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MSC Meraviglia Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises from Barcelona

MSC
MSC Meraviglia
Destination
Barcelona

Traveler rating

Excellent

7

Very Good

2

Average

7

Poor

9

Terrible

4

Cruise type

Family Cruises

29

Romantic Cruises

21

Entertainment Cruises

16

Senior Cruises

12

Cruises for the Disabled

3

29 MSC Meraviglia Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises from Barcelona


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


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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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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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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


Ghida avatar

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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mdj101

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Fantastic ship let down by poor service, poor food and rude guests.

We picked this cruise after watching various videos of her online. It was to celebrate my mothers 70th Birthday and the price was great, especially as they don't charge for children which means we saves on 2 people! ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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orientodyssey

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Adjust your expectations and you will be happier

We choose this ship and voyage for the spring break, after the good price and the new ship and value. Booked early. We are experienced cruisers, took many cruises on different major lines. We read about the ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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tugtwister88

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Like previous reviews, this is a warning.....

This is our 26th cruise and it ranks as one of our worst.... Pros Thermal spa was great Honours other cruise line’s loyalty programs Ship was new and clean Cons Food too salty, and the pizza was ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Bilbo766

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

RyanAir of the Seas

I think if this was our first cruise ever, we would have thought this was an OK (not great) cruise. But we’ve cruised before with Holland America and Carnival which had given us certain expectations that MSC fell ...
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Sail Date February 2018


asbjorn avatar

asbjorn

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great sundaes!

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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smitty41

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

'Glad to disembark'

We have just returned from a one week cruise on-board the Meraviglia we travelled in a group of 7 adults family & friends age range 46-86, 2 of our group had walking difficulties & sometimes needed the assistance of ...
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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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famm101

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Meraviglia Review - November 10-18

I read all the reviews prior to taking this cruise. I am sorry to say most were right on target. The ship is beautiful. We were on the Aurea deck along with our son and daughter in law/ Cabins 14081 and 14083. ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Jack Azran

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Catastrophic food, service and enjoyment

we are parents of 3 daughters with their families and because of holidays vacations we have selected this cruise which fits our time table. This is our first cruise with MSC cruise line. we have booked 3 ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Gordon Moodley

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent Mediterranean Cruise MSC Meraviglia

We had an awesome cruise with the best MSC Meraviglia. the state of art ship had all the modern facilities onboard. We enjoyed the tours at all the ports. the entertainment and crew were outstanding making us ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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pacobos

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice trip, have to work on ship to make things work properly

We chose this ship because it was proposed to us by the travel agency being it the latest ship from MSC. It came with lots of hightech features, i.e. bracelet to open cabin door, to pay for beverages, to fgo to gym ...
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Sail Date July 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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ClaudeGiraffe

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Absolutely loved it!

I travelled with my husband and two sons aged 8 and 16. In short, we all loved it! There was literally something for everyone. Embarkation and disembarkation were smooth and painless at the beginning, end and ...
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Sail Date July 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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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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shivariaw

1 Review Written

39 Helpful Votes

You should expect nothing

Expect nothing and you'll get just that. I’m a platinum cruiser so I know impressive, satisfying, fair and inferior. So far, in life (experiencing almost all the cruise lines), I have been lucky to be on some ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Momma_Mc

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

MSC - Impressive Ship - Disappointing Experience

Embarkation and Boarding – Very well organised. Dropped luggage off at port entrance as was given a numbered ticket. Went through to the terminal and took a seat until our number was called. We only had to wait ...
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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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ilovegoldens

13 Reviews Written

112 Helpful Votes

Bigger most definitely NOT better!

I don't like to be completely negative in my reviews, so let's start with a positive:- It's a beautiful ship. That really is the only thing I can think of in it's favour. We embarked Meraviglia as a family ...
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Sail Date June 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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