Great First Experience With MSC

MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
MSC Meraviglia

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 09, 2021

Ship: MSC Meraviglia

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 13274

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Review summary

Overall a great first experience on MSC! There was so much to do onboard that we did not even get to do it all. The food and service were both very good and we loved the destinations. We would definitely recommend.


4 out of 5
Overall it was smooth. At security they took our power strip that we were planning to use onboard. We also were asked multiple times as soon as we stepped on the ship if we wanted to purchase the drinks package or specialty dining.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was better than I expected. The peanut butter pie is a must try if you get the chance!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots to do onboard with the water slides, ropes course, pools, live music, theater shows and programing.


4 out of 5
The stage shows were not the best I have seen at sea but the band in the carousel lounge was amazing and such a great time.

Children's Programs

No kids with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The service was amazing. I had previously heard that service onboard MSC was not as great as other cruise lines because they are not an American owned cruise line. I did not receive any service that was less than what I expect on a cruise. This may have been due to reduced capacity onboard with covid restrictions but that worked in my benefit for sure!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was BEAUTIFUL. The design and cleanliness were amazing.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Comfort, size and cleanliness were great. The balcony was a little bit of an obstructed view.

Ship tip

The horizon pool is a much quieter place to relax during the day in the sun and the service back there is great.

Ports of call


5 out of 5
We loved Ocean Cay. The island is still new and growing so it may look a bit bare but everything that is included on the ship is also on the island so its a great experience. We did snorkeling at the lagoon and saw a turtle!

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
I loved this port. There is so much for cruisers to do off the ship from the pool, to seeing all the birds, and swimming with dolphins. There are lots of shops as well.

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
We loved the excursion we did (Fury Catamaran and Snorkel) but other than that we hated the port area.


4 out of 5
Disembarkation took a bit longer than expected but that was not the fault of MSC. The port authorities took a while to approve disembarkation.
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