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122 MSC Southern Caribbean Cruise Reviews


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CruisinMaterial

34 Reviews Written

112 Helpful Votes

Meraviglia - Repositioning Extensive Review

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About the Reviewer: I’m a 37-year-old male who sailed with his mother to celebrate her milestone birthday. This was my second MSC Cruise, my first being on the MSC Seaside in October 2018 (there’s a review for ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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cruiseladies99

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

MSC Meraviglia ship thinks it's still sailing in Europe

This is a new ship and it is beautiful and the price was right. Getting on the ship was pretty fast if you don't stop to take a cruise pic. First impression of inside of ship was wow very nice. We went to buffet for ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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rama kant uppal

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nice ship, comfortable stay

I had earlier been on three cruises, two of them being to Europe (Mediterranean west and Southampton /Norway).This was our first experience with MSC Preziosa and we had a great time on the ship.I had booked a ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Tinkerbell8

1 Review Written

Disappointed

What we liked : - Beautiful ship - Cabin is fine and was kept very clean, the cabin steward did a great job. - Disembarkation was very smooth, we were allowed to stay on board till around 10 o'clock which ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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vtgumby

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

First time MSC experience, yacht club on Preziosa

We took our first MSC cruise, a 21 day TA from Martinique to Hamburg, many port stops in between which I initially thought might be a negative (we love the sea days, hence the TA's) but it was broken up nicely and ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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whiterocksurfs

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A mixed bag for MSC Preziosa. Probably wouldn't sail with MSC again.

Dates fitted our holiday window, so we gave it a go. Lead up all went good, emails and info supplied. Boarding was swift and free from issues. Met by friendly staff and went to our cabin. Cabin was small ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Tatey14

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Frustrating Practices

The ship its self was modern clean with an impressive stairway and delivered what was expected from this class of ship . We purchased the Aurea package which gave you some extras like free drinks, package ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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sandycj

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good but could improve in a few points

We have traveled to Caribbean previously in 2017 on MSC Fantasia and had a wonderful time. It was a fly cruise. This time we flew out to Caribbean on Virgin Atlantic and this was a very pleasant experience. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Riapia

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Honeymoon Couple - Avoid

We booked this cruise for our honeymoon which wasn't even acknowledged. We were very disappointed. I got food poisoning on my third day on the ship. I only ate on board so it was definitely from the ship and I had ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Ann Christine

1 Review Written

Friends on a Cruise.

We choose this 'cruise because it was good value. We flew to Barcelona and everything was very organised on board - from the first day to the final day we laughed, had fun, made friends and both my friends and I ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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pad123

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Itinerary is the winner here.

This cruise was chosen purely because of the itinerary. POSITIVES: - The ship was lovely. - The cabin was lovely. - Food was great. - Drinks package was great value. - ALL of the wait staff and bar ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Jo0320

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Very Poor Experience from Start to Finish

From the first there were high hopes that this would be the ideal cruise. We carefully selected our cabin, paid for an upgrade from the Bella Class and were told we would have drink tickets available. Our ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Silversailor7

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Avoid if you have an aversion to cigarette smoke or have celiac disease.

We chose this 2 week cruise at Christmas because of the amazing itinerary. It visited some islands we hadn't visited before, including Guadeloupe, where we wanted to do the "Death in Paradise" tour, going to the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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GoGoCruiser4

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good Christmas Cruise

This was our 3rd MSC cruise. 1st was on Divina in March 2017 for 1 week, 2nd was a back-to-back (2 week) cruise on the Seaside in June 2018. So we clearly enjoy MSC. We appreciate all the Christmas touches ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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outram

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Preziosa Problems

Started the cruise in Genoa Italy. This was in cruise crossing the Atlantic to the Caribbean, the first few days were spent at different Mediterranean ports then onto the island of Tenerife, now there was five days ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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cazcruiser10

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Customer Service Aftercare

On arrival in Barbados we were rushed to the ship for embarkation no pictures etc as no sooner onboard we sailed. I has preordered 2 Bon voyage packages as we were travelling with another family member for a ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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PGPrendy

3 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Amazing Itinerary! Another Good MSC Experience!

This was my second MSC cruise and my seventh overall cruise.  However this was the 1st time that we had booked a 14-day cruise!  Yes, FOURTEEN DAYS!  My mom, my husband, my 7-year-old son, my 3-year-old son, and ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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moltobene

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

My first and last cruise with MSC

It was a very unfriendly ship for my kids.I have 2 boys ,one of them 10 months and the other 34 months old.The first problem is they do not let you with your child whenever you want.They have a schedule with parent ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Sandie O.

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our first and maybe last cruise with MSC

We have been on between 25 and 30 cruises but this was the first with MSC. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly and quickly and our luggage arrived quickly at the cabins. The ship's decor and public ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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debs32

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

One word: Awful

We booked this cruise 11 months in advance and we were so excited to spend Christmas in the Caribbean, however from day 1 we were so disappointed. Embarkation We queued for hours in customs in Barbados where ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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CubanBeat

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Its A Great Cruise, But Leave Your American At Home

Make no mistake, I had a great time with my 2nd sailing on MSC and the Divina, but that is because I am not a miserable person, but I met PLENTY of miserable passengers and they were all my countrymen, sigh. AMy ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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7continentstraveler

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Very European

I have traveled extensively around the world and spent almost 2 years in Europe in the past. Having always cruised on American ships (Holland America, Princess, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Carnival), this was ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Ron Rita

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Many issues with this holiday

Last minute Christmas booking. Wanted Caribbean Christmas cruise. Never again and the worst cruise we have had. Chose a suite and only suite 9003 available. This was located facing forward and had no balcony, ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Legacygirl

1 Review Written

Group Tour Review

I had a group of 43 people on this cruise. Most had a good time. I had one lady who needed a wheel chair and it took us 3 hours sitting outside waiting for our turn to go in. There were no drinks offered and no ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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JanaElizabeth

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Excursions - Very Poor

We choose this cruise because 300 people from our community were going. We usually go on 2 cruises a year. Embarkation was good, but disembarkation was a disaster at the Miami port. Ship was ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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