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MSC Sinfonia Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe

MSC
MSC Sinfonia
Europe
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

10

Very Good

7

Average

11

Poor

9

Terrible

9

Cruise type

Family Cruises

46

Romantic Cruises

25

Senior Cruises

12

Entertainment Cruises

9

Group and Theme Cruises

4

46 MSC Sinfonia Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe


agibbs avatar

agibbs

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Cruising with small children and infants

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We chose MSC cruises based on their "family friendly" policies and although the reviews weren't great we were willing to give it a go. I have previously cruised with many other lines, however these were all ...
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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

Bleugh

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


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Princess1ct

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever

We have travelled with MSC many times and have always been satisfied, however, when the service model changed recently it seems so has our opinion. The embarkation process was a complete joke, keeping people outside ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Kballer

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


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Heather Jill

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Third MSC cruise. Hope there will be more!

I originally heard about MSC from a work colleague and this is now our 3rd time with them. I cannot recommend them more highly. I had read one or two negative comments before booking the Sinfonia trip but I ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Sunforyouandme

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Norivirus waiting to happen

We chose this due to itinerary. That was wonderful. Ship and service was a disaster. We booked Fantasica and adjoining rooms. No adjoining rooms and no drink tickets. Filed a special needs 3 times prior to cruise ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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mafinol

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Birthday Gift - couple trip

Normally I don’t write reviews but I feel the need to write this one due to all the bad comments I have read about the MSC Sinfonia. We flew from London to Venice, the first tips is take a Taxi (Car) from the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Damaso67

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not impressed by MSC. The worst food ever...

I chose this cruise because it was suggested by our travel agent in the USA. We truly regret not having read the reviews of this cruise ship before our trip. The ship is the oldest of the fleet. Common areas are ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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pugwash1

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

Our experience on MSC Sinfonia first departure Genoa Dec 27 2018 and stayed on for the next cruise total 21 days I have done over 7 cruises now on Holland America, Princess, and Celestial. Asia, Panama, Europe, ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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LSWANE

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


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Andy-Wales

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

True Review of MSC Sinfonia

Recently returned from ten days on board this ship for Christmas around the Med. This was by far the worse ship and the worse cruise we have ever been on. This was our second MSC cruise and what a total ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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ADVentive

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great family cabin - 9003

My husband and I went on this cruise with our two children, aged 9 and 12. We really enjoyed cabin 9003, which was like a suite at oceanview pricing. We chose this cruise both because of this cabin, and because of ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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angela02

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Would never travel with MSC again!!

We chose the Cruise due to its destinations. Embarkation was very smooth but as soon as we got on board, there were the staff, very friendly, waiting to sell you things..the friendliness, I'm afraid only really came ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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NYC2DC

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


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alpaine

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Disappointing first cruise experience

This was our family's first ever cruise. We choose this particular one because of affordability and itinerary, I particularly wanted to visit Venice, Santorini and Mykonos. We were two parents and two teenage boys. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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SilvermanCruise

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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barbb1982

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

No matter what people say, great cruise with exceptional staff

I saw a lot of bad reviews for this cruise and was very scared before I boarded. But, I am very happy I chose this cruiseline. On boarding was helpful, staff was amazing. Shows were great and different everyday. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Clgs avatar

Clgs

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

MSC Sinfonia - Be carefull isn’t what is advertised

The cruise schedule only mention one day at sea, instead they are two. The schedule mentions 2 days at Mykonos and that a great lie. The Santorini visit is just 4 hours in the morning and then the ship moves to ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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BellaDarcy

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Different

Firstly let me give the do`s and work towards the don`ts. Always eat in the main restaurant for all meals, it`s more relaxed and less hassle. The staff are fantastic and will do anything for you. Tip them ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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annfromspain

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good but expensive

i am happy with the result. in fact, I am going to repeat in one week but this time i will try in Central America. The staff was correct, not nice not unfriendly and the animation team was also good. I didnt like ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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jacbre

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An unforgettable experience

I chose this cruise for the destination. My experience with the services offered on the boat was great. The shows, the restaurants, the excursions, .. were all interesting and the organization excellent. The ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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sdbmc

2 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Another excellent MSC cruise

I don't usually write reviews but I'm sick of MSC getting slated on here. This was our 15th cruise with MSC, 3rd on the Sinfonia so they must be doing something right! Embarked in Venice, we arrived in Venice ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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tvg1

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly Surprised

Regardless of the reviews, the MSC Sinfonia surpassed out expectations. The Fantastica suite cabin was spacious with a huge bathroom, the food good, and the entertainment was superb. The rooms were clean and the ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Louisvr58

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


MSC Sinfonia Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.04.1
Dining4.03.8
Entertainment3.03.9
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family4.04
Enrichment1.03.7
Service4.03.9
Value For Money4.03.8
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