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MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review by Travellerfromhk

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2019
  • Destination: the Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom

I just finished my cruise trip embarked on Barcelona. I bought the Bella package with a balcony.

That's my first time to travel in a cruise and I was quite satisfied with the amenities, services and entertainment on board. The cruise was beautiful and clean, and so the cabin. Thanks for the effort of the crew who made our beds every day and clean the balcony twice during the stau.

Staff were generally polite, helpful and humorous. And the MC & PERFORMERS of the entertainment were energetic! I watched shows in the Broadway theater almost every day and they were all as excellent as the paid show by Cirque du Soleil.

The aqua park and the rope facilities were fun. I spent my cruise day there without a moment of boredom. We were lucky that not much people were there as the weather was still quite chilly.

Some setbacks were below:

Similar to other comments, the cruise held 5000+ people, thus very often the public area esp. The indoor bamboo pools and jacuzzi were full of people. We managed to have "private" experience just because we went there at 930am. The buffet area ie market place was full of people from all ages at all time. But if u were early, u still manage to get seat at the window, which was definitely a better seating compared to the one assigned for you at the complimentary restaurant. (Unless you upgrade your package)

The food at complimentary restaurants were so so. Not much variety n nothing luxurious. So i joined the dining package at 96 euro for 3 restaurants,namely Eataly, japanese restaurant kaito n Butcher cut. Eataly and Butcher cut were delicious yet the sushi from the package was overpriced and not worth it. (As an asian, i could tell the food was not fresh enough to be sashimi and no smoke salmon should be used for sushi roll lol)

Quite a lot of things were charged items, e.g the drinks (even water!! at restaurants except marketplace , the virtual games, bowling, sauna, spa (tried the Bail massage, slightly more expensive than other spa experience outside but is their skills were up to standard.)

Non alcoholic drink package costed 19euro per day per person which was really too ex to join ==

No external wine or beer were allowed so got to save the pocket money for that!

Bingo was 10 euro per card which was again expensive compared to the casino games.

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Cabin Review

Bella Balcony Stateroom

enough cabin space with everything we needed!

Nice view from the balcony!

Clean and neat!

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