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MSC Meraviglia Cruise Reviews for First-Time Cruisers Cruises to Europe

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Ocean Cay as viewed from our cabin.
our cabin, 10166, is in the center section on one of the 'bump in' sections. This does slightly obstruct your view of the water below, and everyone can easily look into these balconies, so don't expect privacy.
The main dining room - crowded and fast-paced.
Yacht Club Embarkation Lounge
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We would book again if the price was right
"The ports of call were Barcelona, Cannes, Genoa, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Palma De Mallorca & Barcelona.We booked 2 nights in Barcelona pre the cruise and then a 7 night cruise...."Read More
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Beautiful experience

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Mediterranean

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Margeot
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this particular cruise as we wanted to sell across the Atlantic after a European vacation. First and foremost the ship is absolutely beautiful! In addition to being beautiful, it was spotless! Staff are constantly cleaning! We were fortunate to be on this particular cruise that left from Portugal across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. There were about 1100 guests and over 1300 staff. We ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony Aurea


We would book again if the price was right

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Ziggydoddle
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

We booked 2 nights in Barcelona pre the cruise and then a 7 night cruise. The ports of call were Barcelona, Cannes, Genoa, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Palma De Mallorca & Barcelona. The ship surprised us and we would book MSC again but a couple of things need to improve. The Buffet selection was very good, The pizza was fantastic and we were very pleased with the drinks package selection. ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony


Beautiful ship, wonderful ports.

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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mzvicky70
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

My husband and I chose this cruise because of the Ports of call. We really wanted to sail through the Italian and French Riviera to see Nice, Portofino, Cinque Terre. We had never sailed MSC before and wanted to try it. The ship is beautiful! The staff were wonderful! Entertainment was some of the best we have seen on a ship! Combined, my husband and I have been on over 20 cruise ships. ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


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

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom


Never again

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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Lor26
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Chose this cruise foe its for its travel itinery. ship far to big , only onboard awe factor is the main auditorium, spectcular light show and there it ends, MSC health and safety to passengers is lacking. Major incident - Meraviglia Lounge at lunchtime, entertainment crew decided the days lunchtime entertainment would be kicking a football on the dance floor where guests were sitting , drinking ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Worst cruise we've taken

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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tstretch
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

MSC 25 cruises later, worse experience ever on board the very underwhelming MSC Meravilgia. Where do we start? We stayed in the Royal Suite, one of two on the ship, in the Yacht Club, $18K USD for a 17-day Transatlantic cruise. It was myself and my 26-year-old son. From a negative embarkation experience with an argumentative and unprofessional cabin steward, it basically went downhill ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Yacht Club Royal Suite


Mafia Syndicate Cruiseline

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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abnamro
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Kiel to New York Embarkation at Kiel: Complete chaos took us 3 hours to get on the ship. There were no real lines for USA Citizens EU citizens after 2 hours they tried to rearange after thet it was more chaos. Food : Common this was sad the waves restaurant we eat 10 of the 17 nights i had one good meal that was the ribeye. I had a curry which was no curry. Spinach with some ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Worst Cruise Experience Ever

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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Xanda
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We had never been to Iceland and we thought this would give us an idea of what to see there. The embarkation process was horrible. Long lines and only two windows open when we arrived. We had to drag our luggage with us through the whole line. We were assigned the wrong dining time. It took us three days and a lot of haggling to get it changed. ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Inside Stateroom


A Floating Bus

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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Rome Again
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise for the ports of call and to see Iceland - a 17 night transatlantic from Kiel, Germany to New York City. A beautiful ship- great staff - a mozzarella making station - great your choice dining at which tables for 2 were plentiful - However, an absent Captain, a wannabe Cruise Director, passengers embarking and debarking at every European port - a FLOATING BUS - Our welcome ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom


MSC fails miserably to cater to the American market.

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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NJGreek
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Quick caveat that while this was my 25th sailing, this was my first (and will be my only) sailing on an MSC ship. It didn't take long for my group and I to notice that MSC caters to the European market, not the American market. This is blatantly apparent when it comes to customer service. MSC has a "it is what is is" mentality when it comes to delivering poor customer experience, which they did ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


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