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MSC Musica Review

3.5 / 5.0
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619 reviews
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Food and service were terrible.

Review for MSC Musica to the Eastern Mediterranean
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First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2015
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom

The biggest reasons for taking a cruise are, for me, the food, the service and the entertainment (of all kinds) on board.

Lets start with the food. It was terrible. Even after just 5 nights they started repeating earlier menus in the formal dining room. The meat portions were tough, even un-edible in one case. The breakfast and lunch buffets were of much lower quality than even the large, low-cost, low-end all-you-can-eat buffets in the U.S. (they sell at around $10 person). The morning served breakfast took so long that one could not use it if you had a shore excursion. Dinner service usually took 2 1/2 to 3 hours, thereby eliminating the chance to see the formal shows.

Drinks. Very small pours, less than a single ounce. Took 15 to 30 minutes to order and get a drink. At two successive sail-away parties could not even get one drink in 45 minutes. As a plus, their fancy drinks with much fruit juice did taste good.

Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom

Cabin B2

Sufficient size. Excellent HVAC, especially in the bath area. Quiet. Good drawer space and hanging space.

Port Reviews

Katakolon (Olympia)

excellent tour guide, very informative. Unfortunately she had to present two languages for every point of interest.

Katakolon (Olympia)

Great session with excellent tastings and information. They also provided a local traditional entertainment.


Venice is a great city, but in the few hours before our departure it was impossible to see any of it.


The tour guide was less informative than on other tours. Very interesting area to explore and learn about.


Very pretty, surprisingly complex and beautiful scenery. The old town was nice, the surrounding area was great.

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