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MSC Europe - British Isles & Western Cruise Reviews

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Cruise from hell

Review for MSC Virtuosa to Europe - British Isles & Western

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sabresimba
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise as this is a new ship and we like to experience new vessels. Well where do I start ,got to southampton ,it then took 3 1/2 hours to board the ship,yes really 3 1/2 hours. Eventually got to the cabin ,guess what NO luggage,several phone calls later before cases found. Now missed dinner slot ,had to wait for second sitting hours since we had eaten,would add no tea ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


More style than substance on MSC Virtuosa

Review for MSC Virtuosa to Europe - British Isles & Western

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wolverton50
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Chose this cruise due to Covid situation to avoid possible isolation on return home. Told by MSC to arrive for 11am and it took an hour and a half to get on board - appreciate that we had to have Covid tests, but the delay was partly due to the regular passengers being left outside while the Yacht Club passengers boarded. Not a great start. Virtuosa is a very beautiful ship with sparkly staircases ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Average

Review for MSC Virtuosa to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Findus Stander
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Seasoned cruiser with family. Cruised with most of the major cruise lines, this was our first with MSC. At 4.5k for a week (outside balcony and cruise tours at all the ports) I thought is was on the expensive side. The ship is fantastic to look at and has some good venues. Dined four times in the evening at the MDR, the food was good on one occasion, average on two and poor at one. The ...
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Sail Date: July 2021

Traveled with children


Around the UK on MSC Virtuosa - 5 nights from Liverpool

Review for MSC Virtuosa to Europe - British Isles & Western

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peteukmcr
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Once MSC announced that their flagship Virtuosa was going to have her inaugural season in U.K. waters, making several sailings around the country for British residents, we wanted to sail on her. Even more attractive to us was that Virtuosa would be departing from Liverpool for selected sailings. For us this was a great opportunity to just travel for about an hour, driving 35 miles from home ...
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Sail Date: June 2021


1st Ship to Sail from UK since Covid Shutdown

Review for MSC Virtuosa to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Couple-Somerset
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Oh God have we missed cruising !! As soon as MSC announced UK Staycation Cruises WITHOUT the need for 2 Covid vaccinations, we couldn't wait to set sail. MSC have been leading the way with Covid-Safe Cruising since last August, which gave us complete confidence in their tried and tested procedures. Every other cruise line is insisting on the double-jab which rules out many younger cruisers and ...
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Sail Date: May 2021


Nowhere near as good as others

Review for MSC Preziosa to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Mel Parsons
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 like cargo than passengers. Complained to manager but it fell on deaf ears. Getting off the ship at each port costs €18.99 each and you have to pay it no matter what. This is for the ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Disappointing

Review for MSC Preziosa to Europe - British Isles & Western

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andrewjb1
10+ Cruises • Age 110s

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 again, the things I don’t like about MSC were far more apparent this time. Embarkation with pretty easy, they have changed the process slightly; in the main terminal building they ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Not what we expected

Review for MSC Preziosa to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Laurabrij
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 everybody attended so it had to be repeated for them. Main dining room menus were very mixed and not appetising, presentation was very lacking (fruit platter was 4 chunks of fruit with ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Some British appeal!

Review for MSC Magnifica to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Pokeraver
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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 in the summer and something to look forward to as autumn closed in and was in the half term holidays. The price was also a factor, and we had a balcony, on a Fantastica package at the ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Horrible Food, Service & Entertaiment

Review for MSC Magnifica to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Vince9011
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

This cruise was the worst of all our cruises ever. The staff was unfriendly and treated us as if we were a great inconvienence. When we embarked the ship we were not welcomed aboard and I was integrated about my boarding pass as to why I didn't have a stamp by French Police on it. Which I later found out I didn't need that and police don't give stamps... they simply then took my photo and told me ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


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