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Barcelona First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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First Oasis Class Experience

Review for Harmony of the Seas to Transatlantic

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Brucemcdou
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We booked this transatlantic cruise in the depths of the pandemic to have something to look forward to - we never imagined that we'd still be wondering right up until the last minute whether it would go or not. Along with being our very first time on an Oasis class ship, our experience was certainly different due to the very small number of pax on board: approximately 1300 on a ship designed to ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Amazing ship - amazing cruise

Review for Harmony of the Seas to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Esther-Belgium
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Finally it is cruising time again! And you could feel that vibe all over the ship :-) In advance, we had to deal with a lot of paperwork (PLF for Spain, covid safe ticket, PLF for Italy, embarkation ticket, health quastionnaire, QR-code for covid test before boarding...) It was kind of stressfull. When we arrived at the terminal, we had to show our embarkation ticket at least 5 times at ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Interior


Amazing ship but not quite the suite spot

Review for Harmony of the Seas to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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drpatronise
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

I booked this cruise mid-pandemic on a whim and got a great deal. As a Brit, it really came down to the wire as to whether we would be allowed onboard due to Italy not allowing UK residents to enter, luckily the rules changed on 1st September so we could finally start to get excited about our first cruise in 2 years! Some of the pre-cruise communications were confusing but it’s a constantly ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Grand Suite with Balcony


Poor food, sad unfriendly staff and no customer support

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Rjrja20
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

First , I tried to contact MSC customer support prior to the cruise. Two emails and two phone call back requests and NO response! Ship was beautiful but food was mediocre at best. Staff was sad looking, not friendly and not helpful. They just stood around looking like sad sacks. When I had an issue and went to the front desk I was met with:someone will respond. No one ever did. Funny, after I got ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom


Beautiful ship, excellent entertainment, good food and warm atmosphere

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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lyudmyla_camp
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

We chose this cruise ship because of the ports mostly. We were most interested in sightseeing, but got more than we expected. We used cruise shuttles and Hop-off/Hop-on busses arranged by the cruise, for reasonable price. We did not use any excursions, explored on our own and found it to be very efficient. On the ship, the entertainment was outstanding. We planned to book a Cirque du Soleil ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Traveled with children


Some Pros and cons

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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GOIN2C
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Sailed with husband,daughter and 2 friends. This was our 55th cruise. 6th cruise line, returned from 04/04/2019 sailing on MSC .meraveglia The ship is lovely, staff was wonderful, especially Jonathan, my room steward. ( Balcony Stateroom #13150, Aurea experience), was kept perfect at all times. Jonathan was kind, courteous and one of the best I’ve ever had. The room needs more ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Had a Good Time

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Elric
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

I should point out that this was my first cruise although my wife has been on several, including another MSC cruise. We scheduled this cruise about a year in advance and purchased the cheapest cabin available. We figured we would be on excursions everyday and didn't plan to spend much time in the cabin so no need to get a fancy one. We flew from the US to Barcelona two days before the cruise ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom


Worst cruise ever!

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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rosyc
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was my 6th cruise, very first with MSC. I have cruised with Carnival and Celebrity. This ship was so disorganized. Every person you asked had a different answer. The rooms were not cleaned well. The food was TERRIBLE. Not fresh. They sent up wrong breakfasts and one day, no breakfast at all. 3/4 of the staff were rude. The dining room was awful. The first night our table of 4, we ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


WOWed by our first MSC experience!

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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CelebrationFamily
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Last summer we were planning spring break 2019 and found a great deal on AA Rewards tickets to Barcelona. We'd been to Spain, but not Barcelona. During our research, we came upon MSC and their 7 night Med cruises. We've sailed with RCCL, HAL, Celebrity and our beloved DCL many times, but had barely even heard of MSC. The price, timing and itinerary were right, but boy oh boy, the reviews were ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Aurea Duplex Suite

Traveled with children


Beautiful ship yet service and food are below standard

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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Swandi n Meow
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

I have been cruising with other companies before so this is not my first cruise experience. But this is my first and last cruise experience with MSC. Pros and cons: Pros: (1) Beautiful interior - swarovski crystal stairs make it perfect for photos. The giant LED gallery on the 6th floor ceiling also stunning. (2) Cabin - my interior cabin has pretty good space and got tidy up very well ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


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