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518 MSC Europe Cruise Reviews


Joenut avatar

Joenut

1 Review Written

Under the circumstances hard to give a fair review

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It was our first time on MSC. Being that the ship was only half full of passengers and the hole corona virus outbreak made for an uneasy cruise. The food was average witch was disappointing as I was under the ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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potsie57

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Average Cruise

We booked this cruise at full price over a year ago. We wanted to try MSC, I had read all the reviews and decided to go with an open mind. First off the ship is beautiful and very clean, the only think we didn't ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Niniel

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great boring ship

We have not cruised with MSC before, only RCCL, but as Grandiosa was the only ship that matched our preferred itinerary at the time period we could have a vacation, this had to be it. We will not cruise MSC again. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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BizzyBea17

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Size does matter

We booked this 14 day cruise to Canada, America and Iceland in 2018 and the price was fantastic. The ship is beautiful - no expense spared with regard to decor and furnishings etc. BUT it's too big and cold ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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tcfive

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

To start I need to tell you that the ship was at best at half occupancy. I am sure this had a huge impact on wait times, table availabity in the buffet area and deck chair availablity. The occupancy was heavily ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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yakety sax

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Clean Ship - Everything Else Disappointing

It had a very good itinerary of destinations, at the right time for our plans. The destinations were great. The ship was very clean and comfortable. The food was awful. Very little selection, very slow service, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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wpanic

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Holiday Cruise

This was our first time with MSC. Previously we have cruised with Norwegian and Princess. Also our first European cruise. I was traveling with my wife and two kids (daughter 14 and son 11). Scheduled ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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marinegurg

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

MSC Grandiosa - Smart ship but too busy

This was our second experience of MSC following a short cruise only a few days earlier on the Presiosa. Upon embarkation we were assaulted by 'in your face' crew members on a mission to sell you 'things', sadly ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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kiwiatheart

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

More similarities with a limited-stops train than a cruise

I had a week to fill in over the Christmas period, and I thought that a week-long cruise would be a good and convenient option. I boarded and disembarked MSC Grandiosa in Genoa, and thought that I would be visiting ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Milarepa

3 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Some Great Things, But Also Some Deal Breakers

The MSC Grandiosa is a very mixed experience, and whether it makes sense for you depends a lot on what you value and what gets under your skin. I will first describe the things on MSC Grandiosa that are ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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nobbie

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Nice family cruise

We choose the MSC Grandiosa since we wanted to experience the new ship feel. Getting on the ship in Barcelona was a breeze. It took no more than 20 minutes from arrival in the port to boarding the ship. First ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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sunlver

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very disorganized staff

Warning signs started when we borded and we couldn't find the life jackets in the wardrobe. Later on our steward found them stuffed way under the bed where you couldn't see them without a flashlight. We had smooth ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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tigerdriver

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Try this ship once - maybe?

As the name basically gives it away, this is a GRAND ship. Super big. Huge. If this is something that you'd like to try then read on. If you're used to ships of a smaller class and prefer them, then this review may ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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David Watt

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for, hard working crew....

I picked this cruise for the price as a solo traveller as I thought the itinerary was good for the time of the year (Dec), overall I got good value for money as the ship was clean and the crew hard working. The food ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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MorkS

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A few tweaks would make this great.

My wife and I took a five night cruise. We stayed in an interior stateroom. TL;DR Overall nice, and with a few tweaks (later activity hours mainly) it would have been great. The Good: -The ship itself is huge ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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mervous

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Better planning, bettter details and this would be our best yet.

The ship was due to sail from Venice and we were advised that due to the weather, it was now leaving from Trieste but we needed to check in at Venice at usual from 11am. Of course, the weather is not their ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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swisstrailblazer

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

We are cured of any desire to travel on a large cruise ship

The Grandiosa is certainly an impressive ship - the LED roof is amazing - but, but, but.. The tall silver bar stools on Deck 6 are terribly uncomfortable and I kept sliding off. The first time I sat on the normal ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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jeanette619

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Communication problems

This was my first cruise on MSC. I was very apprehensive, as all the reviews were negative. Embarkation was find. Our cabin and steward were great. The food in the dining room not so great. Food had no ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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snowcat

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

First Time on MSC

I tend to write long reviews, so here it goes! My husband and I cruised on MSC on a 12 day itinerary RT Venice and the Mediterranean. We are seasoned cruisers, having cruised on Holland America, Carnival, Royal ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Cranleigh Man

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Party Ship

This was our first cruise with M.S.C. cruises and we chose this cruise for the itinerary not the ship. Before we booked our cruise we looked on various websites for reviews on the Opera but there was not many, and ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Dagenhamboy

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Six months is a lifetime

We chose the Sinfonia for our November cruise as we'd had a brilliant experience on the same ship in May. Unfortunately, six months is a lifetime for this ship. Departing from Venice, the embarkation was chaotic, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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flikkie

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First time MSC and perhaps last time....

Boarding rather good and smooth. First contact with on board photographers: bit agressive and pushy. First vieuw of the ship: bling/bling, modern, cold feeling, huge.... few places to take a drink, to sit down and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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JIP0408

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

For the price, it was OK

I’ve cruised with lots of companies before but this is the first time with MSC. We were a large family celebrating a 70th so the price of the cruise was the main attraction - I honestly cannot fault MSC on their ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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tysona

5 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship but lacking

This is our first MSC cruise. I so wanted tonlove it but I just cannot. The ship its self is really lovely andthe cabin with balcony is spacious and comfortable. The food is adequate. Nothing special but not bad ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Nessa55

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Poor experience

I chose this cruise because my best friend wanted to do the European tour and I was in a position to make it happen so why not. I hate when people do a review and it sounds like they are just being petty about every ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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