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MSC Cruise Reviews for First-Time Cruisers Cruises to Europe

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Overall a really good cruise.

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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pammyj14
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this 14 night cruise because of the itinerary and the experience of a new ship. The ship is beautiful but probably a bit too big for us as there was some very noisy areas due to the number of passengers onboard.The ports were fantastic especially the fjords. The dining room we were assigned to (The Panorama restaurant ) was fantastic as were the staff. So Attentive and friendly and our ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Inside Stateroom


Beautiful ship and magnificent scenery

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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hpnguyen
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This is our fifth cruise. In general we are very satisfied with the cruising experience. We’ve done NCL, Princess Cruise and Celebrity before. MSC is definitely different from the “American” lines. The check in was straight forward. No major problems. To get in and out of the ship, the staff scans your sea pass card at a machine and authorize. Quite simple. They say kind people are the ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom


Nice first cruise shame about the noise

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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KurtPN
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

We have never cruised before, and chose the specific cruise we went on, due to the availability of kid’s activities for our 10 year old daughter, the destinations throughout the Baltics and a decent price. Getting on board as newbies was a bit stressful, as we did not know the process and there was little information about what to expect. We also was more stressed than was required as we roamed ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Beautiful ship

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Krod17
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We chose this cruise for the remarkable deal we found to cruise Northern Europe. Embarkation was very smooth, we waited about 30 min or so, but we arrived before our check-in time. The ship is very modern and has a real wow factor! This was out 13th cruise. We’ve done Disney, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Carnival. MSC is definitely different from the “American” lines. Pool decks are ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Don't choose this cabin

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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sailing Dutch Peter
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We sailed the Nordic fjords from Kiel with our adult children. The cabins are quite OK, not a lot of space for storage, bit dark colors. Still cleaning twice a day, not really necessary for us. Very large ship, very crowded, specially because we had bad weather and everybody was searching inside convenient seating. There are many lifts, maneuvering through the ship is easy and ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


First Time on MSC...Not sure I'll do it again

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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EllaDuChien
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We chose this cruise for the ports and to try a new line. MSC has the status match program which also helped. This cruise was from Genoa, Italy to Kiel, Germany with stops at Marseille, Barcelona, Cadiz, Lisbon, Vigo, and Southampton. Embarkation: This was a disaster. I am not sure if Genoa was not equipped to handle this many passengers, or if they were just not prepared to turn over the ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Outside Stateroom


Had a Good Time

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Elric
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

I should point out that this was my first cruise although my wife has been on several, including another MSC cruise. We scheduled this cruise about a year in advance and purchased the cheapest cabin available. We figured we would be on excursions everyday and didn't plan to spend much time in the cabin so no need to get a fancy one. We flew from the US to Barcelona two days before the cruise ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom


An amazing 60th Birthday present

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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Joules59
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This was my second cruise but my partners first. We arrived at Barcelona airport late due to a flight delay at Gatwick so our transfer to the ship had long gone. We were told to get a taxi at a cost of 39.00 euro's which was credited to our account by the ship. Embarkation was smooth as we were ushered into a huge marque where our documents were checked and we were given our personal cards (like ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


WOWed by our first MSC experience!

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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CelebrationFamily
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Last summer we were planning spring break 2019 and found a great deal on AA Rewards tickets to Barcelona. We'd been to Spain, but not Barcelona. During our research, we came upon MSC and their 7 night Med cruises. We've sailed with RCCL, HAL, Celebrity and our beloved DCL many times, but had barely even heard of MSC. The price, timing and itinerary were right, but boy oh boy, the reviews were ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Aurea Duplex Suite

Traveled with children


Overall pretty good

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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Jtu
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Was the largest cruise boat we have booked on, but nevertheless ran like clockwork with few long waits compared to Princess when it comes to getting on and off. Purchased cruises were excellent and as advertised. MSC for Me, the app wasn’t much good, as you cannot message your fellow traveller, many things priced as extra such as F1 and flight simulator, teppanakki restaurant difficult?impossible ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


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