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MSC First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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First-Time Cruisers

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256 MSC First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Denlen29 avatar

Denlen29

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Mediocre

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This was our first cruise, so although I have nothing to compare it to, I did expect a bit better. The first problem we encountered was a note in our stateroom saying the excursion we had booked for the following ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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doggo12

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

MSC thank you

We were talked into going on this cruise by my sister in law as it seemed to be excellent value and a good way to see some great european sights. we are first time cruisers and were a little apprehensive especially ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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dandjjackson

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

We both caught a serious bug...

...no lie, we both caught the cruise bug! This was our first cruise and we're hooked! The whole adventure was memorable and we can't help but tell everyone how extraordinary the experience was. The embarkation ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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genuine1998@yahoo.com

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Don't Believe Naysayers; Excellent for First-Timers

Hubby and I booked Divina as first-timers, and we almost didn't. What a MISTAKE it would have been to miss out on this. First, it is important to read the literature and know your options. The buffet around the pool ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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sharonred

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Ship, Fabulous Trip

This cruise was our first for our 25th wedding anniversary and I must say we thoroughly enjoyed it. In general I felt it was like a 5 star hotel as the cabin was fantastic and the cabin steward done such a ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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dr.anuraaggarg

4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

cruise again

this was the first cruise we took , that too after so many apprehensions that we may end up managing the motion sickness issue of mine and my daughter , but to our surprise both had no issue of nausea etc . at all ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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BIinkyD

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Maiden Voyage for Us!!

We chose this cruise as we were unsure if we would like cruising at all. It was an excellent price. Embarkation couldn't have been easier- even with a wheelchair. Luggage was waiting at our cabin when we arrived. ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Tigger74

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

MSC cruise fell short.

This was my first cruise, I wanted to visit Athens, Istanbul and Dubrovnick. Unfortunately the recent bombings in Turkey caused MSC to drop Istanbul from the itenary. MSC emailed and pledged 100 Euro on to the cabin ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Jirkapieter

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

great cruise

we went for a cruise with msc orchestra to the French Antiles. We had a great time. The staff was verry friendly, they spoke french/ englisch/ spanisch/italian,.... The cabins were clean the beds confortable ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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seamonkeee

1 Review Written

36 Helpful Votes

Great Experience, Horrible Website; A Bit of Stress, But Great Experience

This was our first cruise, and I have to say that I had some reservations about taking one. I didn’t know if I’d like being “trapped” on a ship, not able to go where I wanted, but after seven days on the ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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glitterP

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Awesome Cruise

We sailed on the MSC Sinfonia . WOW . It was such an amazing trip. From the moment we step on board until we disembarked . Our cabin attendant Yusif was just amazing. He came to greet us and for the entire trip he ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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star222guns

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

MSC cruise

just got back from this my very first cruise ,the ship was very very clean, the food was ok ,nothing great as such same sort of food just done differently ,we had the drinks package but beware everytime you get a ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Robert Webster

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Life of Luxury

Booked our trip to begin three days before boarding ship, wanted enough time to get over jet lag. Our trip was to be done in three legs as we started in Az. a long way from Genoa, our final destination to board ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Leics 1

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY !

Only booked this for the destination really and to try msc as we have never sailed with them before and after this experience we wont ever again ! Whilst the ship itself was lovely that's the only thing that could ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Frescer

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First Cruise

This was our first cruise ever, so we went with no preconceived ideas and no expectations. We chose the cruises mainly on price, it was cheap and it went to interesting places in the Middle East that I wanted to go ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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sphsjags

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise Yet!

I write this review having been on only two cruises ever with this having been my first. I was thoroughly impressed with the entire ship and later realized everyone was correct in saying that most are not like ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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JGANDROS

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

The Not So Magnifica

i. Eish! Not so Magnifica! On boarding, there is no orientation and you are left to figure out on your own where everything is located – all 14 decks worth! ii. We had paid for the welcoming champagne and ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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sharonmorgan71

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise Enjoyed By All!

So before I start I want to acknowledge all the other reviews for MSC and the Orchestra and appreciate that everyones expectations and experiences are individual and I will just be representing ours as 6 family ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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oscularia

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

MSC Poesia

Never thought a cruise will be such as awfull as this. 80% Seniors and zero organization: - Not enough shadow for 10% of passangers outside while full sun. - No care for making people follow rules and not ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Newbie545

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not bad, just a few small issues; enjoyed ourselves regardless.

This was my first cruise. We arrived at the port at 11:30 using Jiffy Jeff transportation. Well The terminal was packed as it was a partially chartered ship most of the group (claim 800 people) many of which ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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paulsmith

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

MSC Caribbean Cruise

we went on this cruise thinking it was wheelchair friendly the staff were very rude the only person that helped us was the cleaner I had to get my partner off the ship by myself twice as there was no one to help ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Blackkath

1 Review Written

36 Helpful Votes

Better Ways to Spend Your Money

This was a first cruise and a trial cruise for us and if three days on board MSC Sinfonia is any indication what cruising is really about, we'll never do it again! We can heartily recommend the suite cabins with ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Priyesh Matabal

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Awful Cruise

If you enjoy bad service, filth and bad food then this trip is for you. My wife, 3 yr old and myself went on the cruise to nowhere ex Durban on 29 Jan 2016. We booked a suite which was the only good part of the trip ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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VeronicaFiguereido

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Awesome Winter Across the Ocean!!

This was my maiden trip on a cruise and was absolutely mind blowing experience. Since I was travelling with my mother, I must say I was bit apprehensive given the health conditions of both of us, but that fear did ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Innocent on board

4 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Innocent on Board

My wife and I went on an MSC Carribean Cruise, the Cuba Special Cruise, from December 22nd to December 28th, 2015. On December 22nd when we arrived at Rome Fiumicino Airport we were welcomed by three very nice ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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