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MSC Meraviglia Review

5.0 / 5.0
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479 reviews
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The best parts were Cirque at Sea [Viaggio] and the Aurea Spa

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Canada & New England
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019
Cabin: Fantastica Inside Stateroom

Just a note: I can't seem to select just the 10-day portion, we couldn't do the 23 day due to job/time restrictions.

MSC Meraviglia Review: 18 Oct 2019 – 28 Oct 2019

Passengers: me (CH), my husband (BH), and our adult daughter (SH).

Cabin Review

Fantastica Inside Stateroom

I found it a bit small, but still comfortable. Since there were three of us, we had to separate the beds to allow for access to the bunk and allow me to plug in my CPAP. I did like that removing the card did not cut all the power, so neither my CPAP or laptop needed to be reset the entire trip.

Port Reviews

St. John's (Newfoundland)

We wandered around the town, did a bit of shopping in a mall (some items we forgot). SH also bought a very nice jacket.

This, however was the most forgettable port.

Halifax

I HAD an excursion but they couldn't get enough other folks interested to persuade the ship's crew to do one last trip after they had closed for the season.

While frustrating, there's enough to do in Halifax that I would willingly return and the only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is the missed excursion.

Sydney (Nova Scotia)

Again, beautiful town, loved the fiddle and the sea walk (even though my knee gave out). One I'd go to again.

We were interested in the history of the Fiddle excursion, but it filled too fast.

Bar Harbor

I liked the town, I'd go there again. Friendly people, lovely town. We were tendered, and on the way back by the one of the ship's lifeboats. A really neat experience to ride one without worrying about a crisis.

Next time I'm going to try to eat at Looking Glass (Mary Roberts Reinhart fan).

New York (Manhattan)

No time to explore NY as boarding started early.

Martinique

Left ship in NYC, not on this part of the cruise.

We've been to Martinique before and didn't find it that interesting.

Barbados

Left ship in NYC, not on this part of the cruise.

Grenada

Left ship in NYC, not on this part of the cruise.

Curacao

Left ship in NYC, not on this part of the cruise.

Aruba

Left ship in NYC, not on this part of the cruise.

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

Left ship in NYC, not on this part of the cruise.

If/when we sail with MSC again, this is one port we're looking forward to.

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