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Barcelona MSC Meraviglia Cruise Reviews

MSC
MSC Meraviglia
Destination
Barcelona

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Excellent

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Very Good

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Average

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Poor

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Terrible

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87 Barcelona MSC Meraviglia Cruise Reviews


Rjrja20 avatar

Rjrja20

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Poor food, sad unfriendly staff and no customer support

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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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


rosyc avatar

rosyc

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever!

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Elric

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Had a Good Time

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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lyudmyla_camp

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, excellent entertainment, good food and warm atmosphere

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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GOIN2C

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Some Pros and cons

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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CelebrationFamily

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

WOWed by our first MSC experience!

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. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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azaffiro

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Amazing ship with amazing ports!

This is a long review. It has a lot of info that I wish I knew before we went. We are a family of 4 from Ohio. This is our 5th cruise, first time on MSC. My wife and I (43 & 45) and our two girls (11 & 9) have ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Swandi n Meow

3 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship yet service and food are below standard

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Joules59

1 Review Written

An amazing 60th Birthday present

This was my second cruise but my partners first. We arrived at Barcelona airport late due to a flight delay at Gatwick so our transfer to the ship had long gone. We were told to get a taxi at a cost of 39.00 euro's ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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harps7

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Amazing all around experience.

After reading many reviews after booking nearly 12 months prior, it was with concern that I arrived dockside to begin my cruise. Wow was I wrong, one word sums up the greeting and embarkation, 1st Class quality.But, ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Roundy78

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

MSC, not for me!!!

OVERALL This was our first cruise on MSC so we were excited to try a new company after a couple of friends had recommended them. The ship itself is nice enough but found the many staff members to be quite rude. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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konr

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent ship!

We had a great time at MSC Meraviglia, so much that we're going to its sister Belissima, again. Pros: - Bars. The champagne bar was above the atrium band, so we could enjoy a nice bottle of sparkling wine in ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Travellerfromhk

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

1st cruise trip

I just finished my cruise trip embarked on Barcelona. I bought the Bella package with a balcony. That's my first time to travel in a cruise and I was quite satisfied with the amenities, services and ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Sandypaws21

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Don't let the negative reviews put you off!

For anyone considering MSC I thought I'd share my thoughts on my recent cruise. DH & I travelled from Dublin to Barcelona on 17th January to celebrate DH's 60th birthday. This was only our 2nd ever cruise, the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Lancier

3 Reviews Written

74 Helpful Votes

MSC Meraviglia January 19 west med cruise went well

As the title states this was a winter cruise on the continuous west med route starting in Barcelona and ending back there 7 days later. OK up front important news - The staff were brilliant throughout the ship and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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TransOceanTwo

5 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Negatives HUGELY outweigh the Positives

Cruise in NEITHER a 1 nor a 5...realistically closer to a 2. Best NOT to view this as a cruise ... better to invision as a hotel with meals and transportation to locations. Ship has 5700 passengers and a crew ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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GottaGetAwayNJ

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise; A Few Need-to-Knows for American Cruisers

This cruise allows passengers to embark and disembark at any port on it's route. That means no embarkation day and no debarkation day. The good news with that is that you're not fighting a big crowd at your point ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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seaaircruise

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Fantastic week on a fantastic ship!

Hard to believe all of the negative reviews of this ship and its staff. My wife and I have been cruising for over 25 years on many of the largest cruise lines and this cruise with MSC was our first with the company. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Terry Hooper

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A whole better place to be.

We booked this to give our legs a rest from our tour of Europe with a view to getting rested and primed for the next leg and beyond, but we didn't count on the wonderous sights we would miss if we didn't get off the ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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kshitij.kamboj28

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Don't go by the Negative reviews. You won't regret it.

Me and wife wanted to go somewhere special for our first marriage anniversary. Heard of this cruise from a friend and then started the research work. We, first, did our research on the ports where the cruise will ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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candygone

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

We had a great time ... but now need a holiday

We have been loyal to Royal for years but this cruise was such good value we gave it a go, and we had a great time. We went with an open mind recognising that each cruise line will have its own characteristics and ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Alan and Pauline Spain

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Western Med cruise on the Meraviglia 22 - 29 Nov 2018

We were concerned about the likely service, food etc - having read many poor reviews and bad comments. But our experience was almost nothing but everything was fine. We were very content. The ship's customers were ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Ghida

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

10/10 cruise!

My my embarkation port was Barcelona, where we spent three days at portaventura hotel. I advice. Then we embarked. I.went with my husband, my five years kid and thirteen years kid. I can only say it was a ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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ShadowMonkey

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Ever

We have been cruising for over 35 years, and never have we had a bad cruise, till now. We have cruised with Costa before on many of their ships, so we were under no illusion it would be noisy, particularly as it ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Allie053

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Disappointing, miserable cruise

We have cruised with MSC before and were really looking forward to repeating out previous and wonderful experience. Not to be. We travelled from Aust to Milan, bus to Genoa and were put in a grotty hotel - which ...
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Sail Date April 2018


MSC Meraviglia Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.03.8
Dining4.02.9
Entertainment5.03.4
Public Rooms5.03.7
Fitness Recreation5.03.5
Family5.03.3
Enrichment2.02.9
Service4.03.3
Value For Money5.03.1
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