MSC Virtuosa Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Butlins at sea - or is that an insult to Butlins?

Review for the Baltic Sea Cruise on MSC Virtuosa
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pai246
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2023
Traveled with children

5 day cruise around Northern Europe. I could write pages but will be brief, hopefully useful though.

The ship is stunning, amenities, cabins and most of the staff just brilliant! However and it’s a BIG one, they let far too many people on this ship (6000) so be prepared for noise, crowds, not enough seats in the evening and queuing for everything! All the reviews across multiple review sites about these issues which bring out the worst in people are unfortunately true! Within all this the buffet restaurant is without question the worst dining experience I’ve had my life (and I’m 50), think of the busiest chaotic all inclusive hotel you’ve been to and that will feel luxurious in comparison to this mayhem!

We regret booking, wouldn’t recommend it or go on this ship again.

Cabin Review

Overall very good. Beds weren’t made up as expected though which took 12 phone calls to sort.

Port Reviews

Cobh (Cork)

Run down with not a lot to do. Horrendous getting in and off the ship due to queues.

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