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MSC Meraviglia Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Canada & New England
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Could it be any worse......
"We booked this trip one year ago on the MSC Seaside. When we booked there were various “packages” available. We choose Aurea experience which included the deluxe package which became the Premium drink package...."Read More
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Beware of this ship

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despy

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This cruise was chosen for it's destination cities. Embarkation was a nightmare, it took 3 and 1/2 hours to board the ship. Early dining rushed, no coffee offered, once was offered a packet of instant coffee. One waiter for three tables total of 20 people. food in dining room cold, backed potatoes were cold and hard, salmon and chicken were dry, one tablespoon of sauce on chicken ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


NEVER AGAIN

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Canada & New England

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wknied

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

MSC MERAVIGLIA My wife and I have been on approximately thirty cruises but this one was the worst. It took more than three hours in the terminal before we could get on the ship and we were standing the entire time. There were very few cruise ship employees to guide you - it was a complete mess with no direction. We were told that the computers had been down in the morning and this had caused ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


The facade was wonderful but....,

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whymegez

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

This ship is beautiful and the shows were outstanding but cold food and lack of hygiene and sanitation made it undesirable. There are no hand sanitizers at all entries to the buffet. It was not until the ship became a cough fest did MSC stand a crew member to spray hands and this was only at the one entrance with sanitizers in place. MSC allowed guests to refill water bothles bu putging the used ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom

11 Helpful Votes


Worse cruise ever! Avoid MSC at all costs!

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PhilSD

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because a friend wanted to try MSC. It was also going to be a birthday cruise for me. The disaster began on day one when the boarding process took over 4 hours! I felt sorry for the seniors and disabled who had to wait in these ridiculously long lines. Many of us did the preboarding steps on the MSC app which didn't help anything go faster because the staff had to still go ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

9 Helpful Votes


Not going back!

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grand2twins

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

My husband and I have been on about 22 cruises. We always look forward to each and every cruise. We understand the highs and lows of the various cruise lines. But the MSC Meraviglia had to be the worst! It started at embarkation in NY. We were going on a 10 nt round trip cruise to Canada in October, 2019. We were on line for 3 hours! Some were on line 4 or 5!!! No food. No drink. Nowhere ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Bella Outside Stateroom

10 Helpful Votes


MSC Cruise

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iolh888

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

MSC New York City to Quebec (roundtrip) October 2019 Our first experience with MSC was extremely disappointing, to the point we will never use this cruise lines again. MSC is an Italian based cruise line that is trying to make an entrance into the U.S. market and unless they make some major changes, will definitely fail. See some of our experiences below. • Arriving at terminal was ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person

18 Helpful Votes


MSC Strikes Out Again In Its USA Debut With Another Great Ship!

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carprinroy

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

1: Background information: I've been on nearly sixty cruises and only once have things been worse. I will never critic poorly things that happen due to nature and anything beyond the cruise lines control. I've traveled on the MSC seaside and though a very nice ship my experience was less than expected. 2: Ship information: I chose the ship due to its technology of which I read about and its ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Fantastica Inside Stateroom

12 Helpful Votes


Abysmal

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Clazerina

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was the WORST cruise we have ever been on and we were not alone. It got off to a bad start when we all had to stand in lines to get on the ship for FOUR HOURS. People were actually passing out. So, we were all unhappy to begin with and sadly things never really improved. The food wasn’t good, as it was pretty much the same thing every day. Also, we never got to stop in Sydney, Nova Scotia, ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

17 Helpful Votes


Never again! SAVE YOUR MONEY AND SANITY...go elsewhere

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CHIPITN

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

This cruise was a disaster from start to finish! I can't believe we paid so much and got so little in return. - Embarcation was a HUGE fail. There were no signs or people providing information regarding luggage at drop off. There were 2 stations to hand off luggage. We waited in one of the lines only to be told we were at the wrong place (EVEN) we needed to go to the other one (ODD). How were we ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom

15 Helpful Votes


Disaster at sea

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Canada & New England

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Louise1595

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I have never prayed a cruise would end. Embarkation was a nightmare. MSC had not converted their computers from euros to dollars. This caused a delay that snowballed into hours of waiting. People were getting dehydrated. Elderly people forced to stand for hours. After 4 hours, I finally made it to the gangway. But visiting travel agents were blocking it with their tour. Shame on these ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Fantastica Inside Stateroom

19 Helpful Votes


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