• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
MSC Meraviglia Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Mediterranean
5.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
469 reviews
1 Award
See all photos
Cruiser Rating
3.2
Average
216 reviews
Ratings by category
Cabins
Dining
Entertainment
Public Rooms
Fitness Recreation
Family
Enrichment
Service
Value For Money
Most helpful review
So bad we left after 2 nights
"Quick background - we are a couple who have cruised 6 times over the last 2 years. Not the most seasoned cruisers but have some experience of cruising with different lines. We decided to take the leap from mid sized..."Read More
Mjcopey avatar

Mjcopey

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

Filters

1-10 of 216 MSC Meraviglia Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Mediterranean


Big Definitely Does Not Mean Beautiful

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

danmillar avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Malta (Valletta)

Cabin Type: Fantastica Outside Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes


Poor food, sad unfriendly staff and no customer support

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Rjrja20 avatar

Rjrja20

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

First , I tried to contact MSC customer support prior to the cruise. Two emails and two phone call back requests and NO response! Ship was beautiful but food was mediocre at best. Staff was sad looking, not friendly and not helpful. They just stood around looking like sad sacks. When I had an issue and went to the front desk I was met with:someone will respond. No one ever did. Funny, after I got ...
Read More

Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom

17 Helpful Votes


First Time on MSC...Not sure I'll do it again

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

EllaDuChien avatar

EllaDuChien

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

We chose this cruise for the ports and to try a new line. MSC has the status match program which also helped. This cruise was from Genoa, Italy to Kiel, Germany with stops at Marseille, Barcelona, Cadiz, Lisbon, Vigo, and Southampton. Embarkation: This was a disaster. I am not sure if Genoa was not equipped to handle this many passengers, or if they were just not prepared to turn over the ...
Read More

Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Nevis

Cabin Type: Fantastica Outside Stateroom

34 Helpful Votes


Beautiful and new ship

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Pcallaway avatar

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, ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez

Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children

7 Helpful Votes


Worst cruise ever!

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

rosyc avatar

rosyc

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was my 6th cruise, very first with MSC. I have cruised with Carnival and Celebrity. This ship was so disorganized. Every person you asked had a different answer. The rooms were not cleaned well. The food was TERRIBLE. Not fresh. They sent up wrong breakfasts and one day, no breakfast at all. 3/4 of the staff were rude. The dining room was awful. The first night our table of 4, we ...
Read More

Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person

14 Helpful Votes


Had a Good Time

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Elric avatar

Elric

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

I should point out that this was my first cruise although my wife has been on several, including another MSC cruise. We scheduled this cruise about a year in advance and purchased the cheapest cabin available. We figured we would be on excursions everyday and didn't plan to spend much time in the cabin so no need to get a fancy one. We flew from the US to Barcelona two days before the cruise ...
Read More

Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom

8 Helpful Votes


Beautiful ship, excellent entertainment, good food and warm atmosphere

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

lyudmyla_camp avatar

lyudmyla_camp

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

We chose this cruise ship because of the ports mostly. We were most interested in sightseeing, but got more than we expected. We used cruise shuttles and Hop-off/Hop-on busses arranged by the cruise, for reasonable price. We did not use any excursions, explored on our own and found it to be very efficient. On the ship, the entertainment was outstanding. We planned to book a Cirque du Soleil ...
Read More

Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Traveled with children

4 Helpful Votes


Some Pros and cons

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

GOIN2C avatar

GOIN2C

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Sailed with husband,daughter and 2 friends. This was our 55th cruise. 6th cruise line, returned from 04/04/2019 sailing on MSC .meraveglia The ship is lovely, staff was wonderful, especially Jonathan, my room steward. ( Balcony Stateroom #13150, Aurea experience), was kept perfect at all times. Jonathan was kind, courteous and one of the best I’ve ever had. The room needs more ...
Read More

Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person

20 Helpful Votes


WOWed by our first MSC experience!

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

CelebrationFamily avatar

CelebrationFamily

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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. We've sailed with RCCL, HAL, Celebrity and our beloved DCL many times, but had barely even heard of MSC. The price, timing and itinerary were right, but boy oh boy, the reviews were ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Aurea Duplex Suite

Traveled with children

6 Helpful Votes


Amazing ship with amazing ports!

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

azaffiro avatar

azaffiro

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

This is a long review. It has a lot of info that I wish I knew before we went. We are a family of 4 from Ohio. This is our 5th cruise, first time on MSC. My wife and I (43 & 45) and our two girls (11 & 9) have sailed on Princess, Celebrity and NCL. This was probably the best cruise we have ever been on. We sailed on the MSC Meraviglia from Barcelona, Spain on 3/21/2019. We opted to stay ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children

9 Helpful Votes


Find a MSC Meraviglia Cruise from $219

Other Cruise Style Reviews for MSC Meraviglia Cruises to the Mediterranean
MSC Meraviglia Cruise Reviews for First-Time Cruisers to the Mediterranean
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.