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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


"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


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


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


First Oasis Class Experience

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Harmony of the Seas

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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


Amazing ship - amazing cruise

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Harmony of the Seas

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Esther-Belgium
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Finally it is cruising time again! And you could feel that vibe all over the ship :-) In advance, we had to deal with a lot of paperwork (PLF for Spain, covid safe ticket, PLF for Italy, embarkation ticket, health quastionnaire, QR-code for covid test before boarding...) It was kind of stressfull. When we arrived at the terminal, we had to show our embarkation ticket at least 5 times at ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Interior


Amazing ship but not quite the suite spot

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Harmony of the Seas

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drpatronise
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

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


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