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MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review

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Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
MSC Meraviglia

13 Night Caribbean (New York To Miami)

Sail date: October 28, 2019

Ship: MSC Meraviglia

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10067

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

Very nice cruise, gorgeous itinerary with a spotless ship. Sadly we could not go to Ocean Cay. It was replaced by Ocho Rios. Every Cabin got a 100$ onboard credit immediately and a 20% Future cruise credit. So well done eventually

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Quick and easy. Arrived at port at 1:15 pm. Was on the ship within 20 minutes. Perfect

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Buffet food was good. Not a super variety but always something yummy to find. Desserts at buffet little disappointing. MDR Food was nice too. If you don’t like a dish from the every day changing menu there are certain dishes every night available. MDR was noisy which made conversation with table mates difficult. At MDR tap water was complimentary because it was an sailing starting and ending in the U.S. different to European sailings where you’ll have to pay for every drink at MDR

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Cirque du Soleil show was very nice. Theater shows generally good. Just 1 show I didn’t like. Every other show was very good and entertaining

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff works very hard. Always with a smile. I was very impressed how kind and professional we were treated

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Spotless.ship is really beautiful

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was very nice except for the cracking noise to be heard throughout the day and night. We changed therefore the cabin. New cabin was totally silent. Storage space is limited. Could be more especially if your sailing is longer than 1 week. We brought 2 additional magnetic hooks to hang up stuff. There are 3 hooks but there can never be enough😃. Brought 2 travel adaptors to use all of the outlets. There are 2 European, 2 US and 1 USB

Ship tip

Don’t miss Cirque du Soleil Show. Spectacular. Buffet is crowded. At the back of the restaurant it’s more easy to find a seat.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Went off the ship early and rented a car. Spent the day at dolphin mall. very nice shopping experience

Fort-De-France, Martinique

3 out of 5
Went to 2 beaches by water taxi and didn’t like it. Lots of seaweed in the water. Water had not a nice color. Just kind of brown and not inviting. Uncomfortable sunbeds. Hope for the island that there are nicer beaches than the 2 we went to. Nice and friendly locals though

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Willemstad is a very nice city. Very clean and nice people. Did a tour to liquor factory and Beach. Beachclub was crowded and looked like a party place. Next time I would go to another beach

St. George's, Grenada

4 out of 5
Just went to town and went through the streets. Nothing spectacular but nice weather. Refused to take the water taxi to Grand Anse Beach because they let to many passengers onto that little boats. To me it seemed overloaded. Did not look very save to me and others

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
Nice beach and easy to get there.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
just went to the beach downtown. Next time I will prefer the right hand side from the pier. It’s just nicer

New York, New York

5 out of 5
What to say about that spectacular city. It’s overwhelming.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Eagle Beach is always nice. White sand an turquoise water. Beautiful beach.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Took our luggage ourselves and went off the ship. From the moment we started queuing for leaving the ship til we were entering the Alamo shuttle it took 60 minutes. Pretty smooth regarding the fact we had to pass immigration again

Traveler Photos

Breakfast at Disembarkation Morning Galeria Meraviglia Our little friend at eagle beach Large balcony
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