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MSC Splendida Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Nice boat ride, but a shoddy cruise

Review for MSC Splendida to the Eastern Mediterranean
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Flora Thompson
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2010

It was a nice boat ride but a shoddy cruise.

We had read all the reviews on MSC Splendida and decided to try them anyway because we loved the itinerary and the price; the timing worked for us and we didn't need to gain any weight from too much good food. "Maybe it will be like a bus tour to a lot of terrific places" we speculated. As a result we were not unduly disappointed.

Embarkation was the oddest in our 10 cruises. Quick, but they made you walk all over the place, up stairs and down, (though a staffer took our heaviest carry on up the last flight) to get on the boat. My heart was warmed when one of their staffers told a fellow who was pushing past us in line to wait his turn. After even a couple of days in Italy, this was lovely to hear. During the boat drill, we asked a photographer NOT to take our picture and he just laughed and did it anyway.

Cabin Review

Bottom desk drawer is a fake front that falls off if you try to open it. Wardrobe drawers hit on the hinges. Hallways terribly noisy. Room clean, pillows scarce, no washcloths triple sheets or pillow chocolate.

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