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23 MSC First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


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oscularia

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

MSC Poesia

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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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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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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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CindyJacobs4658

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Disappointed and Disgusted

We were greeted by exceptionally long queues and frustrated people. We paid for "Fast track" as it is impossible to stand in a queue with a 3 year old child for 4 hours. Once inside the Fast track option was ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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djames4

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Hidden Charges, No Such Thing As All Inclusive, a Battle for the Food

First and last cruise i will ever go on. The ship is ment to be new, i found the room dirty - our bin still has previous rubbish in - rust in the bathroom. We booked with the information we had they told us we ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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reviewer12345

1 Review Written

Awful Experience

Decor - MSc Divina's decor attempts to be an elegant and sophisticated, however its over the top sparkly and glittery appearance resulted in it looking extremely tacky. Service - There is a 15% service ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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samer

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Incredibly disappointing

OK, 35 nights cruising for one's first cruise could be problematic! NOT loved the cruising, despised the European cruise staff. Best bits: Our dinner table companions (overwhelmingly the best thing about ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Stumpy1278

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

An appalling rip off.

We left the ship in Rome after 36 days on a ship riddled with respiratory illness. The ship itself was well maintained and comfortable. That's where the good news ends. Health - A high percentage of the ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Stumpy1278

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sold as a Luxury Cruise of a lifetime

I will cover the good point first. The ship MSC Orchestra was a clean, well maintained ship. That's where the plusses end. The food was appalling, mostly overcooked in the dining rooms. The buffet on the ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Chopsie1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Anyone that will listen don't go MSC.

My wife and I embarked in Fremantle with our young Son in Perth, it was super slow embarkation. We left our bags with MSC staff as requested at 3pm, we did not get our bags again until 10:30pm when they were ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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chrisderek

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

BEWARE, BEWARE, BEWARE!

My husband & I booked a Mediterranean cruise along with my brother, his wife & 2 children the week of April 13, 2014 leaving from Venice. We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary & 60th birthday and were so ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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SarahP

1 Review Written

Never again

This was the first and probably last cruise I will ever go on. When we got to our cabin only one of our bags was by the door. Our other bag had ended up way down the hall. There was still a pair of men's underwear ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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caballero50

1 Review Written

DONT USE MSC LINE

This was our first ever cruise and a 2 nigh "taster cruise", this has put us off cruising for ever. first two and a half hour wait in southampton in a humid marquee, arrived on time at 11am, to be herded into a ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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gysd

1 Review Written

Shocking experience after looking forward to a highly acclaimed trip

8 friends all sailed with the Opera on our first cruise experience ever, on April 21st from Durban to Portuguese Islands and back on the 4 night cruise. We had been told so many stories of how WONDERFUL the MSC ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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anne.innes@currys.co.je

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful Ship but ........!!!!!!!

Just returned from our much anticipated first experience of cruising. Went with my husband on the occasion of my 60th birthday and was so looking forward to it based on what we could see on the website. The ship is ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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wendydragon90

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Absolutely dreadful, do not go on this cruise ship

The food is terrrible, it is luke warm and totally tasteless, I have never experienced anything like it, mass catering on a very low budget is the only way I can describe it, do not bother to complain about anything ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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Daretodream

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

MSC Orchestra Cruise from Hell

Well what can I say other than DON'T GO ON AN MSC CRUISE. Kids running everywhere all day and most of the night, shouting, yelling and totally out of control. Running around the restaurant whilst the waiters were ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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Daretodream

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

MSC Orchestra Cruise From Hell

MSC Cruise from Hell Well what can I say other than DON’T GO ON AN MSC CRUISE. Kids running everywhere all day and most of the night, shouting, yelling and totally out of control. Running around the restaurant ...
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Sail Date January 2006


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kitykate

1 Review Written

Strawberry sauce with scrambled eggs? Who knew?

After just completing our first ever cruise starting and finishing in Venice, all I can say is it will be a long time before we do that again. Admittedly, I was a little forewarned about the perils of cruising and I ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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jkopp1212

1 Review Written

Horrible Cruise and Horrible Customer Service DO NOT GO!

Problems we had: 1. We were never told that the cruise was being renting out by a group. The group was Cruise to the Edge. Instead of leaving entertainment for those that weren't there to see that, the ship ...
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Sail Date March 2013


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ann

6 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Could put me off crusing

This was my first sea cruise - I've taken many river cruises which were excellent but not a sea cruise. I have friends that cruise and speak highly of them but they go with other lines. Firstly, I'll mention ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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takksi

1 Review Written

un-Splendida

This was my first cruise. I was really looking forward for this as other members of my family, including my wife had gone on cruises previously and were really happy with them from all aspects. However, I must say ...
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Sail Date August 2010


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kiwipika

1 Review Written

Bad Food, Bad Service, Not Relaxing

The most important thing on a cruise ship should be food, drinks, service and cleanliness. Ok Ill give them the cleanliness. The room was cleaned after breakfast, mid-day and sometimes in the evening. The room and ...
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Sail Date July 2010


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