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Barcelona MSC Meraviglia Cruise Reviews

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Great sundaes!

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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asbjorn

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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 complain about, but also not so much that really impressed me. My overall rating is a 4- (or 3,5 stars of 5). I’ve cruised once before, on NCL Breakaway in January 2014, which as I remember ...
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Sail Date: February 2018


Overall, a disappointment

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Gaetano the Sailor

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 the past. Her comment was " Well, MSC does things a little differently", which doesn't necessarily mean better or worse. The cabin classification is more than inside, ocean view etc. ...
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Sail Date: January 2018


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

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judyandthegang

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 go to the Casino with our MSC cards, where we were checked in, shown a storeroom filled with life-jackets, and shown how to put it on, in about 6 languages. In case of a real ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Traveled with children


A ship that expects you to pay

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Spottybaby

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 bowling, good food restaurants.... So after boarding we found out there were no wrist bands, there were no circus shows (technical issues with both and the show was an extra fee which ...
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Sail Date: November 2017


LOVELY SHIP BUT FAR TOO BUSY

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glenishar

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 horrendously busy as were most public areas. The beautiful promenade walk was always crowded. I am at a loss to understand Why MSC have given space to the chocolate cafe shop which ...
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Sail Date: October 2017


Really disappointing trip.

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anne0612

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 the airport for our transfer to the ship for just under an hour, the rep did not seem bothered that we were frustrated at their lack of presence.We were then taken to the port and ...
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Sail Date: October 2017


Magnificent ship but too many passengers

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Colin1944

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 magnificent from the brochures we looked at. We chose an inside cabin , but unfortunately it was near the back end of the ship, so we had to walk quite some distance to get to the lifts ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Too many passengers, not enough staff

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Mags30

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 in you are left to fend for yourself with no idea of where to go and no one to tell you.Cabins were excellent and very comfortable. Food was poor with the Market place buffet an ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


1st cruise with MSC

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Polperro

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

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 half hour to get on ship. First impressions really nice ship can tell it's new and immaculately clean. We had a outside on deck 8, overall quite small with little draw space but ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


The good and the bad

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ReluctantTexan

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 organized. We also enjoyed the main pool and heath club. The food at the buffet was very good with a varied specialty option each day. Our issues began with a mix up with our reservation ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


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