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Western Caribbean MSC Meraviglia Western Caribbean Cruise Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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612 reviews
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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Service was and is terrible.

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brashaw
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

First cruise with MSC. Not alone with the criticism. Service was, and still is terrible. Long lines for drinks at their CAY island (20 to 30 min. waits in any line). Gave up standing in the lines. They needed alot more staff. Food at buffet was virtually the same every day. Tea was free if you can find it. Was supposed to get itemize billing delivered the night before Debarkation- didn't. Then ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View


Yacht Club Experience – Needs More Work

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gullgeorge
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have been cruising for just about 40 years and have been on all the major cruise lines. Lately Princess has been the most frequent, so this will influence some of the comments in this review. Since we knew the demographics were younger on this cruise, we are in our upper 60’s, we booked the Yacht Club experience. This cruise was initially sold as nine or seven day cruise overlapping with ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Cabin Type: Yacht Club Deluxe Suite


Spotless ship with few food activity choices

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Mcatuser1
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We have sailed with MSC before but chose this one mainly based on price, as this was a family vacation. Let’s get started… Embarkation : like most other cruises we have been on, line ups were long but it went relatively quickly. No issues here. The signage at Cape Canaveral is awful, but this isn’t an MSC issue. Just makes it challenging for taxi/Uber to make the correct drop off. We boarded at ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Cabin Type: Balcony Aurea


MSC might be for you

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CedarHillTN
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

To preface this review it is important to note that everyone has different experiences and expectations when it comes to cruising. We have been on 55 cruises with various lines. We take away the good and leave the bad giving benefit of doubt where necessary… Mostly, the MSC Meraviglia was on par for expectations. If this will be your first MSC cruise then keep an open mind. This is what we ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony


A good price, but a mediocre cruise experience.

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disneyfans
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We sailed on the MSC Meraviglia from 1/8-1/15/23, staying in cabin 10166. Initial booking was a bit of a chore as it took several calls to customer service to finalize the booking, then several more calls, with widely disparate answers each time, to get WiFi for our devices. And when it was time to cruise, it took multiple calls to get our e-tickets, as we couldn’t access them from the app or ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony


Not there yet

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Srutz1
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We are a couple in our early 50’s. Sailed Carnival, RC, Norwegian, Princess, Celebrity and this was our first MSC cruise. If you’ve never cruised, and have nothing to compare it to, you’ll probably like this cruise. Nice ship, clean, lots to do, food ok, shows ok. If you’re a seasoned cruiser, you will be disappointed at the lack of perks included on other ships. Here we go! Embarkation: slow, ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Horrible

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Matthewbladow
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

The service, the staff, everything was not worth it at all pick a different cruise line. Cleaning staff wasn’t cleaning rooms instead just walking into our room for “mandatory checks” that he wouldn’t elaborate on. None of the staff speaks English very well that lead to some big communication issues. floors are constantly wet slipping everywhere always. Cleaning staff was also given access to our ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


New Year's cruise - a bit better than expected

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Ottawaquail
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

This was our 3rd time cruising with MSC, but our first cruise since the pandemic, and our first time cruising during the holidays. We've been on 10+ cruises overall, with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity as well. We chose MSC for the pricing and the fact it's free for kids under 12. My expectations were frankly quite low. I was expecting worse, based on other reviews and the fact we were ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Traveled with children


Fun Cruise, poor communication

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Mister-Cruise
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our 4th cruise and first with MSC. I have read a lot of the reviews of MSC including some of the nasty, horror story ones and have to admit I had one of those “what have I done” moments shortly after booking. Here is a simple summary of my experience. - I booked through a travel agent so they did the initial booking for 2 state rooms which was smooth. - I quickly learned that the ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony

Traveled with children


Worst service ever!

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LittleDee22
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Sorry this is long winded but necessary for others to know to avoid what we went through. We had booked our cruise pre-covid with MSC on the Seaside. After trying to get MSC to refund the cruise and getting no where with that we assumed that it was a loss. Mid summer 2022 I received an email saying we were sailing September 1, 2022. This date was not possible. We contacted the cruise line and ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


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