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MSC Splendida Cruise Reviews

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327 MSC Splendida Cruise Reviews


blue dragon avatar

blue dragon

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

"so sorry" but we won't do anything cruise

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I have over 10 years of cruising history with over 20 cruises on various line. I have seen better and lesser conditions on cruises over that time BUT The cruise that I have just taken on MSC on the Splendida on Feb ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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enuf42

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Suite 9010 - The Cruise That Should Never Have Happened.

28 days from Dubai to Hamburg visiting places I had never been was the mantra for our cruise. We set sail on March 12th 2020, same day I believe the world Pandemic was officially announced. Should MSC have let ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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tim716

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

28-night Grand Voyage - a great cruise and a great MSC job in the virus madness!

I booked this cruise 3 days before the virus hysteria started. I chose it because it was very cheap (about 40 euro person/day) with an Ok itinerary. It turned out to be probably the best and definitely the most ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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kdttree

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Good price and destinations/tepid hard and uncooked food

Boarded promptly in Dubai. Lovely ship, good sized cabin (upgraded to balcony). Hardworking staff, clean ship, entertainment crew friendly, funny and made great efforts to amuse everyone quizes,poolside dance etc. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Senior Single

16 Reviews Written

81 Helpful Votes

A beautiful ship with great staff.

My friend and I booked this cruise last year while on MSC Seaside. I had been to most of the Far East ports, but my travel friend, Judy, had not seen them. We flew from Tampa to Toronto and on to Dubai enjoying ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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easyonthegas

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Grand voyage Dubai to Yokohama

I chose this cruise for the itinerary which included all the countries and ports I would like to visit. The night stop in the major ports enabled you to visit everything you needed in the time available. Better ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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babjlb

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

One and Done

Let me start by saying i try to find the positive in everything. We chose this cruise (despite some negative reviews) because it had the itinerary we wanted on the dates we needed. That said, here is why I ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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2go4atrip

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Large Ship Very Disappointing

I chose this ship because of the price to go to Dubai. I was very disappointed the ship is huge but not as elegant as I thought for it size. The room was spacious but the toilet overran, shampoo container leaked ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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LAG10

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great cruise...was amazing...so why 4 stars not 5?

I read lots of reviews when deciding on booking this and lots worried me so I was very nervous of how much we would enjoy it...so my review below I hope will help answer the initial questions I had, without ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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GeoffWCollins

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

7 Night Middle East Cruise

Great theater shows not advertised on daily planner!?. Reasonable food. Over 40 nationalities but all pleasant if not a bit excitable! Watch your account! Service charges 10 Euros a day but cancelled ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Bayton

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever

We have been cruising for a long time, over the years since we retired we have increased or length of time on the ships picking over 30 day cruises. We was so looking forward to our cruise on the Spledida as we had ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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EAaH

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

A better experience than expected

This was my second time on an msc ship. Did not have the best experience last time, so I had low expectations this time. This was a whole other experience however. Embarcation was smooth and easy. I found the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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pwjallen

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Vast improvement

We last cruised with MSC in the Med 3 years ago and to be honest I was less than impressed so I was a bit apprehensive about booking this itinerary from Dubai for my wife’s birthday. What a difference - the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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konr

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointed with Yacht Club

I feel like MSC improved recently, but I didn't enjoy this cruise on 2016, even though it was on a Yacht Club cabin. Pros: - Yacht club area was very nice: amazing pool and hot baths! - Nice excursions, ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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champagnedebs

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Yacht Club Experience

Ship 10/10 Embarkation 10/10 Main Buffet 8/10 Bars and staff 10/10 Entertainment 7/10 Yacht Club Suite 15022 (not really a suite) 7/10 YC Concierge 2/10 Butler 2/10 Top Sail lounge 9/10 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Eastboundanddown

10 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Fantastic ship, interesting itinerary, great trip

So this is only the 2nd time sailing with MSC (First time was on the Magnifica) and we've sailed previously with NCL, RCI, HAL, Princess, Celebrity, Costa and P&O. Overall it was a fantastic cruise! The ports ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Two 2 Tango

19 Reviews Written

121 Helpful Votes

Last minute bargain

We had only just come home from a Christmas cruise on Sinfonia and had a great time, by chance I was browsing the MSC site and found this cruise from Dubai flying out from the UK on Emirates at a price for a balcony ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Queenlv

1 Review Written

Good choice for winter

Last year I had two cruises with HAL and one with Celebrity. MSC reviews are very controversial and I did not immediately decide on booking. But as a result I liked this ship. What I liked: Thanks to the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Hampshire6

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Yacht Club - Needs refining!

Travelled as a party of 7 to celebrate a birthday. The Yacht Club is promoted as being special, but the concierge desk really let it down. No assistance at any time, always told to go away and come back later (as ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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thecabbie

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise

We went on this cruise as a family of six and had a throughly good time, embarkation went very smoothly in Dubai and once on the ship we were very impressed with the condition and cleanliness of the ship. We had ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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janicehulmes

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Surprisingly good

After reading many bad reviews we were a little worried. However, we had a thoroughly enjoyable trip with no real complaints although with every ship one can have little niggles. For the price we were very happy. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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beachboy57

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

WATCH YOUR BILLS!!!

We usually go to florida and caribbean during this time of the year, but in 2018 /19 we decided to visit uae and some other gulf countries for change . Msc was the only acceptable for us cruise line in the region so ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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KSWind

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

MSC Always Delivers

I choose MSC because of price, itinerary, and service. We always choose the Yacht Club experience and are never disappointed. Though we rarely go to the buffet I noticed the bar service there has greatly improved. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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AlanOrton

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Review of Middle East Cruise

This was my 8th cruise, the good lady's 4th and children's 3rd - though the first with MSC. We booked at Fantastica package which included 24 adult beverages and 24 non alcoholic ones for the family. I think if ...
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Sail Date December 2018


MarkFFF avatar

MarkFFF

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not bad

7 night ME cruise from Dubai with my wife over Xmas. The ship itself was fine, but the food in the buffet and main dining room was pretty poor. Low quality and variety. The fresh pizzas were good, as were the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


MSC Splendida Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.3
Dining4.03.2
Entertainment5.03.2
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation5.03.5
Family5.02.6
Enrichment2.03
Service5.03.7
Value For Money4.03.6
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