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28 Europe MSC Splendida Europe Cruise Reviews


Babs1176 avatar

Babs1176

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

A disappointment all around

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Embarkation and disembarkation went surprisingly smoothly. Cabin was adequate but we couldn't enjoy balcony due to chain smokers on next balcony. Unfortunate because husband got quite ill with bronchitis and URI ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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ms261001

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Mediocre Cruise Made Bad Due to Poor Service

This was our 4th cruise, and our 3rd in the Mediterranean; we are two mid-30's Americans who live in Switzerland. It was also our first (and last) on MSC Cruise Lines. If everything was executed perfectly, the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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cruise-hopper

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Clueless crew

Wished to visit the northern european destinations. At the time of boarding, the crew mistook us for yatch-club members and took us to a wrong cabin. Then, we were told that we have to buy the water bottles for ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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ray13255

1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

NICE ON SHIP BUT OFF SHIP VERY POOR

An honest review I wills start with the PROS I) Service in the bar and restaurants excellent. 2) The guy attending to our rooms was excellent 3) Service in the breakfast and dinner restaurants excellent ...
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Sail Date April 2017


Maurobin avatar

Maurobin

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

First and final cruise!

Pre-trip - we had to ask for the itinerary about a week before we left and then received it in Spanish. When I asked for an English copy I was told there wasn't one yet a German lady on the coach had an English ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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neveragainmsc

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Never Again Italienne !!

We chose this cruise as it was very reasonable and the ports were appealing . Firstly the flight into Genoa was horrific the turbulence and the terrible landing dare I say by a woman pilot was the worst ever and ...
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Sail Date November 2016


Mikeyboy avatar

Mikeyboy

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing. Not a patch on Cunard

We chose this cruise because it was inexpensive. Also we had the drinks package. This ship does not cater for English people. The cabin TV had 2 channels in English, both news channels, out of forty available. ...
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Sail Date September 2016


JPII avatar

JPII

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not a very good cruiseline, in my opinion

MSC Splendida was a beautiful ship. It had the largest and nicest stateroom we have ever stayed in, and this was, I think, my sixteenth cruise. The biggest problem was with excursions. We arrived on ship and ...
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Sail Date September 2016


86Station avatar

86Station

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

Chose this cruise as from Southampton and reasonable cost. Ship lovely and excellent dining and cafe staff but not so good bar staff. Very good balcony cabin. However this is as far as plus sign goes. Don't be ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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judyof

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

If English speaking do not choose this cruise.

The travel Agency Arch Vacations chose this Cruise and ship. The cruise was to Ireland/Scotland/Germany. It had primarily Germans and Italians and only about 100 English speaking passengers. The travel agency should ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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lornajoan

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Crystal stairs best thing about MSC Splendida

The best thing about MSC Splendida is the crystal staircases in the main atrium. Otherwise, in my opinion, corporate policy for this cruise line needs a serious overhaul. The ship seems poorly managed and ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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5sally@sbcglobal.net

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

My Fellow Americans - stay far far away from this cruise ship.

Hello my fellow American cruisers. Stay far - far away from this cruise ship. We just returned yesterday from a 7 night Mediterranean Cruise on the MSC Spendida. The cruise was over booked with over 4,000 ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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ms resetnaka

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Terrible Shore Excursion Experience & Service

For me and my mother this was our first cruise. We have flown from Riga to Milan and then took a train to Genoa. Unfortunately on our way back we had no information upon disembarkation in Genoa about the trains not ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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Lycheechill

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not For Us; Worst Cruise Experience

We booked this because this was a good value cruise and we had limited choice of dates to go away for but we won't travel with an Italian cruise line again, the standards of professionalism aren't the same as other ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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princess1979

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Tad Disappointing

My husband, child (age 13), and I along with another family of three decided to sail on the MSC Splendida during the Christmas season. This is our second cruise (first cruise was with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines). ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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jodibruce

1 Review Written

Yacht Club good but............

We travelled on MSC Splendida with our daughter and her partner. It was their first cruise and the itinerary was good. We fancied being spoilt for a week without worrying about a large bar bill at the end of the ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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AllawahPark

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Spendida = No difference to Divina. Forget MSC

This ship is worse than the Divina! The food that we ate in the restaurant was the same as the Divina on the same day. But the food was cold when it was supposed to be hot. Boring. Thank goodness for the Indonesian ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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Jen and Joe Traveler

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruising with kids: Don't book MSC- book Royal Caribbean

Kids Zone: MSC is not a kid friendly cruise for English speaking passengers. Last summer we took a Royal Caribbean cruise and my kids loved the kid's club so much that we could barely drag them out; however, this ...
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Sail Date April 2012


claire avatar

claire

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC - WORST CRUISE EVER

Embarkation Embarkation was quick and efficient and we were on board in minutes and accompanied in person to our stateroom, where our luggage was waiting. Cabin Clean, Tidy, Nicely Furnished and decorated. ...
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Sail Date January 2012


Flah avatar

Flah

2 Reviews Written

First and Last on MSC Cruise Line

This is one of the worst cruise ever. The service, food, entertainment and shore excursions are poor compare to other cruise lines. Most of the negative reviews for this ship online are accurate and I will not ...
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Sail Date December 2011


PH avatar

PH

1 Review Written

MSC Maybe

The ship was very clean, staff was good, cabins better than average. The food was 60% poor, 30% ok and 10% really good. You were fine if you filled up on the pasta which was good most of the time. The seafood was ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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mollyc1

1 Review Written

Not so splendid

On our recent cruise on the MSC splendida, we were disappointed with the poor service provided particularly for English speaking passengers. The only time we saw our cabin steward was when he walked in without ...
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Sail Date October 2011


aidanco avatar

aidanco

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Honest Review From A 1st Timer

After reading all the reviews I was expecting the worst. So here is my summary:1. Ship is beautiful, clean and spacious. 2. Staff are unfriendly and in a lot of cases have poor English.3. Italian seems to be the ...
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Sail Date June 2011


geecees avatar

geecees

1 Review Written

Horrible Cruise Line MSC Splendida

Reception Unlike the Royal Caribbean, the reception at the MSC was so cold. People here had a straight face and checked us in as if they were doing us a favor. As soon as we checked in, we were told to ...
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Sail Date June 2011


Calilily avatar

Calilily

1 Review Written

MSC Spendida-DON'T GO!!

First let me say I love to cruise, have sailed several lines and this is the first time i have taken the time to give a critique. I will keep this as short and honest as possible. The cruise port of Civitavecchia ...
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Sail Date February 2011


MSC Splendida Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.3
Dining4.03.2
Entertainment5.03.2
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation5.03.5
Family5.02.6
Enrichment2.03
Service5.03.7
Value For Money4.03.6
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