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1fifthavenue
Member Since 2016
5 reviews
590 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our third cruise on MSC Splendida and our seventh MSC cruise in total, having been twice on her sister ship MSC Fantasia and also on the Lirica and Armonia. The cruise departed Southampton on 5 October, heading towards Genoa ... Read more
holslover
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The price was very good with cruise nation , beautiful ship very relaxing. Easy check in best we've ever had we were on the ship in 5 minutes and were in our cabin within 20 mins . We took out the £20 per person per day drinks ... Read more
howardrd
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
15 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was booked as a short break that fit in with a visit to Hamburg followed by a 3 night mini cruise back to the UK. My expectation levels were not high an, mainly due to that, I was not disappointed. For such a large ship it did feel ... Read more
patzimbo
Member Since 2012
1 review
72 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose this cruise due to the fact that the departure port was Cape Town, our home. The route was not port intensive as it was up the West Coast of Africa and involved a lot of sea days. Not a bad thing as it was very relaxing. ... Read more
St Julian
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We selected this cruise due to previous positive experience with MSC. While the weather was not great the onboard food, service was wonderful. Staff and crew were super and looked after us well. The entertainment was excellent. We could ... Read more
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leoniegodfrey0
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
The cruise left from beautiful Cape Town - but then I'm biased as I live there. The embarkation process was smooth and quick. The ship has recently been refurbished and it was very clean. The staff were very nice - but were not very well ... Read more
canman273
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
3 forum posts
34 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was my second cruise on Opera. I last travelled on her to the Black Sea thee years ago. On my last cruise I would have rated the ship four or five but this voyage had some major problems. Firstly the good points: The ship has ... Read more
seasider20
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
17 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise on itinerary and dates. However will never sail with MSC again because there is so much missing compared to other cruise lines. We had bought the drinks package thankfully because you couldn't even have a glass of ... Read more
Skier52
Member Since 2010
1 review
3,446 forum posts
4 helpful votes
MSC ORCHESTRA ANTILLES GRAND CRUISE, B2B, Trans-ATLANTIC GRAND CRUISE (28nights) Choice of Itinerary This was driven by a number of factors. Most importantly was my wife’s desire to see where “Death in ... Read more
Jollyholidays
Member Since 2014
1 review
95 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Food, cleanliness, service all really good, always found something nice to eat, staff amazing. Aurea package good with massage, priority embarkation,dressing gown and slippers, access to jacuzzi etc, my-time dining and (adults ... Read more
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tango queen
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
6 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I have just read reviews of Splendida in November 2015 - very similar reviews. I do agree, however, that the embarkation in Barcelona left a lot to be desired. It was not organised at all and, unfortunately, no one person appeared to ... Read more
travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,902 forum post
35 helpful votes
After you have cruised many times with different cruise lines, I think you start asking yourself why you choose a particular cruise line instead of the others. In our case a very important role is the itinerary and the price-value ... Read more
samandbarbara
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
The first voyage of the stretched Lirica (251 to 275 m), Genoa to Rio. The ship wasn't full, but busy nonetheless, and dread the feeding arrangements if it was full. Overall the ship was clean and well-maintained, the food good although ... Read more
Ann Leeds
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My husband and I have just returned from a 20 night cruise on MSC Lirica. We are both senior citizens and this was the fourth cruise we have taken with MSC. Embarkation in Genoa was quick and efficient and we found the ship to be ... Read more
Gillro
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
My wife and I were on an 18 day Repositioning cruise from Barcelona, Spain to Miami, USA with 8 Ports of Call (including Miami) from Oct. 25 to Nov. 11 2015. Pros:1- Exceptional itinerary. 2- The MSC Divina is , for sure, a beautiful ... Read more
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Capricruiser
Member Since 2007
10 reviews
2,792 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I are both MSC veterans with many cruises over the past ten years. This, however, would be the first time we cruised in Yacht Club and the first Transatlantic. I’m an American and she Italian and both well over 65. I ... Read more
carol smith
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
The MSC Diving is an absolutely beautiful ship and all of the ports of call were wonderful - if only things on the ship were as good. Cons: 1. The food in the buffet - deck 16. The catering is for the European clientele and not for ... Read more
1fathiker
Member Since 2012
1 review
31 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We just returned from an 18 day transatlantic cruise on the msc divina and it was the cruise from hell!!! We are experienced cruisers and this was, by a mile, the worst company we have ever sailed with. Although we could write a book about ... Read more
ShayRich
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
The Italians know how to cruise. We felt welcome as soon as we set foot on the ship. We had sailed on the Divina previously and encountered several crew members who welcomed us back like family. Any problems were minor and eventually ... Read more
Martha Ann Vega
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed April 2015
The ship is stunning in its elegance. The swarovski staircase is exquisite. The embarkation and disembarkation process was quick and easy. The onboard staff was very friendly and always available. The theatrical productions were ... Read more
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dhesford
Member Since 2015
1 review
The ship is beautiful and has lots of potential. The cruise director did a great job of providing a variety of entertainment and shows. The cabin was very nice and spacious. Our biggest disappointment was the food. Our serving staff ... Read more
rusky123
Member Since 2007
1 review
156 forum posts
Sailed April 2015
We have never had the time to do a Transatlantic cruise before, so when we saw a MSC Divina Yacht Club offer at an excellent price we jumped at it, a 21 night cruise from Miami to Rome with a night stop over in New York, and a chance to ... Read more
kenno
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
Outstanding itinerary at value for money pricing was the initial attraction. Sailing into New York Harbour with an overnight stay proved memorable. Weather precluded a Bermuda stop which meant six sea days in a row to the Azores. However ... Read more
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jayveebee
Member Since 2014
1 review
22 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
I booked this cruise SPECIFICALLY to visit Bermuda. As we sailed from New York we were given the bad news that we would not be going to Bermuda because of bad weather. However, one person whilst booking the cruise with an agent, was told ... Read more
jackie wibberley
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed March 2015
This was our first cruise and we were naturally a little apprehensive about how we would cope with such a long time on board. Our fears were allayed considerably by the friendliness, courtesy and efficiency of the staff. The ship was ... Read more
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