A First Timers Account of the MSC Meraviglia

MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
MSC Meraviglia

7 Night Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 10, 2019

Ship: MSC Meraviglia

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 14106

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I had a great time on my first MSC cruise! BBC I’m ready for the next one!


4 out of 5
There was a very long line but it moved quickly. There was a delay actually getting on the ship at no fault of MSC. A customs inspection occurred prior to us boarding. They opened another port for us to wait in instead of leaving us outside in the heat.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was good in both the main dining room as well as the buffet. I’m usually not a buffet person but the cleanliness of the ship made it a great experience. I loved that there were hand washing stations heading into the buffet area. We also went to the Chefs Table. This was one of my best chefs table experiences. The meal along with the wine/drink pairings were superb.

Waves Restaurant

5 out of 5

Succipto was a great waiter. Henrico was a great head waiter. Henrico facilitated our dining time change effortlessly and also ensured that our bottle of wine was saved for dinner.

Carousel Lounge

5 out of 5

We saw the Cirque de Soleil Sonor show with dinner. It was amazing! The food was great and the show was awesome. There was a violinist as a part of the opening act who was great!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Surprisingly, I did not get into any of the pools or the hot tubs. However, there were so many hot tubs on this ship you didn’t have to worry about one being too crowded. The gym had a great variety of machines and equipment to be used complimentary. While I didn’t use the bowling alley, it was nice to see it available as an activity.


4 out of 5
The stage shows were amazing at a broadway level of performances. While there was always something to do I appreciated the fact that activities weren’t pushed on you. I had the opportunity to actually relax and enjoy my vacation. The DJs were great in the nightclub and the Horizon deck. I do think the night club area was rather small for the size of the ship.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was awesome and eager to please! Yaseen and Keila were great and attentive bartenders. Dudley and Latoya were great waiters.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This was one of the cleanest shops I’ve ever been on. There was always someone cleaning at all hours of the day!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This was one of the most spacious interior cabins I’ve been in. The only downside was the limited storage but we made it work.

Ship tip

Book your specialty restaurant reservations early. They fill up really fast! Be prepared to have a good time.

Ports of call

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5

Belize City, Belize

4 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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