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MSC Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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491 MSC Barcelona 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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GeorgetaS11

1 Review Written

Great new ship

First of all, it was a new launched ship and out first cruise, so we thought to begin with a new and large one. We got a balcony cabin, it was very, very nice but we didn't spend much time on it. Only few minutes in ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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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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Niniel

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great boring ship

We have not cruised with MSC before, only RCCL, but as Grandiosa was the only ship that matched our preferred itinerary at the time period we could have a vacation, this had to be it. We will not cruise MSC again. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Angriest man on cruise

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Scam! Don’t ever use this company!

- Buffet food is better than Dining food even though it’s basically the same EXACT food, except for the ethnic station. Their steaks/prime beef/filet whatever dish that has beef is cafeteria school quality AT ...
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Sail Date February 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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hobsoncymru

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Chaotic but enjoyable

I don't normally post reviews but in the case of MSC I found other people's opinions useful so thought I'd add my brief thoughts on MSC Fantasia. We booked mainly because of an attractive itinerary that included ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Kevin79

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing first experience cruising

This was our first cruise, and whilst we booked it when we were a little tipsy, so glad we did. This was a holiday to celebrate my 40th... This was a Barcelona round trip. We stayed in the city the night before ...
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Sail Date September 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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joshdaking777

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

MSC Scamiosa or MegaSCam

The company is not transparent in many ways. Let's start with the cabin, the photo they advertise is completely different than the actual cabin (Bella experience ocean view). They advertise the cabin being more ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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militaryman9

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Nice looking ship, but o so bored!

The cruise taken- Genoa to Dubai 16 nights. I was aware from the start when booking this cruise that 9 days would be at sea. Having taken over 80- cruises, that's fine by me. Unfortunately it's a shame MSC ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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BartDT

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Amazing holidays

The whole experience was fab! Visited Spain, St Lucia, Barbados, Martinique, st kitts, Antigua, Guadeloupe, st Maarten. Out of the places I really recommend Maho beach experience, nelsons dockyard, beaches in ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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xxy

1 Review Written

Could do better.

Itinerary was very good Barcelona to Dubai via Suez Canal. 19 days so plenty of time to check out most things. Embarkation at Barcelona was a nightmare. Three hours to board & no organisation in terminal ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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swisstrailblazer

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

We are cured of any desire to travel on a large cruise ship

The Grandiosa is certainly an impressive ship - the LED roof is amazing - but, but, but.. The tall silver bar stools on Deck 6 are terribly uncomfortable and I kept sliding off. The first time I sat on the normal ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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robo18

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever

having done 23 other cruises this was the worst one,and one of the most expensive, tha cabin was very good,clean and comfortable,the public rooms were nice and good service,but thats were it stops,the 2 bars with ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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olgasera

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever!

We chose this cruise because we were told that the cruise was the same as all of the carnival cruises we have taken. They were not even close! My husband and I actually lost weight on this cruise because as it turns ...
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Sail Date October 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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carnut1980

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Stunning ship, west Med itinerary, balcony

Ship! 10/10 Stunning, huge, completed 2018, identical to MSC Seaside LED lights, mirrors, chrome, glass walkways, crystal staircases, ultra glamorous, a real assault on the senses! Cabin, 9/10! Balcony, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Folkfeb10a

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Appalling start but customer service & cruise staff turned it round.

PART ONE - Horrendous Our holiday got off to a terrible start. I had booked to go away with my mother and a few of her [elderly] friends. We booked early and chose our cabins so that we were all together and ...
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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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