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MSC Cruise Reviews for First-Time Cruisers Cruises to Europe

MSC
Ship
Europe
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

93

Very Good

30

Average

15

Poor

17

Terrible

11

Cruise type

Family Cruises

865

Romantic Cruises

302

Senior Cruises

220

First-Time Cruisers

168

Entertainment Cruises

158

168 MSC Cruise Reviews for First-Time Cruisers Cruises to Europe


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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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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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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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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naomigrey

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise

This was one of the best weeks of my life and I didn't want to get off the Preziosa. MSC are one of the best value cruise lines for solo travellers which is why I initially chose this cruise. The staff were ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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vladimirbeograd

1 Review Written

Beautiful ship, great service, excellent experience for a first cruise

My wife and I had a great honeymoon cruise on MSC Preziosa. Took the plane to Milano, went to Centrale station and then took a train to Genova, Piazza Principe. On account of the wedding trip we got a discount ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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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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CobraJet

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Food and service were terrible.

The biggest reasons for taking a cruise are, for me, the food, the service and the entertainment (of all kinds) on board. Lets start with the food. It was terrible. Even after just 5 nights they started ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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saska@ni.ac.rs

1 Review Written

The name "PREZIOSA" speaks for itself

My family had a fantastic holliday on Preziosa. Preziosa gives you the expected and more. The food..., the crew....above expected! The cabins were beautiful and to be honest, the service in the cabin is very good. ...
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Sail Date September 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


djames4 avatar

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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Stockjock

12 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

Let me set the record straight on the MSC Divina.

Just got back from a 10 day, Mediterranean cruise on the MSC Divina (9-26-15 sailing). I’ll do a very short review for those with a short attention span and a much more detailed review for those who would like an ...
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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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Farnk

1 Review Written

Deficient Client Relations and Poor Management

The Divina Hosts 4 000 'guests', which is way too much for the services it can deliver. There are long waiting times at the elevators, when getting off, at the buffet, at the excursion office desk, everywhere. In ...
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Sail Date September 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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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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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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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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h.rothney@btinternet.com

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First Class

This was a first time cruise for my mother (early 60's) and I (mid 30's) and we were both very impressed. The cabins were immaculate and spacious, we had a large window on the 7th floor which I would thoroughly ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Uno time cruiser

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser

The MSC Divina was a beautiful ship and the staff could not have been more gracious. We were in Yacht Club 15028, with a wonderful balcony. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in. We were ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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3 Irish amigos

1 Review Written

Amazing Cruise

I'm just glad I wasn't put off by some people's reviews of M.S.C. Divina. Just back from cruise with 2 friends and couldn't fault it. The ship itself is so glamorous took some beautiful photos. We had some wonderful ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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