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MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review by antonia80

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2019
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom

This was a winter break away. The check in was straight forward. No major problems.

Inside the ship, you scan your sea pass card at a machine and authorize €250 to b taken as on board credit.

The first night, the food was abhorrent. Our waiter James from India was quite quick with service. The dining room is all on one level.

The headliner show was a magician who made animal shapes with his hands, he was quite good.

The casino is a rip off, it seemed to be a smoking casino as non smoking signs were ignored.

The activities were abysmal, €35 for a F1 simulation car for 30 minutes, €25 for 4 people for 10 pin bowling for 30 minutes, €9 for flight simulation. Not a whole lot else.

The staff looked uninterested in their work and the cruisers.

Cirque du soleil was also on the ship, tickets varied from €15-€45. It was cancelled 3 nights in a row, due to rocky seas.

Our cabin was at the opposite end to the market place. The market place was a complete nightmare for finding tables. I had to share with strangers as no table was available for me. I walked round 3 times to find a table. The food doesn’t stay warm very long once it’s on your plate. Restaurant waiters very slow in clearing plates, cups, glasses off tables.

The cabin was on the small side for 3 people, no storage space, the wardrobe was fairly small only 2 shelves and 2 drawers.

We only saw our room attendant twice during the whole week. Room was left in excellent condition.

The solarium was lovely, 2 jacuzzis and 2 cantilevered jacuzzis. No cushions on any of the chairs. Very uncomfortable.

The shopping offers were reasonable enough. The price of the excursions were obscene.

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Aurea Balcony Stateroom

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Cost of shuttle bus into town was €14-€17.

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