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Barcelona to Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

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Western Mediterranean
Barcelona

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3,655 Barcelona to Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews


GeorgetaS11 avatar

GeorgetaS11

1 Review Written

Great new ship

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First of all, it was a new launched ship and out first cruise, so we thought to begin with a new and large one. We got a balcony cabin, it was very, very nice but we didn't spend much time on it. Only few minutes in ...
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Sail Date April 2019


rhodesron avatar

rhodesron

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

The most fantastic cruise of our lives

I've seen some less than stellar reviews regarding the RC Western Mediterranean. If you will notice, most of the complaints seem to be focused on alcohol problems, and posted by alcoholics (IMHO). The Allure of the ...
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Sail Date August 2015


SarahW avatar

SarahW

1 Review Written

Just amazing!

I loved almost everything about MSC. My other experience of a cruise is Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas. I would say the major differences in US and European cruises are the food and entertainment. Royal Caribbean ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Niniel

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great boring ship

We have not cruised with MSC before, only RCCL, but as Grandiosa was the only ship that matched our preferred itinerary at the time period we could have a vacation, this had to be it. We will not cruise MSC again. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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bckl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lovely ship.. But..

We boarded the ship in Barcelona and our immediate thought was that the ship was stunning. The staff were excellent and our restaurant waiter Chi was great. Food was of a very high standard in our assigned ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Angriest man on cruise

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Scam! Don’t ever use this company!

- Buffet food is better than Dining food even though it’s basically the same EXACT food, except for the ethnic station. Their steaks/prime beef/filet whatever dish that has beef is cafeteria school quality AT ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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heebee8

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Fantastic for us

We were on a MSC cruise on Grandiosa which left from Barcelona January 9 2020. We are Australians with teenage children 15 and 17 and have previously been on a Norwegian cruise out of Venice in 2018 and a Carnival ...
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Sail Date January 2020


nobbie avatar

nobbie

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Nice family cruise

We choose the MSC Grandiosa since we wanted to experience the new ship feel. Getting on the ship in Barcelona was a breeze. It took no more than 20 minutes from arrival in the port to boarding the ship. First ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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agregory_pr

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Bad Service and Pay For EVERYTHING

Having sailed previously on MSC Divina in Carebbean on two ocasion, thaught a mediterranean cruise with MSC would be a good idea. Wrong. Mediterranean cruises are not like in the caribbean. Not even the water on ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Kevin79 avatar

Kevin79

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing first experience cruising

This was our first cruise, and whilst we booked it when we were a little tipsy, so glad we did. This was a holiday to celebrate my 40th... This was a Barcelona round trip. We stayed in the city the night before ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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kerotigger

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Leisure cruise

It's my first time Mediterranean cruise and I choose MSC Grandiosa because the length of its itinerary fits my availability. The ship is new and spacious to house so many passengers. You may need some time to wait ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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tigerdriver

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Try this ship once - maybe?

As the name basically gives it away, this is a GRAND ship. Super big. Huge. If this is something that you'd like to try then read on. If you're used to ships of a smaller class and prefer them, then this review may ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Wan1234

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

TOTALLY disappointed and regret to have chosen it !

As it claims to be the world most luxurious cruise ship, I chose this cruise trip to celebrate my husband's 60th special birthday with my family, hoping it to be a memorable one but it turned out to be totally ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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joshdaking777

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

MSC Scamiosa or MegaSCam

The company is not transparent in many ways. Let's start with the cabin, the photo they advertise is completely different than the actual cabin (Bella experience ocean view). They advertise the cabin being more ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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swisstrailblazer

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

We are cured of any desire to travel on a large cruise ship

The Grandiosa is certainly an impressive ship - the LED roof is amazing - but, but, but.. The tall silver bar stools on Deck 6 are terribly uncomfortable and I kept sliding off. The first time I sat on the normal ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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olgasera

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever!

We chose this cruise because we were told that the cruise was the same as all of the carnival cruises we have taken. They were not even close! My husband and I actually lost weight on this cruise because as it turns ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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foyspa

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Not my kinda cruise

Well after 73 cruises I can finally say never again on MSC. My pros were : Embarkation in Barcelona and disembarkation in Barcelona Our wait staff in main dining room (I use the term dining room loosely) ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Northwoodcruiser

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona on Norwegian Epic and 6 Barcelona Days

I chose this cruise because I wanted to have a Barcelona land and a Mediterranean cruise vacation. We arrived in Barcelona four days prior to cruise which began Sunday, October 20, 2019. We also stayed on in ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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kimwrightman

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great ports, bad ship

We were on the NCL Epic leaving from Barcelona I was in a group of 20 and we all felt the ship was lackluster. This was my first time on sailing with NCL and I will be sticking to my preferred cruise line in the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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carnut1980

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Stunning ship, west Med itinerary, balcony

Ship! 10/10 Stunning, huge, completed 2018, identical to MSC Seaside LED lights, mirrors, chrome, glass walkways, crystal staircases, ultra glamorous, a real assault on the senses! Cabin, 9/10! Balcony, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Deb7478

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Poor design - Worst customer service

The most disappointing of all my cruises. Room design very inconvenient and strange. The steward was just a glorified maid. He made the beds up and that was it. Unavailable for the first 3 days. Calls to ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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amelia3171

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A wonderful trip

Preamble I’m a 40-something Scot living in Ireland, I travel with my 50-something Irish friend. I’d always wanted to cruise but when I’d looked into cruising in the past the whole notion of set-dining ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Folkfeb10a

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Appalling start but customer service & cruise staff turned it round.

PART ONE - Horrendous Our holiday got off to a terrible start. I had booked to go away with my mother and a few of her [elderly] friends. We booked early and chose our cabins so that we were all together and ...
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Sail Date October 2019


AlanRRT avatar

AlanRRT

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great time in the Mediterranean

I'm 65 years old and have never been to Europe. What better way to see it than on a cruise? This cruise is all about the ports, there is only one sea day and most of the port days are long. This was my first ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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karen.west.0127

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Italy, France and Spain

My husband and I wanted to visit Italy so Cannes and Mallorca were a wonderful bonus. I can’t help comparing Norwegian to Royal Caribbean and I have to say Royal is still my favourite line. Some of the staff on ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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