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MSC Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Transatlantic

MSC
Ship
Transatlantic
Departure Port

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Excellent

33

Very Good

27

Average

25

Poor

21

Terrible

16

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25 MSC Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Transatlantic


wernerbeinchen avatar

wernerbeinchen

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Crowded, loud and unfriendly

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We booked Aurea Suite und as Black Member in the Voyager Club we expected high comfort and attentive service. We wanted to enjoy the five-day-transatlantik and the lovely islands of south carribean as Barbados, ...
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Sail Date November 2018


Kaeloxelus avatar

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


sammy27 avatar

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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jaw1204

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Good cruise. Room for improvement.

Chose this cruise for the Ports of call, and the price. We have cruised with MSC before so to an extent we knew what to expect. However, the food was even more hit and miss than we have had before. Some of ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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mexico8

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Poesia is a beautiful ship but I would fire the chef

We did the 22 day cruise from Venice to Buenos Aires and loved the ship and all the lovely spaces with tons of lounges and chairs to sit and enjoy a drink. We found the staff to be very nice and helpful and ...
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Sail Date November 2017


Paulhan61 avatar

Paulhan61

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

MSC Poesia

This was our 4th MSC cruise and 12th cruise in total, so whilst not cruise experts we are able to compare our experience with previous trips. Although this ship is almost 10 years old, she is in pretty good shape ...
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Sail Date March 2017


Gillro avatar

Gillro

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

MSC Divina: not for me again.

My wife and I were on an 18 day Repositioning cruise from Barcelona, Spain to Miami, USA with 8 Ports of Call (including Miami) from Oct. 25 to Nov. 11 2015. Pros:1- Exceptional itinerary. 2- The MSC Divina is , ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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samandbarbara

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Stretched Lirica Genoa to Rio

The first voyage of the stretched Lirica (251 to 275 m), Genoa to Rio. The ship wasn't full, but busy nonetheless, and dread the feeding arrangements if it was full. Overall the ship was clean and ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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willygilly

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

A lot to praise....but disappointing aspects.

My wife and I chose MSCs 20 day 'Grand Voyage' from Genoa to Rio de Janeiro, leaving 04/11. We prefer sea-time over port-time and this had an exotic itinerary. This was the ship's first voyage after it's 27m ...
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Sail Date November 2015


Jimmy 1941 avatar

Jimmy 1941

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

From the Old World to the New World

Arrived back in North America last week after an 18-day cruise from Genoa across the Atlantic Ocean to Miami on the MSC Divina This was our first trip with MSC so we were open to it being different to other cruise ...
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Sail Date October 2015


dhesford avatar

dhesford

1 Review Written

Don't sign on for the food.

The ship is beautiful and has lots of potential. The cruise director did a great job of providing a variety of entertainment and shows. The cabin was very nice and spacious. Our biggest disappointment was the ...
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Sail Date April 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


Extant avatar

Extant

1 Review Written

Not the worst

The bad The food was of institutional quality. Looked nice, but tough, not cooked enough or too much, and of a commercial grade. Coffee, was the pits, so was forced to pay for a fresh cappuccino with breakfast. ...
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Sail Date July 2014


Micky777 avatar

Micky777

6 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

MSC Divina but not divine

This was our first cruise with MSC and after praise from a TV show about the ship we had high expectations. Once on board initial impressions were good. We had an inside cabin on deck 5 which was one deck below the ...
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Sail Date November 2013


travelberlin avatar

travelberlin

20 Reviews Written

78 Helpful Votes

Voyage with MSC Magnifica: not bad but also not very good

This was our first cruise with MSC. We are experienced cruisers, having sailed before with many other lines (European and North American cruiselines). We did our homework before sailing and we knew what not to ...
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Sail Date March 2013


K`s Gran avatar

K`s Gran

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC Poesia. Nice ship but badly let down by food & service.

The interior of the ship is nice; cabin adequate; theatre, dining room, cafeteria, bars are all tasteful. The problem is poor, COLD food; for a newish ship why it is not fitted with adequate heating for the food ...
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Sail Date November 2012


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krabat39

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC Poesia - My experience

I was wondering about the very different reviews for the Poesia. Some people love it and others have been highly unhappy. I was not too thrilled about it either. I talked to people they actually booked a cruise the ...
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Sail Date November 2012


SPY1956 avatar

SPY1956

1 Review Written

Tranatlantic Cruising

We booked MSC cruise because of its itinerary. I was not expecting much from this cruise line due to its negative reviews. We embarked at Kiel and the procedure was smooth and we were on board in 15 mins. The ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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sailorsuzanne

1 Review Written

Great ship, awful food!

This was our second transatlantic cruise. We fell in love with the destinations: 3 stops in Brazil, 5 days crossing the Atlantic ocean, Canary Islands, Funchal, Malaga, Tunisia, Croatia and finally Venice. Cabin and ...
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Sail Date March 2010


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MMDown Under

6 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nov/Dec 2008 Transatlantic - Genoa - FL

This cruise appealed to us because of its unique ports of call, which exceeded expectations. We commenced and ended our journey with a tour of Northern Italy. We spent 3 nights in historic Genoa, at Hotel Soana, ...
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Sail Date November 2008


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Sharonmunich

1 Review Written

Venice to Rio

We were a party of 6, 3 experienced cruisers and 3 first timers. This posting is from an experienced cruiser's viewpoint. We sailed on the MSC Musica's repositioning voyage from Venice to Santos on 2-20 November ...
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Sail Date November 2008


Vallato avatar

Vallato

2 Reviews Written

Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink!

Personal Background We are a couple in our sixties, who have cruised 13 times, using Celebrity, Costa, Festival, Royal Caribbean, Airtours, NCL and MSC covering The Med, Caribbean, canaries and the Baltic. After a ...
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Sail Date November 2008


jywf avatar

jywf

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good cruise despite negatives

We joined friends on our first cruise experience. We didn't know what to expect but were given the 'heads-up' by our friends on what other cruise lines offer and how they operate. MSC disappointed in the customer ...
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Sail Date March 2018


Sarica avatar

Sarica

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not as nice Poesia cruise

The reason for this cruise was because the first cruise we did on the MSC Sinfonia from Venice to Durban was excellent. We thought it will be similar on a longer cruise like the Poesia and booked it already on the ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Carlo avatar

Carlo

2 Reviews Written

MSC Lirica - Trans-Atlantic

We are long time cruisers, having traveled the best of all cruise lines. This was our first cruise aboard MSC. Here are our comments: Considering the fact that one is in environment of 2,000+ passengers, overall, we ...
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Sail Date October 2006


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