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

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"The ship is terrible - despite its enormous size, has very few things to do, no entertainment program on the main pool deck, only a few games to share among 5000 passengers, very low quality theater shows. Food is..."Read More
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smeshinka

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

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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

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

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tstretch

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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

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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


A Floating Bus

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Baltic Sea

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Rome Again

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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


Worst Cruise Experience Ever

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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


MSC fails miserably to cater to the American market.

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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


Too big for good service

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joetl

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

I will avoid this line for ALL future cruises. The ship is beautiful and impressive but just too big. They nickel and dime you for EVERYTHING. And everything is expensive! Small bottle of water $2, drinks $7-8, shops at triple land value prices even while at sea. Shows are slightly above high school performances. Food was pretty good except at the "Market Place" buffet where the lines are l o ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Overall a really good cruise.

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pammyj14

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this 14 night cruise because of the itinerary and the experience of a new ship. The ship is beautiful but probably a bit too big for us as there was some very noisy areas due to the number of passengers onboard.The ports were fantastic especially the fjords. The dining room we were assigned to (The Panorama restaurant ) was fantastic as were the staff. So Attentive and friendly and our ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Inside Stateroom


Miss

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antonia80

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

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 night, the food was abhorrent. Our waiter James from India was quite quick with service. The dining room is all on one level. The headliner show was a magician who made animal shapes ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom


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