This was our third cruise on MSC Splendida and our seventh MSC cruise in total, having been twice on her sister ship MSC Fantasia and also on the Lirica and Armonia.
The cruise departed Southampton on 5 October, heading towards Genoa via La Coruna, Lisbon, Gibraltar and Barcelona, having set off from Hamburg two days prior. The cruise was booked via the MSC Voyagers Club Selection, which is their reward scheme. We got an incredible deal and packaged the cruise with a stay in Lake Garda and Milan before flying home.
Embarkation at Southampton was quick and efficient. Our boarding time was 3pm but we were onboard by about 12:30, despite my other half having put the cruise paperwork in the main luggage and this being sent to the ship before we’d checked in!
Great location convenient for all the elevators, a few floors up the stairs to be on deck and a few floors down to the main ship.
Kept lovely and clean by the attendant Boshko.
Very pretty place
You dock right in the city, great place to explore and lots going on
Queue for the cable car to the top was very long
Great city, lots to see and do