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MSC Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

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Eastern Mediterranean
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612 MSC Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Reviews


whitehousecomp avatar

whitehousecomp

10 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

An Excellent Cruise but with a few minor niggles

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We chose this cruise because of the itinerary - Apart from Venice & Kotor - all the other ports were a new experience for us. The other attraction was there were no sea days, so every day was an opportunity to ...
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Sail Date June 2019


4skinz avatar

4skinz

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

SOME PEOPLE

My Wife & I did a 7 night cruise through Croatia & the Greek Islands. The excursions were a good option if you want to see and know the history, some were brief visits , but you will know that when you see the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


Julia A avatar

Julia A

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Terrible ship

CONS -Embarkation - we were waiting for two hours in the port. The port guy was constantly shouting at you and people waiting. People in the queue were very poorly mannered, kicking, pushing you and trying to ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Old Army Guy

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A Good Ship and Crew

This is our fifth cruise and our first with MSC. We got an excellent price offering about 10 months ago, so decided to give them a try. We certainly got our money’s worth. The ship was well maintained, ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Gumby0923

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing

From the beginning things were terrible. Our cruise cards were not correct. We had the drink package and they put it on the card wrong. So we had to go the guest services to correct all three cabins cards. Then you ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Riversideboy

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Amazing Itinerary

I am rating this cruise Excellent, basically due to the Itinerary. You are in Venice, Split, Santorini, Mykonos, Dubrovnik, Ancona, and back to Venice. Here are the pluses of the cruise ship. It's a smaller cruise ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Zimasa

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

An experience of a lifetime

Best prices ever, food was on point ,the neatness of the cabins,dining setup was classy, Oooh the excursions were great. I really, really enjoyed this cruise I will never forget the extra service from the medical ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Lbsignorelli

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Dedicated staff despite accident

I am writing this review although our cruise did not go as planned. It has been widely reported in the papers about the MSC Opera accident in Venice. An extremely unfortunate event due to a mechanical failure. That ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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drivethebus

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst cruise ever

I chose because of the low cost. unfortunately I got what I paid for. After more than 10 cruises with other cruise I can't tell how disappointed I was. The issue started before I left home. Calling MSC you have 2 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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mafinol

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Birthday Gift - couple trip

Normally I don’t write reviews but I feel the need to write this one due to all the bad comments I have read about the MSC Sinfonia. We flew from London to Venice, the first tips is take a Taxi (Car) from the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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CO-SOS

4 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

MSC Opera

We took this cruise because the itinerary was good, the price was right and it dovetailed with the end of a land tour that we took in Croatia. However, we did not anticipate that the ship would be full of Italians ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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margmxca

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great ports, but not a very organized ship.

We chose this cruise because of the great ports and we were not disappointed! We loved every place we went and had beautiful weather. We got to Venice several days in advance and took a Viator tour to the Dolmites ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Damaso67

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not impressed by MSC. The worst food ever...

I chose this cruise because it was suggested by our travel agent in the USA. We truly regret not having read the reviews of this cruise ship before our trip. The ship is the oldest of the fleet. Common areas are ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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IringG76

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Family vacation

I would try to give an honest review. First of all I would like to start of saying that I read a lot of negative reviews and was a bit upset before going on this cruise, but thankfully I read them after I booked so ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Soreen

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Don't book this ship very poor

The food was poor, even in the restaurant. We decided to go to the sushi restaurant which was also v. poor. The chicken from the noodle soup was dry and resembled the grilled chicken served as an alternative in ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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happyfeelin

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

AMAZING...A CRUISE OF A LIFETIME!

As I read through several of these reviews, I'm scratching my head, but okay, I'm going to post MY EXPERIENCE as best I can and hope that folks understand that not only am I a person whose character can be selective ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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MagdalenaSz

1 Review Written

Great itinerary but MSC doesn’t pay attention to details

We previously cruised on Costa, Carnival and Holland America as suite guests. We purchased a suite on MSC. This time there was no champagne in the cabin, no daily fresh fruit, no coffee and no hair conditioner. And ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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VaianaSquared

1 Review Written

First but not last cruise

We chose this cruise, because of the path it took and the timing for our travel needed to be in this specific window of time. The trip only included my husband and I. Our trip was ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Parul Kapoor

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pleasant !!

We chose Lirica to sail across Italy, Greece and Dubronvik. Was happy with most of the ports, halts, amenities on the cruise and excursions. We took guided excursions at every stop and were satisfied with the trips. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Tanissteel

4 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Great locations; Ship spaces a little bit of a let down

The ship itself is small carrying less than 2000 people the main issues we found is that there is no functional space big enough to accommodate passengers wishing to watch the shows provided by the animation team. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Mimas happy avatar

Mimas happy

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Could do better

Chose the cruise because we liked the itinerary and had heard good things about MSC. On arrival at Venice we were kept waiting for ages at the terminal waiting for our transfer. We were given no information but ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Imor95 avatar

Imor95

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Superb in most respects

This was our first cruise not with Holland America but we were soon appreciative of the comfort and luxury offered by MSC. The accommodation was excellent and the food exceeded our expectations. The itinerary ...
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Sail Date September 2018


YoliTx avatar

YoliTx

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Outstanding!!

Best Vacation I traveled the Mediterranean aboard the MSC Lyrica for 8 days in September with a few girlfriends and had an absolute blast. I was amazed at how hard the crew worked during our stay. They were very ...
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Sail Date September 2018


peter paw avatar

peter paw

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

'Worst experience on the seas'

We chose MSC through previous good experiences in 2008 and 2014. However, our experience this time left us feeling cheated. Ports of call were in most instances too short in time, particularly if you have limited ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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geniegenie53

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not Good for Food!

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. (Venice, Greece, Dubrovnik) We have qa previously cruised on MSC Splendida and MSC Preziosa and were very impressed with both of them. The Lirica, however, was very ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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