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MSC Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Transatlantic

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17 MSC Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Transatlantic

Jao1953 avatar


2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Flatters to Deceive


This was my first and probably last MSC cruise. It's a pity because the ship itself has some good points and the ports of call were fantastic. We picked the ship up in Southampton along with what it turns out ...
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Sail Date September 2019

MikeyNKentucky avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First & Last Cruise with MSC; Worst Cruise Ever

This was our first cruise on MSC. My wife and I are both retired and experienced cruisers (32 and counting), mostly with NCL and Celebrity, also Holland America years ago. I will try to be brief, but could write ...
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Sail Date October 2018

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Andrei Krasouski

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Good ship for budget or first time travelers

This is my collulative review for MSC Divina based on our 2 cruises ( one in 2017 Miami- St Martin- Puerto Rico, Bahamas; and the second one in March 2018 14 days trip across Caribbean and Central America ( Panama, ...
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Sail Date February 2018

Webmanmike avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First time on MSC and will be returning!

My family and I were fortunate enough to experience the 20 day inaugural cruise from Trieste to Miami as our introduction to MSC being already gold with Royal Caribbean and NCL. And in summary, I think it is ...
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Sail Date December 2017

jblack49 avatar


1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Needs a lot of improvement

This was the 20 day maiden voyage of the MSC Seaside from Trieste, Italy to Miami, Florida. I would liken this to a new ship's sea trial voyage to fix operational and equipment at sea. I was expecting a few ...
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Sail Date December 2017

roberley avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent Cruise to Cuba

It is an excellent company where I have been able to travel 3 times, one north of Europe MSc OPERA, and the other 2 with the MSC ARMONIA to Brazil in 2015 and CUBA in 2016. I love the animation of the boat as ...
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Sail Date November 2016

normana avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Simply fabulous Cruise.

We are retired and live in a small town (Montagu) some 180 km from Cape Town and chose the cruise for its length of 21 days as well as for the countries visited culminating in Venice. The embarkation/disembarkation ...
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Sail Date May 2017

jayintx avatar


5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great ship, wonderful itinerary - horrible food

We had spent 5 weeks in Dubai and Southern Africa and saw this 21 day itinerary from Cape Town to Venice as an attractive way to travel to Europe. The ship is older, but has been refurbished and cabins added a ...
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Sail Date May 2017

Dannylam avatar


1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Food on this ship is for "survival", not for appreciation nor enjoyment

You can't argue with the price for this 21-night cruise from Cape Town to Venice, with return flights included in the price. It was a good value for money cruise. Would I go on the MSC cruises again? Most probably ...
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Sail Date May 2017

Deb109 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst Food and Service Ever

buffet food was horrible, tasteless, fatty, dining room wasn't much better, food only started to improve towards the end of the cruise, cabins ok. Very few staff to do cleaning, almost impossible to get any room ...
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Sail Date April 2015

vman_1 avatar


1 Review Written

tasteless disaster at sea

Much misinformation about what was to take place in this maiden transatlantic crossing of MSC's Divina. I must say that the ship is gorgeous. Good looks are, however, deceiving. The disorganization starts at the top ...
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Sail Date November 2013

LeeElla269 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Negative Experience on MSC Cruise line

We have gone on cruises with other cruise lines before and never had such an experience as we did on this MSC cruise. The hygiene level of the crew needs to be improved. At the buffet service alone I never saw a ...
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Sail Date April 2013

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The Danish Cruiselover

1 Review Written

Atlantic cafeteria cruise

Booked 2 balcony suites on the Atlantic cruise from Ft.L to Barcelona March 6 to March 22.We did not expect luxury when boarding M/S Poesia, even the vessel is new in the fleet.2 weeks in the same restaurant at the ...
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Sail Date March 2011

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Galveston Cruiser

10 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

We enjoyed our cruise

We arrived at the dock around 4pm and boarded immediately. Having already familiarized ourselves with the layout of the ship, had no trouble locating our cabin. Met our cabin steward who asked if we needed ...
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Sail Date December 2008

Micheyb1974 avatar


3 Reviews Written

Fantastic experience

Myself my husband and my seven year old daughter, recently just got back from a fantastic Caribbean cruise on msc Fantasia!, we have previously cruised on , rc , celebrity, p and o , carnival, princess( so was ...
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Sail Date April 2018

jywf avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good cruise despite negatives

We joined friends on our first cruise experience. We didn't know what to expect but were given the 'heads-up' by our friends on what other cruise lines offer and how they operate. MSC disappointed in the customer ...
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Sail Date March 2018

rdjrm avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic for the money it costs and it is a beautiful ship.

VcI just love cruising especially the longer cruises. This is our 20 th cruise and it is one of the best company which have a lot of cruises we love because we love going to different countries and also all of the ...
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Sail Date December 2017

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