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MSC Meraviglia Cruise Reviews

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85 MSC Meraviglia Cruise Reviews


Ralph413 avatar

Ralph413

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Worse than expected.

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I'm an avid cruiser being on at least 40 Cruise's since 1983. Having cruised on RCCL (diamond member), Princess, Carnival, NCL, HAL, Celebrity, Red Boat, Admiral I have a reasonable idea what makes for a good ...
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Sail Date March 2020


Kzel avatar

Kzel

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, terrible experience

We have been on multiple cruises with other cruise lines and have had excellent experiences previously. We were originally booked on a cruise with a different cruise line, but following first a cancellation then a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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dms9604

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Super disappointing.... Do not recommend

My husband and I are not first-time cruisers. We've been on 2 Carnival cruises, Celebrity and now MSC. On this cruise, we visited Costa Maya, Belize, Honduras and MSC's private Bahamian island, Ocean Cay. Now, let's ...
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Sail Date January 2020


matt565 avatar

matt565

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nice ship, friendly staff, awful food

Embarkation was great....very quick and we were on the ship in what seemed like minutes. The ship was very nice, clean, and well-maintained. The staff, especially the bartenders, were awesome and friendly with the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


PK37 avatar

PK37

1 Review Written

Nice ship, below average food.

Cruise Dec 8-15 2019 MSC Meraviglia Review This was our second cruise, previous cruise in January was with MSC Seaside. Cabin attendant Baal was excellent. He could not have done anything more to make our ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Lifeisabeach27

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not recommending this cruise

We picked this cruise mainly because we wanted to give MSC a try and the pictures of this new cruise looked really cool. Also, we were excited to take our 9-year-old son to Ocean Cay which is a new private island ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Kristapetrone

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not for the younger crowd

This cruise had locations we wanted to visit and it was a brand new ship- we have been on msc Divina years ago and it was amazing, this cruise really didnt come close at all. No complaints about our room- our ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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4cruzers

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected

As an avid cruiser, we pretty much know what to expect when sailing the Caribbean. Perhaps because MSC is a European line, our expectations were unrealistic. No hair conditioner or tissues, bar service in shows, at ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Elliot R avatar

Elliot R

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Congested and Noisy

I am a long seasoned cruiser, and have travelled the Caribbean on most cruise lines, including MSC. My prior experience on an MSC ship was good. I wish I could say the same for the Meraviglia. I was on her this ...
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Sail Date December 2019


RN.RT avatar

RN.RT

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected

We chose this cruise because we heard good things about it and that it was one of MSC's new ships. We also wanted the international experience. The ship is beautiful and have a luxury touch. It is also huge which ...
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Sail Date December 2019


FemGem avatar

FemGem

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Nov. 21-Nov. 24 short cruise to Nassau and Ocean Cay

Our travel agent raved about MSC and their new man-made private island. Our trip on the Meraviglia was a cruise to remember it was horrible. Embarkcation went ok even though the lines were long, they went fast. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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dollyspeaks

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Food

After breakfast in the dining room the food was unacceptable. The buffet was exactly the same choices every day. They virtually had no pastry chef. Maybe three desserts at the buffet any given day. Even the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Cljen28 avatar

Cljen28

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointed ship

We choose this ship for the cost and ports. So after checking in the staff forgot to give us a boarding number so we sat even longer to board the ship. The ship was beautiful, rooms was pretty small compared to ...
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Sail Date November 2019


pearsja avatar

pearsja

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

More negative than positive

My partner, our son and I were on Meraviglia over Thanksgiving. We don't cruise a lot. Our last one was an Alaska cruise on Holland America about 12 years ago. Prior to that we have one each on Royal Caribbean, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Cioccolatodrop

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

MSC Meraviglia Opulence

You remember the saying, "All that glitter is not gold!" This is definitely true when it comes to this ship. They dazzle you with the Swarovski crystal infinity staircase and a dazzling dome ceiling that reflects ...
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Sail Date November 2019


jgallagh1944 avatar

jgallagh1944

8 Reviews Written

59 Helpful Votes

Get Your Act Together MSC

This was our fifth cruise on MSC. We have been on Divina twice and Seaside twice. I had expected that MSC had learned their lessons with the Divina and the Seaside, but was terribly disappointed. We cruised on the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


raquaman avatar

raquaman

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

More Bad Than Good

I've sailed several times on Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, and I really wanted to experience the MSC brand and Meraviglia, despite the mixed reviews, because the ship seemed very impressive in videos. I ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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boojum

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Seaside was better for me

BACKGROUND I took a cruise on MSC Seaside in May 2019 and had a great time. The ship had a beautiful design, a welcoming ambiance, an energetic staff, and an abundance of outdoor space, all with a refreshingly ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Bmcuse

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Very Good and Very Bad

Some aspects of the cruise were very good and some were very bad. We stayed in the Yacht Club so please keep that in mind when reading. Embarkation / Disembarkation This is a big benefit of the yacht club. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


Petersenjp avatar

Petersenjp

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Find another cruise - you have been warned

Find another ship or cruise line. This was miserable. First let’s say the disembark time was over an hour late, which in turn caused the load times to be pushed back. When you have 4K plus people waiting, it ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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cruiseladies99

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

MSC Meraviglia ship thinks it's still sailing in Europe

This is a new ship and it is beautiful and the price was right. Getting on the ship was pretty fast if you don't stop to take a cruise pic. First impression of inside of ship was wow very nice. We went to buffet for ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Joan 2333 avatar

Joan 2333

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Confusion

We chose the cruise to see family in new York, Visit "beautiful" |||| New England and travel on a fantastic looking ship at what we thought a reasonable price. Embarkation wasnt too bad considering the number of ...
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Sail Date October 2019


mhanlon100 avatar

mhanlon100

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Never again

We chose because of price and destination. Too many passengers for the staff who did their best to keep up. Rarely was I asked if I wanted coffee after lunch or dinner. Three times no creamer, waiter brought a glass ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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hypercafe

11 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

MSC Yacht Club is not equal to a luxury cruise line.

We just returned from the October 8 trip on the Meraviglia to Canada from New York. We were in the Yacht Club so I am comparing this to other luxury cruises I have been on such as Silversea or Crystal. As ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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PrettyVacant

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Embarkation Shambles

It could have been so good, but the embarkation was the worse I have ever had to endure. Easy for me as I was not as old as some of the travellers who were made to stand for over 4 hours in the port whilst they ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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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