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MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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469 Reviews

Nice ship, below average food.

MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review by PK37

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2019
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

Cruise Dec 8-15 2019 MSC Meraviglia Review

This was our second cruise, previous cruise in January was with MSC Seaside.

Cabin attendant Baal was excellent. He could not have done anything more to make our cruise experience better.

Photo studio female staff member was very rude when we asked which photos were included with the Fantastical package.

MSC private island Ocean Cay was very nice and will be a fantastic place in a few years when they finish developing and plant life reaches full growth.

Food mediocre at buffet and restaurant, sometimes not edible.

Morning of disembarkation they ran out of coffee and mugs. Also when we asked for a table to be cleaned the staff member swept all of the crumbs on the table on to my lap while completely ignoring what he was doing. He knew exactly what he was doing.

Not happy that staff like that get a share of the mandatory tips. Perhaps a better system would be to have a mandatory tip charge for background staff and customer facing staff to be tipped by customers.

Buffet was usually half closed and hours were shorter than on Seaside.

Definitely not booking with MSC again.

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Cabin Review

Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

Cabin was very nice and our room attendant Bal was just terrific. He always kept the room clean and tidy and we never lacked for anything required in the room. Gave rating of very good for service for Bal otherwise it would be a poor rating.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Costa Maya beach. Very nice day at that beach. Cheap food and drinks and water was fantastic.

Costa Maya

Nice beach, cheap food & drinks, fantastic for swimming and snorkeling.

Belize City

Nice to tour city but not much to see. Stop at rum factory was fun.


For $60 had a taxi and driver for the day. Took us to a nice beach which was not crowded but we wanted to try another beach that was recommended to us. Which ended up being extremely crowded but the swimming and near shore snorkeling was very good.

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