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MSC Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe

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140 MSC Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe


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roubok

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor guest communication, no one knew the answer

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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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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


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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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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


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dsjm

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

First & Last MSC Cruise!

We chose this cruise because we like the itinerary, the dates were perfect and the price was good. In the past we have cruised with P&O, Cunard, Royal Caribbean & Princess and have always had a good experience ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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antonia80

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Miss

This was a winter break away. The check in was straight forward. No major problems. Inside the ship, you scan your sea pass card at a machine and authorize €250 to b taken as on board credit. The first ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Debred

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Would not sail with MSC again

Chose this cruise as it was a good price but with hindsight I would rather miss a cruise and put that money towards another cruise line. Ive been with other cruise lines before and have enjoyed all of them. The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Russ Cruiser

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Poor service and organisation

If you’re looking for a bit of luxury, some good quality service, friendly staff, great entertainment and decent value for money, THIS IS NOT FOR YOU. The entertainment is a bunch of people singing, changing ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Haniford1922

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First time on MSC

The ship was beautiful but not many windows in bars and coffee shops. The staff were hit and miss many of them could not speak English , some were just plain rude. The food was mediocre no where near as much ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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DT21

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing for a family reunion

We chose this cruise for a family reunion, with 14 people coming in from 4 different countries across 3 continents. The embarkation process was smooth and we were able to go to the buffet and seat ourselves right ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Gumby0923

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing

From the beginning things were terrible. Our cruise cards were not correct. We had the drink package and they put it on the card wrong. So we had to go the guest services to correct all three cabins cards. Then you ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Toonsey G

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

The Good and Bad - Overall Grade C-

We were a family of four traveling for our first Mediterranean cruise with two teenagers. We have taken multiple cruises before on Princess, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Carnival, so we thought we would give the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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loveyellow

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Will not sail with MSC again

We (13 people) just come back from the new MSC ship Bellissima, 5/17-5/24, 2019. This was the first and will be the last with MSC cruise line. We are a mix bag of families and friends from Hong Kong and USA, age 20 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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maddy146

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

No cigarettes for sale

Chose this ship as facilities look great and the pools were very warm but too deep for children and non swimmers.Hot tubs had broken jets. Boarding was very easy and although cabin not ready until 3 pm was able ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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peter9982nyc

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointed, Very poor food, overrated

Good and Bads: Good: *Ship looks very nice and clean, staffs were friendly *Able to book shows easily, shows are great but some acts are repeated. *Pools and hot tubes are not very crowed especially ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Damaso67

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not impressed by MSC. The worst food ever...

I chose this cruise because it was suggested by our travel agent in the USA. We truly regret not having read the reviews of this cruise ship before our trip. The ship is the oldest of the fleet. Common areas are ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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cruiseship2019

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not worth the money

My family of 25 decided to celebrate my mother birthday on a cruise to Europe. What a disappointment. We flew from New Jersey, New York, Florida and Georgia for this joyous occasion. This ship seems to be only ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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pepetemete

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very cold experience.

Hi everybody, First, sorry for my english. I hope it'll be understandable. To make it easy i will highlight some importants points. Embarkation was good, faster than on my first MSC Poesia cruise. Ship ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Cocktail afficinado

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Yacht Club - Utterly Dissapointing

We were cruising with family and had booked 8 cabins at the Yacht Club. Overall, the experience was very dissapointing mainly due to the low level of restaurants and bars, as well as the service at those and the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Gladyswelsh

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Please read if you're taking kids or need GF food.

This was a 7 night cruise and not 5 as stated above. Having been on Royal Caribbean and Princess I was expecting a similar experience on MSC but with more sparkle. The ship was beautifully decorated and very sparkly ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Slysocks

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

An affordable cruise that will cost you big....

I traveled with my partner and my mother, both my mother and I have traveled with Royal Caribbean quite a few times so I have another company to base this experience with. We flew to Barcalona from Heathrow, and ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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flyjets777

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Aurea overated

We chose this cruise since we were going with a group of 22 people. Now the issues started since half the group was booked in Aurea and the other half in Yacht club. We booked far in advance so the difference in ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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pugwash1

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

Our experience on MSC Sinfonia first departure Genoa Dec 27 2018 and stayed on for the next cruise total 21 days I have done over 7 cruises now on Holland America, Princess, and Celestial. Asia, Panama, Europe, ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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teodora2912

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poor organization

The employees are overworked, they all seem very tired. The services are overall very good, but they clearly have to hire more resources, everyone was looking exhausted during the entire cruise. The cabins look ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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babymelcy

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Too large to handle.

We chose this cruise as the first cruise with our baby, as we enjoy cruising as a couple before, and we wanted a relaxed way of vacationing the first time as a family. We opted for a cruise to the Mediterranean Sea, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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