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Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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Barcelona

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Very Good

1,961

Average

1,246

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641

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1,246 Barcelona Cruise Reviews


Niniel avatar

Niniel

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great boring ship

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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. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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bckl

1 Review Written

Lovely ship.. But..

We boarded the ship in Barcelona and our immediate thought was that the ship was stunning. The staff were excellent and our restaurant waiter Chi was great. Food was of a very high standard in our assigned ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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nobbie

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Nice family cruise

We choose the MSC Grandiosa since we wanted to experience the new ship feel. Getting on the ship in Barcelona was a breeze. It took no more than 20 minutes from arrival in the port to boarding the ship. First ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Lincoln explorer

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

The best food at sea... I don't think so

This is our second cruise with Oceania on the Marina this year, but unfortunately we won't be actively checking out Oceania cruises for our next trips - we really wanted to like them! The ship is nice, a good ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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hobsoncymru

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Chaotic but enjoyable

I don't normally post reviews but in the case of MSC I found other people's opinions useful so thought I'd add my brief thoughts on MSC Fantasia. We booked mainly because of an attractive itinerary that included ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Northstar03

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Star is Fading

We were planning on a trip to Barcelona for week and decided to try a transatlantic experience. Barcelona is great city and we had a great week. Having read previous reviews, we realized that the Star was an ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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tigerdriver

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Try this ship once - maybe?

As the name basically gives it away, this is a GRAND ship. Super big. Huge. If this is something that you'd like to try then read on. If you're used to ships of a smaller class and prefer them, then this review may ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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valparaiso77

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice Cabins But Cleanliness Issues, Poorly Run, & Rude Staff

Embarkation: Easy, quick, no hassles. Luggage delivery was another story. I was upgraded at the last minute as the ship wasn't full and my luggage got lost. It took 3 phone calls for someone to finally respond ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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buffetmeister

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Was excited to be on a brand new ship that was part of the Royal Princess group. Had a good itinerary and was happy with my past cruises on the Royal and over 20 past Princess cruises. We have had a total of 40+ ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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yadkinval

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

TransAtlantic

Trans Atlantic and stops at three island groups to which we had not been as well as departing from Barcelona to which we have not been - we choose cruises based upon itinerary first. We think the ship is too large ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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ahdocent

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great entertainment but lousy food

We've never been on a transatlantic cruise or to Barcelona, so when we saw this cruise at a good price, we couldn't resist. We spent several days in Barcelona - a great city - before getting on the ship. I've ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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peggyajacobs

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Loved the cruise, hated the cabin layout!

My husband and I arrived 5 days prior to the start of our cruise and loved Barcelona, giving us the opportunity to explore many of the sites there. We were excited about trying NCL, not ever having cruised with ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Star Trek 1

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

A bargain repostioning cruise

The timeline fit well for us and the price was great. The food in the dining rooms was mostly tasty, but not always hot. The service seemed to be a bit better in the Aqua restaurant, and Aqua was less noisy. You ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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granmainks

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed overall.

We were so excited to be going on a transatlantic cruise, as well as having several stops in Spain and Portugal. We had been told there would be many activities on board on sea days, but we didn't find that to be ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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CoachKarl

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

NCL Star - Likes and Dislikes

I like the organization of exterior public spaces. Most outward facing railing is composed of evenly spaced vertically oriented glass panels. Panels range in height from four to eight feet. All panels are about a ...
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Sail Date November 2019


militaryman9 avatar

militaryman9

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Nice looking ship, but o so bored!

The cruise taken- Genoa to Dubai 16 nights. I was aware from the start when booking this cruise that 9 days would be at sea. Having taken over 80- cruises, that's fine by me. Unfortunately it's a shame MSC ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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xxy

1 Review Written

Could do better.

Itinerary was very good Barcelona to Dubai via Suez Canal. 19 days so plenty of time to check out most things. Embarkation at Barcelona was a nightmare. Three hours to board & no organisation in terminal ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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swisstrailblazer

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

We are cured of any desire to travel on a large cruise ship

The Grandiosa is certainly an impressive ship - the LED roof is amazing - but, but, but.. The tall silver bar stools on Deck 6 are terribly uncomfortable and I kept sliding off. The first time I sat on the normal ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Shawnino

6 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Decent cruise, lots of people got sick

We did both this cruise and the subsequent leg (Transatlantic in Cabin 4060. Positives --The ship is well laid out and easy to get around. --With the exception of the Officers' BBQ (come early!) and the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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traveljunkey

5 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Ship too big with two many people

We sailed the Epic for the first time. It was our third Norwegian cruise. We had sailed the Escape in 2018 and this is also a big ship, but I don't think it was at full capacity. The Epic had 4,100 people on ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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BILLSX21

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Loved the itinerary, Hated the Epic~!

12 Day Mediterranean cruise on the Epic, Barcelona RT. My main criticism of this cruise was the Epic as a cruise ship. Having a friend who sailed on the Epic's maiden voyage and she giving it a less than sterling ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Mama Fergie

2 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We chose this cruise as we had previously cruised on Regent Seven Seas Voyager and enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately we found that it did not live up to our expectations. The food in La Veranda was average, ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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flikkie

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First time MSC and perhaps last time....

Boarding rather good and smooth. First contact with on board photographers: bit agressive and pushy. First vieuw of the ship: bling/bling, modern, cold feeling, huge.... few places to take a drink, to sit down and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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kimwrightman

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great ports, bad ship

We were on the NCL Epic leaving from Barcelona I was in a group of 20 and we all felt the ship was lackluster. This was my first time on sailing with NCL and I will be sticking to my preferred cruise line in the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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karen.west.0127

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Italy, France and Spain

My husband and I wanted to visit Italy so Cannes and Mallorca were a wonderful bonus. I can’t help comparing Norwegian to Royal Caribbean and I have to say Royal is still my favourite line. Some of the staff on ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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