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First Time on MSC...Not sure I'll do it again

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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EllaDuChien

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

We chose this cruise for the ports and to try a new line. MSC has the status match program which also helped. This cruise was from Genoa, Italy to Kiel, Germany with stops at Marseille, Barcelona, Cadiz, Lisbon, Vigo, and Southampton. Embarkation: This was a disaster. I am not sure if Genoa was not equipped to handle this many passengers, or if they were just not prepared to turn over the ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Outside Stateroom


Wonderful cruise! Great itinerary! Awesome price!

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M0Msigns2019

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

We booked this cruise a year in advance with an inside guarantee quad cabin. We were given a free upgrade to an outside cabin with a porthole #5078. Room was well laid out, enough room for us and 2 teenagers. The couch lifted to form a bunk bed. Shower was larger then other cruises. We had mid dining 730 and ate every night in the dining room. Because we are from the states, msc included free ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Bella Outside Stateroom


Dull ship, too big for my taste.

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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hdbaumeister

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Summary: Good vs. Bad These are just things to be aware of - some of them aren‘t easily changeable, some are management issues. Good Food quality in the buffet restaurant. Really quite new and showing it. Cirque du Soleil on board. Bad Ship design and construction: There are many issues with the way the ship was designed and built that I found to be quite negative as compared ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Great ports of call

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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otonomartillo

10+ Cruises

Overall, this was an enjoyable cruise and I would sail on MSC again. My husband and I sailed with our 13 mo daughter and both sets of grandparents (in their 70s). We have all cruised several times on a variety of cruise lines. This was our first time on MSC. EMBARKATION: We spent a week traveling around Italy prior to making our way to Genoa, where we embarked. We found the locals in ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom

Traveled with children


An extensive review of the MSC Meraviglia and its Western Mediterranean ports

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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Iowa cruiser

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I have taken more than 50 cruises on nine different cruise lines, but this was my first cruise with MSC, and the new Meraviglia was a very pleasant surprise. It is an absolutely gorgeous ship with a very polite and helpful crew. I had seen all the western Mediterranean ports on our itinerary before, but they are some of my favorites. I will give you ideas on what to expect on your cruise and ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Another excellent MSC cruise

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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sdbmc

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

We have been on 17 MSC cruises now and wouldn't consider any other cruise line. We tend to pick cruises based on dates rather than itinerary as we just go to relax. This time was a bit different for us as it was the first time we had been away for New Year, and the first time cruising in winter. This was also the first time being on such a large ship so we were a bit apprehensive especially ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom


Amazing Yacht Club and Friends Cruise!

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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stp_mmh5

10+ Cruises

Age 20s

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


A week of my life I will never get back.....

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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Adair Walk

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Without doubt the very worst holiday (let alone cruise) we have ever been on. Please, please, please do not ignore the negative MSC reviews and part with your hard earned cash or 'Take a punt' like we did. Where to start. 1 - Ship - Lovely modern and clean. They've put a lot of thought in to it. 2 - Customer service - non-existent. Most staff are rude at best, hostile or aggressive at ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom


First ever cruise!

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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Sockalaura

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

What an experience! First ever cruise and what better way to experience cruising than with MSC Meraviglia. This is a trip I will not be forgetting! I want this to be an honest review, so below I’ve listed the positives along with the negatives and also given (I hope) some sound advice if you are thinking of sailing on MSC Meraviglia. The positives:- - The staff! They couldn’t do enough ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Wouldn’t rush to go with MSC again

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Jem23

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

So this was my third cruise, our first with MSC which we embarked in Genoa for our honeymoon around the Mediterranean. Firstly the ship is amazing and our room was lovely, we had everything we needed but unfortunately there were not many other positives things we encounted on our cruise. The majority of the staff were unpleasant, shuffling around, generally miserable and you felt as if you asked ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


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