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42 Europe MSC Fantasia Europe Cruise Reviews

gordygord avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Slipping standards


Previously used MSC about 7 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Treated with respect and pleasant dining all through the day. This cruise eas so different, majority of staff unsmiling and grudgingly helpful when ...
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Sail Date September 2019

pinors avatar


4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Bad organisation

We had a week to spare while on holiday in Europe so picked a 7 day cruise to suit our dates. The MSC Fantasia leaving from Palma de Mallorca was chosen and we flew to the island. On arrival at the cruise terminal ...
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Sail Date May 2019

teodora2912 avatar


2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poor organization

The employees are overworked, they all seem very tired. The services are overall very good, but they clearly have to hire more resources, everyone was looking exhausted during the entire cruise. The cabins look ...
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Sail Date October 2018

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Two 2 Tango

19 Reviews Written

122 Helpful Votes

Not good

Firstly this is going to look like the usual MSC slag off, but prior to this cruise MSC has been one of our favourite cruise lines. The problem seems to be that they have let standards slip well below what you would ...
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Sail Date June 2018

golfmadnutter avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

MSC Med Cruise different to MSC cruise leaving an American port, disappointing.

Chose as Thomas Cook rep said it was fantastic and that MSC were throwing loads of money into their cruises to try and bring them up to Royal Caribbean standards. Sure the staircase and decor in the public rooms was ...
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Sail Date June 2018

WestTexasGal avatar


4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Couldn’t wait for this cruise to end

We’re experienced cruisers but this was our first (and most assuredly) our last cruise with MSC. The good: We chose this cruise because it embarked from Barcelona (we’d never been there) as well as the ...
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Sail Date November 2017

J.Thomas avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Everything, but everything has to be paid for.

I chose this cruise because I had previously sailed on the OPERA on her maiden voyage, that was wonderful. I had expected this cruise to match that one. I was wrong. Everything, but everything had to be paid for, ...
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Sail Date November 2016

haggy321 avatar


1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Fantasia disappontment

Never cruised with MSC before but had high expectations for our experience. Ship was huge and its presentation inside and out was good. Our midship balcony cabin was comfortable and very nice. Now the not so god ...
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Sail Date June 2016

italiandream avatar


1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Nightly Metal Cutting, Hammering, and Drilling from the Engineering Crew

Imagine nights on board with demolition drilling, metal hammers on metal surfaces, metal pipe cutting and jagged grinding sounds from various heavy duty demolition and construction tools from the decks below sea. ...
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Sail Date May 2016

MyMustang avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Think twice before going on MSC.

As an American I thought going on a European cruise would be a good change of pace, didn't realize what I was getting myself into. I expected this cruise to be more subdued than others I have been on such as the ...
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Sail Date December 2015

GINA P avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointed with First MSC Cruise

I booked this cruise, our first in 5 years for my husband and I to try and compensate for a very stressful year and also to celebrate our special birthdays! Not a good start at Gatwick North check-in with ...
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Sail Date September 2015

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Sue Pattinson

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Horrendous first 4 nights

The ship it's self is emaculate and beautiful but the entertainment is terrible and leaves you bored to tears. The bar staff are extremely rude and it is a chore for them to serve you. The cleaners on the ship are ...
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Sail Date August 2015

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Jean Lawson

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Never Again

Great ship. Stink of smoke. Smokers in public areas. No crew enforcing rules i.e. no food or drink in theatre, passengers doing just what they pleased. No taking of videos in theatre.... passengers doing this ...
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Sail Date June 2015

TulipBee avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing ship, But think twice if English is the only language you speak

Let me start with the good things. This is a beautiful ship. The public spaces are sleek, the Swarovski crystal staircase is an amazing talking point. The cabins (mine was a balcony on deck 10) were spacious and ...
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Sail Date May 2015

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Cruising Cassy

2 Reviews Written

Cruised a number of times, but never with MSC again.

We have been on a number of cruises with different companies, and this was the first time on MSC. Even though Fantasia ship itself is opulent and beautiful, and the cabin is very nice with lovely facilities, this ...
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Sail Date March 2015

wilsonc avatar


1 Review Written

We were hoping for more - MSC did not deliver

My wife and I had sailed with MSC to the Carribean before and enjoyed the experience. That's why we chose to sail with MSC again. Unfortunately, this cruise was not up to our expectations. Our room was great and the ...
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Sail Date November 2014

shaunajo avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

What a joke!!!!

My sister and I booked 2 back to back cruises around the Mediterranean with the MSC in the Yacht club. We were anticipating a fabulously luxurious 14 days. Ha!! Firstly, the postive. The suites were beautifully ...
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Sail Date April 2013

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1 Review Written

MSC not for me!

I'll start by saying that the itinerary was great and was why I booked this cruise. We booked an MSC excursion from Bari to see the trullo houses in Alberobello and that was very enjoyable. I booked another company ...
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Sail Date September 2014

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2 Reviews Written

Do your research

My wife and I spent 10 weeks in Europe and did 4 cruises, the MSC Fantasia out of Venice on the 27th April was the first. The destinations were good, but we should have heeded the term "clash of cultures". We were ...
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Sail Date April 2014

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1 Review Written

Will never sail with MSC again

In March this year [2014] my husband and I joined a fly, stay, cruise package on the MSC Fantasia which included return flights to Italy, overnight accommodation in Genoa, transfers and a 36 night cruise. We chose ...
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Sail Date April 2014

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise around the Greek Islands.

Like previous reviews ship very beautiful but caters for too many passengers. Transfer to the ship from the airport took 2 hours (booked with Liverpool Cruise Club). Embarkation port just like a cattle market. ...
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Sail Date April 2014

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1 Review Written

Too crowded

We chose MSC because they were the only cruise line we could find sailing on the dates we needed. The balcony cabin was very good but the bathroom tiny and smelt of mould. None of us would chose MSC again. This ...
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Sail Date April 2014

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11 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Fantasia no thanks

Where to start? My wife and I have done 15 cruises with many cruise lines over the last 10 years, 2 star to 6 star. Without a doubt MSC Fantasia has been the worst cruise we have ever done. We left Brisbane and ...
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Sail Date March 2014

elr1913 avatar


1 Review Written

My worse cruise experience

first time on msc and my buddies and I dubbed it the Money Sucking Cruise. seems like we were charged for everything. the food was horrible in the restaurants and at the buffets. I actually lost weight on this ship, ...
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Sail Date May 2013

hayeses avatar


1 Review Written


After cruising the Eastern Mediterranean on the MSC Musica we boarded the Fantasia in Genoa with high expectations. Ther were no towels in the cabin on arrival and we had to chase around to find some. They then ...
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Sail Date October 2012

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