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MSC Meraviglia Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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23 MSC Meraviglia Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


Lifeisabeach27 avatar

Lifeisabeach27

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not recommending this cruise

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We picked this cruise mainly because we wanted to give MSC a try and the pictures of this new cruise looked really cool. Also, we were excited to take our 9-year-old son to Ocean Cay which is a new private island ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Cljen28

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointed ship

We choose this ship for the cost and ports. So after checking in the staff forgot to give us a boarding number so we sat even longer to board the ship. The ship was beautiful, rooms was pretty small compared to ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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jgallagh1944

8 Reviews Written

59 Helpful Votes

Get Your Act Together MSC

This was our fifth cruise on MSC. We have been on Divina twice and Seaside twice. I had expected that MSC had learned their lessons with the Divina and the Seaside, but was terribly disappointed. We cruised on the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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antonia80

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Miss

This was a winter break away. The check in was straight forward. No major problems. Inside the ship, you scan your sea pass card at a machine and authorize €250 to b taken as on board credit. The first ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Slysocks

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

An affordable cruise that will cost you big....

I traveled with my partner and my mother, both my mother and I have traveled with Royal Caribbean quite a few times so I have another company to base this experience with. We flew to Barcalona from Heathrow, and ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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mdj101

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Fantastic ship let down by poor service, poor food and rude guests.

We picked this cruise after watching various videos of her online. It was to celebrate my mothers 70th Birthday and the price was great, especially as they don't charge for children which means we saves on 2 people! ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Bilbo766

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

RyanAir of the Seas

I think if this was our first cruise ever, we would have thought this was an OK (not great) cruise. But we’ve cruised before with Holland America and Carnival which had given us certain expectations that MSC fell ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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smitty41

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

'Glad to disembark'

We have just returned from a one week cruise on-board the Meraviglia we travelled in a group of 7 adults family & friends age range 46-86, 2 of our group had walking difficulties & sometimes needed the assistance of ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Wendelpecaskie35

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not like Celebrity

Chose cruise for ports of call over Christmas holidays so my family could come with us. Do not take this ship if you get seasick. It is too tall for waves and 1/2 the audience in the theatre was motion sick when ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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kuhuynh1

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

DO NOT TAKE MSC MERAVIGLIA cruise; save your time for better cruise experience

Beautiful and new Ship. Bad food in quality, quantity and specially no variety. Poor variety always the same food 7 days a week. Hous open for food is limited. 7H30 to 10h30, 12h00 to 15h and 18h30 to 22h , ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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famm101

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Meraviglia Review - November 10-18

I read all the reviews prior to taking this cruise. I am sorry to say most were right on target. The ship is beautiful. We were on the Aurea deck along with our son and daughter in law/ Cabins 14081 and 14083. ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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jj11

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Dissapointment

After reading all those bad reviews i was pretty worried. It was our first cruise and we went with a 2,5 year old son.We chose this ship, because they claim to by family friendly and they have designated areas for ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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GorgeC1223

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing !!

It was our first cruise, we are family of 2 adults and 2 childrens, we decided to take this cruise because it is a new ship and it was look fantastic on the web, when we booked it back in June 2017 there was no ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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pacobos

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice trip, have to work on ship to make things work properly

We chose this ship because it was proposed to us by the travel agency being it the latest ship from MSC. It came with lots of hightech features, i.e. bracelet to open cabin door, to pay for beverages, to fgo to gym ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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hexhead

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Not suitable for foodies - partial chaos

Our previous cruise experiences were with Thomsons, NCL, Carnival and Disney. Ship – fantastic, big, bling and fitted out top quality stuff all over Embarkation /disembarkation – Smooth and efficient as ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Cruiserijn

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship but turned in to an overcrowded all inclusive resort

A beautiful ship with lots of activities, restaurants, bars, swimming pools, top- cirque du soleil entertainment in a custommade theatre, nice promenade, very hard working staff BUT this ship is overcrowded during ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Momma_Mc

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

MSC - Impressive Ship - Disappointing Experience

Embarkation and Boarding – Very well organised. Dropped luggage off at port entrance as was given a numbered ticket. Went through to the terminal and took a seat until our number was called. We only had to wait ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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adammiller70

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Lots of room for improvement

The ports are fantastic even though the ship was a huge let down the locations you stop at are perfect. The kids did really enjoy the water park which was a big factor in us choosing this ship. Unlike a lot of ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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ilovegoldens

13 Reviews Written

112 Helpful Votes

Bigger most definitely NOT better!

I don't like to be completely negative in my reviews, so let's start with a positive:- It's a beautiful ship. That really is the only thing I can think of in it's favour. We embarked Meraviglia as a family ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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alxime2000

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Disappointed for a new ship, with too many differences from their advertisement

We take two cruises a year and this is the first time we saw a disaster in the accommodation for the sitting at restaurants and fine-dining establishments. The service was terrible, with absolutely no manners from ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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barry.katsof

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

False advertising

We chose this ship as they put to us in writing and advertise swell that they have a GPS tracking system for young passengers. As we were travelling with a very active 3 year old this was important to us as we ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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dmckelv

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Broken

My wife and I booked 15 rooms for family Christmas at sea on MSC and all everyone left the ship with was the flu and bad memories. LED ceiling in promenade awesome, crepe and gelato store awesome, fish and chips ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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bcampb7165

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Communication Failures

We had saw the reviews of the MSC Seaside and this being a newer ship we wanted to cruise. The timing was excellent. Our first issue was the failure of MSC to disclose out Balcony was on top of the Circue show. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


MSC Meraviglia Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.03.8
Dining4.02.9
Entertainment5.03.4
Public Rooms5.03.7
Fitness Recreation5.03.5
Family5.03.3
Enrichment2.02.9
Service4.03.3
Value For Money5.03.1
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