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MSC Sinfonia Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe from Barcelona
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A 4 star cruise
"Earlier in 2018 a deal on the MSC Magnifica caught our eye, for 5 nights over the Christmas period, however when looking further we also found a longer cruise on the MSC Sinfonia. 10 nights, departing Barcelona on..."Read More
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Not impressed by MSC. The worst food ever...

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Damaso67

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I chose this cruise because it was suggested by our travel agent in the USA. We truly regret not having read the reviews of this cruise ship before our trip. The ship is the oldest of the fleet. Common areas are remodeled but the rooms (at least our inside cabin), were old. The ship is not that big so there are not that many amenities. Theatre performances are average. Variety of music is OK ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


AMAZING...A CRUISE OF A LIFETIME!

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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happyfeelin

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

As I read through several of these reviews, I'm scratching my head, but okay, I'm going to post MY EXPERIENCE as best I can and hope that folks understand that not only am I a person whose character can be selective (not snobby) and want quality for my hard neared dollar. Also, since there is not a lot on this site about this specific line and this specific ship, not trying to deny other people ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Suite

5 Helpful Votes


The Cruise from Hell

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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tuddyone

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We are seasoned travelers who have experienced Norwegian; Royal Caribbean, Viking River and many other reputable Shipping lines. This Ship is old and the worst service we have ever experienced on any Ocean/ River Cruise Company. You are forced to buy a Drinks Package (Even for Water) and the Wine selection was absolutely pathetic quality and value. AN ABSOLUTE RIP OFF!!! The Restaurant ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Highly disappointed With MSC

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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reneelimm

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

I chose this cruise based on the itinerary and time of year. My boyfriend doesn’t enjoy travelling when there’s tons of tourists, and hates the heat, so this trip seemed perfect. We’ve cruised before on Norwegian and Royal Caribbean. After our Norwegian trip, we said it was the worst cruise of our life... we were wrong, it was the msc sinfonia. I’m assuming it was because it was winter, and a ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

1 Helpful Vote


Wonderful Way to see Mediterranean

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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sunnysbee

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

This was our first cruise with MSC. We have cruised 15 times in the past with Carnival, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean. Overall, we were pleased with this cruise. Accommodations were comfortable, the food was good, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The destinations were amazing. The simple decor was nice compared to some of other lines like Carnival. Embarkation and debarkation ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

8 Helpful Votes


MSC should have provided more transportation to the airport due to taxi strike

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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jazzybaz

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

I liked the itinerary and it fit my timeline for my trip to Europe. The price was also very good. Disembarkation was a disaster due to a taxi strike and rain in Barcelona. MSC should have provided more transportation to the airport for its passengers. I had a terrible time getting to the airport (Uber would not come downtown after an Uber car was set on fire on Friday and a few drivers were ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


Yes 5 Stars

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Karl8

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise for the amazing price, itinerary and length of stay on board. We did not read any of the online reviews when we booked the cruise, so we was really disappointed in reading all the negative reviews the day before we set sail. If we did we would not have booked. Let me say, this cruise was fantastic for the price we paid £280 for 10 days. Yes £28 per person per day. The ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

4 Helpful Votes


not good

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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ldhogg

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This was a chance to break up a Scottish winter, which it did. The weather was great the destinations were superb. The ship was a complete let down . The embarkation some 10hrs late due to problems with the ship. A promised free meal consisted of I roll and 1 hot drink. We had to spend the next day in port while the ship was fixed causing us to miss one destination. The cabin was clean and ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

5 Helpful Votes


A 4 star cruise

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Mediterranean

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1fifthavenue

10+ Cruises

Age 30s

Earlier in 2018 a deal on the MSC Magnifica caught our eye, for 5 nights over the Christmas period, however when looking further we also found a longer cruise on the MSC Sinfonia. 10 nights, departing Barcelona on the 19th December worked out not all that much more money, so we decided to go for the longer cruise particularly as we’re currently having building work done so Christmas at home was ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

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Pleasantly surprised after reading negative MSC reviews

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Mediterranean

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jufrasin

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

I must start by saying we usually cruise with princess cruises and were very nervous about this cruise after reading copious amounts of negative reviews online. But I have to say they were all misleading! We embarked in Barcelona at approx 11 am and as MSC do multiple embarkation points on their cruises (Genoa being the main one) we were one of only 30 people getting on so were checked in and ...
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Sail Date: October 2014

Departure Port: Ketchikan

6 Helpful Votes


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