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MSC Cruise Reviews for First-Time Cruisers Cruises to Europe

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30 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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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


Tarragon avatar

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


gedjon1 avatar

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


johnboyday avatar

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


Rajkumar avatar

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


Frank Galway avatar

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


millnerl avatar

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


Marin108 avatar

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


oldroadpainter avatar

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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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


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


pkesquire avatar

pkesquire

1 Review Written

MSC Fantasia Eastern Med March 24-31 2013

I had read some dubious reviews about this ship and MSC prior to the trip, but overall, we were very pleased. We did select this sailing largely for the itinerary, so we spent much of our time in the various ports ...
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Sail Date March 2013


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Cruciverbalist

1 Review Written

The Curate's Egg

This was our honeymoon, we had planned to travel RTW by plane, but my wife's back problems caused by osteoporosis meant that long-haul travel was out of the question. I found a special offer from an Italian travel ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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aonsceal

1 Review Written

Cruising on a budget

We have just returned from a very enjoyable cruise with MSC. We booked the cruise in Jan and then started to read the reviews, so to be honest we went with very little expectations. Bearing in mind also that we ...
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Sail Date October 2012


Sunflowers159 avatar

Sunflowers159

1 Review Written

My first ever cruise

I have never been on a cruise before so I had no idea what to expect. I don't have a lot of money so I never thought I'd ever be able to afford to go on a cruise, but I was told about a £99 2 night last minute ...
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Sail Date September 2012


MrsFoz avatar

MrsFoz

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Excellent value for money - a fab holiday!

EMBARKATION - from Southampton was smooth and stress free, even with 2 young kis. (so much easier than airport check-in, securtiy, hanging around departure lounges, etc). Suitcases were taken from the boot of our ...
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Sail Date July 2012


rieknie avatar

rieknie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

not that bad as people say!

first of all don't look at my English, I'm dutch speaking. well this was our first cruise and I was terrified because of all the bad reviews, but I got surprised! ( in a good way) ship : the ship is beautiful, ...
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Sail Date July 2012


ShaNayNay34 avatar

ShaNayNay34

1 Review Written

Nice time on Poesia - good way to see ports on the Baltic!

Background - We were first time big ship cruisers so we did not have anything to compare the experience to except a River Boat and they aren't even comparable! We are Americans living in Germany so are quite used ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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schwarzvoraugen

1 Review Written

MSC Fantasia: Only problem is Italian Management

Check in procedure: It is strongly recommended to do the Internet check in. It saves you enormous time on arrival. With this little pre-work done check in goes smooth. "Valet" parking worked very well for us, ...
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Sail Date April 2012


Mrs T avatar

Mrs T

1 Review Written

Free and Easy - Not Exactly!

This was our first cruise and we therefore had nothing to compare the experience with. All in all, we found the ship to be very luxurious and stylish, the staff very helpful and standards of cleanliness and hygiene ...
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Sail Date January 2012


jacquie avatar

jacquie

1 Review Written

I cruised alone and thoroughly enjoyed this ship

I have cruised many times before on various cruise lines, this was the first time i ventured out alone! I was concerned about being in the minority being English, and there were only a few English people on board. ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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