises at this same time of year. It seemed like a sure thing....BUT surprise! This cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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MagentaCA

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Embarrassed to be Italian...

I chose this Costa Magica cruise as a way to start off a visit in Sicily and Italy, which are our family heritage. I was a little leery of this cruise line (rightfully so, it turned out), as I prefer smaller and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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foyspa

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Not my kinda cruise

Well after 73 cruises I can finally say never again on MSC. My pros were : Embarkation in Barcelona and disembarkation in Barcelona Our wait staff in main dining room (I use the term dining room loosely) ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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flikkie

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First time MSC and perhaps last time....

Boarding rather good and smooth. First contact with on board photographers: bit agressive and pushy. First vieuw of the ship: bling/bling, modern, cold feeling, huge.... few places to take a drink, to sit down and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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kimwrightman

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great ports, bad ship

We were on the NCL Epic leaving from Barcelona I was in a group of 20 and we all felt the ship was lackluster. This was my first time on sailing with NCL and I will be sticking to my preferred cruise line in the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Yod YI

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

SO SO DISAPPOINTED - Brilliance of the Seas - low-cost rip-off cruise.

If you want to pay a lot for a low-cost rip-off cruise in a dated ship and very few activities - this is the ship for you. Six 1 liter bottles of water for 39 USD?? come on. We were on a family vacation (4 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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jacquiford7

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Celebrity exceeded yet again!

Thi was our 3rd Celebrity cruise and the 1st on the Reflection. We had noticed that with some cruise lines we have travelled with in past two years the standards of food and service had been lowered but everything ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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w333ton

1 Review Written

42 Helpful Votes

Great Potential, Marred by Inadequacies

We are mid-cruise on this near brand-new ship. I hope someone from Princess is reading this. This is the Sky Princess' second sailing, I believe. In many ways it is brilliant, and, in others, it is hugely ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Raym2019

1 Review Written

Best cruise ever

We went 2 adults, 1 child 12yrs, perfect! From stepping on board, the whole experience was brilliant, all staff so helpful, spotless ship, so much going on. We had a cabin on deck 5, so did not got no motion when ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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MapleCactus

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

MSC Bellissima-Great Family Med Cruise

This is our 2nd cruise. Our first was with the American NCL Epic. After much research and logistics-checking, we chose to sail on the MSC Bellissima. Yes, I read all the comments for her sister ship, the MSC ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Nlmmack

4 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Great ship but not for us

We selected the Oceania Sirena because of timing for our 4 back to back European cruises. Over on the QM2, then Viking, then Oceania. The Oceania Sirena is a beautiful jewel box of a ship, just beautiful. The cabin ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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