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22 Europe MSC Splendida Europe Cruise Reviews

silver seas avatar

silver seas

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Ever


We had never cruised with MSC and choose this one for price and a wedding anniversary but we were very disappointed. Embarkation went smoothly and we were allowed on the ship early due to the weather in Barcelona. ...
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Sail Date January 2017

n.brackley avatar


2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Truly dreadful experience! Thank goodness we have had better with NCL

Price point was appealing.... Oh how we regretted our decision. This is just a glorified transportation vessel /FERRY. You will stop at each port to let off and take on passengers. It does not feel like a special ...
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Sail Date January 2017

GorgeousWales avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Be prepared !

The majority of the people who have written reviews have all said that the reason they booked was because of the price of the cruises offered by MSC. This is the reason I booked a cruise for myself and my son on ...
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Sail Date September 2016

jaeb4 avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Voyage of the Annoyed on the S.S. Gaudy Floating Motel and Old Country Buffet

We chose this cruise for many reasons. It started in the U.K., an easy and inexpensive place to reach from the U.S., and also because we were looking for something where American's would be few and finally the price ...
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Sail Date September 2016

MytoyaNcalifornia avatar


2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never again!

We chose this cruise because it was inexpensive. The ship was beautiful! .........Well, you get what you pay for. The food was disgusting. The staff not all but some where beyond RUDE! I had the opportunity to sit ...
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Sail Date September 2016

Pepe1972 avatar


1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

A floating all you can eat highway restaurant

I chose this cruise because I wanted an easy dis- and embarkation port for my parents who don't like air travel and who live in the Netherlands. Unfortunately my parents at the last moment couldn't travel and I ...
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Sail Date September 2016

amy.cannons@magnetic.com avatar


1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

MSC - Minimum Service Cruise (they clean your toilets with your toothbrush)

For context - I went on this cruise with my fiance (we are young professionals, in mid-20's, from America). We are both very low maintenance and easy to please. My fiance has been on 12-15 cruises in his lifetime, ...
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Sail Date September 2016

mickabrams avatar


1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

no highlight

we would not recommend the food or service. the ship was covered in ramps, which made it impossible for my wheelchair to get over. the dining was terrible, if you has salad it was ok, if you had a hot dinner it was ...
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Sail Date September 2016

ShipsAhoy avatar


1 Review Written

Never Again MSC

We usually cruise the Caribbeans but wanted to show our daughters a bit of Europe for a change. Although the food reviews had us worried we figured it couldn't be too hard to find something eat. Wrong! I can ...
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Sail Date April 2015

daberry avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Extremely Rough Cruise

Msc was a big disappointment. The fact that they do not have ice tea or lemonade for you to drink is ridiculous. They do not cater to American cruisers.Americans like to have coffee with dinner at a formal dinning ...
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Sail Date June 2015

KDS8700 avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Never MSC Again

Just returned from cruise with MSC Splendida (Hamburg - Orkney Islands, Iceland, Loch Ness, Amsterdam (was changed to Rotterdam the night before arrival)). Nice Ship and impressing shows at the theatre, but that is ...
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Sail Date July 2015

Lee13 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Carry on Cruising

We're do we start embarkation at Genoa was a shambles great start .We were all given numbers which u didn't need we queued for around 1 hr 30 mins which was in a hot and stuffy building Then came the ship msc ...
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Sail Date April 2015

4ever@cruiseline avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote


I have read several reviews of the Splendida MSC and must say I am very surprised with most reviews being top stars. I can not concur with the same high rating. For a great majority of time spend on the boat I was ...
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Sail Date August 2013

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Celtic Lass

3 Reviews Written

Msc a version of Butlin on the sea

The ship is really nice and the cabin a very good size. The ship is really clean and the staff in the bars are very nice. The staff in the bora bora are only table cleaners. They don't speak to the guest or help ...
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Sail Date May 2013

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patrick 1811

1 Review Written

Disappointing and crowded

Our first cruise, entered with a spirit of hope and excitement soon to be dashed! The initial shock was the wave of disembarking passesnges at Barcelona who almose trampled us as we tried to board and the slow ...
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Sail Date May 2012

Flah avatar


2 Reviews Written

First and last for this cruise line. It just awful!

Positive: The stateroom is nicely decorate and it is quite comfortable. Negative: The service is so bad that I think majority of the crew especially in the dinning room should be retrain. If you don't speak ...
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Sail Date December 2011

helio48 avatar


1 Review Written

Not reccomended..

We have just returned from an MSC Splendida cruise..The previous reviews warned of bad behavior and overcharges for usual amenities..We still were quite excited about the ports of call and our trip.MSC had given the ...
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Sail Date April 2011

takksi avatar


1 Review Written


This was my first cruise. I was really looking forward for this as other members of my family, including my wife had gone on cruises previously and were really happy with them from all aspects. However, I must say ...
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Sail Date August 2010

buzz01 avatar


4 Reviews Written

MSC Spendida - Western Med

DATE: July 17 to 24, 2010 ITINERARY: Western Mediterranean Cruise - Genoa - Marseilles - Barcelona - Tusina - Matla - Messina - Genoa We are a family of 5, and have traveled many times on Disney, Royal Caribbean ...
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Sail Date July 2010

RagBag avatar


1 Review Written

Not so Splendida

MSC Splendida 4th -11th April 2010 This cruise was most certainly the worst we have ever had, even budget cruises. The ship itself is beautiful, extremely clean and big. We had a balcony cabin on deck 9 at the ...
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Sail Date April 2010

tyronefrecklestara avatar


2 Reviews Written

what a disaster-not at al Splendida!!

I was an experienced cruiser but had persuaded my girlfriend to try cruising for the first time.we were both really looking forward to the trip, firstly because I had talked up my previous good experiences on other ...
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Sail Date September 2009

Davsimp avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Horrible service, overcrowded

Please do not take this cruise. My family went on this cruise and while there were some positive experiences with the destinations we visited, breakfast buffet and turndown service there were to many things ...
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Sail Date July 2017

MSC Splendida Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation5.03.5
Value For Money4.03.6
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