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MSC Meraviglia Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Bahamas

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dinner- salmon - great size portion
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"We were interested in trying a new line as we had never sailed on MSC before. We were also very excited to try out the new Ocean Cay. Unfortunately the island was not ready yet, and we had an itinerary change to..."Read More
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Jessy1021

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

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Nov. 21-Nov. 24 short cruise to Nassau and Ocean Cay

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FemGem

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Our travel agent raved about MSC and their new man-made private island. Our trip on the Meraviglia was a cruise to remember it was horrible. Embarkcation went ok even though the lines were long, they went fast. Upon entering the ship, no staff and no welcome drink. Entering our balcony cabin #11069, there was no toilet paper nor tissues. Had to get our steward to give us a roll of toilet paper ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


More Bad Than Good

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raquaman

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

I've sailed several times on Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, and I really wanted to experience the MSC brand and Meraviglia, despite the mixed reviews, because the ship seemed very impressive in videos. I got an excellent last minute deal and decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, the bad aspects of it outweighed the good ones. The Good: - Our cabin was very nice, very clean, ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


WARNING - STAY AWAY FROM MSC

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Jann64

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

SAVE YOUR MONEY AND ON A DIFFERENT CRUISE LINE!! Our family of 70+ decided to celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary plus birthdays of our loved ones. Many of us have cruised on other cruise lines before. We have collectively decided to never board an MSC vessel again!! Given the videos we saw about MSC, we approached our cruise with great anticipation only to be shocked by the gross ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Bella Outside Stateroom


Very Good and Very Bad

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Bmcuse

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Some aspects of the cruise were very good and some were very bad. We stayed in the Yacht Club so please keep that in mind when reading. Embarkation / Disembarkation This is a big benefit of the yacht club. Both embarkation and disembarkation were pretty seamless. When we got to the port we checked in and were escorted to the lounge where we were greeted with champagne, food, etc. It is ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Yacht Club Deluxe Suite


Terrible customer service!

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neferteetee

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Went on this cruise with a large group of family with multiple state rooms. Most of us had a similarly negative experience with customer service. Staff was consistently rude in every restaurant, hallway, pool, bar, activity area. Many staff members did not speak fluent English which made me feel unsafe. Staff appeared poorly trained and unable to handle the capacity of people on the ship. Managers ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom

Traveled with children


Very disappointed

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espana.

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

36 friends and family went for a relatives 80th birthday. The food in the dinning room as well as in the buffet were nothing compared with any ship i have been on. Very bad. Service overall terrible everywhere. the customer service desk always had at least over 30 people in line waiting to be helped with not enough people there to take care of you. Very short of personal everywhere on ship. When ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Incompetence at every step. Stay away!!!

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GeorgeMt

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

I and my family cruised many times and never had such bad experience as we did on Meraviglia. Only positive is that this ship is new, but very bad design from comfort and efficiency stand point. You can't enjoy your vacation on this ship. It is designed to create issues at every step. Customer was not on their mind when they decided to release this ship. Too many passengers (4500) and not enough ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom


VERY DISAPPOINTING

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lreich0716

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

I would definitely NOT recommend this cruise line. Very poor customer service. When we needed something in our cabin we could not ever find our steward. When I would call the front desk, I either go no answer or it would ring about 30 times before someone would pick up. The food was very disappointing. Everything seem to close down early. I had my kids on the cruise and my son was looking ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Interior Studio Stateroom

Traveled with children


Steer clear of MSC!!!

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BatMasterson

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this particular cruise to visit their new private island that was advertised as opened three weeks prior to our sailing. When we were checking in, there was a notice posted that said there was an itinerary change and we would not be stopping at the island but spending the day at sea.They claimed it was due to circumstances beyond there control yet they advertised it when we booked our ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


We enjoyed the Meraviglia

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mjr1babe

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We picked this cruise because of price and I wanted to see what MSC had to offer. I loved our cruise. I thought the staff was great. Breakfast in the buffet was excellent. Sticky buns, omelets were made quickly, scrambled eggs were just done right for me. Hubby said best Corn Beef Hash. We only ate one night in the dining room because we went with our friends and they had a different dining ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Inside Stateroom


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