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MSC Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe

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159 MSC Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe


potsie57 avatar

potsie57

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Average Cruise

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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


wpanic avatar

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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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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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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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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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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KL sailor

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not Impressed

This cruise started from Venice and started out badly - the embarkation process was a nightmare. It took us just over 2 and a half hours of standing around with little assistance from MSC personnel. The food was ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Besswest

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

We felt there was a lot of waiting in lines. But the guests were very rude, arrogant & pushy. And people invade your space. Waiting for a shuttle bus, for approx 200 people and only one arrived a fight broke out. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Bleugh

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lovely Staff, Average buffet dining, manic port schedule if you have kids.....

MSC were well priced and fitted in with the area we wanted to visit at the times we wanted to visit. The destinations were all fantastic and, without young children, this cruise would have been good... Problem ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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WorldTraveler151208

2 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Quality in MSC Cruises is falling.

For clarity, I was traveling in the Yacht Club area on the MSC Meraviglia, so the review concerns rather this part of the ship. Ship: The ship is beautiful and impressive. It has a modern but elegant interior. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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maphi3

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

MSC misses the mark

MSC Seaview 31st August - 7th September 2019, return trip from Barcelona with stops at Cannes, Genoa, La Spezia, Rome, Ajaccio and Palma This was our 23rd cruise, having cruised, as a couple and as a family, with ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Laurabrij

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected

To start at the beginning embarkation took over 3 hours, 2 sat in the waiting area and an over an hour queuing, the luggage got to the room before us! Muster drill was chaotic, people stood chatting and not ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Kballer

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Just okay

Our cruise on MSC’s Sinfonia was our 5th cruise. We have previously cruised with Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and MSC. Our cruise last summer on MSC’s Musica was the reason we booked with MSC again. We are not ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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amandy72

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

MSC Cruise - Average

For some background, my dad took me (19 years old) and my brother (27 years old) on our first cruise. Since this was my brother and I’s first cruise our expectations were not high. We saw a lot of bad reviews ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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knezvalova

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Friendly staff but noisy and dirty ship

The ship is huge but the pools are few and small and get overcrowded. There is limited shade options when parents need to keep an eye on their bathing children. Buffet is ok, choose the 16th floor for all meals if ...
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Sail Date July 2019


JayneF avatar

JayneF

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Gorgeous Ship; Stops There for Now

We chose Seaview on 7/3-11 for ship and ports. We are experienced travelers and were very disappointed. First Cannes was a nightmare to embarbark/disembark from because of the ferries (did not know this until too ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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LifeofthePatty

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very different from US based cruise lines we are used to! Low frills cruise!

This cruise was a good price, but it seems that’s because everything was a la cart. We didn’t even get tissues in our stateroom and couldn’t find a place aboard to buy them. If you had the sautés package, you ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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cathy d

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

MSC Divina Mediterranean June 1 2019 Genoa

Here is some info about me: I'm 48. Live in USA. have cruised 51 days with Carnival, 14 days with princes, and now 7 with MSC. Have cruised a lot of Caribbean, one Norway, one Alaska, and now one ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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rt3413

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Discounted Cruise, Some Bright Points but Some Lows

This was my 20th cruise across many lines and my wife's 12th. With us was our 9-year-old daughter on her 3rd cruise. We booked in a balcony (non-Yacht Club) and had a rate I would call exceptional (helped out by the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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karbonis

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

MSC Fantasia - OK, I guess...

MSC Fantasia Review Intro I have read quite a few reviews of this ship (few of them positive) and thought I would add my own. We are a large family group and between us have probably cruised nearly 100 times ...
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Sail Date May 2019


ell493 avatar

ell493

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Some good things but mostly we did not like it

I have only been on one other cruise, that was Carnival, so that is the only comparison I have. First, the good thing... The entertainment was great. The people in the show do a wonderful job. Most of the staff ...
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Sail Date May 2019


SandyGR avatar

SandyGR

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointment on all aspects / Never again with MSC

MSC is not a customer centric company and this is evident already from the stage of reservation when a complaint that we filled was never addressed and it relates to one of their customer service employees having ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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