• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating
469 Reviews

Honest Review

MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review by farahj

4 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2017
  • Destination: the Mediterranean

Cabin was great

Ship was clean and beautiful

Shows were good

Very disappointed that Cirque de Soliel was having tech difficulties and therefore never performing

Staff was ok. Some were great (bars), Dinner waiters were not attentive.

Service was ok, Carnival does a much better job

Buffet was good

Dinner was not good at all. Pastas were undercooked, everything was bland. Desserts were dull, staff of not attentive, wait staff didn't perform, sing, nothing. Dining room (restaurant was too warm, it felt stuffy). If we hadn't made such good friends at our table, we would have probably never gone to dinner after the first 2 nights)

Ports were lovely. We didn't take any shore excursions. They were too expensive for such small towns with not too much to do. It was easier to do on our own.

The wait for elevators was long, it was easier to take the stairs.

We didn't like that people embarked and disembarked at all the ports because the same people were not on the whole cruise. Made it difficult to have relationships.

The evening themes were not adequately announced so it was hard to know what to wear. They should have been sent prior to trip so we could have packed accordingly. How would we know to pack a "white" outfit?

The cost of doing laundry was outrageous (55 Euro for 10 items)

embarkation and disembarkation was smooth

We were 2 adults in our 50s

farahj's Full Rating Summary
Onboard Experience
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation
Shore Excursions
Sign Up for Price Drop Alerts
Get tomorrow's price drops
250,000+ people have entered their email
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Cabin Review

Cabin Fantasia 9148

Very nice!

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Taormina (Messina)

A small town. We took a hop on hop off bus for 10 Euro. It was fine.

Malta (Valletta)

Loved Malta. Took a hop on/off bus. It took a while around town so we only made it on one line but had a wonderful time.


Embarked and Disembarked from Barcelona. Stayed 2 days on either end of Cruise and LOVED it!!


Took rick Steves advice and didn't go into Marseille but took a bus to Aix-en-Provence. A lovely town. Had a wonderful day there.


A small town. You just had to walk off ship and walk arund town to see highlights. Had a lovely day.

the view of the town from the ship at sunset is stunning.

Previous ReviewNext Review
1 Reviews Written
4 Helpful Votes
Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

More MSC Meraviglia Reviews

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.