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"Fantastic ship and great entertainment. Food in 5 dining rooms was poor. Cold food and slow service. Moussaka and risotto like stodge. And tasteless. Small portions for a three course meal. The roast beef..."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

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Had a Good Time

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Elric

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

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 figured we would be on excursions everyday and didn't plan to spend much time in the cabin so no need to get a fancy one. We flew from the US to Barcelona two days before the cruise ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom

8 Helpful Votes


WOWed by our first MSC experience!

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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CelebrationFamily

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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. We've sailed with RCCL, HAL, Celebrity and our beloved DCL many times, but had barely even heard of MSC. The price, timing and itinerary were right, but boy oh boy, the reviews were ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Aurea Duplex Suite

Traveled with children

6 Helpful Votes


An amazing 60th Birthday present

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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Joules59

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 which was credited to our account by the ship. Embarkation was smooth as we were ushered into a huge marque where our documents were checked and we were given our personal cards (like ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan


1st cruise trip

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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Travellerfromhk

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

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 entertainment on board. The cruise was beautiful and clean, and so the cabin. Thanks for the effort of the crew who made our beds every day and clean the balcony twice during the stau. Staff ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


MSC Meraviglia January 19 west med cruise went well

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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Lancier

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 the modern systems all worked well. After a dozen cruises I can report the staff were the best I have encountered and I was very surprised as this was a hop on hop off cruise where ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

74 Helpful Votes


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

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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GottaGetAwayNJ

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

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 of embarkation and debarkation, and most of the first day stuff that might normally be mobbed, like ship-card management kiosks, aren't particularly busy. Embarkation and Debarkation ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

15 Helpful Votes


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

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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candygone

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 MSC would not be exactly the same as RCL. Firstly the ship, as many have said, is stunning, we found it clean throughout and lots of choice in the venues. The cabin, we were inside ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom

8 Helpful Votes


Western Med cruise on the Meraviglia 22 - 29 Nov 2018

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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Alan and Pauline Spain

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 much more heavily Asian and of course there were plenty of Italians. Their nature is not to 'stand back' and wait patiently in line, unlike the Brits or Americans they certainly don't ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


Adjust your expectations and you will be happier

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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orientodyssey

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 different approach of European based cruise liners, and monitored the clients' review carefully before the journey. We adjusted our expectations and made sure we board with an open mind. ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Aurea Duplex Suite

Traveled with children

11 Helpful Votes


MSC communication/responsiveness

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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Snowdrop13

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Intended to be a Luxury Christmas break with friends. Spoilt by MSC poor administration and response to written requests ie booking trips in advance of cruise etc. Subsequent complaints about balcony obstructed by life boat. Beautifully ship, good cuisine and some good entertainment. Cirque de Soleil awesome. Good itinerary. Wrong choice by our group - too big a vessel. Lots of under ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Ketchikan

2 Helpful Votes


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