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Beautiful experience

Review for a Mediterranean Cruise on MSC Meraviglia

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Margeot
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this particular cruise as we wanted to sell across the Atlantic after a European vacation. First and foremost the ship is absolutely beautiful! In addition to being beautiful, it was spotless! Staff are constantly cleaning! We were fortunate to be on this particular cruise that left from Portugal across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. There were about 1100 guests and over 1300 staff. We ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony Aurea


The Pros and Cons of the MSC Meraviglia

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on MSC Meraviglia

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lovetodance7
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Cruise review for MSC Meraviglia 19-day transatlantic cruise from Barcelona Spain to Port Canaveral (9/24/2022 to 10/13/2022) Inside stateroom #8073. Note: we only ate in the Market place buffet because the service in the dining rooms are so slow and the food choices in the dining room are very limited. Note that we spoke to many passengers on this very long cruise that agree with our ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony Aurea


"Nickel and Dime" Experience

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on MSC Meraviglia

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bmesser
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I've cruised with Crystal, Princess, Norwegian, and Holland America, and without a doubt, my experience with MSC is the worst. Although the fare was lower than expected, transatlantic from Barcelona to Barbados, the "nickel and dime" experience on board, coupled with frequent billing errors, poorly organized shore tours, and poorly managed buffet staff, made the experience unforgettably poor. I ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Fall color Canadian, back to back cruise Boston to Quebec City and back.

Review for a Mediterranean Cruise on MSC Meraviglia

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waynebell
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

A fall color cruise was a bucket list item. Unfortunately a hurricane stripped trees of fall colors in many ports. Prince Edward Island was damaged. It closed on our first leg but opened for the second. We booked and enjoyed a Green Gables tour even though damage was evident. Tree damage (almost as bad in Halifax and Sidney) didn't keep us from enjoying Alexander Graham Bell's house and the ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


1st time with MSC and we loved it. Great crossing and very fun staff.

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on MSC Meraviglia

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roamingrhino
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because as a retired couple it seemed like a new adventure to get back to the US. Embarcation took 1 hour and 10 minutes. The ship is a cross between Las Vegas and Star Trek. Lots of mirrors, glass and flash. The buffet food (we only went there 5 times) was very good and well-presented. The main dining rooms were elegant and service was great most of the time. MSC ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony Aurea


We would book again if the price was right

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on MSC Meraviglia

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Ziggydoddle
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

We booked 2 nights in Barcelona pre the cruise and then a 7 night cruise. The ports of call were Barcelona, Cannes, Genoa, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Palma De Mallorca & Barcelona. The ship surprised us and we would book MSC again but a couple of things need to improve. The Buffet selection was very good, The pizza was fantastic and we were very pleased with the drinks package selection. ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony


Beautiful ship, wonderful ports.

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on MSC Meraviglia

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mzvicky70
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

My husband and I chose this cruise because of the Ports of call. We really wanted to sail through the Italian and French Riviera to see Nice, Portofino, Cinque Terre. We had never sailed MSC before and wanted to try it. The ship is beautiful! The staff were wonderful! Entertainment was some of the best we have seen on a ship! Combined, my husband and I have been on over 20 cruise ships. ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


MSC Meraviglia ship thinks it's still sailing in Europe

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on MSC Meraviglia

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cruiseladies99
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This is a new ship and it is beautiful and the price was right. Getting on the ship was pretty fast if you don't stop to take a cruise pic. First impression of inside of ship was wow very nice. We went to buffet for lunch it was just ok noting special like Carnival or RCCL lines what I'm use to. Made it to cabin stated where's the 3rd closet and extra storage space. There was a foul smell coming ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Inside Stateroom


Meraviglia - Repositioning Extensive Review

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on MSC Meraviglia

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CruisinMaterial
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

About the Reviewer: I’m a 37-year-old male who sailed with his mother to celebrate her milestone birthday. This was my second MSC Cruise, my first being on the MSC Seaside in October 2018 (there’s a review for that voyage as well). However, this sailing I was celebrating a milestone of my own as this was my 47th cruise overall and my accomplishment was hitting a full year of my life at sea! Other ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Many plusses. . .Many minuses

Review for a Canada & New England Cruise on MSC Meraviglia

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rettiga
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

First, although Cruise Critic insists on calling this a 5-night leaf-peeper run, it was in fact a 13-night repo from New York to Miami via the Eastern Caribbean. My wife and I booked this cruise as a target of opportunity: a nice way to celebrate her birthday, a nice opportunity to see our kids in New York before the cruise, and a nice opportunity to visit cousins in Florida afterward. We chose ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


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