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Barcelona MSC Splendida Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Anniversary Dinner in the Butcher’s Cut restaurant.
Our surprise Anniversary cake supplied by the staff in the Butcher’s Cut restaurant - a lovely touch!
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51st Wedding Anniversary Cruise
"Overall, we would highly recommend MSC and will certainly cruise with them again in the not to distant future.We made 6 excursions during the cruise, and despite the COVID restrictions, we enjoyed them all...."Read More
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51st Wedding Anniversary Cruise

Review for MSC Splendida to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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donstu880
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We live in Spain and prefer to cruise from Barcelona. We had a thoroughly enjoyable cruise, despite the 3 hour embarkation process caused by the COVID 19 testing requirements. This was our first time with MSC, and having read lots of negative reviews about the dining experience, we were a little concerned about what to expect. We can now report that we could not fault the food. We mostly dined ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


First time on a cruise ship

Review for MSC Splendida to Mediterranean

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Bainsey
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Got on in Barcelona it was raining embarkation was pretty easy room was great had a balcony we were on level 12 right in the middle we didn't know what to expect as first timers but we had a great time met some really nice people we took the drinks package through our booking agents and it paid off as drinks averaged 5/6 euros each food was good shows were fine and weather was great ship was huge ...
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Sail Date: April 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Pros and Cons

Review for MSC Splendida to Mediterranean

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ilovegoldens
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise as there wasn't a lot of choice for the time of year. We have visited most of the ports before, so the main purpose of this trip was to chill out. We are seasoned cruisers and have used most of the main cruse lines, including 2 previously with MSC and have had all sorts of experiences with them from dreadful to pleasantly surprising, so we didn't have any great expectations. ...
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Sail Date: March 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Average, in most categories: I rate it inferior to other mid range cruises

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cruiserre
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Many MSC fans will take issue with my review, but I write it to help cruisers who have traveled with other lines - for you, I believe you will rate your experience on this MSC ship as only average. But let me say some good things first- have seen claim that food in dining room was not hot- in our case, not true. The other claim- staff not friendly, also not on our cruise. So let's discuss food - ...
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Sail Date: March 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


A hectic week with many ports of call

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Rockpebblar
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Selected this cruise as a late break when very little choices were available at the time. Initially we were very impressed with the speed of embarkation at Barcelona, but this was quickly dispelled by having to wait around for some time for access to our cabin due to cleaning/preparation work to be carried out. The ships appearance was good and seemed clean, modern and well organised, our first ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Fantastic ship and crew

Review for MSC Splendida to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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wales20
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This was a cruise with friends and I really enjoyed myself. The cabin was roomy and clean. All the staff were great and helpful. It caters more to Italians than North Americas and British Ship left and arrived at all ports on time. Didn't pay for any excursions as it was simple to do it yourself. Genova, bus outside 10 euros were tour and hop on and off. Rome bus to train station 2 ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Worst Cruise Ever

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silver seas
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had never cruised with MSC and choose this one for price and a wedding anniversary but we were very disappointed. Embarkation went smoothly and we were allowed on the ship early due to the weather in Barcelona. The cabin was a decent size on deck 10 with a balcony. Clean and spacious, mini bar if you can afford it. TV to high to watch without getting neck ache. Linen was never changed during 7 ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Upgrade to Yacht Club a nice surprise!

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neikirkcd
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Great value for the dollar with an interesting itinerary. Prior to departure we were given a complimentary upgrade to the exclusive yacht club. Upon arrival at the port in Barcelona, we were seated and offered champagne. After about a 15 minute wait, we were escorted to the yacht club check-in area and then led on the ship by our butler. We were greeted in the concierge area of the yacht club ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Yacht Club Deluxe Suite


Exceptionally clean ship, good food, arrived and left all ports on time

Review for MSC Splendida to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Cruising 2017
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

After reading reviews before we left I was unsure what to expect as some were very negative about the food, entertainment and the overall experience. We travelled as a family in January 2017 and found the following: The ship was exceptionally clean. Yes sometimes some food could have been warmer but overall the food was delicious, the right temperature and well presented. The staff are ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


First and final cruise!

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Maurobin
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Pre-trip - we had to ask for the itinerary about a week before we left and then received it in Spanish. When I asked for an English copy I was told there wasn't one yet a German lady on the coach had an English copy. The coach journey (from hell) - 10 hours cooped up listening to non-stop female German speakers; then 10 hours on the return - we should have been warned! Barcelona hotel and ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


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