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MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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A fabulous week; we didn't want it to end!

MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review by julord

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2018
  • Destination: the Mediterranean

Well, what can we say after reading all the negativity about this ship! Don't listen to all the negativity, we thought it was fabulous and would go back on board in the blink of an eye! I got quite tearful as we had to disembark as we truly never wanted our cruise to end.

Embarkation went smoothly, perfect from Barcelona. We spent 3 days in a hotel before boarding and loved Barcelona too.

I was starting to feel quite nervous about our choice of ship with all the review on here but as soon as we boarded and went to the bar on our classic all inclusive package to order our cocktails, I felt a huge sigh of relief, it was fabulous! Every cocktail we had was beautifully served by polite friendly crew, who we found so chatty and friendly and couldn't do enough for us! The cabin was just an inside but we found it to be one of the biggest cabins we have ever had and the bathroom was beautiful too.

The ship is quite stunning, beautiful staircases, the entertainment was excellent, the shows were all very good. Particularly loved the flamenco show. The only thing I would not return to would be the Cirque du soleil Viaggio show, but other people seemed to enjoy it so perhaps just our opinion.

The waiters were so friendly and if the food was not to your liking would quite happily exchange if for something else with a smile! Also, if we loved something we quite often ordered another one! The kids club looked amazing too. We spent many evenings dancing and enjoying wonderful cocktails and meeting some really lovely people. We would have no hesitation in returning for another cruise on the Merravigglia, a beautiful ship.

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