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407 MSC Genoa Cruise Reviews
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68
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64
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82
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sylvied
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Nice boat, could compare in some points to NCL and RC but............ lack of staff , no choice with food. Buffet is mainly composed of pizza and pasta and closed at 4PM , so when we were coming back from shore excursion there was only ... 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
Cruiserijn
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 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
21 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
Babs1176
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 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
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Delayne
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
From the start of our cruise checkin to the final goodbyes, the Cruise, its Crew and all the people who enjoyed this cruise was nothing but Fabulous. We got to meet new people and made new friendships. From the first greeting to the last ... Read more
djhe
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Have been on 8+ cruises and travelled on other cruise lines before (NCL, Holland America, Carnival, and Celebrity). Tried MSC based on itinerary and time available. Had read mixed reviews, but thought to give it a try. Cabin: PRO - ... Read more
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Serenella
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
I've travelled with a group of friends to discover the new ship at the very beginning of his life. We had Fantastica Experience. The ship is really amazing!!! :) The staff is helpful and smiling and everything around was so ... Read more
flo89
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I travelled with my girlfriend since the cruise was a gift for her birthday. It was our first time in Genoa and in Malta. Embarkation was absolutely smooth and not annoying: we had the chance to meet some other passengers and to have fun ... Read more
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Lucaforme
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We choose to be in the first trip of this amazing ship! The MSC Meraviglia is the new born in MSC Family and it really elevates the concept of cruising. We embarked in Genoa and the embarking process was quite smooth. Once ... Read more
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Bodster
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
27 forum posts
10 helpful votes
I have just recently returned from a cruise on board the MSC Splendida. I travelled with my partner and our 2 boys aged 10 and 7. We did the Mediterranean cruise from Genoa for 7 nights 27th May – 3rd June. We have cruised with ... Read more
Wendy18660
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We picked this cruise on itinerary. When we got on board we felt like we were on a cruise in 1975. The ship was very very dated and drab. The staff were very unfriendly and were tired and pretty grumpy. There were some Balinese staff that ... Read more
heat shield104
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This cruise was chosen purely for the itinerary,it was the only one with any cruise line that called at the ports that we wanted.We had cruised with MSC before and we said then NEVER AGAIN but relented due to the the places visited. ... Read more
aussiequoll
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
68 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Being a mainly European Ship, very few English speaking people on board. We did not find this a problem. We were seated in the dining rooms with other English speaking passengers. All Announcements are made in 6 languages, you learn to ... Read more
ms261001
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
14 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our 4th cruise, and our 3rd in the Mediterranean; we are two mid-30's Americans who live in Switzerland. It was also our first (and last) on MSC Cruise Lines. If everything was executed perfectly, the cruise only had the ... Read more
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Podium
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
The pick-up from the airport and boarding the ship, went very well. The facilities at the ship is very good, but that is probably all at the positive list. The service in the 2 receptions, were non existing. There were a huge lack of ... Read more
Farmor, Malmø
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our first cruise and unfortunately very disappointing. Fortunately, we traveled with good friends so we could laugh at the countless things that did not work. I will start with the biggest lack and annoyance on the cruise: The ... Read more
bselliott
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because it covered the ports that we wanted to see around the Med, unfortunately there was too little offshore time in some ports, especially when we cleared immigration later than the published time, and we still ... Read more
Aussie Louise
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
I wanted to experience the mediterranean without having to move from hotel to hotel so I thought a cruise would be a great alternative when travelling alone. I was apprehensive to say the least after reading what other people had written ... Read more
ryanthecruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Pros: - The itinerary was great. Genoa, Barcelona, Morocco, Tenerife, Madeira, Malaga and Rome. - The ship was clean - The price was affordable - The kids had fun at the pool - Shore excursion in Rome was great - The spa ... Read more
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carolinacruiser72
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
13 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for the itinerary and it did not disappoint! I have sailed with MSC before and enjoy the cruise line. The Poesia was a beautiful ship. The food was fantastic as was the service. We embarked in Genoa, Italy and spent the ... Read more
ray13255
Member Since 2017
1 review
24 helpful votes
An honest review I wills start with the PROS I) Service in the bar and restaurants excellent. 2) The guy attending to our rooms was excellent 3) Service in the breakfast and dinner restaurants excellent 4) All transactions on ... Read more
Confidentbutwrong
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Chose this cruise as I particularly wanted to sail into Valetta. Have sailed with MSC before. This time boarding took over 2 hours in Genoa. I met people who said they had taken 4. This meant the cabin was ready as soon as we boarded. I ... Read more
hummer2407
Member Since 2005
1 review
50 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I am a 46 year old from Indiana. I traveled with my family which consisted of my wife, my 2 10 year old boys, my 70 year old mother and her 68 year old sister. We have all cruised before on Princess, NCL, Celebrity, Disney, and MSC. ... Read more
skip.brandy
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
310 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Not having too many cruise lines to chose from, for January, we picked MSC for the itinerary. We read reviews, good and bad, and thought we would go for it, as this would be the last time cruising in the Mediterranean. We were ... Read more
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