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MSC Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe

MSC
Ship
Europe
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

229

Very Good

195

Average

159

Poor

140

Terrible

132

Cruise type

Family Cruises

865

Romantic Cruises

302

Senior Cruises

220

First-Time Cruisers

168

Entertainment Cruises

158

865 MSC Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe


SarahW avatar

SarahW

1 Review Written

Just amazing!

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I loved almost everything about MSC. My other experience of a cruise is Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas. I would say the major differences in US and European cruises are the food and entertainment. Royal Caribbean ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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PearlM

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good Travel On A Budget!

MSC allows kids under 18 to travel free. It also offers military discounts as well as other discounts, just ask. We were 3 people, me- the mom, one daughter in college, and one daughter in high school. We went ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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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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Norahkiora

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Stunning Ship

I went on this cruise with my daughter and her two little boys, aged 4 and 6. We chose it because it matched the boy’s half term dates. The ship looked enormous, I really doubted it would be ‘for me’. With ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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roubok

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor guest communication, no one knew the answer

Like many people have mentioned about MSC ships - BEAUTIFUL SHIP, POOR EXPERIENCE. Let's start with the Pro: - very clean - excellent gym equipment - great stage/entertainment, top notch. - great ...
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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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heebee8

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Fantastic for us

We were on a MSC cruise on Grandiosa which left from Barcelona January 9 2020. We are Australians with teenage children 15 and 17 and have previously been on a Norwegian cruise out of Venice in 2018 and a Carnival ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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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


nobbie avatar

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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cruisecriticanonymus

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Dirty, bad service and quite low cost running ship

Ship is very much understaffed and absolutely not able to offer good cruise for such big number of passengers onboard. Obviously company is trying to save money on all aspects, including food, number of their ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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agregory_pr

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Bad Service and Pay For EVERYTHING

Having sailed previously on MSC Divina in Carebbean on two ocasion, thaught a mediterranean cruise with MSC would be a good idea. Wrong. Mediterranean cruises are not like in the caribbean. Not even the water on ...
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Sail Date January 2020


livsus avatar

livsus

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Fantastic

This was our first cruise and we chosed Grandiosa because we wanted to have first cruise experience on a brend new ship. Before I went reading other reviews and saw rather bed ones giving us thoughts OMG where ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Gazzetta

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Terrible

The ship is very unorganized. The food was the same every day. Front desk clerk named Barbara Uchiyama was always scowling and treating guests without the least education and attention. The tours were ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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cruisesafer

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful cruise to Iceland and Greenland

We chose this cruise after browsing the MSC Cruises website for a itinerary that was a little out of the ordinary. We found this itinerary very interesting because of the stops in Iceland and Greenland. We are ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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kerotigger

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Leisure cruise

It's my first time Mediterranean cruise and I choose MSC Grandiosa because the length of its itinerary fits my availability. The ship is new and spacious to house so many passengers. You may need some time to wait ...
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Sail Date December 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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LaurahQ

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

MSC Aurea Duplex Suite - Worst Customer Service

First and foremost, MSC Grandiosa is absolutely gorgeous and the elevator designed to move people efficiently. The Aurea duplex suite is very unique with 2 full bathrooms, spacious closets, living room, dining room ...
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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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LiftCruising

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Long time cruisers, 1st time with MSC - wonderful

We have previously sailed exclusively with NCL and 1 time with Royal Caribbean. This was our first experience with MSC Cruises and we were pleasantly surprised with our experience onboard. We chose this itinerary ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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agibbs

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Cruising with small children and infants

We chose MSC cruises based on their "family friendly" policies and although the reviews weren't great we were willing to give it a go. I have previously cruised with many other lines, however these were all ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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welshy74

4 Reviews Written

73 Helpful Votes

Stunning ship - shame its MSC

Who could not get excited about being one of the first to sail a brand new ship?  The smell of the new carpets and furniture and how everything shined and glimmered was just perfect and it was a pleasure to sail ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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blanka_elekes

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great experience in all areas

After reading so many negative reviews of the MSC Preziosa, our entire family felt that we have to share our great onboard experience. We boarded the ship in Genova, a quick and effective process which was ...
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Sail Date October 2019


foyspa avatar

foyspa

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Not my kinda cruise

Well after 73 cruises I can finally say never again on MSC. My pros were : Embarkation in Barcelona and disembarkation in Barcelona Our wait staff in main dining room (I use the term dining room loosely) ...
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Sail Date November 2019


fowler9 avatar

fowler9

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Well priced ideal cruise

Bit of background. Used to cruise quite a bit pre-kids but this is our 1st in 10 years and our first taking the children. The cruise was very well priced considering it was the half term holidays in the UK. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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