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MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review by Joan 2333

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2019
  • Destination: Canada & New England

We chose the cruise to see family in new York, Visit "beautiful" |||| New England and travel on a fantastic looking ship at what we thought a reasonable price.

Embarkation wasnt too bad considering the number of people but disembarcation horrendous. I dont know if it was better if you had pre booked one of their final destination tours or their airport transport but as our travel agent had prebooked us a private pickup we expected it to be like an airport where there are pickup points or welcome centres. No way complete chious.. 4,500 people trying to find out where to go as we all had to be off the ship by 10.30 latest by timed exits. We landed up on pavements across a busy road with hundreds of other confused people trying to find their pickups. With no phone and after 30 mins we were quite distressed and ready to book our own taxi when we spotted someone with our name.

Wonderful modern ship but too big to cope with so many people and although reasonably priced.its all about getting money from you. Overpiriced drinks, meals and tours. Luckily we had an easy drinks package which sufficed and did our own thing on shore as to be honest rhere isnt much to see or do in the small towns and countryside.

We went to the Cirque Du Soliel "Viaggo" show which we were told was better than "Sonar".

Very, very dissapointing and a lot of people agreed. Seen better at the local circus.

Shows in the theatre very good.

Computor screens everywhere to book things which a good idea BUT. Our travel agent gave us no choice and booked us late sitting dinner at 8.30 which is no good for someone on UK body time. Told we could change on board. No way. Spent 2 nights gping from one restaurant to another trying to find someone to take responsibilty. Lots of queses of other people doing the same. With 3 main reataurants giving a total of 6 sittings and all their computirs you would think it would be easy to change dinner times.

Food good, cabin good, staff good except at reception where they are probably fed up of complaints poor things.

No guest lectures, travel talks, hosted meetups. Sorry for anyone single, LBGT

Would I travel with them again. Dont think so as prefer a more personel, organised experience. Most ports just cant cater for such big ships.

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New England is to vast to do justice to a few hours on a coach.

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