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  • Mediterranean style in food and design
  • Features the ship-within-a-ship Yacht Club concept
  • MSC Divina Miami-based year-round
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987 MSC Family Cruise Reviews
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Jencampbell
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise specifically because we wanted to go to a new port/destination everyday. We also wanted a smaller ship, as we aren't overly keen on massive crowds.We actually went on two back-to-back MSC Cruises, around each side of ... Read more
1037jbaker1037
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have been on a number of cruises covering a majority of cruise lines. The food was mundane. Buffets had the exact food day in and day out. Only thing that changed was the pasta dishes. Unlike other cruise lines, steak was not on the ... Read more
bateau bay
Member Since 2008
1 review
85 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise as we could do a back to back with the MSC Splendida. The Poesia was a nice ship to look at but we found the staff a bit standoffish at first but once they realised we were from Australia they became very talkative. ... Read more
KarsurUK
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise/ship because of the itinerary and cost. Overall it was fairly good cost wise (you get what you pay for!) but in hindsight I'd save up a bit more money and opt for another cruise line. We have sailed with Cunard and NCL ... Read more
ymmom9862
Member Since 2009
1 review
92 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
the ship is well maintained .All the public areas were kept spotless.The staff is friendly and helpful. We could not walk down a hallway or through a door without one of the crew saying hello or holding the door for us. The food was very ... Read more
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2017SummerTrip
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We just came back from 7 night Baltic Sea cruise on MSC Fantasia. It was our 4th cruise. MSC Fantasia has a low score on this site. This is really unfair. MSC is a little different from other cruise line, mostly is the drinking package. ... Read more
jwhooker1951
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
My daughter who is a travel agent and have sailed this ship before. I went with them so had the advantages of their experience. The entertainment staff was great as was the dining staff. Everyone was very good at their jobs. Embarkation ... Read more
Jack.W
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
I enjoyed a wonderful 7 nights eastern Caribbean cruise departing from Miami calling at Philipsburg - St Maarten, San Juan - Puerto Rico and Nassau in the Bahamas, with 3 days at sea overall. First of all, we chose this cruise for the ... Read more
wetwash
Member Since 2013
1 review
117 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Having been on Carnival and RCCL cruises int he past we were a bit apprehensive about trying out a new cruise line but the price, itinerary and dates all worked so we booked 2 balcony cabins for myself, my husband our two daughters (17 ... Read more
arunk
Member Since 2008
1 review
3 helpful votes
Chosen as we are family of 5 so budget important + itinerary. Did two weeks (back to back 7 day cruises which around 20% of the passengers die). We have cruised around 11 times before but limited to 4 Royal Caribbean cruises (our ... Read more
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thegraminator
Member Since 2017
1 review
131 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We had never heard of MSC until we were researching other cruise lines . To be honest , the rates are what got our attention . The original plan was for just the husband and I to cruise , but when we saw the 2 for 1 ... Read more
OldManWorking
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This cruise was picked by us for our anniversary gift to each other. The reviews were mixed but we hoped they were not true and the price was right. We should have spent a little more and gone with our original line. By far, the ... Read more
Goldcruisers
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2017
Some sort of what smelled like a sewage leak happened the morning of our embarkation which caused a smell to permeate several areas of the ship that was so unbearable that we were unable to take advantage some of the events held in those ... Read more
aero951
Member Since 2017
1 review
25 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We are going to stay with MSC Cruises when we cruise again in the upcoming (near I hope) future. One thing we noticed about the ship compared to the others sitting in ports was that MSC keeps the inside AND the outside spotless. Always ... Read more
MartineV
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
The ship itself and our cabin (suite) were OK. Food: breakfast was terrible, lunch and dinner usually just OK. Service was far below all standards. At the pool bar or at the buffet, staff would just let you standing there, waiting, ... Read more
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Celticdoll
Member Since 2013
1 review
31 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
Travelled on Meraviglia out of Barcelona, myself and two teenagers. Check in was very smooth and were onboard withing 30 minutes of arriving at the port. First impressions were that of splendour. It is alovely ship and we arrived on ... Read more
shivariaw
Member Since 2017
1 review
29 helpful votes
Expect nothing and you'll get just that. I’m a platinum cruiser so I know impressive, satisfying, fair and inferior. So far, in life (experiencing almost all the cruise lines), I have been lucky to be on some awesome cruise ships ... Read more
Momma_Mc
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Embarkation and Boarding – Very well organised. Dropped luggage off at port entrance as was given a numbered ticket. Went through to the terminal and took a seat until our number was called. We only had to wait around 20 minutes. In ... Read more
pollyanna8
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This is a word of honest warning to anyone sailing on this ship. DO NOT get an interconnecting cabin, unless it is with your own family. We have come back from a 7 night cruise with our young child exhausted! It was extremely ... Read more
Louisvr58
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed July 2017
Chose the cruise beach use of the itinerary a s we wanted to see Croatia and revisit Mykonos and Santorini. The cruise itself was ok as we love cruising itself and seeing new places. Really disappointed with the entertainment (not much ... Read more
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stevelam
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had chosen this ship for tow reasons: the price and the itinerary. Because it was our first cruise, we had decided to stay in an inside cabin. Overall the experience was good if you dont count when we at at the restaurant. Here are ... Read more
KB Family Florida
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
FOOD--I was originally concerned about the mixed reviews for the MSC Divina, particularly about food quality. We have travelled on Carnival several times in the last decade. The last time I said "NO MORE" Carnival food looked ... Read more
corbyc
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as it suited our dates and the destinations sounded nice, Marseilles, Mallorca, Ibiza, etc. Genoa was our embarkation point. We arrived late and stressed due to a flight delay at Stansted airport. Our group was all ... Read more
jojomccull
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We booked this because of the itinerary - really wanted to see Dubrovnik, Split, Santorini and Mykonos. Also the Fantastica Balcony room was a good price. I read a lot of mixed reviews the week before leaving, so I was a bit apprehensive. ... Read more
Suekai
Member Since 2014
1 review
13 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
First of all the good news, it s a beautiful ship! Cabins are very nice and quiet. Other positive point is the entertainment team, it s a big team and most of them are really nice, except for the italians...unfortunately, like all the ... Read more
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