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MSC Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

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Western Mediterranean
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626 MSC Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews


GeorgetaS11 avatar

GeorgetaS11

1 Review Written

Great new ship

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First of all, it was a new launched ship and out first cruise, so we thought to begin with a new and large one. We got a balcony cabin, it was very, very nice but we didn't spend much time on it. Only few minutes in ...
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Sail Date April 2019


SarahW avatar

SarahW

1 Review Written

Just amazing!

I loved almost everything about MSC. My other experience of a cruise is Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas. I would say the major differences in US and European cruises are the food and entertainment. Royal Caribbean ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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PearlM

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good Travel On A Budget!

MSC allows kids under 18 to travel free. It also offers military discounts as well as other discounts, just ask. We were 3 people, me- the mom, one daughter in college, and one daughter in high school. We went ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Niniel

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great boring ship

We have not cruised with MSC before, only RCCL, but as Grandiosa was the only ship that matched our preferred itinerary at the time period we could have a vacation, this had to be it. We will not cruise MSC again. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Angriest man on cruise

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Scam! Don’t ever use this company!

- Buffet food is better than Dining food even though it’s basically the same EXACT food, except for the ethnic station. Their steaks/prime beef/filet whatever dish that has beef is cafeteria school quality AT ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Norahkiora

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Stunning Ship

I went on this cruise with my daughter and her two little boys, aged 4 and 6. We chose it because it matched the boy’s half term dates. The ship looked enormous, I really doubted it would be ‘for me’. With ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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yakety sax

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Clean Ship - Everything Else Disappointing

It had a very good itinerary of destinations, at the right time for our plans. The destinations were great. The ship was very clean and comfortable. The food was awful. Very little selection, very slow service, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Selion

5 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Highlights of Western Mediterranean

We were on MSC Fantasia in Oct 2019 for a 7-nights western Mediterranean cruise. This was our 5th cruise overall and 2nd on MSC. MSC Fantasia, by today's standards, is not a big ship. But make no mistake, it's ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Edoflaherty

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Trapped in a cattle market

We chose this cruise because of the places it visited in the western med and we heard it was suitable for kids. It was not...! Things got off to a bad start when we boarded. Staff were fighting among themselves ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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roubok

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Poor guest communication, no one knew the answer

Like many people have mentioned about MSC ships - BEAUTIFUL SHIP, POOR EXPERIENCE. Let's start with the Pro: - very clean - excellent gym equipment - great stage/entertainment, top notch. - great ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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wpanic

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Holiday Cruise

This was our first time with MSC. Previously we have cruised with Norwegian and Princess. Also our first European cruise. I was traveling with my wife and two kids (daughter 14 and son 11). Scheduled ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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marinegurg

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

MSC Grandiosa - Smart ship but too busy

This was our second experience of MSC following a short cruise only a few days earlier on the Presiosa. Upon embarkation we were assaulted by 'in your face' crew members on a mission to sell you 'things', sadly ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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heebee8

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Fantastic for us

We were on a MSC cruise on Grandiosa which left from Barcelona January 9 2020. We are Australians with teenage children 15 and 17 and have previously been on a Norwegian cruise out of Venice in 2018 and a Carnival ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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kiwiatheart

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

More similarities with a limited-stops train than a cruise

I had a week to fill in over the Christmas period, and I thought that a week-long cruise would be a good and convenient option. I boarded and disembarked MSC Grandiosa in Genoa, and thought that I would be visiting ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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nobbie

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Nice family cruise

We choose the MSC Grandiosa since we wanted to experience the new ship feel. Getting on the ship in Barcelona was a breeze. It took no more than 20 minutes from arrival in the port to boarding the ship. First ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Milarepa

3 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Some Great Things, But Also Some Deal Breakers

The MSC Grandiosa is a very mixed experience, and whether it makes sense for you depends a lot on what you value and what gets under your skin. I will first describe the things on MSC Grandiosa that are ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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cruisecriticanonymus

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Dirty, bad service and quite low cost running ship

Ship is very much understaffed and absolutely not able to offer good cruise for such big number of passengers onboard. Obviously company is trying to save money on all aspects, including food, number of their ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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agregory_pr

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Bad Service and Pay For EVERYTHING

Having sailed previously on MSC Divina in Carebbean on two ocasion, thaught a mediterranean cruise with MSC would be a good idea. Wrong. Mediterranean cruises are not like in the caribbean. Not even the water on ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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livsus

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Fantastic

This was our first cruise and we chosed Grandiosa because we wanted to have first cruise experience on a brend new ship. Before I went reading other reviews and saw rather bed ones giving us thoughts OMG where ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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sunlver

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very disorganized staff

Warning signs started when we borded and we couldn't find the life jackets in the wardrobe. Later on our steward found them stuffed way under the bed where you couldn't see them without a flashlight. We had smooth ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Ariadni88

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great ship-problem with the entertainment

We board on the brand new MSC Grandiosa on November the 23th. We've been on two more cruises with MSC, both on MSC Preziosa and we loved the experience. I've never thought I'll give a 4star review on a cruise, but ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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JJOHNSTON1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Never Again..

My husband and I went on this cruise ship with another couple for a "babymoon" vacation. Last hurrah before a baby. A little background on us, I am 26 years old, my husband 28 and we have been on a princess cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Kevin79 avatar

Kevin79

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing first experience cruising

This was our first cruise, and whilst we booked it when we were a little tipsy, so glad we did. This was a holiday to celebrate my 40th... This was a Barcelona round trip. We stayed in the city the night before ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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kerotigger

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Leisure cruise

It's my first time Mediterranean cruise and I choose MSC Grandiosa because the length of its itinerary fits my availability. The ship is new and spacious to house so many passengers. You may need some time to wait ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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tigerdriver

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Try this ship once - maybe?

As the name basically gives it away, this is a GRAND ship. Super big. Huge. If this is something that you'd like to try then read on. If you're used to ships of a smaller class and prefer them, then this review may ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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