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732 Genoa Cruise Reviews


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andrewjb1

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Cruising During Covid with MSC

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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 ...
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Sail Date September 2020


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PearlM

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good Travel On A Budget!

MSC allows kids under 18 to travel free. It also offers military discounts as well as other discounts, just ask. We were 3 people, me- the mom, one daughter in college, and one daughter in high school. We went ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Wanderlust244

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

SO MUCH BETTER than expected

This ship deserves MUCH better reviews than it’s getting. The food and entertainment knock it down from a 5 to 4. Us: 30-60 years of age Cruise date: February 2020 Decor: This is the most beautiful and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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French Webers

1 Review Written

Love Costa, but not Smeralda

We choose this cruise as we wanted to sample their new flag ship, having cruised twice before on the Diadema, We were at the time able to book a cabin for 5, having done so on the Diadema where we had 1,5 bathrooms ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Cruisinfamily09750

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Bad reviews are misleading

After reading all of the negative reviews for this cruise we were very apprehensive about our trip. Our experience was quite different than the reviews I read and I feel compelled to write my own. This was our 12th ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Selion

5 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Highlights of Western Mediterranean

We were on MSC Fantasia in Oct 2019 for a 7-nights western Mediterranean cruise. This was our 5th cruise overall and 2nd on MSC. MSC Fantasia, by today's standards, is not a big ship. But make no mistake, it's ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Kenwootton

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Just a good value cruise

We read all the reviews. We have a balcony cabin it is great, yes the shower is small but really it is good. The staff have been fantastic The food is good, really good. The buffers have everything thing you ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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CruiseCoupleX

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC Divina Transatlantic by a couple of Australians. We warned you!

My partner and I spent 20 nights on the south bound transatlantic crossing which sailed from Genoa on 5-11-2019. We (41 and 42) were accompanied by 1 set of parents (64 and 65) and 1 couple who are friends our age. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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DiscoVolante

7 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Good Transatlantic Cruise

We chose this cruise to get away from the Winter and have Christmas at sea Our Costa organised bus trip from our home town in Austria to Savona was smooth and punctual. Savona is a pleasant port, but as it was a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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kiwiatheart

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

More similarities with a limited-stops train than a cruise

I had a week to fill in over the Christmas period, and I thought that a week-long cruise would be a good and convenient option. I boarded and disembarked MSC Grandiosa in Genoa, and thought that I would be visiting ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Milarepa

3 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Some Great Things, But Also Some Deal Breakers

The MSC Grandiosa is a very mixed experience, and whether it makes sense for you depends a lot on what you value and what gets under your skin. I will first describe the things on MSC Grandiosa that are ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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jcnz

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

My Fiancé got assaulted at knifepoint while on shore and MSC didn't care.

Told 4 crew about the ordeal including reception who told us "Management has been informed". But nobody ever came to see us or even check if we were ok. Sent an email to customer service department highlighting that ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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cruisecriticanonymus

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Dirty, bad service and quite low cost running ship

Ship is very much understaffed and absolutely not able to offer good cruise for such big number of passengers onboard. Obviously company is trying to save money on all aspects, including food, number of their ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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livsus

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Fantastic

This was our first cruise and we chosed Grandiosa because we wanted to have first cruise experience on a brend new ship. Before I went reading other reviews and saw rather bed ones giving us thoughts OMG where ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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jerrycroteau

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Not for people that like pizza, burgers, ice cream, bottled beer or relaxing.

(Costa Smeralda Italy, France & Spain 7 day cruise Jan 4-11, 2020) It's a huge brand new ship that is sailing on a 7 day continuous loop between Rome, La Spezia, Savona, Marseille, Barcelona, and Palma. We were ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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sunlver

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very disorganized staff

Warning signs started when we borded and we couldn't find the life jackets in the wardrobe. Later on our steward found them stuffed way under the bed where you couldn't see them without a flashlight. We had smooth ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Ariadni88

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great ship-problem with the entertainment

We board on the brand new MSC Grandiosa on November the 23th. We've been on two more cruises with MSC, both on MSC Preziosa and we loved the experience. I've never thought I'll give a 4star review on a cruise, but ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Cruisereview7

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

WORST CRUISE

Worse cruise I have ever gone to. Terrible food. They promote 17 restaurants. These include nutella bars, ice cream, sports bar, and like three or four light meal/tapa places. One is only available to costa members ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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alexvandijk

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First and last cruise with MSC.

Subject: Our experience on board the MSC Fantasia cruise ship.   Embarkation in Genoa (Italy) on November 2, 2019, disembarkation November 20   2019 in Santos (Brazil). On November 2, 2019 we flew with ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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dixieddorf

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Would rather vacation at home or anywhere else!!

After approximately 30 hours of Costa I asked my husband to check on the money back policy I would have done so earlier but we had our daughter and his mother with us and we had no alternative plans. This was by ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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PegasusGM

17 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Relaxing way to cross the Atlantic

We flew to Genoa from Miami, spent the night at the Holiday Inn and taxied to the port in the morning. Embarkation was a breeze. We sailed the Divina 6 times before so we Knew what to expect. Different Captain and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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David Watt

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for, hard working crew....

I picked this cruise for the price as a solo traveller as I thought the itinerary was good for the time of the year (Dec), overall I got good value for money as the ship was clean and the crew hard working. The food ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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cindyanne

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Unfortunate

We just returned from a transatlantic cruise on the Divina. November 5th 2019 departing from Genoa Italy to Miami Florida. Embarkation was great and handled quite well. Unfortunately the issues began shortly ...
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Sail Date November 2019


MorkS avatar

MorkS

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A few tweaks would make this great.

My wife and I took a five night cruise. We stayed in an interior stateroom. TL;DR Overall nice, and with a few tweaks (later activity hours mainly) it would have been great. The Good: -The ship itself is huge ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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rasamin

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Genoa to Durban - great itinerary, very poor quality cruise

We had a great trip but the time on the ship was a total disappointment . The itinerary was what enticed us to book this cruise. It was our first with MSC and we are very unlikely to cruise with them again. If ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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