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MSC Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Europe

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Very Good

53

Average

41

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46

Terrible

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41 MSC Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Europe


BizzyBea17 avatar

BizzyBea17

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Size does matter

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We booked this 14 day cruise to Canada, America and Iceland in 2018 and the price was fantastic. The ship is beautiful - no expense spared with regard to decor and furnishings etc. BUT it's too big and cold ...
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Sail Date September 2019


mervous avatar

mervous

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Better planning, bettter details and this would be our best yet.

The ship was due to sail from Venice and we were advised that due to the weather, it was now leaving from Trieste but we needed to check in at Venice at usual from 11am. Of course, the weather is not their ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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swisstrailblazer

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

We are cured of any desire to travel on a large cruise ship

The Grandiosa is certainly an impressive ship - the LED roof is amazing - but, but, but.. The tall silver bar stools on Deck 6 are terribly uncomfortable and I kept sliding off. The first time I sat on the normal ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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daisy-mae

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

A few minor irritants, but good overall

We chose the Divina because it fit our schedule, and also because of the price. We did have some concerns about our first MSC cruise, and were advised by our travel agent to “keep an open mind” – something ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Lancashire_Lad_69

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very Interesting Itinerary - Ship only Average !

We chose this Cruise for the Itinerary and because we had previously had 3 Good Cruises with MSC. We took a North Europe cruise on the MSC PREZIOSA from Souhampton. The following review is, I feel, very fair ...
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Sail Date April 2019


Rania70 avatar

Rania70

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice ship. Amazing staff. Food level not up to standard for a luxury ship.

I choose MSC without going through the reviews and that was a big mistake. The only high standard other than the ship is the amazing staff which I believe that they are the most valuable asset. And if they ...
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Sail Date July 2019


ell493 avatar

ell493

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Some good things but mostly we did not like it

I have only been on one other cruise, that was Carnival, so that is the only comparison I have. First, the good thing... The entertainment was great. The people in the show do a wonderful job. Most of the staff ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Frogmill0 avatar

Frogmill0

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Magnificent ship but......

My wife and I have cruised with several lines but it has been Royal Caribbean for the last few years. However, we had a number of issues on our last trip with them so we decided it was time for a change. We were ...
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Sail Date April 2019


Maxijet avatar

Maxijet

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Different cruise experience

People often ask what was my worst cruise and I answer I've never had a bad one. I can still say that after my mediocre experience cruising the Mediterranean from Rome (Civitavecchia) last week on MSC Divina. Had ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Bognor avatar

Bognor

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Cannot recommend

The ship itself is very nice, with lovely public spaces but rather cramped cabins. The entertainment shows, every night, were really first rate. Some of the service is very poor, those crew members who were very ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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New Forest Contact

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful ship decor and waiter and cabin service.. Shame about the rest

We chose MSC because it looks luxurious inside and we wanted to try something different. We've been on 10+ cruises from one week to 5 weeks each. Unfortunately, this cruise is geared for the German and European ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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berlus

1 Review Written

Total overview of our ocean crossing March 2019. CABIN 13223

We chose this cruise because we like to do long ones crossing the Atlantic. Unfortunately it was the first time we had such bad sea for 5 days. Our cabin was the very last one on our deck. 13223 stern. Wow every ...
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Sail Date March 2019


Rob F avatar

Rob F

7 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Bellisima, not for the older passenger

Cruise critic, notes from the brand new MSC Bellisima... The newest of the MSC fleet, Bellisima is massive, wide, and very, very crowded. Ship. There are advantages to its size, but many disadvantages too! ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Zboots

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not Impressed Overall

Based upon other reviews, I would not have selected this cruise but as it was a family affair booked from points halfway around the world, it was done. Let me first say there were many positives about this cruise ...
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Sail Date June 2018


bfamily9 avatar

bfamily9

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

MSC Ala Carte Pricing_Issues for American Passengers

We traveled to and from Genoa to the Western Mediterranean. However we flew into and out of Milan as it was cheaper, with more flights, and then we took trains to match our itinerary. The price was reasonable, and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Gaetano the Sailor

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Overall, a disappointment

Our first criteria was the itinerary, in particular, Palermo and Malta. We had previously visited Marseille, Genoa and Civitavecchia ( Rome). Pricing was attractive. I consultated with a travel agent we had used in ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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georgiaL73

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise itinerary was great - food was terrible.

We are retired and cruise at least once a year. This was our first Mediterranean cruise and we chose it because of the itinerary. The embarkation process went smoothly and our cabin was immaculate and a great ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Colin1944 avatar

Colin1944

1 Review Written

Magnificent ship but too many passengers

We chose this cruise to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary . As we've cruised with MSC on the Opera , Sinfonia and also the Melody many times in the past, we decided to cruise with the Meraviglia being so ...
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Sail Date September 2017


dormin avatar

dormin

2 Reviews Written

Customers have to do everything for themselves

This ship was clean and tidy, the food was average and never hot, just warm if you were lucky. If you had a question regarding anything on the ship, YOU had to go to deck 5 and stand in a queue to speak to one of ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Mags30 avatar

Mags30

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Too many passengers, not enough staff

Booked this cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and was initially amazed at such a magnificent ship but unfortunately things went downhill very quickly. Lengthy queques for embarkation and when checked ...
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Sail Date September 2017


sheiladen avatar

sheiladen

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Boring

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. ...
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Sail Date May 2017


eric.lesley avatar

eric.lesley

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very expensive water

We chose back to back Mediterranean cruises because of ports called at! Never dreamt we would do 2 cruises and have same theatre shows and eat same menu food on each cruise on 2 different ships (Musica and ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Nahedtakla

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Security evaluation during sailing

I have got a very good information about MSC trips from Italian friends as we are leaving in Slovenia, we, my friends and us, decided to join this cruise for celebrating the 60th anniversary for my husband and our ...
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Sail Date June 2017


Flashpoint avatar

Flashpoint

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Not up to expectations

We chose this ship on recommendation of travel agent.It all kicked off at Barcelona Airport where the MSC rep could not be found. We looked everywhere and eventually spied him behind a pillar. The embarkation was a ...
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Sail Date May 2017


annaperenna avatar

annaperenna

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Awful Entertainment

I choose this cruise for the itinerary; however the experience was extremely disappointing in terms of entertainment; the only options were old fashion (and depressing) German songs that only German people knew; no ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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