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MSC Meraviglia Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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27 MSC Meraviglia Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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laurabavelaar

1 Review Written

Prepared for the worse but was delighted instead

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After reviewing the ships design and watching videos on the making of the Meraviglia, we were intrigued. We have sailed a number of times with Celebrity, RC, Princess, Norwegian, and Disney, but we've noticed the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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AnneFink0

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good, but room for improvement

We booked this cruise largely because friends of ours invited us to join them. We were quite excited to try out MSC, having previously tried Royal, Disney, Norwegian and Carnival. Some Pros: 1) Loved the status ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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PA.RNcruisers

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Nice but not Royal

This was our 9th cruise overall and 3rd with MSC (Divina,Seaside). They were all pretty much the same. Immaculate ship, great service with one exception and average entertainment. Royal Carribean is slightly more ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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razzzbere

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Comfortable & Clean, Great Way to Spend a Vacation!

7 of us, 4 adults & 3 kids spread out over 3 cabins. We arrived at the pier around 12 and were on the boat by about 1 or so. Pretty easy. We found our cabins, neighboring balconies on deck 10 with an inside ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Dana Elena

1 Review Written

A 2 weeks cruise, flew by in a second

We had a 2 weeks cruise, with a different itinerary each week. Started from Miami. Embarcation was ok, we were super tired, but it went quickly. Pro’s: - the people working on the ship are doing an awsome ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Jessy1021

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

First MSC Experience

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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KurtPN

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice first cruise shame about the noise

We have never cruised before, and chose the specific cruise we went on, due to the availability of kid’s activities for our 10 year old daughter, the destinations throughout the Baltics and a decent price. Getting ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Krod17

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship

We chose this cruise for the remarkable deal we found to cruise Northern Europe. Embarkation was very smooth, we waited about 30 min or so, but we arrived before our check-in time. The ship is very modern and has a ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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sailing Dutch Peter

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Don't choose this cabin

We sailed the Nordic fjords from Kiel with our adult children. The cabins are quite OK, not a lot of space for storage, bit dark colors. Still cleaning twice a day, not really necessary for us. Very large ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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CelebrationFamily

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

WOWed by our first MSC experience!

Last summer we were planning spring break 2019 and found a great deal on AA Rewards tickets to Barcelona. We'd been to Spain, but not Barcelona. During our research, we came upon MSC and their 7 night Med cruises. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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otonomartillo

2 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Great ports of call

Overall, this was an enjoyable cruise and I would sail on MSC again. My husband and I sailed with our 13 mo daughter and both sets of grandparents (in their 70s). We have all cruised several times on a variety of ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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eraedcn

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Major experience with minor disappointments.

The 5 plus and minus with this cruise. Plus. World class evening entertainment - The main company consist of 6 singers, 11 dancers and 5 musicians (alternate nights). They offer 6 great shows of 40 minutes, ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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VtBowMan1

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

First Mediterranean MSC Cruise

We chose this as our 25th anniversary and it sailed out of Rome, and Rome was on our Bucket list. Embarkation was one of the smoothest ever, as was disembarkation. Our first time on MSC, so not sure how to compare, ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Leeonship

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Mr Lee's Mediterranean medley

I would like to start off by saying that this cruise was booked whilst on-board a previous MSC cruise in the year (Voyagers Club), therefore understandably chuffed with the already discounted trip/cabin/onboard ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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RealNorwegianCruiser

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Former loyal to Royal tries out MSC!

A small review after my cruise with MSC Meraviglia. Background: My wife and I got 7-8 cruises with Royal (grand suites incl.) 2 with Celebrity and 1 with NCL under my belt. A few negatives; - less ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Gothencruiser

8 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

MSC Meraviglia Western Mediterranean

MSC Meraviglia Westen Mediterranean cruise. Feb.2018. This ship is like a game changer of Italian cruise lines. It's a fabulous vessel, and we really enjoyed it. Venues and shows are spectacular, ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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orientodyssey

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Adjust your expectations and you will be happier

We choose this ship and voyage for the spring break, after the good price and the new ship and value. Booked early. We are experienced cruisers, took many cruises on different major lines. We read about the ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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BenDRL

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Better than Expected

We booked our December cruise (Rome, Palermo, Malta, Barcelona, Marseilles, Genoa) well in advance, and like many others, we were a bit freaked out by the many bad reviews of the cruise. After going on the cruise, I ...
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Sail Date December 2017


BigRoger avatar

BigRoger

2 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

What Suits (or Doesn’t) One Cruiser Isn’t the Same for All…..

We did a review of our September cruise on MSC Preziosa where we concluded that the cruise and the on board experience was much better than we feared… that cruise was a planned dry run for Meraviglia which had ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Travel Counsellor

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly suprised .....

We've just returned from the Meraviglia, taking our children and grandchildren. Over the last few weeks I have been reading these reviews and getting more and more anxious, to the pointing of considering ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Dave the Rave

1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

Wonderful ship, wrong cruise

Having watched the Meraviglia being built at the STX shipyard in St. Nazaire in France, also having never sailed MSC before we thought we would book a 7 day cruise from Genoa. Embarkation was smooth, on board in 30 ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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RSUMMERS67

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, some growing pain hiccups, long lines, great ports

Family reunion group of 14 - ages 12yrs-80yrs. Check in was a breeze at 12 noon: staff was efficient, courteous and pleasant. Our cabins were on decks 11, 12, 13 - midship near panoramic elevator. Inside cabins ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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onthebeachyzerfontein

1 Review Written

Cruise staff going the extra mile

After 36 cruises (on different cruise lines), we found a team at the Edge Bar that went above and beyond to be helpful and friendly. They were always courteous, hardworking and very professional. They were ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Ormond44

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time on MSC

New York Boarding was a breeze .the shows were excellent . The meet and mingle was a highlight to meet and greet cruise critics fans. Outstanding! Staff in all areas were very friendly and helpers with our ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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michelle.zhang.90

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice ship with minor disappointments

It's our 6th time with MSC, had high expectations. The ship is beautiful, services were great, I do have some minor disappointments. 1. Cabin - 8232, end balcony cabin, double bed and bunk beds (kids were very ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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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