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29 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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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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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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ricardom

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Improve and Communicate

This was my first cruise. The ship was three hours late. you cannot fault them as the weather was. However the communication was not extremely good and a few of the people on the ground knew what was happening. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Adrian63

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice Cruise

The ship is nice and the balcony cabines are looking good also. The food was low cost quality. The strongest point of this cruise was the staff, with special remarks for Miguel, the waiter in cigar bar. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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1HungryGirl

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not bad, not amazing; generally, had a good time.

This was the first experience my boyfriend and I had with cruises. We flew in from Toronto into Fort Lauderdale. To preface, we felt that we did have a very nice time on the ship. In general, the service was good ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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kanarskyn

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Ehhhhhhh.....

So we are a family of 4 and we decided to take our kids of there first new years crews on MSC which is a line that I have never been on. The sailing was from Dec. 26 2015- Jan 3 2016,days 8 nights. when we arrived ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Perwal

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Ship, Friendly Staff, Nice Itinerary, Below Average Food

This was our third cruise aboard the Divina, so we knew what to expect. The Showroom entertainment is as good as any, and better than most, of the 100, or so, cruises we have taken. The ship is elegant and well ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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sfresh

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Once will be enough for us.

This was our first cruise ever. We are seniors and were on a month long vacation of Europe. The excursions were the reason that we booked this cruise. The excursions were wonderful and what we expected. The ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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E>Davies

1 Review Written

Cruise

I Was disappointed with the Portuguese island stop it had absolutely nothing to amuse me. i had nothing to hold onto in the rubber duck.it traveled at excessive speed and was frightening i did not go on the island ...
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Sail Date March 2015


C Laidlaw avatar

C Laidlaw

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers

Our first impression of this huge ship was favourable. We booked late September to avoid children as we are a mature couple and didn't want the hassle. There were however a number of children of school age who you ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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kenwoodza

1 Review Written

Three Star Experience

This was my first cruise as I am prone to sea-sickness and have avoided traveling on Cruise liners. As this was my wife's 50th celebration, I arranged the surprise to provide her with an unforgettable experience. ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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Woo-Doo

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

We expected more.

We (family of 12 people) had booked a cruise from Venice to Istanbul and back with the MSC Magnifica. The boarding was, due to the category of our cabins, very quick. The cabin was very nice, spacious and, ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Odendaal

1 Review Written

Never arrived at inambane,no communication It was planned that we will be there

It was both my friend and i wedding DATE 10 APRIL. I paid for the hole trip for both familys five people. No communication,i want to visit inhabane as planned as it was both familys wedding date. We are ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Barrito

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fairly well organised, but moments of chaos and kids' club was useless

Although our kids of 10 and 7 were meant to be in different groups, when I took them to the kids' club, there was one able-bodied girl looking after the group of about 25 children, with the assistance of another ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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r.gomes@in-synergy.co.uk

1 Review Written

A bit disappointing

We were a family of 4, a couple with 2 teenagers, a girl (16) and a boy (14). We have booked for our first cruise on Preziosa one of the most expensive cabins in the Yacht Club class, the Executive Family suite. The ...
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Sail Date December 2014


RayaneLB avatar

RayaneLB

1 Review Written

Food on the Buffet Inedible; Very Crowded

Our cruise started terribly from the embarkation. we were given the first priority because I have a child in a stroller, but we were the last to embark. 1.5 hours waiting at the counter, with an MSC employee that ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Grace Conger

1 Review Written

Tossed on how much I liked it

We took this cruise for our 25th wedding anniversary. Was a little disappointed. Pros Balcony room was nice Ship is beautiful Loved two of our 3 destinations Specialty dining was delicious, mostly ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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turbofixr

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not an Upgrade

My family and i cruised for Thanksgiving with some friends. Because I am a business traveler and spend 100's of nights on the road. The idea of a basic package without a view wasn't what we wanted. I upgraded to 2 ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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TJSmith

1 Review Written

Upper Management Customer Service ISSUE

I am actually still aboard the ship awaiting disembarkement. For the most part, we enjoyed the cruise Our room attendant and wait staff was friendly, professional and helpful . On our last evening on the ship, we ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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surferride

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

As our first cruise, good but can improve

It was the first time we went for a cruise both me and my wife and a group of friends (8 in total). Here are my bullet comments about the overall experience. As I mentioned in the title this is our first cruise ...
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Sail Date July 2014


Pyer avatar

Pyer

15 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

The Good the Bad and the Ugly

This was our 1st Cruise chosen for the ports of call-Puglia,Greece,Turkey (Istanbul) and ending in Dubrovnik Croatia.The cabin was 5 star with kingsize bed,balcony and good bathroom.The public areas are ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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gfratello

5 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Extended Family Holiday

My husband and I took our first ever cruise on The Preziosa's second sailing on April 19,2013. We had our extended family with us, a total of 11 of us in all. We spent a night in Barcelona pre-cruise. What an ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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EIslander

1 Review Written

First Time MSC Cruiser

My wife and I recently went on MSC's cruise of the eastern Mediterranean. While overall it was a great experience, there are a couple of things that everyone should know about MSC prior to booking with MSC. First, ...
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Sail Date March 2013


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Kosha

1 Review Written

First and last cruise

I had been critical of the potential of a cruise, so to be fair I decided, with my wife, to prove my point that a cruise was just an opportunity to do what you do at home (eat, drink, read), except pay for the ...
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Sail Date October 2012


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