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MSC Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe

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Under the circumstances hard to give a fair review

Review for MSC Divina to Mediterranean

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Joenut

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 impression that their food was much better. I will say that they made very good pizza. Not impressed with their steak house, I rarely send food back , but I had to with my first steak ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Average Cruise

Review for MSC Divina to Mediterranean

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potsie57

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 care for is the chopped up layout. The staff at customer service desk were unfriendly like other reviewers have stated. The lack of communication as to what was going on was ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Disappointing

Review for MSC Divina to Mediterranean

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tcfive

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 affected by the coronavirus. Embarkation went quickly and easily. We arrived around11:30 am and were on board by about 12:15. There were no lines to check in. We had to wait until ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Americans do not cruise MSC - staff felt like prison guards and food was sub-par

Review for MSC Divina to Mediterranean

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LOlson4812

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

I have cruised MSC before many years ago and had a good experience. I have also cruise with Carnival 6-7 times, Princess, Holland America and Royal Caribbean. I realized very quickly this cruise line was not the experience I was looking for as an American. I booked this cruise because the dates worked for my step-daughter's spring break and because the prices were great, and free drinks and wifi ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Clean Ship - Everything Else Disappointing

Review for MSC Opera to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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yakety sax

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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, very bland tasting, very little portions, very plain food. The pizza and baked fish were good. Everything was for sale - that normally comes standard with most quality cruises. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


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

Review for MSC Opera to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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David Watt

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 in the buffet was good Italian fare with hotdogs and burgers always a favourite for the kids and grown up's alike. The big let down for me was the standard of food in the restaurants ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


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

Review for MSC Magnifica to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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mervous

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 fault. We arrived early at 10:30 and proceeded to check in, it was fairly fast, we had done it online and the staff were fast to label our cases and clear us to the departure lounge, at ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Six months is a lifetime

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Dagenhamboy

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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, unlike the earlier easy and almost seamless experience in Genoa. Not enough staff and a shoving of Italians all trying to push past made the experience one to forget. The lifeboat ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


First Time on MSC

Review for MSC Lirica to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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snowcat

10+ Cruises

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 Caribbean, Celebrity and Princess, but we had not cruised with MSC before. We chose this particular cruise because of the itinerary which included an overnight in Haifa, Israel and ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Communication problems

Review for MSC Divina to Mediterranean

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jeanette619

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 flavor and meat was tough. One night they had crab cakes. I could not find an ounce of crab. Only mashed potato filling. Food in dining room was a step above dining room. Waiter in ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


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