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MSC Meraviglia Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe
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This ship cannot handle its own crowds
"I would avoid this ship. It is not large or well-staffed enough to handle its own crowd of customers. The Mediterranean port cities are excellent, on the other hand! I was on the Meraviglia during its second week..."Read More
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rob411

2-5 Cruises

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Size does matter

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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BizzyBea17

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

We booked this 14 day cruise to Canada, America and Iceland in 2018 and the price was fantastic. The ship is beautiful - no expense spared with regard to decor and furnishings etc. BUT it's too big and cold (no atmosphere). There is a huge problem with embarking and disembarking - long queues. In Halifax (Canada) only one gangway served approximately 4,000 passengers and we had to wait ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


Quality in MSC Cruises is falling.

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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WorldTraveler151208

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

For clarity, I was traveling in the Yacht Club area on the MSC Meraviglia, so the review concerns rather this part of the ship. Ship: The ship is beautiful and impressive. It has a modern but elegant interior. Unfortunately the ship is too big and more importantly extremely overcrowded. In the evening it is difficult to find a free table in a bar. There is noise and bustle in public areas. ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Freeport

Cabin Type: Yacht Club Deluxe Suite

38 Helpful Votes


Great Ship, Mediocre Experience

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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DrOldman

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

We boarded in Copenhagen for a 7-night Baltic itinerary that visited Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, and Kiel. All four cities were wonderful. The ship was great. It was always clean, didn’t seem overly crowded. I did find that Europeans were pushy and rude and also had little to no manners at the buffet area and at the elevators. Our room steward Putra was excellent, He always ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom

29 Helpful Votes


MSC Meraviglia

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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maria gibson

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

With 4 cruises behind us and having visited many countries we decided we would like to visit Northern Europe. MSC was the cheapest option as Royal Caribbean and Norweigan were a lot more expensive so we decided to try this option, we were not very pleased with a few things, the ship is very new so this itself was fabulous however as the saying goes "you get what you pay for".. We spoke ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

13 Helpful Votes


First time. Last time.

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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tuckersuzanne

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

This cruise was part of a package we’d signed up for. 7 nights departing from Copenhagen to see the fjords and return to Copenhagen via Germany. We should still be on board with three nights remaining but we disembarked early. Some people obviously love cruises. We didn’t. We found the number of people onboard very overwhelming especially when eating in the Buffett section of the ship. The ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom

13 Helpful Votes


Big Definitely Does Not Mean Beautiful

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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danmillar

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

At embarkation the ship looked really impressive but as soon as we got on board & before we had a minute to take in the spectacle we are descended upon and literally grabbed by over eager sales persons berating us for our stupidity for not having purchased a drinks package. Having eventually managed to extricate ourselves from this unpleasant situation we headed for our cabin and were more than a ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Malta (Valletta)

Cabin Type: Fantastica Outside Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes


Beautiful and new ship

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Pcallaway

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

This ship was amazing and beautiful. Tastefully decorated, extremely clean and very nice cabins. But, the food was the downside. This was my first cruise with MSC. We've cruised many times on Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian, Celebrity and Princess. The food on MSC was no comparison to these other lines. It was a disppointment in the main dining room and buffet. As spactacular as this ship is, ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez

Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children

7 Helpful Votes


Great Ship and service, the food ...... got me sick

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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Jazzman888

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

Location and time frame is great! The service is friendly most of the time. However, compared to the food I had on the US base cruise ships, MSC is not on the same level. The specialty restaurants are OK, I spent the last three nights eating at the dinner buffet instead of the main dining room because the food sucks. Not steak, extra cost 29.99 for Lobster Tail... I got food poisoned by ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


Dull ship, too big for my taste.

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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hdbaumeister

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Summary: Good vs. Bad These are just things to be aware of - some of them aren‘t easily changeable, some are management issues. Good Food quality in the buffet restaurant. Really quite new and showing it. Cirque du Soleil on board. Bad Ship design and construction: There are many issues with the way the ship was designed and built that I found to be quite negative as compared ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Nevis

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children

5 Helpful Votes


My last cruise line choice

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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Mary123456789

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Just got back from cruise in Rome beautiful ship cabins good size restaurant waiters cabin staff excellent I don’t know how they put up with so many rude customers. Food in Buffett lukewarm was told to ask for freshly made if I wanted it hot . Ridiculous this is how health issues start also no regard for health standard where was the hand sanitizer that all other cruise ships insist you use when ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez

Cabin Type: Fantastica Inside Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes


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