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Hamburg to Europe Cruise Reviews

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26 Hamburg to Europe Cruise Reviews


Laurabrij avatar

Laurabrij

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected

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To start at the beginning embarkation took over 3 hours, 2 sat in the waiting area and an over an hour queuing, the luggage got to the room before us! Muster drill was chaotic, people stood chatting and not ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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andrewjb1

3 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

We took a 3 night mini cruise which sailed from Hamburg, stooping in Le Havre, France and ending in Southampton. I have cruised with MSC previously so pretty much knew what to expect, whilst I would sail with MSC ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Rania70 avatar

Rania70

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice ship. Amazing staff. Food level not up to standard for a luxury ship.

I choose MSC without going through the reviews and that was a big mistake. The only high standard other than the ship is the amazing staff which I believe that they are the most valuable asset. And if they ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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sun25

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC Bait & Switch drink package

My wife and I, and another couple booked 2 MSC European cruises about a year in advance. The first, on the MSC Orchestra, sailed from Hamburg on June 5th and visited ports in Scotland and Ireland. This was our first ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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seabourndt

22 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Mini cruise

I Wanted to try MSC and see what i thought,I had done 5 cruises on them but not for 7 years. sadly you cannot carry over your points so from BLACK i was NOW SILVER. PRE CRUISE. I Flew on RYANAIR from STANSTED ...
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Sail Date April 2019


Duffyhs avatar

Duffyhs

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Poor staff, too many people

We are certainly not cruise experts. We booked the cruise based on land stops and the look of the cabins. The destinations were well picked and we enjoyed every one of them. We did not use the MSC Excursion service ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Aurora Australis

1 Review Written

Less (service-quality-quantity) for More (money)

MSC MERAVICLIA / 5 – 19 JULY 2018 / CABIN 8020 (Inside) “L’Olive D’Oree” Dining room We had an early – on time request – via our travel agent for a table of two. Instead of this, MSC gave us a ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Aigo

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Msc is losing his smile

Never MSC for me... They should name the next ship MSC upsell. On the Meraviglia upselling is going on from when you wake up until you gouing to sleep again. I'll booked the orient spa. 120€ for 60 min massage, ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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slotravelers

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall ok with frustrations sailing Norway and Iceland

We chose this cruise for the itinerary and had been satisfied with NCL twice before. Great itinerary but organized chaos on several occasions. The main buffet dining, the Garden Cafe, was always CROWDED!! People ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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little britain

34 Reviews Written

56 Helpful Votes

The one where it all went wrong...

Where do I start.....? The cruise documentation detailed the wrong port in Hamburg. I actually had to point it out to MSC UK that the address was wrong and they sent out second documents a few days later which ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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josemmsa

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Poor oraganization

I’m publishing this review four months after it ended, because of lack of time to write it. Still I think I have relevant experiences that could be useful for future cruisers. I boarded this ship in mid August in ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Clavito

1 Review Written

The everyday embarking system sucks!!!

Hello, MSC Preziosa was my third cruise (first with MSC) and we really hate but really hate the fact to have a new guest every day. I became unpersonal, no change to create a bond (a week bound) Talking to the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


CaptainHooks avatar

CaptainHooks

2 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Fifty/ fifty

I was trying to book a NCL cruise to burn my deposit. Last year we went on their Baltic cruise. Copenhagen, Tallin, St Petersburg, etc. They have a Norway Fjord cruise but sold out pretty quick and it was pricey. ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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howardrd

5 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

No Surprises

This was booked as a short break that fit in with a visit to Hamburg followed by a 3 night mini cruise back to the UK. My expectation levels were not high an, mainly due to that, I was not disappointed. For such ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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chrclaus

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Good itinerary, mediocre ship

We chose the cruise for the itinerary and the sailing date, although we had a bad experience with MSC before. We did not book any transport or excursions with MSC but made our own arrangements. Embarkation was the ...
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Sail Date August 2016


Gisela Martinez avatar

Gisela Martinez

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

They gave me a balcony with a completely obstructed view.

I would like to make a complaint of my last cruise with MSC. In October 2013, I made a cruise in the Mediterranean in the ship Lirica. I reserved a balcony and this trip was great. I had a beautiful view from my ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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agsigns

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Good and the Bad

It was our first cruise with MSC. We've worked on cruises for quire a few years as entertainers and have also done over 30 cruises in a passenger/tourist capacity, with lots of different cruise companies, from ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Thornton1971

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship, pity about the service and food.

Always wanted to try Cunard and expectations were set high, so we booked a mini-cruise Kiel to Southampton in an ocean view room. The good.... Stateroom was nice size, good decor and well serviced. 1/2 bottle ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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trisha1958

7 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Great Destinations, Great ship, Pity about administration and organisation

We chose this cruise becase of the places it visited, more particularly Svalbard. The ship was well appointed, however MSC did not live up to the hype that everything was in english. Whilst they were not the ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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energizer0_0

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Terrible pre cruise customer service, not bad ship and itinerary

Right up front let us say our overall rating is skewed by MSC's abysmal customer service pre cruise. To our queries both directly and via travel agent, their responses were late, minimal, nonexistent and just ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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ACECOM

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pleasantly Unpleasant

I would never go on the MSC "Poesia" again after the Glacier and Mediterranean trip I just experienced. To begin the Australian and New Zealand people were misled when they said it was a 23 day cruise. Only later ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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yashinfan

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Loved it, but a few tips would have improved it

Everything was great, I would take this exact cruise again. I have no idea what people are complaining about. We travelled with our 8 month old, which was very nerve wracking for me, but ended up being so stress ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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CruisingMomma!

7 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for

We saw 9 countries in ten days and the sites were fabulous! The price for the 4 of us including taxes and port fees was $2170. The ship was clean and heavily decorated in a tacky manner. This is our 3rd cruise with ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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lynntrash

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC Doesn't Care

MSC Magnifica – April 2014 – Out of Hamburg Background  I would prefer you consider the following as a critique of my latest cruise with MSC.  This is my third cruise with MSC.  The first in 2012 on the ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Spookle

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship let down by food and staff

We flew to Hamburg to join this cruise and were very impressed with the price. Boarding in Hamburg took forever.. we queued for at least 2 hours and we arrived early. The ship itself is beautiful and balcony cabin ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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