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MSC Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Transatlantic

MSC
Ship
Transatlantic
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

7

Very Good

1

Average

5

Poor

10

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Repositioning Cruises

119

Senior Cruises

26

Family Cruises

17

Entertainment Cruises

10

Romantic Cruises

7

26 MSC Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Transatlantic


alexvandijk avatar

alexvandijk

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First and last cruise with MSC.

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Subject: Our experience on board the MSC Fantasia cruise ship.   Embarkation in Genoa (Italy) on November 2, 2019, disembarkation November 20   2019 in Santos (Brazil). On November 2, 2019 we flew with ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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MikeyNKentucky

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First & Last Cruise with MSC; Worst Cruise Ever

This was our first cruise on MSC. My wife and I are both retired and experienced cruisers (32 and counting), mostly with NCL and Celebrity, also Holland America years ago. I will try to be brief, but could write ...
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Sail Date October 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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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


jblack49 avatar

jblack49

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Needs a lot of improvement

This was the 20 day maiden voyage of the MSC Seaside from Trieste, Italy to Miami, Florida. I would liken this to a new ship's sea trial voyage to fix operational and equipment at sea. I was expecting a few ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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luytlaager

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Suez and Middle East

The middle eastern ports of call appealed to us and the fact that the cruise went along the East coast of Africa. We have already done the voyage along the west coast of Africa. We also looked forward to going ...
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Sail Date October 2017


roberley avatar

roberley

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent Cruise to Cuba

It is an excellent company where I have been able to travel 3 times, one north of Europe MSc OPERA, and the other 2 with the MSC ARMONIA to Brazil in 2015 and CUBA in 2016. I love the animation of the boat as ...
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Sail Date November 2016


Mike.deV avatar

Mike.deV

1 Review Written

A real carefree holiday.

The return trip from Cape Town is a long cruise, but allows you to settle into cruise life and really relax, as opposed to the short cruises, where its go, go, go. One gets to know the crew a little better and ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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normana

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Simply fabulous Cruise.

We are retired and live in a small town (Montagu) some 180 km from Cape Town and chose the cruise for its length of 21 days as well as for the countries visited culminating in Venice. The embarkation/disembarkation ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Dannylam

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Food on this ship is for "survival", not for appreciation nor enjoyment

You can't argue with the price for this 21-night cruise from Cape Town to Venice, with return flights included in the price. It was a good value for money cruise. Would I go on the MSC cruises again? Most probably ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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mildew1951

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Below Average

Drinks were ship, ship is great and we'll maintained, staff were brilliant and very helpful. However the food was terrible and I was embarrassed for the staff who had to serve this rubbish. Currently on Rhapsody Of ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Mathieu

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

My worst experience

I made this cruise with MSC and never had such a bad experience. I reported my complaints at MSC and the even refused a compensation!!!!!! The transfer was a mess, the embarkation was very bad. I booked an ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Lisburmo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Non Grand Voyage....

Sailed with MSC...gold card holders...so very disappointed. Venice embarkation shambles to say the least. After flight from Dublin and long track across Venice airport coach park with luggage in the rain we ...
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Sail Date November 2016


canman273 avatar

canman273

3 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

English Speakers Beware

This was my second cruise on Opera. I last travelled on her to the Black Sea thee years ago. On my last cruise I would have rated the ship four or five but this voyage had some major problems. Firstly the good ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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oakesj@sbcglobal.net

1 Review Written

Honest Review

This was my second cruise on MSC but I have cruised many times on others. The first time on MSC was on the Lyrica and it was a good experience the food was good and the ship was spotless. This time it was not (I ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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jayveebee

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Missed Bermuda!!!

I booked this cruise SPECIFICALLY to visit Bermuda. As we sailed from New York we were given the bad news that we would not be going to Bermuda because of bad weather. However, one person whilst booking the cruise ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Thomo1

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Magestic divina

This was the maiden voyage of the Divina from Venice to Miami, 18 days aboard luxury. Well this was our third Cruise with MSC,and upon walking aboard at Venice, we were pleasantly amazed. We check internet ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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vman_1

1 Review Written

tasteless disaster at sea

Much misinformation about what was to take place in this maiden transatlantic crossing of MSC's Divina. I must say that the ship is gorgeous. Good looks are, however, deceiving. The disorganization starts at the top ...
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Sail Date November 2013


Linda Morton avatar

Linda Morton

1 Review Written

Culture at sea

Beautiful ship, very friendly staff from booking in at Southampton,to the maintainance men who always said hello. Breakfast and lunch,as good as other cruise lines. the evening meal was tasty, but the presentation ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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swamper

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst cruise in my life

The MSC Cruise line is for the birds. If you plan a cruise DO NOT CHOOSE MSC CRUISE LINES. It is a very boring place to be. The food was terrible-horrible-everything was either undercooked or overcooked....they ...
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Sail Date December 2008


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Cruisin-Geezer

7 Reviews Written

56 Helpful Votes

No Song for the Musica

Background We are British - husband & wife in our early 60s and quite widely travelled. This was our seventh cruise (previously Nile; Eastern Med; Western Med*; Caribbean/TransAtlantic/Western Med*; Norwegian ...
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Sail Date November 2008


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ancomichielsen

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Interesting cruise

the destination in combination with the price. Our travel agent organised connecting flightswith KLM so everything looks good. The ship is very nice, the crew friendly and the food is good The main problem is: ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Susanmwood68

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Poor service, poor food, room service guy very nice

Overall I rate our experience as poor. Here are some details. The entertainment shows, we felt had too much opera singing, it felt like it only appealed to a niche audience and didn’t appeal to the larger group. I ...
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Sail Date March 2018


AlbertJohn avatar

AlbertJohn

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed we didn’t think we were going on a training ship

My husband and I went on this trip that was special to us we were celebrating our golden wedding anniversary, This was our first Cruise with M.S.C and the calamity’s started at embarkation where we were left in a ...
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Sail Date April 2018


rdjrm avatar

rdjrm

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic for the money it costs and it is a beautiful ship.

VcI just love cruising especially the longer cruises. This is our 20 th cruise and it is one of the best company which have a lot of cruises we love because we love going to different countries and also all of the ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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