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Find another ship or cruise line. This was miserable. First let’s say the disembark time was over an hour late, which in turn caused the load times to be pushed back. When you have 4K plus people waiting, it gets a little crazy. Next, let’s start with food. The food is TERRIBLE. For the formal night, minced lobster ravioli in a chicken broth. What?!?! The steak is almost inedible. We walked out several times of the wave restaurant because the food was terrible. Let’s go to dining room service. It was not good. Our dishes piled up and the waiter seemed not to care. The rooms service was great. Our attendant was amazing. This is maybe 1 of 2 things positive for the cruise. The sky lounge has great employees. In fact, best on the ship!!!! The buffet is typical and always packed due to the food being terrible in the formal dining room. The adult pool, well it’s more of a large bath tub. The smokers section is crammed into the back of the ship and tends to overflow on to the track. There is minimal shopping on board due to the chocolate shop taking up a massive amount of space. The bar staff (except for sky lounge) seemed to busy to help and almost annoyed you were asking for a drink. If you have a “obstructed” balcony be warned. It’s SUPER small!!!!!!! There is a lack of elevators in the back of the boat and the front of the boat is closed off to yacht club. The ship seemed “small” and not enough to do even with the size!!! The entertainment is ok... at best. That’s all I can say. And the fish at the cirque show was smelly and slimy. WiFi - horrid! Slowest WiFi ever and hardly works. If you want to watch tv, well won’t happen. The channels go in and out the entire time and there is maybe 3 channels that aren’t sports or news. And side note - there is no Kleenex on the ship!!!! Final thing on this boat. Do not trust the times on the video screens. They don’t update and the employee don’t care!!!!!! Oh oh oh. And because the rooms are laid out like crap, there is no power plus next to the bed. You have to give a $50 deposit for a extension cord that will drape across the floor if you need it for any sleep machine. Then at the end of the cruise you have to go stand in the massive customer service line to return it. Waste of time.

Find another cruise - you have been warned

MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review by Petersenjp

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2019
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom
Find another ship or cruise line. This was miserable.

First let’s say the disembark time was over an hour late, which in turn caused the load times to be pushed back. When you have 4K plus people waiting, it gets a little crazy. Next, let’s start with food. The food is TERRIBLE. For the formal night, minced lobster ravioli in a chicken broth. What?!?! The steak is almost inedible. We walked out several times of the wave restaurant because the food was terrible. Let’s go to dining room service. It was not good. Our dishes piled up and the waiter seemed not to care.

The rooms service was great. Our attendant was amazing. This is maybe 1 of 2 things positive for the cruise.

The sky lounge has great employees. In fact, best on the ship!!!!

The buffet is typical and always packed due to the food being terrible in the formal dining room.

The adult pool, well it’s more of a large bath tub.

The smokers section is crammed into the back of the ship and tends to overflow on to the track.

There is minimal shopping on board due to the chocolate shop taking up a massive amount of space.

The bar staff (except for sky lounge) seemed to busy to help and almost annoyed you were asking for a drink.

If you have a “obstructed” balcony be warned. It’s SUPER small!!!!!!!

There is a lack of elevators in the back of the boat and the front of the boat is closed off to yacht club. The ship seemed “small” and not enough to do even with the size!!!

The entertainment is ok... at best. That’s all I can say. And the fish at the cirque show was smelly and slimy.

WiFi - horrid! Slowest WiFi ever and hardly works.

If you want to watch tv, well won’t happen. The channels go in and out the entire time and there is maybe 3 channels that aren’t sports or news.

And side note - there is no Kleenex on the ship!!!!

Final thing on this boat. Do not trust the times on the video screens. They don’t update and the employee don’t care!!!!!!

Oh oh oh. And because the rooms are laid out like crap, there is no power plus next to the bed. You have to give a $50 deposit for a extension cord that will drape across the floor if you need it for any sleep machine. Then at the end of the cruise you have to go stand in the massive customer service line to return it. Waste of time.
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Cabin Review

Bella Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B1
Clean. Very small. Super small balcony.
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