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

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2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

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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

sfresh avatar


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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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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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

Barrito avatar


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

RayaneLB avatar


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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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


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

gfratello avatar


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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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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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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1 Review Written

First and possibly last cruise

Fabulous ship, gorgeous and amazing to look at. Really incredible! Huge and you will need a map for the first day. Our interior stateroom 8253 was just perfect, larger than expected and well decorated. A place ...
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Sail Date August 2012

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1 Review Written

Embellishing publicity to wrap cover a poor content cruise.

Real cruise cost is MORE EXPENSIVE than cruise fare shown on MSC website: EXTRA hidden Service SURcharge acknowledged in cruise booklet at check-in, NOT SHOWN on MSC website. Total cost = Cruise fare + hidden ...
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Sail Date June 2012

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2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Ship great but food and embarkation a big let down

Where to start! We are normally independent travellers, so decided to book directly with MSC. This was a reasonable experience and the person dealing with our telephone booking did select a good room for us, which ...
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Sail Date June 2012

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Paul Ingram

1 Review Written

Piracy on the high seas

Arriving at Nice !6th Decenber 2010 was not nice since no rep. was there to greet us, we were left stranded for about 2 hours with out any explanation. Eventually getting on a coach for the 2 Hour drive to Genoa, ...
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Sail Date December 2010

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