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MSC Splendida Review

4.5 / 5.0
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327 reviews
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Unforgettable experience.

Review for MSC Splendida to South America
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ferrarif
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

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Sail Date: Jan 2016
Cabin: Oceanview Stateroom
Traveled with children
My cabin (5001) - 5th Deck
Open deck
At sea
Musical play
Dancers
Spiderman, delicious drink!
Elevator, or just something random.
Hall
Cooking competition
Crystal ladder
Outside view of the disco
Port of Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil
At sea
Now retired Cap'n Giuliano Bossi.
More dancers (and my girl)!
Just after the play!
Just after the play!
Just after the play!
Outside the elevator, going to dance!
Inside the elevator, going to dance!
A few Deck Officers!
Dancers of different nationalities!
View from Ilha Grande
View from Ilha Grande
Embarking!
View from Búzios
View from Ilha Grande
Command bridge from below
Port of Ilhéus
The anchor
Port of Salvador
Port of Salvador
Port of Ilhéus
Her name
View from Ilha Grande

The ship is very big, so be ready to walk, however, it's incredible, with delicious foods for all tastes, comfortable cabins, an excellent service, with some entertainment (but not always), activities such as videogames, F1 simulator, football ("soccer", for some), baskteball fields etc. The ports in Brazil are very direct to your ship, but I can't give a review on shore excursions by MSC because we visited the cities on our own.

By the way, if you're a fan of disco, there's something for you there, but I wouldn't say it's really that great if you're a hard partying person.

We embarked in Santos, and the trip followed as we visited Búzios, Salvador, Ilhéus and Ilha Grande, until we return to Santos.

Cabin Review

Oceanview Stateroom

Cabin O2

Nice cabin overall. Smooth bed, warm blankets, very decent bathroom/toilet and shower. I only had a tiny problem with a failing light bulb that was quickly fixed in the blink of an eye.

Port Reviews

Santos (Sao Paulo)

Simple and practical.

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