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Barcelona MSC Meraviglia Cruise Reviews

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MSC Meraviglia
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Barcelona

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18 Barcelona MSC Meraviglia Cruise Reviews


asbjorn avatar

asbjorn

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great sundaes!

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I’ve been following the reviews here of MSC Meraviglia since summer 2017, and have been quite worried about our cruise at the end of February. That was not nescessary. In general there is very little to ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Gaetano the Sailor

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Overall, a disappointment

Our first criteria was the itinerary, in particular, Palermo and Malta. We had previously visited Marseille, Genoa and Civitavecchia ( Rome). Pricing was attractive. I consultated with a travel agent we had used in ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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judyandthegang

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Fabulous ship, lots of Bling, too big to have a good organisation,

we wanted to try this new ship, which seemed very new and impressive. First of all the embarkation was very long at Barcelona, especially with two small kids. First evening we had a safety drill, we were told to ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Spottybaby

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A ship that expects you to pay

This was our first MSC Cruise, booked over a year ago as MSC advertisement said it had the latest technology in wrist bands, circus du solei, mirror that allows one to see without putting the clothes on, ten pin ...
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Sail Date November 2017


Colin1944 avatar

Colin1944

1 Review Written

Magnificent ship but too many passengers

We chose this cruise to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary . As we've cruised with MSC on the Opera , Sinfonia and also the Melody many times in the past, we decided to cruise with the Meraviglia being so ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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anne0612

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Really disappointing trip.

We booked this trip for our honeymoon, and were accompanied by another two couples. We chose this ship because it was brand new. We had cruised before with Thompson and Royal Caribbean. First off, we had to wait at ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Mags30

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Too many passengers, not enough staff

Booked this cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and was initially amazed at such a magnificent ship but unfortunately things went downhill very quickly. Lengthy queques for embarkation and when checked ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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ReluctantTexan

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The good and the bad

This was our first cruise in almost 30 years but we were with my sister who cruises 3-4 times per year. The ship is beautiful and well maintained. The excursions were the highlight of our trip and very well ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Polperro

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

1st cruise with MSC

I have cruised with numerous other cruise lines mainly NCL , RCI, P and O, Thomsons. I liked the look of the new ship and thought I would try MSC. Here's my honest review Check in no problems waited about ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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anastasiot101

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Many PROs and CONs

This was the only other cruise line I tried since I usually go on Royal Caribbean. The rooms were very nice, new and the housekeeping did an amazing job at keeping the rooms clean - they came in twice a day. The ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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mazylis

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Not everything shining on new ship

First of all - there was a chaos at the entrance to the embarkation building in Barcelona. We were waiting to drop our luggage in a long line on the sun. Then they opened another drop line and people, who was ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Celticdoll

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Food let them down

Travelled on Meraviglia out of Barcelona, myself and two teenagers. Check in was very smooth and were onboard withing 30 minutes of arriving at the port. First impressions were that of splendour. It is ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Kari Loving the Sun

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Amazing ship.... but

We booked this cruise in February and were so excited and looking forward to our cruise. This is a brand new ship which had its maiden voyage in June. The ship is very bling and all extremely clean and well ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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kitty8

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

INTERCONNECTING ROOM DISASTER!

We are recently back from a cruise where we were given an interconnecting cabin. I noticed this myself on deck plans about 2 weeks before we left and contacted my travel agent to have it changed, but it was too ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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pollyanna8

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Interconnecting Cabin Disaster

This is a word of honest warning to anyone sailing on this ship. DO NOT get an interconnecting cabin, unless it is with your own family. We have come back from a 7 night cruise with our young child exhausted! It ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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seahorsesmalta

1 Review Written

34 Helpful Votes

Shame on Msc

We have travelled on various Msc ships, and really enjoyed the experience. This is their first venture into large ships, and they haven't got it right. The buffet area seating increases in size, but the service ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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tinhat1234

1 Review Written

34 Helpful Votes

Bedding in required

The ship is very nice, we boarded at Genoa for 7 nights. We have never done MSC, always Celebrity, NCL etc so was looking forward to a change. It certainly was!! We had booked Aurea class so checking in was ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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glenishar

2 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

LOVELY SHIP BUT FAR TOO BUSY

We wanted to go on a brand new ship but they had crammed so many people on it. Mostly Italian and Easter Europeans customer base but this was during school holidays, so there were 5700 people on it. The buffet was ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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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