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MSC Sinfonia
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26 Europe MSC Sinfonia Europe Cruise Reviews

Dagenhamboy avatar


1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Six months is a lifetime


We chose the Sinfonia for our November cruise as we'd had a brilliant experience on the same ship in May. Unfortunately, six months is a lifetime for this ship. Departing from Venice, the embarkation was chaotic, ...
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Sail Date November 2019

KL sailor avatar

KL sailor

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not Impressed

This cruise started from Venice and started out badly - the embarkation process was a nightmare. It took us just over 2 and a half hours of standing around with little assistance from MSC personnel. The food was ...
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Sail Date September 2019

Bleugh avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lovely Staff, Average buffet dining, manic port schedule if you have kids.....

MSC were well priced and fitted in with the area we wanted to visit at the times we wanted to visit. The destinations were all fantastic and, without young children, this cruise would have been good... Problem ...
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Sail Date August 2019

Kballer avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Just okay

Our cruise on MSC’s Sinfonia was our 5th cruise. We have previously cruised with Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and MSC. Our cruise last summer on MSC’s Musica was the reason we booked with MSC again. We are not ...
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Sail Date August 2019

Gillers1 avatar


2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Cruise

This was our first time with MSC, we've previously sailed with RCI, Princess and P & O. Having read reviews on this site we were really apprehensive. However, we were pleasantly surprised. Embarkation and ...
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Sail Date May 2019

MagdalenaSz avatar


1 Review Written

Great itinerary but MSC doesn’t pay attention to details

We previously cruised on Costa, Carnival and Holland America as suite guests. We purchased a suite on MSC. This time there was no champagne in the cabin, no daily fresh fruit, no coffee and no hair conditioner. And ...
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Sail Date April 2019

stillmoretosee avatar


2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Sinfonia Winter MED Plus Malta and Greece was Just Nothing Special

We boarded the older unfancy SINFONIA HOP ON HOP OFF Ship in Civitivecchia/Rome for the winter Med itinerary which included Malta and Greece. We read all the luke warm reviews and decided to go ahead and try this ...
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Sail Date February 2019

Mandurah avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good cruise but could have been so much better

Food in main dining in Covo restaurant was very good and our waiters were superb but that’s where the good food ends .,Buffet food boring and not very nice also the area far to small for the amount of ...
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Sail Date January 2019

LSWANE avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Average at best

A total of 11 family members west on an MSC Sinfonia cruise from Rome and back. Upon boarding the cruise our group all met for lunch in the Buffet, tried to order wine and was told we don't have a drink package on ...
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Sail Date December 2018

suehb avatar


1 Review Written

Old ship but a good time

Sinfonia is an older ship and it shows. Décor is dated and some areas are not large enough for the capacity (theatre, buffet). As Australian cruisers, we found the atmosphere to be lacking compared with our ...
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Sail Date September 2018

NYC2DC avatar


1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Americans in Italy

We flew from Washington DC into Marco Polo airport at 1100 am and went straight to the ship the day of the cruise. Tip, take the bus for 8 euro a person from Marco Polo to Venice and 1.50 euro a person for the ppl ...
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Sail Date August 2018

SilvermanCruise avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not quite as we expected; A little disappointed

This was our first ever cruise. we did it as a big family treat (4x kids ages 12 to 23) to celebrate both: 1. My wife and my 25-year wedding anniversary, and 2. My daughter's 21st birthday. The ...
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Sail Date June 2018

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Hannelie Bakker

1 Review Written

Loved my 1st cruise!

This cruise was part of tour package as arranged by Stargate International. We were a group of 20,but I travel together with my sisters-in-law and my two adult nieces. The staff all over the ship were exceptionally ...
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Sail Date September 2017

Louisvr58 avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Last time on MSC

Chose the cruise beach use of the itinerary a s we wanted to see Croatia and revisit Mykonos and Santorini. The cruise itself was ok as we love cruising itself and seeing new places. Really disappointed with the ...
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Sail Date July 2017

moldenus avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

MSC Cruise Experience

The onboarding process was a joke. We booked a suite with priority boarding, free drinks, and more. Upon boarding no keys were available for the 12 floor suites so we all had to go to the Cruise Office for keys. ...
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Sail Date September 2016

pepe197030 avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Mediterranean & Adriatic Cruise

We chose MSC because the ports of call were more interesting to us than the other cruise ships. We had read not so good reviews about MSC and the experience was about the same as the reviews. The service cannot be ...
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Sail Date June 2016

choccy14 avatar


2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise, excellent ports

This was our 5th cruise with MSC so we knew what to expect. Having been on the newer, larger ships I have to say we were somewhat disappointed with the Sinfonia despite the extension and revitalisation. On the ...
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Sail Date August 2015

Runner_cz avatar


1 Review Written

Unfriendly, non-professional, full of lies

The cruise itinerary was middle of December 2014, departing from Genoa to Civitavecchia to Heraklion to Piraeus to Istanbul (2 days stop in Istanbul) to Malta to Messina and back to Genoa. The cruise was booked ...
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Sail Date December 2014

surferride avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

As our first cruise, good but can improve

It was the first time we went for a cruise both me and my wife and a group of friends (8 in total). Here are my bullet comments about the overall experience. As I mentioned in the title this is our first cruise ...
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Sail Date July 2014

Tutoraway avatar


1 Review Written

Cruising with MSC Sinforia

The ship itself was nice the evening entertainment was excellent. Cabin was a little small but fine - had fridge wardrobe space adequate shower was small compared to other cruise lines. Lighting was dim and found ...
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Sail Date October 2012

andy183 avatar


2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Enjoyable Casual and Value

Apologies for the length of this review: We actually boarded at Livorno but this wasn't an option in the review pick-list. We flew on Ryanair from Stn to Pisa, rented a car and spent 4 nights near Aulla in an ...
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Sail Date August 2011

Kyls74 avatar


1 Review Written


Embarkation was a hot and long experience, trying to get on the overcrowded people mover and the long walk to the boat where we had a long wait to be checked in. I was not very happy that I was unable to get even a ...
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Sail Date June 2019

xHaylee avatar


1 Review Written

Don't book spa/massages in advance

We booked all inclusive package for couple (3 massages p/p). When we tried to schedule our massages the spa reception lady told us that they cannot accommodate the time when we wanted to have our massage. She gave ...
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Sail Date April 2019

doctormartindelcampo avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Will try something different next time.

My two sisters and I (22, 28 and 32 yo) spent our last week of vacations in Europe on MSC Sinfonia. What was great? -Service in some areas (Dinner room and casino): Waiters went the extra mile to make sure we ...
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Sail Date July 2019

axios49 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote


I have cruised 6 times before but never with MSC. I was impressed with the embarkation process but it went downhill from there. The first thing I needed to do when I got to my cabin was use the bathroom. The ...
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Sail Date June 2019

MSC Sinfonia Ratings

Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Value For Money4.03.8
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