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MSC Grandiosa Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
MSC Grandiosa

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 02, 2020

Ship: MSC Grandiosa

Cabin number: 13018

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

It was a nice roundtrip through the western Mediterranean Sea with some place you could visit more than once. The ship is great with lots of activities.


5 out of 5
With a small child -> priority boarding

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Great waiters, very good food. A bit loud.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Many free lotteries - some fun activities in bars. Enough space in the whirlpools.


4 out of 5
Good live music, but not the typical pub music in the pub

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was really friendly - the waiters were exceptionally good.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Perfect cleanliness.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean and enough space, especially in the shower.

Ship tip

Use the MSC for me App for free communication on board. Check your phone number on the cabin to call your partner.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5
Nice small town to walk through. Train to Rome takes some time.

Palermo, Sicily

3 out of 5
Many taxi drivers aggressive trying to sell a ride. Dirty. Many parking cars blocking the crosswalks.

Valletta, Malta Did not visit port

Bad weather - change of route. Visited Palma de Mallorca instead

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Lovely city. Cheap transfer to the city.

Marseille (Provence), France

4 out of 5
There is a free shuttle from the port - you just have to find it!

Genoa, Italy Did not visit port

Been there before, don’t really like the city.


4 out of 5
Disembarkation could have taken place earlier because only few passengers disembarked.
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