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5.0

Another outstanding week in the Yacht Club. by billwest580

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: MSC Meraviglia / Destination: Caribbean - Western

This was my third MSC Yacht Club Cruise and my first Solo Cruise. A last minute work conflict prevented my wife from accompanying me this time. We have sailed all the major lines and have determined that the MSC Yacht is the best value and the standard for outstanding service. We have booked another Yacht Club cruise in October 2020. Embarkation was quick and painless. On the ship in about 30 minutes, including the temperature check. Having sailed on the Seaside several times, I found the Meraviglia a beautiful ship with some differences in the layout that some like and others don't. I myself believe that the crew makes the difference, not subtle differences in the layout. I personally like the Yacht Club layout of the Seaside better. But, when I saw my friend Justin behind the bar and Arthur, the Head Waiter, it felt like home and the comparison went out the window. They took very good care of me, which compensated for me being solo. The Suites are laid out a little different. However, they are very open and spacious. There seems to be less storage space. But, it seems be plenty adequate for two people. My butler wasn't on par with the other butlers we have had in the past. He and his assistant kept the room was spotless and fulfilled each and every request. However, he didn't anticipate my needs and follow-up, as I have grown accustom to. Not a bad butler, just different. In the Top Sail Lounge Justin, Mary and the rest of the crew provided excellent service and made each visit to the bar fun throughout the week. I ate all my meals at the Yacht Club Restaurant. Can can't say enough how I enjoyed a week of service by Arthur. The food was excellent. However, a little more European than the food on the Seaside. I was never hungry or disappointed. I must say, if you don't dine internationally, you may be a little shocked at the menu. However, they feature steaks and etc. daily. Also, if you don't see what you want, ask your server. They try to be very accommodating. Even with the circumstances of the cruise lines shutting down and many of the crew left uncertain about their future, they were extremely professional and made it a magnificent trip. I seldom left the Yacht Club. But, I saw a good bit of this beautiful ship. Disembarkation was excellent. I was at the Miami airport in less than 45 minutes after being escorted off the ship.

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4.6

In spite of the Coronavirus threat, it was incredible! by groovinggrandma

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Meraviglia / Destination: Caribbean - Western

This was an outstanding cruise and our 7th week in Yacht Club. The food is outstanding, the lounge is incredible and the warmth from the service people exceptional. We do not have a complaint at all.

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4.0

It was fun, but not our favorite cruise or cruise line by wapare

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Meraviglia / Destination: Caribbean

This ship was too probably too big for us. It was clearly geared toward families, while we prefer the company of more adults. It was a little too obvious that cruise-ship revenue was more important than the guest experience; a turn-off. There were few on-board activity options that appealed. When we asked about the wine-tasting that was being advertised on the elevator screens (something we would have been interested in) we were told that they weren't doing it. Too much like Carnival; probably won't be repeat customers.

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3.9

Big, beautiful ship with different culture by lnbrow

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Meraviglia

We were not sure after reading so many negative reviews whether we would enjoy MSC. We found differences compared to Royal Caribbean and determined we like Royal Caribbean better. We did win another MSC cruise so we will go again once everything settles down with the virus. We enjoyed our cruise vacation and the new experience.

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4.7

Great Time! by kylajaclyn

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: MSC Meraviglia

Excellent and wonderful experience. People were friendly and places were beautiful.

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2.6

Not A Very Good Cruise by babblespeak

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Meraviglia

It was a disappointing cruise that lacked activities, there was no food variety in the buffet, and frankly the ship was unsanitary in certain areas. The bartenders were good, some shows were Ok, but the ship was crowded in some areas even with 2000 no-shows. We are probably going to cancel our next MSC cruise and take our business elsewhere as this is a very discount cruise line running beautiful ships badly.

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Terrific Cruise by svesey

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Meraviglia / Destination: Caribbean

We enjoyed our relaxing time on board (main reason for vacation). This was my 5th MSC cruise and definitely a fan.

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4.3

A beautiful experience by augustaCN

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Meraviglia

Some ports were not fun. We did not stop at MSC island due to weather. Still had fun on the ship. Drinks were always delicious and food was fresh. Embarking was slow and annoying.

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Great Cruise by FredCFL

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Meraviglia / Destination: Caribbean

If you are looking for a cruise experience that is different than your typical US cruise-line, and do not mind sharing the experience from people from other countries, speaking other languages (though many were French-speaking passengers from Canada rather than France), do consider MSC. Go with an open mind, take advantage of the different cultures, and enjoy yourself.

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Beautiful Ship by CruisinBritt

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Meraviglia

The cruise was great overall. We had a good experience and the staff was encouraging everyone to wash their hands before entering dining area and there was always someone at the door with sanitizer.

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3.3

croiser mémorable by cclevesque

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Meraviglia / Destination: Caribbean - Western

we are waiting for the remboursement of the cruise as promis

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3.9

Not that great by 1casper

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Meraviglia

Was expecting a lot more. Nothing that went WOW!

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Beautiful ship but severely under staffed. by jbaratta1227

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: MSC Meraviglia / Destination: Caribbean - Western

This could be considered the cruise from hell because of the lack of information provided by the staff. We were 5 days at sea without knowing if we were going to be able to dock anywhere. On the positive side, MSC gave us a full refund and 20% off our next cruise. I will take advantage of the offer but sail a different ship.

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3.8

MSC Meraviglia through the virus frenzy by kallllo

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Meraviglia

Due to the virus drama event it was... a weird trip. Thank God the ship is astounding and we had the good idea to book a suite.

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3.2

Worst Cruise Ever by 1divediva

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: MSC Meraviglia

We only got off in Cozumel because we had flu onboard. Horrible cruise.

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Nice ship by phyllismahan53

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: MSC Meraviglia / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Overall it was a beautiful Cruise ship to be on. I was very disappointed to find out on Thursday that a sick crew member was on board the ship and we were not told until we were turned away from our first port. He had been on board with us since Sunday and we didn't find out until Thursday. We may world news, all of our ports of call we're turning us away. We was at sea for 5 straight days.

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4.2

Definately the most interesting cruise I've ever been on! by KC212020

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: MSC Meraviglia / Destination: Caribbean - Western

This was my first time sailing with MSC. Overall, they were comparable to Costa (the other European line I previously sailed with) but inferior to other lines. The check-in process was a bit disorganized. Managing our onboard accounts was confusing and not user friendly. Beautiful ship! Overall, food was average but entertainment was great. Lots of new features and activities that other ships are don't offer.

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2.6

Beautiful Ship by MrTandboo

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Meraviglia

MSC have been great. We booked because this cruise was excellent value for money, we have unfortunately encountered medical clearance issues at Ocho Rios Grand Cayman and now Cozumel and have not been able to disembark. MSC has graciously offered a full refund of our ticket price, AND 20 percent future cruise credit. In addition we each got $100 on board spend credit, full refund of all tours, and a free day of internet. So essentially we have cruised the Caribbean day in a beautiful floating palace for the price of our drinks package. Nevertheless with the European standard of customer service at the delivery point I’m not sure we’ll be back. If MSC are serious about capturing the North American market there are plenty of areas to improve

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Unforgettable Caribbean Cruise by jpommerleau

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Meraviglia / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Unfortunately the scare of the virus resulted in passengers getting upset. The ship captain informed us that we would be 100% reimbursed. We still enjoyed the « ride ». It was memorable for the wrong reasons but they did everything possible to compensate.

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A few hiccups but overall a great cruise! by WindyCityMark

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Meraviglia / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Overall we had a great time. Staff were helpful and friendly. We spent a lot of time by the pool but we did not see many (if any) wait staff come by to take drink orders. Only a few minor inconveniences. On days 2 and 3 the hot water wasn't working anywhere not the ship. It was fixed by the end of day 3 and we received an on board credit. We also did not get our luggage on day 1 and had to find out for ourselves where it may be. They should have a better system for securing ship luggage tags (such as airlines do with sticker type labels). The ship also does not allow irons and there were no irons in the cabin. There were no ironing services onboard either so we should have packed more wrinkle-forgiving clothes. It was just a bit disappointing that we couldn't stop at our final port of call due to the rough seas, but that's understandable and beyond the ship's control. To recap, we had a great time and lots of fun.

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