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MSC Grandiosa Review

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Back on the high seas and it was like I never left!

Review for MSC Grandiosa to the Baltic Sea
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2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Sep 2022
Cabin: Grand Suite Aurea with Terrace and Whirlpool

This cruise was the result of three previously booked cruises cancelled coming together as one dur to Covid.

We cruise as a group of 4 over three bookings. All the staff were friendly, and many quickly learnt what our preferences were. Had a great time in the sports complex playing the games. A few too many of the arcade games were broken which was a shame. Bowling at sea is always fun!

The casino was fun. My only suggestion here is maybe have some explainers on the table games. I did end up having a go, but only because a friend was telling me what I needed to do. The electronic roulette was still the best.

Cabin Review

Grand Suite Aurea with Terrace and Whirlpool

Stayed in a Grand Suite Aurea with Terrace and Whirlpool on deck 12. Bedroom was fantastic size with a double wardrobe, 3 drawers and several shelves. There are French doors with direct access to the terrace and whirlpool. The living space is huge, if a little empty - it could do with a nice arm chair. Access to the terrace, walk in wardrobe and bathroom. For the size of suite, the bathroom could have easily been bigger with a little rearrangement, and having a tub for the cost of the cabin. We had no problem with storage, and I would imagine a family of 4 would easily manage.

Service was great from Joahn

Had the weather been warmer would have made better use of the terrace. As it's under the bridge, that area of the ship is pretty dark, so it does make for a great view of the sky at night for stargazing and even to view the aurora borealis if it's present.

Should note that friends had a solo interior room and a standard interior on deck 12. The solo was great for one person. I'd worry about storage space in an interior cabin for two people, especially for cold or unsure weather cruises where you need to pack bulkier items. Both still looked good and had all the usual amenities.

Port Reviews


Really need your walking shoes here. MSC put on a paid for shuttle bus from port to town. Had a lovely bite to eat and beer by the canal.


This town seemed much more of a tourist trap but had some good history to see - the rail museum was great, as were the pastries from café at the port. We did the local street train which took us around Flam - the old town was very pretty.

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