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Terrible! Honest truth

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Caribbean - Western

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345texas
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

I’m not sure where to start but for I guess I’ll start with boarding. This was only my third cruise ever and first with MSC I’m 26 so this is my experience. It took us about 3 hours to get on the ship I can with a group of 15 and we paid in advance for an MSC shuttle to pick us up from the Air bnb , we chose the earliest time (7am) and when we arrived they told us they won’t let anyone into the ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Excellent value for money

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Caribbean - Western

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APDMOM
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We just returned from a Thanksgiving cruise on Meraviglia. Overall, we had an excellent experience at an unbeatable price for two aft balconies. As far as dining, we especially enjoyed the meals in the main dining room, smoothies for breakfast in the marketplace buffet, the pizza, and the variety of ethnic options that changed every day. The cheesecake at dinner was consistently the best ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Very Friendly Crew, Great Amenities, but this ship needs to be renamed the Carnival Slamorama

Review for Carnival Panorama to Mexican Riviera

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Seanport
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We have cruised on many different Carnival ships over the past few years and have a broad range of experiences with different cabin classes and the amenities and layouts of both their older and newer ships. We stayed in a balcony cabin this time around and as Gold VIFP members, got the almost zero perks our class of membership gets. After sailing 50 nights over the last few years, we still have 25 ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Cloud 9 Spa Balcony


Poor management of passengers

Review for Harmony of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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ELLIOTMEDOFF
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We selected this cruise for a 50th-year reunion of college frat. Entry to the ship was very organized and quick as was exiting the ship at the end of the cruise, The problem was the cruise. They are not designed to handle 6,000 people on this ship. all of the venues are too small to handle the crowd. They have one main show at night but have 2 main dining sittings, Does management have ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Good First Cruise with Kids

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Caribbean - Western

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Digity
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

I benefited from many of the reviews, and I thought I would leave my own review for future travelers. This was our first cruise of a family of five with daughters ranging from eight to twelve years old. As our first cruise, not knowing if we liked the concept, we mostly chose MSC due to the cost compared to the major brands. Overall, we had an excellent time with MSC and the logistics of ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Premium Balcony

Traveled with children


Great cruise, beautiful ship, great food, party atmosphere.

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Caribbean - Western

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Okraf
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Embarkation at Port Canaveral was done in under 45 mins start to finish, despite warnings of queues in previous weeks, although this sailing was half-full. Check-in staff were friendly and helpful, as were the crew on the ship who kept it spotless everywhere. (Disembarkation was equally easy, although not all our cases were present straightaway so we waited about 15 minutes. The card ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Amazing cruise

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Caribbean - Western

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DisneyDebbie
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We are fans of MSC and most definitely of the Yacht Club. It turns out that on this sailing there was only 1400 passengers and to be honest the ship was empty but in a good way. We ate at several of the specialty restaurants and enjoyed each one however with that being said, my favorite was “Hola -Tacos, the food and service was amazing. The shows were definitely worth going to. I think the only ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Yacht Club Royal Suite


A Wonderful Cruise in the Yacht Club

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Caribbean - Western

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cgreg7
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I can't begin to say how shocked I was of having such excellent service and great food and 1st class entertainment. By reading these reviews I would of never guess the cruise would far exceed my expectations. Lets start with the food, because I was with another cabin that was not in the yacht club, I ate in the Panorama and the specialty restaurants. Lots of variety as well as great service and ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Yacht Club Duplex Suite with Jacuzzi


Overall had a great time on panorama

Review for Carnival Panorama to Mexican Riviera

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Pepper627
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The only downside was the food in the main dining room was subpar. I last cruise pre-Covid in 2019 and the horizon in the food was much better almost identical layout to the panorama but the food in the panorama dining room was not good. Food and other venues was good and plentiful overall it was a very nice experience the only exception was going to the main dining room which of course you look ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Interior


Not enough facilities long lines and wait times

Review for Harmony of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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discerningTraveler22
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

My wife and I took this cruise in oct of ‘22. I’ve done about 10 cruises thus far and this was by far the most frustrating experience I have had. First the good: only two sea days. The first stop was coco cay. Beautiful private beach, large enough to find a peaceful area. Next stop was Nassau. Although it rained, it was still a good time hitting the straw market, craft beer bar and ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


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