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Transatlantic First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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The Pros and Cons of the MSC Meraviglia

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Transatlantic

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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

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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


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

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roamingrhino
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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


First Oasis Class Experience

Review for Harmony of the Seas to Transatlantic

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Brucemcdou
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We booked this transatlantic cruise in the depths of the pandemic to have something to look forward to - we never imagined that we'd still be wondering right up until the last minute whether it would go or not. Along with being our very first time on an Oasis class ship, our experience was certainly different due to the very small number of pax on board: approximately 1300 on a ship designed to ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Flatters to Deceive

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Jao1953
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was my first and probably last MSC cruise. It's a pity because the ship itself has some good points and the ports of call were fantastic. We picked the ship up in Southampton along with what it turns out a lot of new crew who took a couple of days to come to terms with things. Staff were very polite and willing to assist if possible. We had a balcony cabin which was kept spotless ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Beautiful & bold.....but too big for me

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zany janey
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Selected this cruise to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary so special occasion = the Yacht Club experience. I'm so glad I chose the YC as the rest of the ship was just way too big for me. One of the reasons I paid so much for YC was priority embarkation and disembarkation. Unfortunately there was no priority embarkation at Kiel, despite what I'd been told beforehand and it really was ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Yacht Club Inside Stateroom


Transatlantic of Harmony of the Seas

Review for Harmony of the Seas to Transatlantic

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cantin2
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We are on a trans Atlantic crossing from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale on the inaugural cruise of Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas. We chose a balcony room overlooking the Boardwalk - #11723. The room is quite spacious - the king size bed is close to the balcony with two very small nightstands with no drawers. The bedding is very comfortable. There is plenty of storage space - room ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Boardwalk View Stateroom with Balcony


Our fifth Oasis Class ship cruise

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gjginparadise
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We have never posted a review on cruise critic before. We are not sure if we are just not so much in awe of this class ship as we previously were on the Oasis and the Allure but we felt this ship did not compare. We were happy with our Ocean balcony cabin but our cabin steward was mediocre. The dining room food was decent but again, mediocre. The Windjammer had better food than the dining ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


Fabulous Ship

Review for Harmony of the Seas to Transatlantic

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LindaTMK
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have over 18 cruises under our belt. But this ship topped them all. We were privileged to cruise the historic trip from Spain to Ft. Lauderdale and witnessed first-hand the coming together of Allure and Oasis with the Harmony in Ft. Lauderdale. What an experience! And what a beautiful and well-appointed ship. Despite the 6,000 passengers, we did not feel crowded or boxed-in. The food was ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Central Park View Stateroom with Balcony


Enjoyable cruise and beautiful ship!

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jch0814
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

More and more we enjoy the transatlantic cruises - sea days are a blessing for us so having so many in a row is a wonderful chance to kick back and truly get in relaxation mode. The one way airfare booked through RCCL is so reasonable that it makes the decision to do both fall and spring TA's a no brainer for us. Plus, we live in Florida so either the beginning or end of our journey makes it very ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Boardwalk View Stateroom with Balcony


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