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MSC Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Europe

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Very Good

53

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Terrible

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53 MSC Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Europe


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seabourndt

22 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Short cruise

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As this is a brand new ship i wanted to try this ship out and see if msc is for me? I booked it through an american agent so got free bottled water in dining room. Tap water is free on every other ships except ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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hpnguyen

5 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship and magnificent scenery

This is our fifth cruise. In general we are very satisfied with the cruising experience. We’ve done NCL, Princess Cruise and Celebrity before. MSC is definitely different from the “American” lines. The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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B15mark

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

They did it again

Embarkation was an experience departing from Cannes, nearest airport Nice cost 60e taxi to get to the port. Then you are put through security checks lots of times off the ship, no seating (I am registered disabled), ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Luan Yee

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Unexpectedly Good

We completed our 15 nights Northern Europe cruise which set sail from Southampton Port on 30 April 2019. There were 6 of us, my husband and I and 2 other couples. After booking the cruise, I had cold feet when I ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Nigellock

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A few things needed to improve on but otherwise a very nice ship.

Firstly this was our first cruise so we have nothing to completely judge against, however the things I will talk about was our experience. On arrival onto the ship we we’re badgered by staff wanting us to sign ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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otonomartillo

2 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Great ports of call

Overall, this was an enjoyable cruise and I would sail on MSC again. My husband and I sailed with our 13 mo daughter and both sets of grandparents (in their 70s). We have all cruised several times on a variety of ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Jtu

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Overall pretty good

Was the largest cruise boat we have booked on, but nevertheless ran like clockwork with few long waits compared to Princess when it comes to getting on and off. Purchased cruises were excellent and as advertised. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Two 2 Tango

19 Reviews Written

122 Helpful Votes

Better than expected

Having had a big problem on the previous MSC cruise, we were not sure what to expect but went with an open mind. The ship is not as flashy as some of the newer ships, but makes up for it with a yacht type feel. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Leeonship

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Mr Lee's Mediterranean medley

I would like to start off by saying that this cruise was booked whilst on-board a previous MSC cruise in the year (Voyagers Club), therefore understandably chuffed with the already discounted trip/cabin/onboard ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Alan and Pauline Spain

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Western Med cruise on the Meraviglia 22 - 29 Nov 2018

We were concerned about the likely service, food etc - having read many poor reviews and bad comments. But our experience was almost nothing but everything was fine. We were very content. The ship's customers were ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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emersons53

1 Review Written

Value for money

We had an inside cabin.Wardrobe storage barely enough for 2 people for a week. No stationary provided. Had to remind the cabin steward that things had run out. Thin walls so we could hear rows in next cabin. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Mathguy42

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great cruise on MSC!

Mediterranean Cruise Vacation ex Barcelona on MSC Fantasia. We have previously sailed with Celebrity, RCL, and Norwegian in The Caribbean, Alaska and on the Pacific coast, and this was our first European cruise ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Mathguy42

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Mediterranean Cruise out of Barcelona: MSC Fantasia, September 2018

Mediterranean Cruise Vacation ex Barcelona on MSC Fantasia. We have previously sailed with Celebrity, RCL, and Norwegian in The Caribbean, Alaska and on the Pacific coast, and this was our first European cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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jan254

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First cruise on an MSC ship - Seaview

We chose this cruise because it was a new ship and looked really beautiful online. The Seaview turned out to be a magnificent ship, with great ports- Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Messina, Naples, and Valletta, ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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1flcheesehead

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great new ship with the same great MSC service

First off, we are tough critics so keep that in mind while reading our review. We chose MSC Seaside for a few reasons. The biggest is that last year we cruised the MSC Divina for the first time last year and ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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martysmarty

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very enjoyable, but could be improved

We had been on an MSC cruise previously, and wanted to try the Yacht Club category. This is really worth the extra cost, as we are an older couple, and do not enjoy all the noise associated with the mainstream ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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NZCruiser1950

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Relaxing, a good value for money cruise. Very enjoyable.

We choose this cruise because of its length (7 nights), the itinerary Civitavecchia, Palermo, Caglari, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Marseille, Genoa, Civitavecchia, and the cost. Overall, we found it excellent ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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scarletsmummy

7 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Excellent and we have already booked to go back in 5 weeks

We were Sceptical after reading some bad reports on here about MSC and Maginifica we had a wonderful time so much so we have booked to go again in 5 weeks (different Itinerary ) the staff and animation team were ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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stefos55

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice ship but beware of the buffet food

I am currently on a cruise on the msc musica out of Venice. Ship is very clean crew smart and friendly, entertainment almost the same each night but good quality. My main complaint is the buffet breakfast. The ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Bengal!

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly surprised

Having read the previous comments we were unsure what to expect on our week-long cruise on the MSC Magnifica however we were pleasantly surprised. The ship was spotless, the staff always greeted us with a smile and ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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lcarenas

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

An overall great but expensive experience

One thing you should know beforehand is that I'm not experienced in cruise ships. This was my first experience overall, but I'll still give you my two cents on it and give some advice to those who embark on a cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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doggo12

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

MSC thank you

We were talked into going on this cruise by my sister in law as it seemed to be excellent value and a good way to see some great european sights. we are first time cruisers and were a little apprehensive especially ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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malaymooi

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great price and destination

The price and destination are just perfect for my price range. The places which we visited were Baltic and the overnight stay in Saint Petersburg was a plus. I did not participate in the ship shore excursion as I ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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hummer2407

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wonderful way to see the Med

I am a 46 year old from Indiana. I traveled with my family which consisted of my wife, my 2 10 year old boys, my 70 year old mother and her 68 year old sister. We have all cruised before on Princess, NCL, ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Dax5741

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Mostly Exceeded Expectations

First of all, my expectations were somewhat lower than for other cruises on Princess & NCL. I had read numerous reviews about MSC's notoriously bad service and was prepared to experience what these other passengers ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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