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Genoa MSC Meraviglia Cruise Reviews

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MSC Meraviglia
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48 Genoa MSC Meraviglia Cruise Reviews


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EllaDuChien

5 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

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

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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, ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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M0Msigns2019

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise! Great itinerary! Awesome price!

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 ...
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Sail Date March 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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otonomartillo

2 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Great ports of call

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Iowa cruiser

17 Reviews Written

74 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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sdbmc

2 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Another excellent MSC cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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stp_mmh5

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Amazing Yacht Club and Friends Cruise!

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 ...
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Sail Date December 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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Adair Walk

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

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

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. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Sockalaura

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

First ever cruise!

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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ajbabe

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our worst cruise to date.

I wanted to try MSC but had not read many reviews. This was a new ship (sailed Nov 2017), and the itenirary was right. We booked a balcony aurea. Room was tipical of cruise ships, shower was better due to glass ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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crusin2018

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Our nightmare honeymoon cruise

We were on the Meraviglia March 11-18. We booked the cruise about 5 weeks before departure because we had the opportunity to travel to Europe for work during March. With the tight timeline and last minute wedding ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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the2rais

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Magicificent ship.....Disgraceful service.....horrible food.....

Wonderful itinerary...beautiful ship...SERVICE WAS DISGRACEFUL....never want to sail on any of the MSC ships again. Food was horrible...Bar service was disgusting....dinner was a nightmare....no water, no coffee or ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Paddy in Oz

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A disappointing cruise.

Overall we were disappointed with this cruise. A beautiful ship with lots of high value shops. Food in the buffet left a lot to be desired in flavour and quality and also was barely warm. Elegant dining was ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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wallslo

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great time

This was our 14th cruise and our first on MSC. As we got closer to our sail date, (April 1), started to get nervous about the poor reviews. Well, those worries left us when we boarded in Genoa. we had a large ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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DaftTart

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

All fur coat and no knickers...

Returned from an MSC Meraviglia cruise yesterday (April Fool’s day, funnily enough) - very disappointed with our trip. If you’re thinking about booking with MSC, and trying to ignore the bad press they get in ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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onatan

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Bitter sweet experience

I was looking forward for this experience with MSC having travelled with other companies in the past. first the sweet: The ship is new and looks very well kept, the cabin was really nice, the staff is trying ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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MLRCruiseFamily

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Time on the MSC Meraviglia

Embarkation was very smooth. We did have the Aurea Package which meant we basically just walked right on. We waited till noon to get to the port and we were on the ship within 30 mins of being dropped off by the ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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OptimistKeith

9 Reviews Written

144 Helpful Votes

Awesome ship, great service, some disappointment.

MSC is one of my favourite cruises lines and I love their ships, particularly the Poesia, Divina, Magnifica and Preziosa. There seems to be a lot of negative comments on many of the reviews of MSC, mostly to do ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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loriwynkoop

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

For your own sake, take the time to read our experience on MSC's Meraviglia

39 years of cruising, 30th cruise just completed. This is the 1st time I have ever uttered the words "I can't wait to get off this ship!" Website: Pros: There aren't any. Cons: Buyer Beware. See for ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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mogobubu

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Okay for the money.

I signed up before I had read the reviews. If you want a great itinerary on for a cheap price MSC Meraviglia is a good deal. However, expect to get nickel and dimed to death. They even make you pay for water in the ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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shahille

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Wonderful!

We chose this cruise for a family Christmas holiday and prior to leaving I became very anxious after reading all the negative reviews. We had an amazing week on board a beautiful ship and not one of our group of ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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muggo11

7 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

First time on MSC a home-run

Intriqued by the Mediterranean itinerary, the Yacht Club ship-within-a-ship, the bargain pricing AND the program that matched our Princess loyalty status, we couldn't be happier with our experiment. We have already ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Bewarehiddencharges

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Minefield of hidden charges

On arrival onboard there is a huge hard sell line of touts that surround you as you walk through calling out to you to buy all their extra packages and shoving their ads in your hands. Very difficult to ignore or ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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BigRoger

2 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

What Suits (or Doesn’t) One Cruiser Isn’t the Same for All…..

We did a review of our September cruise on MSC Preziosa where we concluded that the cruise and the on board experience was much better than we feared… that cruise was a planned dry run for Meraviglia which had ...
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Sail Date November 2017


MSC Meraviglia Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.03.8
Dining4.02.9
Entertainment5.03.4
Public Rooms5.03.7
Fitness Recreation5.03.5
Family5.03.3
Enrichment2.02.9
Service4.03.3
Value For Money5.03.1
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