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47 MSC Transatlantic Cruise Reviews


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CruiseCoupleX

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC Divina Transatlantic by a couple of Australians. We warned you!

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My partner and I spent 20 nights on the south bound transatlantic crossing which sailed from Genoa on 5-11-2019. We (41 and 42) were accompanied by 1 set of parents (64 and 65) and 1 couple who are friends our age. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Used to cruising

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disestablished and last time with MSC

Cruised for the first time with MSC aboard Fantasia in November 2019, we embarked in Genoa, doing a few places in Europe then went across to Brazil. We have cruised with other companies many times and have never ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Hvpkhyu

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Poor service so sad to see the services on board dropped so much

Poor customer service information we were due to start sailing from Venice on 23rd of November 2019, instead we were put on a coach travelled 2.5 hours to Trieste without prior notices Buffet restaurant not ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Billieg

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

BE AWARE BEFORE YOU GO!

We chose to go on this cruise for a couple of reasons. One reason was we had never been on a Transatlantic Cruise, and two it seemed like a good deal for the amount of time of this cruise. We booked the cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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WT Jackii

4 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Mutiny on MSC cruises - MSC Poesia Genoa to Santos Repositioning Cruise Review

Embarkation: As this was a repositioning cruise, passengers embarked at multiple locations during the cruise: Marseille, Genoa, Valencia and possibly other ports. We embarked at Genoa and, in part due to not ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Reimann_J

6 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

The Hop-On/Hop-Off of Cruises

We chose this re-positioning cruise because of the itinerary which was incredible. The ship was typical MSC glitz which we expected. After may complications (which I will get into later), we got a starboard 11th ...
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Sail Date November 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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elcee1495

1 Review Written

Poorly provisioned, poor quality food, shabby public areas.

Celebration cruise my 70th and my wife's 69th birthdays. This ship was under provisioned for the entire cruise. The following were poor quality, meats, juices, salads, burgers and most of the time no bananas ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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fun2b

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Never again

While the ship's public rooms are awesome, it's not enough to make up for the cramped cabin, less than average food, loud and obnoxious travelers, limited activities and the incessant announcements at the most ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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lifeworks

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

The Good, The Bad and the Very Ugly

Excellent pricing on Transatlantic Crossing. Currently sailing the MSC Divina Transatlantic Cruise and have been receiving many questions regarding the ship, the journey and the experience so far. Internet ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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seeriteR

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

No such thing as a bad cruise, right?

I will preface my comments with some background. This cruise was our 15th. Until recently, we selected cruises based on cost but now that we are both retired, itinerary and season are weighed. Our favorite ship so ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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bucskin39

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Choppy design, not prepared for maiden voyage

I looked forward to the maiden voyage on a new ship and we love the transatlantic itinerary, MSC handled the change in starting point from Venice to Trieste very well. The crew did not seem adequately familiar ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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miniich

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Was I in the wrong movie (ahhhh ship)

Our trip started bad when we arrived on the bus in Trieste and the MSC employees did nothing to help a bunch of older people with their luggage. The sidewalk was not smooth so the wheels on the suitcases did not ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Taylor49

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Disappointing new ship

Having sailed with MSC before, my wife and I thought a cruise on the new MSC Seaside would be great. How wrong we were. This was our 14th cruise with various cruise lines so we know what to expect on a cruise. This ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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GlobetrotterD

3 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Potential there, but not realized

We wanted to experience an Inaugural Cruise and the Seaside transatlantic from Trieste to Miami fit the bill. The ship is beautiful and glitzy and very stable--sometimes we didn't even feel like we were moving. ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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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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andysanford

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Worst experience ever on a cruise (was actually 21 day)

Have been on 17 cruises with 7 different cruise lines Embarkation: Spouse required wheelchair assistance. Had to wait for a long time before we received the assistance, then only taken to ramp to get on ship. ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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altonowitz

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

MSC Seaside has a lot of changes that need to be made

Before I write the review readers should know that my wife and I are not novice cruisers having sailed on Oceania, NCL, Princess, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Costa, Carnival, MSC and Viking. We ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Sheila Lyle

1 Review Written

MSC you need to improve

Restaurant food very mediocre - poor quality and presentation. Vegetarian option attrocious. Not good to have to sit with the same people for dinner for 23 nights. Need dine around option. Far too much ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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ROBRANOG

1 Review Written

Poor quality and preparation of foods; balcony was not cleaned

We chose this cruise due interesting itinerary, but foods, wines, front recepcion atention, were very low quality and manufacturing. For example, we complain about the wines, as others passangers did. About the ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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DEC.and.RJJ

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beware of Fly-Cruise packages from MSC

This is the second time that my partner and I have bought Fly-Cruise packages for Transatlantic cruise from MSC - But never again. MSC does not allow any flexibility on your flight arrangements and therefore you ...
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Sail Date March 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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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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argonauts

1 Review Written

MSC has a lot to learn about customer satisfaction

Just returned from a transatlantic cruise on MSC Divina and I must say I was most dissatisfied with the experience. while MSC can not be held responsible for the weather, the areas they do have control over need ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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