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MSC Grandiosa Cruise Reviews

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A very nice cruise with good food on a lovely ship, small improvements are possible
"Coffee, included in the beverage package, is available almost anywhere on the ship, expect the first place I went to order an espresso -- the Cafe tucked into the chocolate shop.While we are happy to comply and glad that MSC does everything they can to keep the cruise COVID safe (it appears they take this very seriously), we wound up waiting in the hot sun with other passenger pushing into us from behind and many people taking off their masks because of the discomfort of waiting outside in the sun...."Read More
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10+ Cruises

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Solid boat and great service

Review for MSC Grandiosa to Baltic Sea

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retrocedat
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

A family with a child (4 year old) had a good time in this cruise. We liked most the bowling aswell as some of the evening shows for the enetertainment. A big plus is their child day care, free of cost, where the small one could draw and play with others. They even had some movies for them. Clean room, the food was good overall, we even tried the speciality restaurants as they had an ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony Aurea

Traveled with children


Relocation cruise Med to Northern Europe

Review for MSC Grandiosa to Baltic Sea

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SueBel
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Having been a frequent MSC cruiser in South Africa we chose this relocation cruise as the best bang for our bucks. Originally booked in 2019 we were yet another casualty of Covid with our cruise being cancelled repeatedly from 2020/21 and into 2022. At last we were allowed to cruise but under Covid restrictions and with PCR testing together with our vaccination certifications being required. I ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Poor quality service and food but ship real pretty like your girlfriend

Review for MSC Grandiosa to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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CruiseM1018
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

Cruise review MSC Grandiosa April 19, 2022 About me: Hello all, thank you for taking the time to read my extensive review of the MSC Grandiosa. For better context, it’s always helpful to understand the client that is writing the review of a cruise company. I have long taken advantage of Cruise Critic and the resources on here to plan as perfect of vacation as possible! That being said, ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Amazing cruise

Review for MSC Grandiosa to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Noreen1961
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This cruise was originally booked for April 2021 but had to be moved to September and then April 2022 due to covid. MSC were very strict on covid regulations which was reassuring. Embarkation was a bit hectic, there was no one to tell us where the Yacht Club area for boarding was. Eventually we got to our cabin which was not the one I booked. The best part of the yacht club is the dining ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Yacht Club Deluxe Suite


Ridiculous Covid testing procedure before boarding created a strong negative impression…

Review for MSC Grandiosa to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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AaaR
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The cruise was absolutely excellent in every way. The ship is beautiful and the staff is wonderful. However the testing requirement pre-boarding was a total mess. First of all MSC hadn’t made it clear that it was necessary to bring a negative Covid test (not older than 48 hours) to the check-in desk. So on arrival to the port we were sent to a nearby pharmacy to get our test certificate. ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Yacht Club Inside Stateroom


No proper control, especially regarding Covid despite MSC proclaiming how careful they are.

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clarence50
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We will start by saying that we have been cruising for 25 years therefore we know what to expect. We joined the boat in Barcelona and arrived at the port at our scheduled time of 3pm. MSC said for us to arrive on time so as to avoid long awaits. We do not know what MSC understands to be a long wait but it took us three hours to get aboard. During this time we stood in countless queues ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


A lot of people having a great time!

Review for MSC Grandiosa to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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turkeyRIO
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This is our third cruise on MSC including a trip in yacht club prior to this cruise around the Mediterranean. We flew into wonderful BCN and the cruise port is a very short cab ride to the terminal. Embarkation was long but met expectations due to the many COVID hoops to jump through and documents to check. Once onboard we went to our balcony cabin on deck 13 which was much smaller than expected. ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Traveled with children


Price was right. The ship is amazing! The staff stepped up where they could, given current Covid related restrictions.

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MI family
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

MSC was one of the few options for a Mediterranean cruise this time of year and during the pandemic. We were grateful to be able to go, and at a reasonable price. We knew it would not have all of the "wow" factor because of health and regulatory restrictions, but the staff made up for that, especially the team in the Purple Crab. They focused on what they could control, providing the best ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Traveled with children


!!! MSC - Don't Do It !!!

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bobnsofi
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Ok, The staff are forced to hustle and relentlessly pitch the passengers, to benefit the ships profit, it's sad to see the pain in the worker's eyes. There are mostly bad's and just a few goods about my experience on MSC. BUFFET FOOD - horrible, they are cheap beyond imagination. If you like cheap fatty food like pizza, meatless pasta and hot dogs, MSC may be for you. They push the ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Lots of Cons!

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cepal
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I started planning that vacation 5 months before it left port. The first time I heard that we could not get off the ship unless we had MSC excursions planned was at dinner the first night. I literally have been on the MSC website almost daily for MONTHS and did not hear of such a rule. I planned an excursion for every port on our vacation and had to cancel (which we lost a massive amount of money ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony


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