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MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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First time. Last time.

MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review by tuckersuzanne

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2019
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom

This cruise was part of a package we’d signed up for. 7 nights departing from Copenhagen to see the fjords and return to Copenhagen via Germany.

We should still be on board with three nights remaining but we disembarked early. Some people obviously love cruises. We didn’t.

We found the number of people onboard very overwhelming especially when eating in the Buffett section of the ship. The noise and the feeling of claustrophobia was at times distressing. It was difficult to find quiet spots on the ship to read or reflect. Considering it’s such a huge vessel, this was disappointing.

The range, preparation and delivery of food was magnificent in Waves Restaurant, the Buffett and we ate our evening meal in the Panorama Restaurant. Roman our waiter was very charming and super attentive. We could not fault the staff or the food.

We purchased a drinks package prior to boarding which we thought to be great value for money. We also bought an internet package for two devices which ran out the night before we disembarked.

I think the ‘selling’ side of cruising becomes quite frustrating. On embarkation in Copenhagen we were approached by several staff trying to sell us meal upgrades, excursions or drink packages. We didn’t appreciate this and found it happened throughout the four days on board.

Cruising, it’s just not for us.

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Cabin Review

Bella Inside Stateroom
Cabin I1 11034.

In hindsight I would have paid extra for a balcony. The lack of any natural light can become quite depressing. The room size was adequate and very clean and the bathroom also well sized.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


We walked around Flaam. It was raining but still picturesque. Spoke to a farmer while he was fencing and thoroughly enjoyed the views, waterfalls and town itself.


Magnificent! Amazing weather. 23c. We disembarked and climbed a hill. We climbed around 500m which gave us brilliant views of the fjords and the two ships below.

Stopped off at a farm house for lunch. A truly tremendous day.

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