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MSC Genoa Cruise Reviews

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98 MSC Genoa Cruise Reviews


andrewjb1 avatar

andrewjb1

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Cruising During Covid with MSC

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MSC are one of the first cruise lines to start operating their ships again following the situation with Covid-19. Whilst they appear to be getting it right and the experience was excellent they could be leading to ...
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Sail Date September 2020


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kiwiatheart

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

More similarities with a limited-stops train than a cruise

I had a week to fill in over the Christmas period, and I thought that a week-long cruise would be a good and convenient option. I boarded and disembarked MSC Grandiosa in Genoa, and thought that I would be visiting ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Milarepa

3 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Some Great Things, But Also Some Deal Breakers

The MSC Grandiosa is a very mixed experience, and whether it makes sense for you depends a lot on what you value and what gets under your skin. I will first describe the things on MSC Grandiosa that are ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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sunlver

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very disorganized staff

Warning signs started when we borded and we couldn't find the life jackets in the wardrobe. Later on our steward found them stuffed way under the bed where you couldn't see them without a flashlight. We had smooth ...
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Sail Date October 2019


David Watt avatar

David Watt

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for, hard working crew....

I picked this cruise for the price as a solo traveller as I thought the itinerary was good for the time of the year (Dec), overall I got good value for money as the ship was clean and the crew hard working. The food ...
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Sail Date December 2019


MorkS avatar

MorkS

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A few tweaks would make this great.

My wife and I took a five night cruise. We stayed in an interior stateroom. TL;DR Overall nice, and with a few tweaks (later activity hours mainly) it would have been great. The Good: -The ship itself is huge ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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jeanette619

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Communication problems

This was my first cruise on MSC. I was very apprehensive, as all the reviews were negative. Embarkation was find. Our cabin and steward were great. The food in the dining room not so great. Food had no ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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cathy d

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

MSC Divina Mediterranean June 1 2019 Genoa

Here is some info about me: I'm 48. Live in USA. have cruised 51 days with Carnival, 14 days with princes, and now 7 with MSC. Have cruised a lot of Caribbean, one Norway, one Alaska, and now one ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Gillers1

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Cruise

This was our first time with MSC, we've previously sailed with RCI, Princess and P & O. Having read reviews on this site we were really apprehensive. However, we were pleasantly surprised. Embarkation and ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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nroth

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mediterranean cruise

We chose this cruise based on the value for the price and the ports of call. The ship itself was nice although there was extensive leaking on the 9th floor the duration of the cruise. The main areas were well ...
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Sail Date April 2019


apeman avatar

apeman

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship but improvements to services required

Booked this cruise nearly 2 years ago. I have sailed with MSC a couple of times beforehand so I had an idea what to expect. We embarked at Genoa, as we had stayed overnight in a local hotel we boarded early so ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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MagdalenaSz

1 Review Written

Great itinerary but MSC doesn’t pay attention to details

We previously cruised on Costa, Carnival and Holland America as suite guests. We purchased a suite on MSC. This time there was no champagne in the cabin, no daily fresh fruit, no coffee and no hair conditioner. And ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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cvg42

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Strange cruise

4th cruise with MSC, first time divina. (before: music/fantasia/splendida). Always nice cruises, otherwise wouldn't have booked a 4th cruise :). Sailed from Genoa to Venice. Balcony state room fantastic (11094). ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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hdbaumeister

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Dull ship, too big for my taste.

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Bunnies18

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

MSC Preziosa 2018

The ship The MSC Preziosa is one of 4 “Fantasia” class ships in the MSC Cruise Fleet. It started it’s life as a ship ordered by the Gadaffi Regime in Libya.The original vision for the ship was to include a ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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wernerbeinchen

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Crowded, loud and unfriendly

We booked Aurea Suite und as Black Member in the Voyager Club we expected high comfort and attentive service. We wanted to enjoy the five-day-transatlantik and the lovely islands of south carribean as Barbados, ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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FrancoAli

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not conducive to cruising

The enticement? Interesting ports in Europe, Africa and South America. Our first cruise experience. We agree it might be the last one. Looking back it was frantic from the moment of embarkation in Genoa. Long line ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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outram

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Preziosa Problems

Started the cruise in Genoa Italy. This was in cruise crossing the Atlantic to the Caribbean, the first few days were spent at different Mediterranean ports then onto the island of Tenerife, now there was five days ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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flyaeu

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

MSC have lovely ships, however miss the mark in other areas, including food!!

Choose a short cruise as a break between our longer holidays. Overall we had a good time the Preziosa is a nice ship very similar to the Meraviglia that we sailed on in Jan 2018. Our Cabin 11011 was a good cabin, ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Jem23

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Wouldn’t rush to go with MSC again

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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nycviki

1 Review Written

Could have been better

this was an OK - average cruise experience, but defiantly could have been better. if you like to have coffee with your breakfast, get ready to wait 30 minute to have it brought to you, or you will have to go to ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Bertiespiv

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Lovely week in the Med on a beautiful ship.

Our first MSC cruise and won't be our last. Chosen for the itinerary. Would have given it a 4 but for the disappointing dining experience. Ship is immaculate and although the ship was full it was kept spotless at ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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pallascats

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great expectations...poor service and food

We sailed on MSC Opera, western mediterranean (Genova, Marseille, Palma, Ibiza, Olbia, Livorno) on 30 june 2018. I am Italian, my husband is from US, we sailed before on other cruise lines. We choose MSC to get the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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bfamily9

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

MSC Ala Carte Pricing_Issues for American Passengers

We traveled to and from Genoa to the Western Mediterranean. However we flew into and out of Milan as it was cheaper, with more flights, and then we took trains to match our itinerary. The price was reasonable, and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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mapgirl34

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not as bad as the reviews but could be better

I read horrible reviews prior to my trip, but I still signed on because the ports were enticing and the price was right. To begin, getting any sort of help online prior to travel was impossible. No one ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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