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MSC Grandiosa Cruise Review
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MSC Grandiosa Cruise Review by seabourndt

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2019
  • Destination: the Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom

As this is a brand new ship i wanted to try this ship out and see if msc is for me?

I booked it through an american agent so got free bottled water in dining room. Tap water is free on every other ships except costa and msc.

Pre cruise.

As i was just off another cruise i only had a short time to get home and leave to catch flight from stansted airport. There was a suicide at liverpool street and was lucky the trains were running. Security at the airport was the worse have ever seen! Rushed through to just make the flight as they were closing the doors. Not impressed with ryanair saying no luggage with wheels! This is incorrect i ended up paying £12 for nothing! Got to hamburg and train to city and found the hotel or hostel. Very impressed with a room to my self with heating and a tv.

Next day i got breakfast and went to the maritime museum shop where i bought a lovely big 2020 calendar picked up mycase and got bus to the ship.


Very quick check in almost left the calendar at the check in. Then had a picture taken and boarded the ship. I found my upgraded balcony cabin.

Lifeboat drill.

In the casino not the best place to have it no lifejacket needed and with many languages it took a while.


It took a while to leave so decided to watch us leave from myn balcony then go to dinner.


Lovely restaurant despite not even having a restaurant to dine in. Had lunch alone and service was so qwuick. Dinner with 2 people at my table but i guess they were not happy with seas and had to sit on my own which i am not happy with.


No show on the 1st night apart from lights in the promenade. The 2nd was so good.


Too confusing as pics were up plus digital on the panels this was not explained to me properly.

Paying the bill.

I like the idea of putting your debit card in machine but not if you have ant=y money left getting the money in euros.plus i was charged for mini bar which i never used and took ages to sort out!


No announcements for leaving the ship did not see my cabin steward much either i had some fruit ;left but took the knife away.

When i got off the ship no sign to say the main entrance was closed i had to come all the way back.

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Bella Balcony Stateroom

LARGE CABIN with a sofa and plenty of drawer space and nice bathroom

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