• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In

Europe MSC Splendida Europe Cruise Reviews

MSC Splendida
Departure Port

Traveler rating



Very Good








Cruise type

46 Europe MSC Splendida Europe Cruise Reviews

sawena avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not exactely splendid!


MSC Splendida We stayed on the MSC Splendida for one week! The experiences was from positive through to negative. The negative feeling after the trip unfortunately prevailed: it was our first and last cruise ...
Read More

Sail Date October 2017

Elena Rivero avatar

Elena Rivero

1 Review Written


We spent a good week because the family company we had was great, but the service on the cruise is better. I have been to other shipping companies and this was the first time with MSC and I think some services are ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2017

sheiladen avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote


this cruise looked great from the adverts, not impressed at all. Dining in self service was atrocious, food everywhere people clammering for attention staff so so Restaurants at lunch and breakfast also so so. ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2017

Ptpete1 avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship geared to Italian and Spanish tastes

We chose this cruise because it visited all but one places we had not been to. Having travelled on the MSC Opera we knew what to expect and then it was a good trip with the only short falls being the way it catered ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2017

neyney1960 avatar


1 Review Written

40 Helpful Votes

Not all inclusive!

Since friends and I were already in Italy we decided to try a Eurocentric cruise. Our travel agent suggested MSC and we booked the Splendida from June 11th through June 17th. We found to our surprise that many ...
Read More

Sail Date June 2017

HLAMO avatar


1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Food was bad.

We are a couple on the 60´s, more than 10 cruises before. Nice looking ship. Very port intensive cruise. Price below competitors. Good bars and lounges. Service very attentive. The line attitude ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2017

the world is my lobster avatar

the world is my lobster

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing food

We sailed on the Splendida last September and loved everything which is why we booked again. Everything was pretty much the same except for the food. On our last cruise there were 7 courses each night and generous ...
Read More

Sail Date April 2017

cruiserre avatar


4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Average, in most categories: I rate it inferior to other mid range cruises

Many MSC fans will take issue with my review, but I write it to help cruisers who have traveled with other lines - for you, I believe you will rate your experience on this MSC ship as only average. But let me say ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2017

Rockpebblar avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A hectic week with many ports of call

Selected this cruise as a late break when very little choices were available at the time. Initially we were very impressed with the speed of embarkation at Barcelona, but this was quickly dispelled by having to wait ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2017

ilovegoldens avatar


13 Reviews Written

112 Helpful Votes

Pros and Cons

We chose this cruise as there wasn't a lot of choice for the time of year. We have visited most of the ports before, so the main purpose of this trip was to chill out. We are seasoned cruisers and have used most of ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2017

Swale avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Kid friendly

We chose this cruise as it fitted in with our annual vacation over the Christmas period and even though the weather was not great, we thought it would be good first-time cruise experience. ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2016

CoupleUK avatar


20 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Service EXCELLENT - the rest was average

We had always cruised with Royal Caribbean but were getting more and more frustrated by the dwindling service levels. Along came MSC with the amazing Status Match scheme which allowed us to take our first cruise ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2016

emmasabine avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Minimal Standard Cruising

This was the second time i have been on a cruise with MSC, the first occasion was on Preziosa in September 2015. I can honestly say i was once again disappointed with the quality of the food. The food was never hot ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2016

Pickaway Cruiser avatar

Pickaway Cruiser

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Mixed bag but give it a try

I chose this cruise based on the price and ports of call. The ship is big and beautiful, although the décor is so reflective (shiny/mirrored) that we had a hard time with finding things at first. It has a lot of ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2016

play1222 avatar


2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

OK but not for the Disabled

Not for us, the ship is large and holds over 4000 people and at times you know this, it has many different nationals, Germans being the dominant guests. The ship is very clean and well presented and the cabins are ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2016

Byron_1978 avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Cruising on a budget

We did this cruise mainly for the price and the convenience of departing from Zeebrugge. We cruised with our son (aged 2,5) and this was his second cruise. Let me start by saying that we had a very good week ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2016

Mrscw avatar


2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Never Never Again

Embarkation went smoothly and we were soon on board, it was as a first come basis and you did not need to stick to the time stated on your tickets. Luggage soon at the cabin which surpassed all expectations. We ...
Read More

11 photos

Sail Date September 2016

Orange juice avatar

Orange juice

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship spoilt by the food quality and service

Chose this cruise based on value for money, we are experienced cruisers and have been with several other cruise lines. This ship is beautiful but the food quality and service lets it down. Embarkation was not bad ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2016

howardrd avatar


5 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

No Surprises

This was booked as a short break that fit in with a visit to Hamburg followed by a 3 night mini cruise back to the UK. My expectation levels were not high an, mainly due to that, I was not disappointed. For such ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2016

chrclaus avatar


1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Good itinerary, mediocre ship

We chose the cruise for the itinerary and the sailing date, although we had a bad experience with MSC before. We did not book any transport or excursions with MSC but made our own arrangements. Embarkation was the ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2016

Gisela Martinez avatar

Gisela Martinez

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

They gave me a balcony with a completely obstructed view.

I would like to make a complaint of my last cruise with MSC. In October 2013, I made a cruise in the Mediterranean in the ship Lirica. I reserved a balcony and this trip was great. I had a beautiful view from my ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2015

Battoutofhell avatar


1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Good for the Price

best about this cruise was the drinks package, fine dinning in the villa verde, I thought i was at an audition of Oliver ? please sir give me more, you could fit the 3 courses on a single plate, people would go up ...
Read More

Sail Date October 2015

trisha1958 avatar


7 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Great Destinations, Great ship, Pity about administration and organisation

We chose this cruise becase of the places it visited, more particularly Svalbard. The ship was well appointed, however MSC did not live up to the hype that everything was in english. Whilst they were not the ...
Read More

Sail Date June 2015

energizer0_0 avatar


3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Terrible pre cruise customer service, not bad ship and itinerary

Right up front let us say our overall rating is skewed by MSC's abysmal customer service pre cruise. To our queries both directly and via travel agent, their responses were late, minimal, nonexistent and just ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2015

Holidayqueen 2 avatar

Holidayqueen 2

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise, but Room for Improvement

The Splendida is a super ship, the largest I have ever been on! It has everything on board that you would want and it's colourful, plush,glitzy, and very very clean. The main restaurants have 2 sittings, we were on ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2015

MSC Splendida Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation5.03.5
Value For Money4.03.6
Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Find a Cruise

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click

Europe Cruise Reviews for Other MSC Ships

  • MSC Meraviglia Europe Cruise Reviews

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.