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Europe - Western Mediterranean First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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Amazing ship but not quite the suite spot

Review for Harmony of the Seas to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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drpatronise
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

I booked this cruise mid-pandemic on a whim and got a great deal. As a Brit, it really came down to the wire as to whether we would be allowed onboard due to Italy not allowing UK residents to enter, luckily the rules changed on 1st September so we could finally start to get excited about our first cruise in 2 years! Some of the pre-cruise communications were confusing but it’s a constantly ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Grand Suite with Balcony


Worst cruise ever!

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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rosyc
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was my 6th cruise, very first with MSC. I have cruised with Carnival and Celebrity. This ship was so disorganized. Every person you asked had a different answer. The rooms were not cleaned well. The food was TERRIBLE. Not fresh. They sent up wrong breakfasts and one day, no breakfast at all. 3/4 of the staff were rude. The dining room was awful. The first night our table of 4, we ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Had a Good Time

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Elric
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

I should point out that this was my first cruise although my wife has been on several, including another MSC cruise. We scheduled this cruise about a year in advance and purchased the cheapest cabin available. We figured we would be on excursions everyday and didn't plan to spend much time in the cabin so no need to get a fancy one. We flew from the US to Barcelona two days before the cruise ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom


Beautiful ship, excellent entertainment, good food and warm atmosphere

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lyudmyla_camp
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

We chose this cruise ship because of the ports mostly. We were most interested in sightseeing, but got more than we expected. We used cruise shuttles and Hop-off/Hop-on busses arranged by the cruise, for reasonable price. We did not use any excursions, explored on our own and found it to be very efficient. On the ship, the entertainment was outstanding. We planned to book a Cirque du Soleil ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Traveled with children


Poor food, sad unfriendly staff and no customer support

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Rjrja20
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

First , I tried to contact MSC customer support prior to the cruise. Two emails and two phone call back requests and NO response! Ship was beautiful but food was mediocre at best. Staff was sad looking, not friendly and not helpful. They just stood around looking like sad sacks. When I had an issue and went to the front desk I was met with:someone will respond. No one ever did. Funny, after I got ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom


Some Pros and cons

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GOIN2C
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Sailed with husband,daughter and 2 friends. This was our 55th cruise. 6th cruise line, returned from 04/04/2019 sailing on MSC .meraveglia The ship is lovely, staff was wonderful, especially Jonathan, my room steward. ( Balcony Stateroom #13150, Aurea experience), was kept perfect at all times. Jonathan was kind, courteous and one of the best I’ve ever had. The room needs more ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Beautiful and new ship

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Pcallaway
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This ship was amazing and beautiful. Tastefully decorated, extremely clean and very nice cabins. But, the food was the downside. This was my first cruise with MSC. We've cruised many times on Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian, Celebrity and Princess. The food on MSC was no comparison to these other lines. It was a disppointment in the main dining room and buffet. As spactacular as this ship is, ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Amazing Yacht Club and Friends Cruise!

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stp_mmh5
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

We chose this particular trip because of a few reasons: 1. We sailed this same ship and route last year and had such a great time we could not wait to go again. 2. The price was just right to try the Yacht Club experience 3. We had friends who wanted to try cruising, and figured this was the best option for them, and we could show them the ropes on cruising. So below are our thoughts ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Yacht Club Inside Stateroom


Mr Lee's Mediterranean medley

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Leeonship
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

I would like to start off by saying that this cruise was booked whilst on-board a previous MSC cruise in the year (Voyagers Club), therefore understandably chuffed with the already discounted trip/cabin/onboard credit ect. The Meraviglia is huge, well planned out and therefore should provide any passenger with a pleasant experience, over the duration of the holiday not once did I see an ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Fabulous experience, so why the poor reviews?

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rivaview
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I have cruised before, but my wife had not, and she was looking for "an over the top" experience". So I began searching for big ships doing the Mediterranean in November. MSC had a lot of ships and the Meraviglia is one of the top 10 largest ships afloat, very new, and the video was amazing. The reviews however, were anything but amazing. Like lukewarm and even negative reviews about our ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Fantastica Inside Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


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