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47 MSC First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


doggo12 avatar

doggo12

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

MSC thank you

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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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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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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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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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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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Delia Watson

1 Review Written

We had an absolute ball!

From check-in to disembarkation all went smoothly! We travelled in a group of 8 girlfriends - ready to have fun and we did! We cruised on the MSC Opera on a 3 day cruise to Mozambique. The cabins were neat, well ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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Tarragon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Special birthday

We thought the ship was magnificent and the crew first class.Special mention should be made of the cabin steward and the waiting staff in the Velvet Lounge who were exceptional.The food we found was not as good as ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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gedjon1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Pretty Good

This was my first real cruise trip so was pleasantly surprised how good it was . Firstly the whole check in and out process works really well considering the number of passengers. The airport is used to the sort of ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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johnboyday

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Value for Money

Embarkation was very good, our luggage was in our room quickly.this being a nice ocean view cabin. We went straight to dinner in the Marco Polo restaurant on early sitting, the service was excellent from our ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Rajkumar

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Our Very First Cruise

I am very impressed with this cruise company. MSC did very well to make our cruise a great and pleasurable experience. The good point: Excellent Food, Excellent Accommodation, Amazing service from all the crew ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Frank Galway

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Divina, but avoid excursions.

My wife and i travelled as part of a group of 27 travellers. We spent two nights in bacelona prior to joining the ship. Check in at barcelona port was very efficient and well organised. Divina is a big ship with ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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millnerl

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A Newbie's Perspective

My wife and I are in our early 60's and we wanted to try something different. There's so much to say about this experience, so I'll try to summarise: ** Checking in ** The customs and checking-in procedure at ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Marin108

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very Nice Cruise with a Few Flaws

Well, because this was our first cruise I went to this site and read all critics regarding this particular ship and this particular route. I have found that most of the critics are (IMO) exaggerated. First, for ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Mikebyrne

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise- very good experience!

As it says, this was my first cruise so I have no base line to compare. I thought the embarkation was a little slow booking in, but we were then boarded very quickly and had our first look around. The Poesia is a ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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oldroadpainter

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

First cruise.

We are just back from our first cruise, 7 days in the Baltic, on the MSC Sinfonia. Read some pretty bad reviews from other people so was a little anxious before we left, but it was really good. We had a very good ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Tareaphe

1 Review Written

Senior Citizens Dream on a Beautiful Ship!

I have read many reviews and expected a few things like bad food and a relaxed environment. However, after this cruise I can say it was Mello kind of relaxing and the food was not ALL terrible however the best meal ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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shepdt

1 Review Written

Great Cruise, Much Better Than I Expected

First I want to give a little information about myself. I am a very experienced cruiser, I have been on well over 30 cruises, just about every major Us cruise lines, I worked in the Cruise line industry for over 7 ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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royal1364

1 Review Written

Great for the price

This was my first cruise, so i cant compare to any other. I am writing soley on my experience on this cruise. Everyone is writting about the disaster during Embarkation. This had nothing to do with MSC. There was a ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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Jimmycricket

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful ship but some of the staff were so rude

As the title says the ship is beautiful and amazing in its features and presentation. Underneath the woodwork though there were cracks. Negatives first as there aren't many, the buffet is like a rugby pitch at peak ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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Ann campbell

1 Review Written

1st time cruisers

Found the ship so clean it was a pleasure to be on board cabin staff very attentive and staff in general all friendly and helpful food was good but spoilt by always being Luke warm at best even in the restaurants ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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ecsonza@gmail.com

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cape Town to Mossel Bay 1st time cruiser

This was our first cruise on a ship. It was a local promotion which was really great value for money. My review is split between good and bad things: Good things: what a fantastic way to enjoy the ocean. 3 nights ...
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Sail Date January 2014


nurse1967 avatar

nurse1967

1 Review Written

Great cruise good value for money

No complaints about this cruise on MSC Opera, think the negative reviews have been done by cruise snobs!!!. I have sailed with Celebrity twice before and ok this cruise probably wasn't as good but for 3 of us it was ...
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Sail Date August 2013


Davo 99 avatar

Davo 99

1 Review Written

First time cruisers

This was our 1st time on a cruise having spent 2 wonderful days in Venice. The day of embarkation was not pleasant, disorganized and at times chaotic! We finally boarded at around 3pm (should have been 12.30)and to ...
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Sail Date August 2013


Scotsguy39 avatar

Scotsguy39

1 Review Written

First time cruiser review.

Hi all,  I booked this cruise for me and my family and extended family last September after much debate. This was a first time cruise for all on the trip, there were 10 of us in total.I have read all the reviews ...
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Sail Date July 2013


CTGirl74 avatar

CTGirl74

2 Reviews Written

Good For My First Cruise

I went on the Monsters of Rock cruise in March. I would say it was a good cruise for my first time, but I would definitely cruise with a different line next time. The pros: -Service was great. I never found ...
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Sail Date March 2013


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