"MSC Cruise to Mozambique
We were very excited for our cruise on the MSC Musica from Durban to Pomene mid February 2019. We were diverted last minute to the Portuguese Islands. Having read a couple of posts from..."Read More
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We initially chose this particular cruise because of the lovely itinerary and for a special pre retirement holiday. We had cruised with MSC three times previously and although it was not the best quality cruise line it was always an acceptable standard, reasonably priced and had good itineraries.
Right from the start of this cruise things were not managed well, the cruise started in Durban ...
We embarked on the cruise aboard the MSC Musica from Durban to Venice in April 2019 with expectations of the ship not being up to the standard to HAL/Princess/Celebrity but were hoping for an enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, this did not occur. From the commencement of embarkation the experience took a downhill curve.
Not only did it take hours, passengers had to line up in the direct sun ...
We have recently returned from the MSC Musica repositioning cruise from Durban South Africa to Venice. We have cruised with MSC previously so are perfectly aware of some of their 'foibles'. The main reason we chose this cruise was for the wonderful itinerary - we visited Reunion, Mauritius, The Seychelles, Aqaba, Suez Canal Transit, Katakolon, Kotor & Split.
We had hoped that over the years ...
We chose this cruise because of the destinations and the price was reasonable.
We cannot express in enough terms how disappointed we were with this ship.
We purchased an Aurea pkg. which included: priority boarding (that did not happen, we were kept waiting on the docks in the sun for nearly 25 mins.
Pkg. also included a 'solarium area' . This area was no different to any other area ...
Room not clean - asked to be cleaned again prior to unpacking had to ask for clean pillowcases, face washers
Tv not working No satellite reception once you leave a port
Water not given at dinner time in restaurant you had to pay for a bottle.
No chairs on deck 7 under shelter to sit away from the pool area.
Pay for movies
Pay for everything extra
Can’t go to the front of ship ...
We chose this cruise because it left from Durban, South Africa which allowed us to tick off a stay at Kruger National Park as well as a visit to Petra in Jordan.
The cruise embarkation in Durban would have to have been the longest, most shambolic and most disorganised we have EVER experienced.
The staff, apparently (or so we were told) were new. All we can say is that they hadn't been ...
Price and itinerary was the drawcard, but the cruise was just awful. Cold food with no flavour. No entertainment except for dancing and pool games. No movies or tv except if you paid for them. Treated like cattle on embarking took 2 hrs. Bistro closed at 2oc. Didnt get on till then. Room was dirty when we finally got in. Service at night in dining room was terrible took nearly 2 hrs and food was ...
It was our first cruise experience and we enjoyed it through out. We did not have enough time to even look all parts of the ship. Its huge.
They have lots of entertainments to keep us busy.
Rooms are very neat and compact, cleaning service is 100% perfect. Issues are resolved soon.
Only suggestion is to have some difference in break fast, every day it was same menu repeated.
We did ...
This was my second time on MSC cruise. This time the embarkation was a disaster. But this could have been caused by the bad weather. It took more than 2 hours to board. My daughter was restless and tired.
The ship sailed late and was driven very fast, I think this was to catch up the lost time, this unfortunately made some of us very sick. Which wasn't great at all.
The food/buffet was ...
Heard about the cruise specials offered from work colleagues .
Had never been on a cruise before and thought this trip would be a good idea. Kids still on nappies can be a problem as such is not catered for. Short cruises tend to be a problem as some of the facilities such as the kids day care and activities are only discovered midway through the cruise. Perhaps it would be better if a special ...