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66 MSC South America Cruise Reviews


Maggie Lindeque avatar

Maggie Lindeque

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

ALWAYS A HIGHLIGHT EVERY YEAR!! - MSC ORCHESTRA

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I have been doing the Cruise yearly with the Finesse Ladies group and it's the highlight of my year! We book yearly before we get off for the following year and it's a habit that we will continue to do as long as ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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FelipeAnh

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Awful experience

Starting from the embarkation the experience was terrible. Complete caos, disorganized, very lazy and uncomfortable... get ready for at least 3 hours of waiting. Arriving at the ship we found all the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Betty Draper

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

This Cruise Would Turn Avid Cruisers Against Cruising

I have been on eight cruises and have cruised with Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Carnival, Costa, and Viking River. All have been great. This MSC cruise, however, would turn anyone against cruising. I chose this ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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ADP2020

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Horrível! Pesadelo de Cruzeiro

Regrettable or treat that an MSC is giving its passengers. The ship was absolutely full. Believe that they have enlarged or cabins in a renovation, but not widening the common area. The buffet restaurants, a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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nchapira

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not bad and not good either: it's mediocre.

Imagine a ship with a weird design, everything is turned inward, the window views of some bars are blocked by equipment and always close the blinds of all windows at night. To see the sea you have to go to the pool ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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robb s

6 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Poor Quality Food; Management Have No Idea

we are black/ diamond member's with this there is supposed to be numerous privileges like free dining art a specialty restaurant for 2 PER membership card this was disputed by the management of the restaurant ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Stewart C

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

MSC = Most Stressful Cruise

We chose this cruise because of its 23 night itinerary of very varied destinations, covering South America through to Europe, we had previously cruised with MSC on the Opera, based in Cuba, which we really enjoyed. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Queenlv

1 Review Written

Transatlantic Equator Crossing Cruise

Modern ship, many open areas from which you can admire the sea. I liked the track with a transparent bottom. The glass was clean and it was clearly visible what was happening below. Lots of fun for kids. There ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Beatrizg

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

The worst cruise ever

It was our second time with MSC. The first one was with MSC Fantasy and was very good. To start, embarkation lasted three hours, very stressful. We had to buy soap at the first port we arrived because the soap ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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hqforhair

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing

We are just returning from our 18 day adventure as a family of five ,two adults three children age 7, 13 ,15 we have previously sailed with RCI , NCL ,PRINCESS AND CUNARD and after reading some of the reviews ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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aeothoin

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship but activities and food need a major overhaul

We have sailed mostly with RCL previously and was looking forward to sailing with a different cruise liner. This was our first time sailing with MSC. Embarkation process was alright. We embarked from Salvador ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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crewmember59

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very good BUT the entertainment was shocking...

This review is for two adults in an Aurea balcony on MSC Seaview. Salvador , Brazil to Barcelona, 11 nights. Our first on MSC... Boarding in Salvador was very quick, we were in our cabin by 12.45. Most passengers ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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konr

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointed with Yacht Club

I feel like MSC improved recently, but I didn't enjoy this cruise on 2016, even though it was on a Yacht Club cabin. Pros: - Yacht club area was very nice: amazing pool and hot baths! - Nice excursions, ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Jose Augusto

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Cheap Cruise

Notice that the title is not unexpensive cruise, as this one costed some usd 3500 for a couple and a todler in a balcony. Well, if this is your first cruise, you probably will like it. But when you have a bunch ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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tarikkouba

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful bars and restaurants, service not so good.

The bars and restaurants structure are beautiful, lots of yellow marble and Svarowski crystals. The maintence of several areas are very bad, roof gutters in some places, the pool area always dirty and the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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flcbarbosa

1 Review Written

Experience OK with some drawbacks

The embarkation process was catastrophic, it took me 6 hours to get onboard. Unacceptable. The cruise was fine, with some good points during the trip, such as the animation team, and bad ones, such as the pool water ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Alexandre Luz

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Terrible service and food

Food is terrible, this is the weakness point for sure. The food had no taste, no presentation, no talent. Service is a nightmare, it is clear for me that people had no training and its not prepare for the functions, ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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MAUROJR

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

NEVER MORE

My wife and I embarked on the MSC Fantasia on December 8, 2018, on a cruise that departed from Rio de Janeiro, heading for Buenos Aires, returning to Punta Del Este and Ilha Grande. The trip was my wife's ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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lcaldoncelli

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Terrible service/food

Due to the fact that this ship is new and luxurious, we had high expectations for our vacation. But it ended up as the worst cruise service we ever experienced. Unprepared crew, no knowledge of what's happening ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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FrancoAli

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not conducive to cruising

The enticement? Interesting ports in Europe, Africa and South America. Our first cruise experience. We agree it might be the last one. Looking back it was frantic from the moment of embarkation in Genoa. Long line ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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kdttree

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

We expected less and were impressed

Having sailed with various other cruiselines we liked the itinerary (never been to Rio) free drinks package, cabin upgrade and had seen recent reviews. Embarking in Barcelona.............a long process. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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rmz68

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Bad experience with MSC Fantasia

I am writing to report my experience in the MSC FANTASIA Cruise from Genoa to Santos between November 4th to 24th 2018. This was our third cruise, but the first with MSC. We have never experienced or expected a ship ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Nclfan1981

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

I expected more than what I got

i chose this cruise based on it being a short break around the Med and because I wanted to try MSCs new ship. The embarking process was a bit long but relatively well organised and didnt take too long. as they ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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ScotsCouple500

1 Review Written

Could be better

We chose this cruise having never been to South America before. The itinerary suited us i.e. Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil together also the dates. This was our 7th cruise and first time with MSC. Despite ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Mrs Soap

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

We loved it!!

This review is very late in writing!! The reason I am writing it now is as we have just booked a cruise on the MSC seaside for this April and all the negative reviews have been a bit worrying! When I had a look at ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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