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  • Mediterranean style in food and design
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pacobos
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this ship because it was proposed to us by the travel agency being it the latest ship from MSC. It came with lots of hightech features, i.e. bracelet to open cabin door, to pay for beverages, to fgo to gym and spa, etc. Sadly, ... Read more
Celticdoll
Member Since 2013
1 review
31 forum posts
9 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
36 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
5 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
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emaneiro
Member Since 2017
1 review
It was a family trip. Embarkation and disembarkation were fine and everything was very well organized. Ship. Everything was in very good condition. At this point I have a small complaint that the temperature was too low inside, ... Read more
Louisvr58
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
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
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
14 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
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jojomccull
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 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
17 forum posts
26 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
Gcotognini
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
We booked this cruise on 2 aspects, ports of call and being a new ship. We purchased the Aurea package with the focus on my time dining and drink package. We boarded in Naples, what chaos! As they began boarding the Select room ... Read more
Cruiserijn
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
A beautiful ship with lots of activities, restaurants, bars, swimming pools, top- cirque du soleil entertainment in a custommade theatre, nice promenade, very hard working staff BUT this ship is overcrowded during holidays, openinghours ... Read more
RSUMMERS67
Member Since 2017
1 review
22 helpful votes
Family reunion group of 14 - ages 12yrs-80yrs. Check in was a breeze at 12 noon: staff was efficient, courteous and pleasant. Our cabins were on decks 11, 12, 13 - midship near panoramic elevator. Inside cabins were dimly lit, needs ... Read more
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Seapass
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
15 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We had never previously cruised with MSC (had always been with Royal Caribbean), but we were not disappointed. We sailed as part of the Yacht Club and after a busy, very hectic year it was exactly what we needed and wanted. Our check in ... Read more
Ade3experience
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
I loved this cruise. Everything was wonderful for us. The service in general was excellent for me and my family. The dining crew was very friendly, and professional at the same. Carmine was very courteous and patience each moment we had ... Read more
MARUmsc42
Member Since 2017
1 review
We´ve chosen this cruise to sail for first time. We were looking for a well rated cruise and not very expensive, and we found this cruise. The embarkation and the disembarkation were very smooth. The ship was really big compared ... Read more
Babs1176
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
Embarkation and disembarkation went surprisingly smoothly. Cabin was adequate but we couldn't enjoy balcony due to chain smokers on next balcony. Unfortunate because husband got quite ill with bronchitis and URI and were quarantined on ... Read more
windlicht
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was only my second cruise, and my first cruise was to Alaska, so in some aspects I lack a point of reference - for example, it's hard to compare Caribbean to Alaskan excursions. However, I will describe and compare as thoroughly as ... Read more
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sjones1234
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Wanted a multi-generational ship. What we got was a cruise without an identity. Ship is too large for a staff that is not well trained. Crew was polite enough, efficient to the point of being mechanical. Most were not very knowledgeable ... Read more
myBuddy7
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The MSC Divina was a very beautiful, very clean ship. We had the opportunity to upgrade to the Yacht Club. It was definitely worth it! Embarkation went swiftly and smoothly. We were escorted by a butler upstairs to our stateroom which ... Read more
ilovegoldens
Member Since 2012
12 reviews
1 forum post
37 helpful votes
I don't like to be completely negative in my reviews, so let's start with a positive:- It's a beautiful ship. That really is the only thing I can think of in it's favour. We embarked Meraviglia as a family of 5 at Barcelona. We ... Read more
madelinap
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Good: The ship was great, cabin very clean and very good food quality. Nice excursions with qualified guides. Good quality shows with very good artists Bad: Unpleasant dinning experience- too many people and not enough ... Read more
Viki71
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Fjords are a great place for vacation and doing it with a cruise is an excellent solution instead of a car or bus trip. This was our first experience of an MSC ship.The MSC FANTASIA is not a new ship but it is in an excellent condition and ... Read more
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