Disappointing MSC Cruise

MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review to Caribbean

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Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 43

Overall rating:

3.2 out of 5
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MSC Meraviglia

Caribbean from Miami

Sail date: February 02, 2020

Ship: MSC Meraviglia

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8115

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

We have cruised several times with several lines and this was a very disappointing experience. Long wait times, Lineups, misplaced luggage, language issues, paying over 6.00 US for a 1 liter bottle of water. Felt they are really pushing all the extra pay amenities Their private island is really the highlight.

Embarkation

1 out of 5
5 hour wait in line to get on ship

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Several wait staff not proficient in English and did not understand requests

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Stage shows ok but variety was limited as everything is repeated in 5 languages, tough to have a comedian

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Never met our room steward, room was never serviced before late afternoon. Dishes stayed in the room unless we put them in the hall Many staff seemed quite disinterested.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship is beautiful

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Awkward design for shelving in bathroom, make sure the toilet seat is down or things might end up in it. Room was good size , balcony terrific, bed very comfortable

Ship tip

Be prepared to wait in a line for everything

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

Drove there and were taking part of our party back to Orlando to catch a flight

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5

Belize City, Belize

2 out of 5
Not much to do if you don't take a tour

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5
Nothing to do at the port, must buy a tour

OCEAN CAY MSC MARINE RESERVE, BAHAMAS

5 out of 5
Marvelous, lovely beach, lots of chairs and beach areas for people to really spread out. Evening entertainment on the beach fun.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Disorganized lineup. Did Express disembarking. Lined up EARLY. By the time the line opened up probably 500 people in the line and people trying to jump the line making some passengers angry and aggressive.
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