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610 MSC Venice Cruise Reviews
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143
Average
104
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Family Cruises
149
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75
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Repositioning Cruises
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madelinap
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 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
breault
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
A friend and I chose this cruise because of the itinerary (Eastern Mediterranean) and getting a fairly good deal on a balcony cabin. The Embarkation was very slow as we had to wait in at least 4 lines to get the things done that take only ... Read more
bob,london
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
this was my second trip with msc,leaving from venice,going to split/Croatia,then down to santarini,mykonos,back up to Dubrovnik,then anatola. just to get to the ship in venice,was a route march in 28 degree heat,with cases,no staff in ... Read more
TweedTravellers
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
We picked 2 MSC back to back cruises as the itinieries suited our first trip to the Greece/Italy. To begin with we were very happy with our booking but at about 4 weeks before the trip I realised they'd changed one of our cabins ... Read more
sheza
Member Since 2008
1 review
95 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We picked 2 MSC back to back cruises as the itinieries suited our first trip to the Greece/Italy. To begin with we were very happy with our booking but at about 4 weeks before the trip I realised they'd changed one of our cabins ... Read more
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Klondike56
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
23 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The reason we chose the MSC Poesia was to fit the the schedule of our family. Eight of us. Daughter her husband and four grandchildren. This was our third Mediterranean cruse. Norwegian Epic and Carnival Vista were the first two. ... Read more
DNAT
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
27 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Overall,a great experience. We're pleasantly surprised with the good condition of the ship. We have been on the Divina twice, and it was very similar. This cruise had an older, quieter group, which was fine for us. Had the Aurea package ... Read more
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davidrs
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Adriatic cruise with excellent itinerary. Ships tours and transport avoided in favour of far cheaper alternatives easily researched on internet. Buffet dining hectic, but good food in general and far better than so called 'fine dining' ... Read more
scottburgh
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
We have travelled on m.s.c. Now for the 4th time, and 2 on the sinfonia. In 2013 from c.town to genoa hit was a great trip and we were so happy with everything on the ship excepting the air conditioning which went from freezing in the ... Read more
luvbigdogs
Member Since 2006
1 review
84 forum posts
45 helpful votes
I am just back from a week on the MSC Poesia and thought I would share some highlights of the week’s activities and port excursions. We cruised round trip out of Venice to the Eastern Mediterranean. Keep in mind when you read my ... Read more
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jcvargas41
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
My wife and I where excited at booking this cruise for our 25th anniversary celebration.we strter planning early August 2016. We booked excursions, had plane fares ready and also planned to stay in Venice, Italy extra time before and after ... Read more
sand dunes and salty air
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We did back to back cruises and did Greece and Montenegro the week before on the same ship. Awesome itineraries, we were scheduled to stop at Malta but due to rough seas detoured to Majorca which was amazing beautiful place to visit, no ... Read more
WEBBSKIES
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We took (and reviewed) a similar repositioning cruise from Genoa to Brazil aboard the MSC Orchestra 2 years ago. At a cost of just £50 per person per day we think MSC offer exceptional value for money. The balcony cabin was just ... Read more
Vagary
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
9 helpful votes
SHIP is slightly outdated. The Italian dark red and dark green color scheme looks a little tiring to me, but it might be just personal taste. I like more RCL navy blue scheme. Pool was extremely small, full of kids with no manner jumping ... Read more
Mr Bon Voyage
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Chose this cruise for the ports of call. Some areas of the overall cruise exceeded my expectations but there were a lot more negatives than positives Embarkation was a total nightmare, no organisation, people pushing in, long queues and ... Read more
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Smithy2
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Chose this cruise, with 2 friends, to fit in with school break; but children were not a problem. Ship, cabin, theatre were very good and the general organisation was more than competent. Main gripe was lack of staff training, other than ... Read more
alexodddstuff1
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
First time cruisers, unsure how it was going to be. The buffet restaurant had a massive choice of food, albeit on plastic tray-like plates. ( I get it, you heard quite a few crashes and broken crockery would have made an awful mess. That ... Read more
Diane Michelle
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We have been on other cruises but not this cruise line. From the beginning it was disorganised in every way, no information was given about anything and we spent most of the ... Read more
travelagain
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Got on the ship, bit slow boarding. They have stretched the ship and fitted another 200 cabins. We had a new cabin (9105). Very tidy, but a bit small. Adequate, but not as good as the last time on this ship. Had requested fixed early ... Read more
Thoresby1
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We are black card club members so we know what to expect from MSC. Our cabin was an Aurea Suite. Fabulous suite, walk in wardrobe, bath/shower, robes and slippers. As we were black card we got a welcome treat of Wine, fruit and ... Read more
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john hanna
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Destinations looked interesting However it was quicker flying from Gatwick to Venice than getting on this cruise with five different queues. Lets try Dinner - Over 1.5 hours to serve and that will be nearly 3 Euros for a bottle of water ... Read more
plillppo
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
our transfer from airport to ship was delayed so we never had time top explore venice but we had been before so it wasn't too much of a disappointment embarkation was fine not too much of a wait disembarkation ... Read more
eilymar
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
the ship was much bigger than my previous cruise( Thomson celebration) Once you got your bearings all was fine The cabin we were allocated was on he 9th floor (inside) the beds were so comfy & the room was cleaned each time you left ... Read more
Blueanne
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was a surprise birthday present organised in total secrecy by my husband and children, and it turned out to be the best present ever. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves a great mix of people, of all ages and nationalities. The staff and ... Read more
Sanel
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
My wife,me and my two children age 10 and 12 were first time cruisers on MSC Magnifica, I was happy with it. Pros:Plenty of food,clean room(thanks to Rabenaivo from Madagaskar-super job man),shows in theater,upper decks deck ... Read more
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