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The Good and Bad of Our First Cruise
"We chose this cruise because of the price. We had never been on a cruise and were planning on being in Florida to visit family and decided to give it a shot. We flew down the day before and spent the night in..."Read More
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Reds4life

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Age 40s

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Cruising During Covid with MSC

Review for MSC Grandiosa to Italy

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andrewjb1

10+ Cruises

Age 110s

MSC are one of the first cruise lines to start operating their ships again following the situation with Covid-19. Whilst they appear to be getting it right and the experience was excellent they could be leading to a total disaster. Embarkation All passengers are provided with their allocated embarkation time and its important that you are respectful of this not only for yourself but other ...
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Sail Date: September 2020

Departure Port: Nevis

28 Helpful Votes


Suite 9010 - The Cruise That Should Never Have Happened.

Review for MSC Splendida to Middle East

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enuf42

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

28 days from Dubai to Hamburg visiting places I had never been was the mantra for our cruise. We set sail on March 12th 2020, same day I believe the world Pandemic was officially announced. Should MSC have let the cruise depart Dubai? - absolutely not. MSC's only objective was to get their vessel back to one of its home ports. There was no regard given as to the well being of its passengers, ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Suite

8 Helpful Votes


Under the circumstances hard to give a fair review

Review for MSC Divina to Mediterranean

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Joenut

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

It was our first time on MSC. Being that the ship was only half full of passengers and the hole corona virus outbreak made for an uneasy cruise. The food was average witch was disappointing as I was under the impression that their food was much better. I will say that they made very good pizza. Not impressed with their steak house, I rarely send food back , but I had to with my first steak ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


Unexpectedly the last cruise of the season

Review for MSC Orchestra to Africa

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tonyfes

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because it was close to my wife's birthday. On the Sunday prior to the cruise our President announced the strict measures for gatherings and movement of people - we thought our cruise was cancelled and tried to contact MSC for confirmation not possible. MSC eventually notified us that the cruise was going ahead. On arrival at the terminal at 10.30 a.m we found that ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Naples

Cabin Type: Suite

6 Helpful Votes


Average Cruise

Review for MSC Divina to Mediterranean

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potsie57

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We booked this cruise at full price over a year ago. We wanted to try MSC, I had read all the reviews and decided to go with an open mind. First off the ship is beautiful and very clean, the only think we didn't care for is the chopped up layout. The staff at customer service desk were unfriendly like other reviewers have stated. The lack of communication as to what was going on was ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

8 Helpful Votes


Just Okay

Review for MSC Divina to Caribbean - Eastern

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Kitty7576

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Good price. Six days five night cruise was $179. . Embarkation was average. It takes a bit of time for 2500 people to board a ship so that was not remarkable either way. When we arrived onto the ship we were INUNDATED with a pitch to buy the beverage package about 50 or 60 times in the guest lobby. Once we were given our cabin assignment we were allowed to go to the luncheon. Once again inundated ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


Size does matter

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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BizzyBea17

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

We booked this 14 day cruise to Canada, America and Iceland in 2018 and the price was fantastic. The ship is beautiful - no expense spared with regard to decor and furnishings etc. BUT it's too big and cold (no atmosphere). There is a huge problem with embarking and disembarking - long queues. In Halifax (Canada) only one gangway served approximately 4,000 passengers and we had to wait ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


Great boring ship

Review for MSC Grandiosa to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Niniel

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

We have not cruised with MSC before, only RCCL, but as Grandiosa was the only ship that matched our preferred itinerary at the time period we could have a vacation, this had to be it. We will not cruise MSC again. It is a beautiful ship, it's sparkling, there's mirrors everywhere, and it's very obvious they are trying to be elegant and luxurious. However, that is just on the surface. Food: ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom

14 Helpful Votes


Average experience

Review for MSC Seaside to Caribbean - Eastern

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Lottie57

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Well first of all I want to say that the Coronavirus did not impact our cruise whatsoever. We didn't even know about the chaos at home until we disembarked from our cruise on March 14. We booked this "spring break" cruise with the intention of giving our two granddaughters a new experience. It was a new experience for them. My husband and I normally cruise on Royal Caribbean and this was our ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children

3 Helpful Votes


The worst cruise I've been on.

Review for MSC Seaside to Caribbean - Eastern

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MadiL

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

The ship is huge, beautiful and well decorated. We had an inside cabin, which was about the same size as on any cruise line, but there were only two very small drawers and we had to ask for Kleenex. There was no coffee cream and the "juice" as flavored water although you could get real juice from the bar waiters who circulate in the buffet area. The entertainment was mediocre although there were ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Fantastica Inside Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


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