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MSC Europe - British Isles & Western Cruise Reviews

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British Isles & Western Europe
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95 MSC Europe - British Isles & Western Cruise Reviews


Mel Parsons avatar

Mel Parsons

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nowhere near as good as others

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We chose this cruise because it was advertised as a great cruise. The ship was marvellous. The food was only just acceptable. Tea and coffee in the buffet was always cold. The attitude towards you was more ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Laurabrij

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected

To start at the beginning embarkation took over 3 hours, 2 sat in the waiting area and an over an hour queuing, the luggage got to the room before us! Muster drill was chaotic, people stood chatting and not ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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andrewjb1

3 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

We took a 3 night mini cruise which sailed from Hamburg, stooping in Le Havre, France and ending in Southampton. I have cruised with MSC previously so pretty much knew what to expect, whilst I would sail with MSC ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Pokeraver

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Some British appeal!

We are relatively new to cruises. Our first one was to Norwegian Fjords last year on NCL in the summer and the weather was more miss than hit so wanted to go somewhere hotter this time around. We found this cruise ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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e_albanese1025

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fun cruise if you remember to be laid back

This was our families 8th cruise and I don't typically leave reviews but I had seen such poor reviews for this particular ship I felt that I should leave my feedback. We chose the Magnifica mostly because of the ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Lambo62

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First time on MSC, we will be back!

We've been on a couple NCL cruises before, but were looking at a certain itinerary (Northern Europe) and decided to give MSC a try. We were not disappointed. We stayed in London for a few nights before our cruise. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Fireman95

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Immaculate ship, let down by only average food and poor entertainment

First time with MSC; chose cruise because of the itinerary - Le Havre, La Coruna, Bilbao, Le Verdon sur Mer, Amsterdam and Hamburg. Also the price seemed quite reasonable. We breezed through check-in at ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Shayna1900

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly suprised

Thank you to previous review writers of this cruise ship. Our expectations were fairly low with all the negative reviews, but we still booked because we liked the ports . Surprise, we loved the ship. I should point ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Ozzie456

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointing cruise

We chose this cruise as it sailed from Southampton. The only good thing was ship was clean and nicely decorated. We went to resturant first evening my husband order sirloin steak which was like shoe leather! I had ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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akap501

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Magnifica Cruise to British Isles

Last year I had a cruise on MSC Prezosia along with all my brothers and wives. 8 of us in total, so did not have much interaction with other cruisers. Before that, I was a loyal princess and P&O cruiser. This ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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cruiserookie1219

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great ports

This cruise was wonderful. We loved the ports of Le Havre, Invergordon, South Queensferry, and Amsterdam. We took private tours to see the royal St. Andrews golf experience from south queensferry and also the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Tiggerwasere

5 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

When is Amsterdam not Amsterdam ?

We chose this cruise because of the date and the fact we had a balcony cabin at a reasonable price . Embarkation , despite arriving much earlier than we should have , was quick and our luggage was already in our ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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josemmsa

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Poor oraganization

I’m publishing this review four months after it ended, because of lack of time to write it. Still I think I have relevant experiences that could be useful for future cruisers. I boarded this ship in mid August in ...
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Sail Date August 2017


Folly Foot avatar

Folly Foot

1 Review Written

Beautiful Ship - Dreadful Management

I have taken my time over posting this review as I thought time and distance might make me feel more charitable but I still feel people should be forewarned. This is the first cruise we have ever taken and we ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Rhodie101

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First MSC cruise. Never again

We have cruised about a dozen times before, mainly in the Mediterranean, but also the Baltic, Norway, Caribbean and Alaska. We prefer joining the ship at Southampton. This gets away from all the problems with ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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lesleyfb

5 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Love love love MSC Preziosa

Review of MSC Preziosa 21 Sept 2017 Northern Europe Southampton, Zeebrugge, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Le Havre, Southampton We boarded in Southampton and, after queuing at Security, went straight to the check in ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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mrsemmaclairemoor

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise on Preziosa

Thought it best to start with a bit of background. I have previously cruised with P&O, Royal Caribbean, Thomson and NCL. I saw this cruise with MSC come up and for the price of a balcony I couldn't resist trying out ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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j111dja

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A great ship with excellent decor but with too many failings.

My wife and I booked the Preziosa because it was good value for money, even though we had to fly to Southampton at extra cost. We arrived on the 20th September. Embarkation was fairly average at around 2 hours. ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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clearwaydj

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship, but that was it !

We cruised from Southampton to Zeebrugge, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Le Havre and back to Southampton in September 2017. First problem.... 1 hour 45 minutes to check in... ridiculous ! Once on the ship we were ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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colleenhough

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Worse Cruise Ever - We Jumped Ship

I have been on numerous other cruises but the MSC Preziosa was the worst ever. Even though it was supposed to be a new ship, the décor was out-of-date, dark, and tacky looking. The cabin was dirty and there was ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Greif

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Sunny Iceland with MSC Preziosa

We normally prefer Celebrity and Oceania, MSC was an attempt - in summary: Quite ok. -- We live in Hamburg, where the ship starts, so no exploration of the city. Starting in Hamburg was one of the reasons why we ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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lojbe

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great staff, not so warm food

The staff was great, they were nice and welcoming. I felt like they talked to me not only, cause it was their job, but because they wanted to. And it was all from the entertainment crew to cleaning and waiters. ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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luv2cruzuk

2 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship, however food is a total disaster!

We have cruised on about 30 occasions, however this was our first time with MSC. I spotted this 3 night trip from Southampton to Hamburg on the MSC Preziosa and thought it would be the ideal time to take a look ...
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Sail Date April 2017


jaeb4 avatar

jaeb4

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Voyage of the Annoyed on the S.S. Gaudy Floating Motel and Old Country Buffet

We chose this cruise for many reasons. It started in the U.K., an easy and inexpensive place to reach from the U.S., and also because we were looking for something where American's would be few and finally the price ...
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Sail Date September 2016


Mikeyboy avatar

Mikeyboy

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing. Not a patch on Cunard

We chose this cruise because it was inexpensive. Also we had the drinks package. This ship does not cater for English people. The cabin TV had 2 channels in English, both news channels, out of forty available. ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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