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MSC Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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42 MSC Transatlantic Cruise Reviews


hobsoncymru avatar

hobsoncymru

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Chaotic but enjoyable

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I don't normally post reviews but in the case of MSC I found other people's opinions useful so thought I'd add my brief thoughts on MSC Fantasia. We booked mainly because of an attractive itinerary that included ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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zany janey

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Beautiful & bold.....but too big for me

Selected this cruise to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary so special occasion = the Yacht Club experience. I'm so glad I chose the YC as the rest of the ship was just way too big for me. One of the reasons ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Jao1953

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Flatters to Deceive

This was my first and probably last MSC cruise. It's a pity because the ship itself has some good points and the ports of call were fantastic. We picked the ship up in Southampton along with what it turns out ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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wernerbeinchen

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Crowded, loud and unfriendly

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


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Nawnsdreams

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very happy with personnel

We saw a cruise that included a return flight for an acceptable price. We wanted to visit family in Europe and celebrate an anniversary. (that was a complete misnomer!) We were cordially received by the staff ...
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Sail Date April 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


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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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kaydaffadilly

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Maiden Voyage/Shake down cruise

This cruise was part of an itinerary which included the Austrian Christmas market with a culmination cruise across the Atlantic to Miami. Embarkation was in Trieste Italy and everything went smoothly. This is a ...
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Sail Date December 2017


JoeBuff avatar

JoeBuff

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Overall enjoyable, with almost daily problems and frustrations

My wife and I chose this cruise because it was part of a package that included four days in Austria, where my wife has dreamed of visiting all her life. The land tour was excellent. We were very much looking ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Mendlar

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

How to be a guinea pig

I did a transatlantic last year with ncl . It was really good so thought I’d try msc as dates were good. The idea of being first in a cabin was enticing and all pictures looked good.......but what a mistake.this ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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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


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sdigby

1 Review Written

3.5* A good itinerary, slightly let down by lack of attention to detail.

The cruise was the culmination of our 40th wedding anniversary celebrations, and was particularly appropriate as apart from the start in Venice, and end in Durban, we had not been to any other destination on the ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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ROSSCOT

1 Review Written

Poor guest relations and engine failure

Main reason for taking this cruise was to visit Indian Ocean Islands Due to engine trouble after seven days at sea we had two hours of daylight on shore in Seychelles two sea days later we had four hours of daylight ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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smujkic

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

3 average weeks on a cruise

Embarkation: The lines were very long and the signage was minimal. It was difficult to figure out which line to line up in and what to do. Some people also just skipped the lines and did not line up properly. This ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Lesmurphy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Last West Coast Northbound cruise

We enjoy the repositioning cruises as gives one time to settle. However compared to previous Northbound cruises this cruise had minimal stops. Looking forward to the East Coast Northbound. The food both in the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Ricky&PL

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Relaxing, value for money cruise with average-to-good food

We were looking for a relaxing cruise that was value for money. This cruise fitted the bill rather well... but don't expect great food or "modern" entertainment and activities. The drinks vouchers were good ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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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


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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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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


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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


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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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