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MSC Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe

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230 MSC Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe


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French Webers

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Almost covid proof, very safe, very good but some disappointments

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We did a week on Grandiosa from Genoa to Malta and back on 25/10. It was great, we felt really safe and looked after. We covid tested 3 days before departure at home then again on the day of departure (MSC's ...
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Sail Date October 2020


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SarahW

1 Review Written

Just amazing!

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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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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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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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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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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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


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Raym2019

1 Review Written

Best cruise ever

We went 2 adults, 1 child 12yrs, perfect! From stepping on board, the whole experience was brilliant, all staff so helpful, spotless ship, so much going on. We had a cabin on deck 5, so did not got no motion when ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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MapleCactus

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

MSC Bellissima-Great Family Med Cruise

This is our 2nd cruise. Our first was with the American NCL Epic. After much research and logistics-checking, we chose to sail on the MSC Bellissima. Yes, I read all the comments for her sister ship, the MSC ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Sam401969

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

The most amazing time ever

MSC BELLISSIMIA it’s been amazing . I posted three days into cruise so just to add, and maybe to put some minds at rest Cabin :13205-Stewart-Francisco , the cabin was beautiful with plenty of space and a ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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mightywabbit

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Yacht Club

US: We are a couple in mid-fourties with an 8 year old daughter. First time cruising on a bigger ship, so YC was to us the only way to go... We boarded in Genova, it was the or one of the last Med cruises of the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Jefr

1 Review Written

Family friendly and lively cruise aboard the beautiful MSC Bellissima

This was the first time we have done a cruise and we really did not know what to expect. We traveled as a family with 2 older teenagers and chose the MSC Bellissima in the hope that it would offer enough to keep ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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dagg Cruising

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First time cruising

Chose to book our 1st family holiday abroad on a cruise after watching the cruise channels and seeing the MSC Bellissima, it was important to us that the ship we went on had activities for children as we have a 9 & ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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KarenDON

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Loved this Cruise, Amazing stops

We have just returned from our 7 day cruise departing venice and travelling to Bari, Katakolon, Santorini, Pireas and Kotor in Montenegro and we couldnt recommend this cruise highly enough! We travelled on the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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jp382

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

The ship staff was so warm and sweet. They really made our vacation memorable.

My husband and I decided to book a very spontaneous trip on MSC Magnifica four days before the ship was to set sail through Expedia. We were coming from Boston, USA and took a non-stop flight to Rome, then a ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Jcavedo

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Horrible service, horrible amenities, over priced for what you get

Have cruised carnival, royal, princess and others mostly larger boats like meraviglia. Cost was higher than most but we expected a matching experience. We booked this boat specifically because of the ports of call ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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FamilyHolidayMan

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very Good

We booked this as a last minute decision and before reading reviews on here, we may not have booked had we read reviews first but we found that MSC were excellent to deal with and had a wonderful time. ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Mfloodmcc

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Such a lovely Holiday.....

Our first ever cruise with the family on MSC Bellissima. All 4 of us (two teen boys) gave it 10/10. We could not fault anything. We had a balcony room and it was spotless, as was the entire ship. Food was really ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Heather Jill

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Third MSC cruise. Hope there will be more!

I originally heard about MSC from a work colleague and this is now our 3rd time with them. I cannot recommend them more highly. I had read one or two negative comments before booking the Sinfonia trip but I ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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PMBF74

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Superb family holiday for first-time cruisers

This was our first cruise and we weren't sure if it was going to be something that would suit our family. We also worried a little about some of the negative reviews on this site. The outcome was that we loved the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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babyonboat

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Amazing Ship

We did a Baltic Capitals Cruise on the MSC Meraviglia with our 24 months old. The experience was amazing for the three of us. The ship is decorated with taste - in fact it was the most beautiful ship we’ve been ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Tanissteel

4 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

A few days away on a beautiful ship; just stunning

This was a short Cruise just to enjoy time away Embarkation: Was easy and quite quick with the usual queues. A few more desks open would have made the process of little quicker. Once on the ship you were ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Bleriot

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

The staff were fantastic, Yacht Club MSC have it cracked

We had been on MSC Seaview late last year, and while on board we took the opportunity to book this cruise and take the option of trying "Club Class". So we arrive at the port in Barcelona where we are immediately ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Llowtherpei

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Better than expected!

My husband and I have cruised before on Carnival and Costa. I wanted to take my two sons and daughters in law as well as our 4 grandchildren to Europe and a cruise was an option to visit more than one destination. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Cattlaya

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise

This was our 8 cruise and the second with Msc. We choose this cruise because of the itinerary. We are a couple in our late fifties. Embarking in Venice took several houres and here they can do a ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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