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MSC Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to Europe

MSC
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Europe
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Excellent

108

Very Good

66

Average

48

Poor

41

Terrible

40

Cruise type

41 MSC Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to Europe


jonjohn61 avatar

jonjohn61

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Treated as second class.

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Our cruise began in Copenhagen, Denmark. During the pre boarding process my wife and I were asked where we were from by one of the MSC cruise line staff holding a clip board. We responded, "we are from Texas, ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Russ Cruiser

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Poor service and organisation

If you’re looking for a bit of luxury, some good quality service, friendly staff, great entertainment and decent value for money, THIS IS NOT FOR YOU. The entertainment is a bunch of people singing, changing ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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will3020

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Ship should be renamed 'MSC TERRIBLE' - Skip it and cruise with another liner.

MSC Prezioza Cruise Review: Our first and only try at MSC. This review is completely based on our honest review/opinion of our experience onboard MSC cruise line. Although we’ve been other lines, this is our ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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The Archers

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not a Luxury experience in anyway!

We were guided by our Cruise company to book this one as it fitted the dates and they said it was a good itinerary and lovely ship. The departure city, Venice is breath taking and it is worth spending time ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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dazoulay

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed

We have been on several MSC cruises in the past and have enjoyed them very much. But our recent Baltic cruise on the Poesia was disappointing. The food in the Lido was poorly prepared---too salty or dried out in ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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ahhhh01

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Where do i start lovely shiny new ship comfy cabins and thats where the compliments stop staff no idea what they doing the ship is full of rude passengers who shove and push you in any queue i had one grab the tings ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Old Seadog99

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Extremely noisy

We did three cruises with MSC: Our first, only and last. Our ticket said food and drinks included. Yes if you "dined" at the chaotic Bistro on deck 14, and kept to iced water and coffee out of a bucket. Our balcony ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Cocktail afficinado

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Yacht Club - Utterly Dissapointing

We were cruising with family and had booked 8 cabins at the Yacht Club. Overall, the experience was very dissapointing mainly due to the low level of restaurants and bars, as well as the service at those and the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Roundy78

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

MSC, not for me!!!

OVERALL This was our first cruise on MSC so we were excited to try a new company after a couple of friends had recommended them. The ship itself is nice enough but found the many staff members to be quite rude. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Walkersue

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Gastronomic Disaster!

We booked our first cruise with MSC (a party of 4) in August as we were drawn to the fact that there were no sea days and most of the ports looked appealing and were places we wanted to visit However I can honestly ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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bberksoy

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Avoid Sinfonia

As a couple we have been on MSC Divina and Preziosa on Western Mediterranean. We expected similar experience on Sinfonia; however, it was not the case at all. 1) Embarkation was extremely tiring in Venice. Very ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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crusin2018

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Our nightmare honeymoon cruise

We were on the Meraviglia March 11-18. We booked the cruise about 5 weeks before departure because we had the opportunity to travel to Europe for work during March. With the tight timeline and last minute wedding ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Two 2 Tango

19 Reviews Written

122 Helpful Votes

Lost the Italian experience

We have just returned from Meraviglia, having cruised many times with MSC we went with an open mind as this was a new ship but with some conflicting reviews. There does seem to be some design flaws with the ship ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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mully10

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Pretty average experience

We choose this cruise due to the locations it stopped in and in honesty the affordable price , but I suppose the truth is you get what you paid for. The ship was mostly full of Italians and Germans, English ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Gazzababy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Summertime blues

Have enjoyed Barcelona many times this was our 9th cruise ,and our third from Barcelona embarkation was a fairly smooth process no stress , ship is lovely with plenty lounges and bars all the guest areas very clean ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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j111dja

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A great ship with excellent decor but with too many failings.

My wife and I booked the Preziosa because it was good value for money, even though we had to fly to Southampton at extra cost. We arrived on the 20th September. Embarkation was fairly average at around 2 hours. ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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ramblewood17

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Our Experience

We have cruised many times before, but never on MSC. We thought a new ship with interesting ports of call would be exciting. Well, MSC proved that to be a bad thought. (Pros) Embarking onto the ship from ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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1000bob

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Cruise Experience

Ship: This ship smells of smoke, is dated, with not much to do on board. Pool Area: Was surprised to see that there were only two pools for tons of people. Pools are packed with people- didn't bother to go ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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sylvied

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Do not waste your money with MSC.

Nice boat, could compare in some points to NCL and RC but............ lack of staff , no choice with food. Buffet is mainly composed of pizza and pasta and closed at 4PM , so when we were coming back from shore ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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DanGro

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected at all!!!!

We booked this cruise to see parts of Greece and Croatia. The first night on board we were advised that we, and it seemed most of the cruise guests, were under the wrong impression of our stay at the Greek islands. ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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CoupleUK

20 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Budget cruise on a mid-range cruise line

We have just returned from a 22 night B2B cruise.Our first MSC cruise was last month and this was no better (actually it was worse). We were attracted by the Status Match scheme which catapulted us into their ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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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


Stephen1963 avatar

Stephen1963

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Do not cruise on MSC.

Getting to the ship was laborious no pick up or shuttle services. At the buffet on the first day there were Italian foodstuffs presented in the display cabinets(salamis, cheeses, anti-pasto etc.) but after that no ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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italiandream

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Nightly Metal Cutting, Hammering, and Drilling from the Engineering Crew

Imagine nights on board with demolition drilling, metal hammers on metal surfaces, metal pipe cutting and jagged grinding sounds from various heavy duty demolition and construction tools from the decks below sea. ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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d_12010@hotmail.com

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Terrible: Ship Beautiful; Service and Staff Dreadful

Long awaited couples holiday. Issues unfortunately started even before we got on the ship. Total disorganisation at the luggage drop off at the port, no direction from the MSC staff. The MSC cruise registration ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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