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MSC Cruise Reviews for Repositioning Cruises to the Transatlantic

MSC
Ship
Transatlantic
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

27

Very Good

29

Average

17

Poor

25

Terrible

20

Cruise type

Repositioning Cruises

119

Senior Cruises

26

Family Cruises

17

Entertainment Cruises

10

Romantic Cruises

7

119 MSC Cruise Reviews for Repositioning Cruises to the Transatlantic


CruiseCoupleX avatar

CruiseCoupleX

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC Divina Transatlantic by a couple of Australians. We warned you!

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My partner and I spent 20 nights on the south bound transatlantic crossing which sailed from Genoa on 5-11-2019. We (41 and 42) were accompanied by 1 set of parents (64 and 65) and 1 couple who are friends our age. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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jcnz

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

My Fiancé got assaulted at knifepoint while on shore and MSC didn't care.

Told 4 crew about the ordeal including reception who told us "Management has been informed". But nobody ever came to see us or even check if we were ok. Sent an email to customer service department highlighting that ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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hobsoncymru

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Chaotic but enjoyable

I don't normally post reviews but in the case of MSC I found other people's opinions useful so thought I'd add my brief thoughts on MSC Fantasia. We booked mainly because of an attractive itinerary that included ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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PegasusGM

17 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Relaxing way to cross the Atlantic

We flew to Genoa from Miami, spent the night at the Holiday Inn and taxied to the port in the morning. Embarkation was a breeze. We sailed the Divina 6 times before so we Knew what to expect. Different Captain and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


Billieg avatar

Billieg

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

BE AWARE BEFORE YOU GO!

We chose to go on this cruise for a couple of reasons. One reason was we had never been on a Transatlantic Cruise, and two it seemed like a good deal for the amount of time of this cruise. We booked the cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Bfsroyal

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

MSC Seaview vs Royal Caribbean

We travelled as a couple on an 11 night transatlantic from Salvador to Barcelona. We primarily travel on Royal Caribbean and this was our first time on MSC. As such this review will be comparing the two. Good ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Babs5too

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First MSC cruise but not the last

We chose this cruise as it sailed from Havana and we disembarked in our home province of Alicante so we got to see Havana and the Caribbean with no jet lag! The cabin (inside fantastica) was spacious and airy due ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Reimann_J

6 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

The Hop-On/Hop-Off of Cruises

We chose this re-positioning cruise because of the itinerary which was incredible. The ship was typical MSC glitz which we expected. After may complications (which I will get into later), we got a starboard 11th ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Professional Pilgrim

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

A comfortable cabin, but public areas crowded, & entertainment too loud

Most of our cruising has been with Holland America (over 300 nights), but we have also sailed with Celebrity, Princess, Royal Caribbean, and Swan Hellenic (of blessed memory). We chose this cruise because we wanted ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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newhampshiregirl

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Inedible Food in the dining room, lack of organization and communication onboard

Sailing from Genoa on a transatlantic that arrived today into Port Miami. Crew is very hardworking and trying to work with what they have. Biggest issue with this ship is that there is a total lack of leadership ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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josephlyn272

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A wonderful rest and magnificent stopovers!

We chose this, our first cruise for two reasons: 1. The rest and relaxation it would afford us and 2. the places we would get to see. We were not disappointed; every place had its own unique history and was a ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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muriel.watson

1 Review Written

Fantastic

Cruise from South Africa with interesting destinations. The staff were very friendly and the entertainment team great. I liked the way that the whole entertainment was involved and everyone in the team played an ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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elcee1495

1 Review Written

Poorly provisioned, poor quality food, shabby public areas.

Celebration cruise my 70th and my wife's 69th birthdays. This ship was under provisioned for the entire cruise. The following were poor quality, meats, juices, salads, burgers and most of the time no bananas ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Henyschipper

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Never again; I do not recommend.

My second transatlantic cruise. I had a great experience last year on another company. This year friends invited me to go back on a transatlantic and experience MSC Divina. Could not been worse. To start with there ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Kaeloxelus

1 Review Written

Stunning ship but overall experience language driven

This sailing was a repositioning from South America to the Mediterranean. Embarkation in BA was well organised taking only one and half hours from arrival at the cruise terminal to reach our cabin. One case was ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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sammy27

1 Review Written

Barbados to Genoa

The ship itself is lovely ,the passengers mostly french and italian where very noisy and had no idea of a queue, i think for some not all is ,,, just get in front. The food in the restaurants is not bad at ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Prodigaltravelers

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The peasants were revolted

There are growing pains -and then there is bone-deep hell. This was our first MSC cruise and probably our last. In all of our cruising, we have never seen a cruise ship filled with so many pi**ed off customers. I'll ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Minna22

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Trans-Atlantic on the beautiful Divina

We love cruising, are seasoned travelers and active seniors from California. We chose this cruise on the Divina for the itinerary -- some places we haven't been, the relaxing sea days crossing the Atlantic, a great ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Ann Leeds

4 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Fun in the sunshine

We chose this cruise because we could start our holiday in Rio de Janeiro, which is one of our two favourite destinations for overseas holidays. We knew we would get some warm winter sunshine, so precious for ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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fun2b

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Never again

While the ship's public rooms are awesome, it's not enough to make up for the cramped cabin, less than average food, loud and obnoxious travelers, limited activities and the incessant announcements at the most ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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lifeworks

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

The Good, The Bad and the Very Ugly

Excellent pricing on Transatlantic Crossing. Currently sailing the MSC Divina Transatlantic Cruise and have been receiving many questions regarding the ship, the journey and the experience so far. Internet ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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kaydaffadilly

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Maiden Voyage/Shake down cruise

This cruise was part of an itinerary which included the Austrian Christmas market with a culmination cruise across the Atlantic to Miami. Embarkation was in Trieste Italy and everything went smoothly. This is a ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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seeriteR

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

No such thing as a bad cruise, right?

I will preface my comments with some background. This cruise was our 15th. Until recently, we selected cruises based on cost but now that we are both retired, itinerary and season are weighed. Our favorite ship so ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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funcruiser1950

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

In love with Venchy chocolate

Brand new ship built in Italy sailing to its home port in Miami. The Mediterranean ports were amazing, dining room food was outstanding, daily visits for gelato, coffee and chocolates were fun! Saw some real ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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bucskin39

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Choppy design, not prepared for maiden voyage

I looked forward to the maiden voyage on a new ship and we love the transatlantic itinerary, MSC handled the change in starting point from Venice to Trieste very well. The crew did not seem adequately familiar ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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