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MSC Meraviglia Review

5.0 / 5.0
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506 reviews
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MSC offers the best private island experience in the business

Review for MSC Meraviglia to the Bahamas
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barry427
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Aug 2021
Cabin: Bella Balcony Stateroom

I booked the weekender cruise on the MSC Meraviglia so that I could see the ship's design. Gorgeous Italian design, beautiful everywhere you look. Best looking large pool that I've seen on 14 different ships , very nice additional pools and hot tubs. Cabin was nicely laid out and spacious. Food , service, and entertainment were all good. The high point was their Ocean Cay private island. Just palm trees, lagoons, a few buildings, and five beaches( with umbrellas, chairs, food trucks, and bars) . No water slides , zip lines, or amusements. The best part is that the ship stays docked until midnight. Enjoy the sunset and the evening light show from the beach along with some food ,drinks, swimming .No rushing off at 4 o clock to catch your ship before it sets sail. A memorable tropical experience that isn't available with the other cruise lines. MSC really did this right .

Cabin Review

Bella Balcony Stateroom

Very nice balcony cabin on 13 forward. (They don't have a 17th, which the Italians consider unlucky). Good size bathroom, ok closet size , TV had CNN, HGTV, Food network, and 2 cartoon channels.

Port Reviews

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

This is the best private cruise ship island. Mostly natural, palm trees and beautiful beaches ( plus a few buildings, snorkeling, jet skiis, food trucks, and bars). No amusements or water slides. The best part is that the ship remains docked all day until midnight. This allows you to enjoy the sunset , evening light show, and dance party on the beach ( with food, drink, and bathrooms near by). Just a 10 minute walk back to the ship. A very enjoyable tropical experience not available with any other cruise line.

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