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MSC Sinfonia Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe
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"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..."Read More
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Six months is a lifetime

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Dagenhamboy

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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, unlike the earlier easy and almost seamless experience in Genoa. Not enough staff and a shoving of Italians all trying to push past made the experience one to forget. The lifeboat ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

8 Helpful Votes


Not Impressed

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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KL sailor

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 not great either in our view - certainly in the main evening dining. It could have been better prepared, more spices and attention to the taste. I know the kitchens cook for 2000+ ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

5 Helpful Votes


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

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Bleugh

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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 is.....the kids club timetables aren't really co-operative with the already limited time on the destinations... IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN, AND WANT TO USE THE KIDS CLUB, ENSURE YOU BOOK ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: St. Barts

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

Traveled with children

1 Helpful Vote


Just okay

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Kballer

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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 picky and we had a great vacation on Sinfonia but it is definitely our least favorite of the cruises we have been on. The main reason was the food. The quality of the food was very good, ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

Traveled with children

6 Helpful Votes


Enjoyable Cruise

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Mediterranean

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Gillers1

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 disembarkation were extremely smooth. Our cabin was spotless & had everything we needed except tea/coffee making facilities. All of the staff on board were excellent and extremely hard ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Nevis

5 Helpful Votes


Great itinerary but MSC doesn’t pay attention to details

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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MagdalenaSz

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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 no folded towel animals :-) One of the mirrors was making a rattling noise in rough seas when the boat was rocking. Needless to say the noise was keeping us awake at night. Cabin ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Nevis

Cabin Type: Suite


Sinfonia Winter MED Plus Malta and Greece was Just Nothing Special

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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stillmoretosee

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 different cruise lines, whom were the only one to have this itinerary in the winter. I am glad this wasn’t our first cruise. There were plenty of English speaking pax aboard from all ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


Good cruise but could have been so much better

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Mandurah

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 passengers.The outside pizza and hamburgers were terrible but good fries.Also no other restaurant on board where you could eat.Entertainment very poor especially during the day no music playing ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


Average at best

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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LSWANE

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 our card,so that was a huge dealing with right at the start. My biggest issue is that we purchased our drink package a few months before our trip (about $400 a person) premium ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


Old ship but a good time

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Mediterranean

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suehb

2-5 Cruises

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 experiences cruising closer to home which probably reflects more on the high proportion of European passengers than the ship itself. Room was pretty standard. Well designed, plenty of ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


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