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Miami to the Bahamas First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews
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WARNING - STAY AWAY FROM MSC
"SAVE YOUR MONEY AND ON A DIFFERENT CRUISE LINE!! Our family of 70+ decided to celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary plus birthdays of our loved ones. Many of us have cruised on other cruise lines before. We..."Read More
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Jann64

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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Steer clear of MSC!!!

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Bahamas

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BatMasterson

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this particular cruise to visit their new private island that was advertised as opened three weeks prior to our sailing. When we were checking in, there was a notice posted that said there was an itinerary change and we would not be stopping at the island but spending the day at sea.They claimed it was due to circumstances beyond there control yet they advertised it when we booked our ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

3 Helpful Votes


We enjoyed the Meraviglia

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Bahamas

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mjr1babe

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We picked this cruise because of price and I wanted to see what MSC had to offer. I loved our cruise. I thought the staff was great. Breakfast in the buffet was excellent. Sticky buns, omelets were made quickly, scrambled eggs were just done right for me. Hubby said best Corn Beef Hash. We only ate one night in the dining room because we went with our friends and they had a different dining ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Fantastica Inside Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes


Second time with MSC

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Bahamas

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dennis m

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

After sailing on seaside back in June we booked another cruise on seaside for June 2020. While looking on you tube I discovered Meraviglia. I’m not sure exactly why but the ship caught my eye. We discovered she was coming to North America, and I kept watching for a deal. Wasn’t a tough decision and we were booked for a 4 day cruise to Nassau and to Ocean Cay. That wound up getting changed as the ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Traveled with children

13 Helpful Votes


Nov. 21-Nov. 24 short cruise to Nassau and Ocean Cay

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Bahamas

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FemGem

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Our travel agent raved about MSC and their new man-made private island. Our trip on the Meraviglia was a cruise to remember it was horrible. Embarkcation went ok even though the lines were long, they went fast. Upon entering the ship, no staff and no welcome drink. Entering our balcony cabin #11069, there was no toilet paper nor tissues. Had to get our steward to give us a roll of toilet paper ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes


First MSC Experience

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Bahamas

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Jessy1021

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

We were interested in trying a new line as we had never sailed on MSC before. We were also very excited to try out the new Ocean Cay. Unfortunately the island was not ready yet, and we had an itinerary change to Cozumel. This didn't ruin it for us, but we were a bit disappointed. A lot of people seemed very angry about this, so it was a bit tense once people found out. Many were not aware ahead of ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children

7 Helpful Votes


Incompetence at every step. Stay away!!!

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Bahamas

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GeorgeMt

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

I and my family cruised many times and never had such bad experience as we did on Meraviglia. Only positive is that this ship is new, but very bad design from comfort and efficiency stand point. You can't enjoy your vacation on this ship. It is designed to create issues at every step. Customer was not on their mind when they decided to release this ship. Too many passengers (4500) and not enough ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom

9 Helpful Votes


More Bad Than Good

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Bahamas

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raquaman

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

I've sailed several times on Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, and I really wanted to experience the MSC brand and Meraviglia, despite the mixed reviews, because the ship seemed very impressive in videos. I got an excellent last minute deal and decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, the bad aspects of it outweighed the good ones. The Good: - Our cabin was very nice, very clean, ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

8 Helpful Votes


VERY DISAPPOINTING

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Bahamas

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lreich0716

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

I would definitely NOT recommend this cruise line. Very poor customer service. When we needed something in our cabin we could not ever find our steward. When I would call the front desk, I either go no answer or it would ring about 30 times before someone would pick up. The food was very disappointing. Everything seem to close down early. I had my kids on the cruise and my son was looking ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Interior Studio Stateroom

Traveled with children

12 Helpful Votes


Terrible customer service!

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Bahamas

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neferteetee

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Went on this cruise with a large group of family with multiple state rooms. Most of us had a similarly negative experience with customer service. Staff was consistently rude in every restaurant, hallway, pool, bar, activity area. Many staff members did not speak fluent English which made me feel unsafe. Staff appeared poorly trained and unable to handle the capacity of people on the ship. Managers ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom

Traveled with children

18 Helpful Votes


WARNING - STAY AWAY FROM MSC

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Bahamas

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Jann64

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

SAVE YOUR MONEY AND ON A DIFFERENT CRUISE LINE!! Our family of 70+ decided to celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary plus birthdays of our loved ones. Many of us have cruised on other cruise lines before. We have collectively decided to never board an MSC vessel again!! Given the videos we saw about MSC, we approached our cruise with great anticipation only to be shocked by the gross ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Bella Outside Stateroom

25 Helpful Votes


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