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It was a surprise by EdwardS5

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

This was our first time taking a cruise. I was nervous because I read a review that was unflattering after I had booked the ship. I went in very open minded. I was pleasantly surprised. The ship is based in Europe and does attract a European clientele but there was sufficient English speaking clients as well and 98% of the staff spoke English. The staff was amazing. The treated us well from the get go. Our room was clean and was supplied throughout the day with fresh towels. The ship is big. I was amazed how many new people I would see each day. The activities on board were great. They had nice shows and did crazy dance activities by the pool. People just ate it up. The Cruise Director was very visible and very charming. He made you feel welcomed. The food was really good, contrary to the other reviewer's belief. You had the choice each morning of having a continental breakfast delivered to your room each morning, a sit down meal in the restaurant or buffet. No matter what your choice was it was delicious. Lunch was buffet or sit down as well. Dinner was always a surprise. You were treated to six - 7 course meals. Then there was an afternoon tea and midnight buffet. Plenty of food and plenty of choices, light side menu, vegetarian and regional. My only complaint, if you could call it that, is they don;t serve coffee at lunch or at dinner. You can go to the coffee bar and have it for a very small price. The ports of call were nice. I wish we could spend a few more hours in some of them. Mykinos is a party island and it doesn't get started until very late and we had to be on the boat. I felt we could have spent a few more hours there and arrived later to the next port. It was a very nice trip. I loved it all. The cruise as very reasonable in price and was some things we heard people discuss about it not being a 24 hour buffet was nonsense when there was plenty of food available and unfortunately we saw plenty of it wasted which all factors into cost. The ship should provide for some free beverages instead of buying tickets or at least offer an unlimited Ice tea/lemonade package to purchase. And another suggestion is to have an adult swim hour.Other than those few suggestions I thought it was perfect.

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Different than we are used to. by ShannonB1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)

Overall the ship was immaculately clean! You constantly saw people coming around and cleaning every inch of the ship. However, there were some downfalls as well. Generally, we felt as though we were being nickeled and dimed throughout the cruise. We would have rather paid a couple hundred euro more and had access to free bottled wate, coffee, tea, and room service at our leisure. Also, we wished there was more time spent at the ports of call. At one of the ports we spoke to a taxi driver that was talking quite negatively about MSC cruise lines and claims that they purposely spend less time at the ports than other cruise lines because they want their passengers on board spending money for as much of the time as possible. In relation to other American cruise lines that we have been on the entertainment and overall friendliness of the staff was poor. During dinner there was no entertainment provided by the waiters, which is a common theme of American cruises. There were no "themed" dinner nights to make dinner fun and interesting and DIFFERENT. Our waiter was very friendly at dinner however, it didn't seem that any of the others were. Also, if you miss your formal dinner each night there are no other FREE FOOD options other than the buffet. There is pizza and sushi available but you must pay extra for these services. The food overall on the boat WASN'T great or gourmet at all. The shows each night were mediocre....most of them were like bad Vegas shows. Overall, we were not particularly happy with our experience on MSC cruises. However, we enjoyed the port cities very much!

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MSC won't meet American's expectations by AndrewL3

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

Repeat of my pro's and cons.

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A Very Nice Cruise by MaryB30

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

The ship was beautiful. It was immacuately kept and the personnel were more then wonderful. I found the customer service on the ship to be 100%.

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I love MSC Musica! by RebeccaB1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends

The ship itself was great, the crew was amazing, the food fantastic and the port calls were good.

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Not worth the money. by Erika11

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends

The ship was clean and so were the rooms. The people were rude and the food was average. There were a lot of additional costs that weren't clear on MSC Cruise's Web site.

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HONEYMOONERS by Emily1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

The ship was gorgeous and the shows they offered were fantastic! I felt like we were at Cirque de Soleil. It was THAT good!

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MSC Cruise lines were terrible by KayeK

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends

If you ate lunch at noon and were scheduled for the second dinner, it would be 9 hours before you got to eat anything. There were no open coffee, tea, and water bars. You were charged for anything you drank at dinner whether it was coffee, water, beer, etc. There was very little cruise line entertainment. I could not wait to get off the ship. The work out room was very limited. There were 13 bars and they were empty most of the cruise. What a waste of space!

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Adequate cruise by AmyB13

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)

The ship itself was very nice and very clean. I was disappointed that you had to pay for a lot of what they offered. For example, they had a Gelato bar, but you had to pay for it (on Caribbean cruises they have a 24 x 7 ice cream machine, so the kids were disappointed). You could only get juice with breakfast; the rest of the time you had to pay for it (on Caribbean cruises they always have something other than water and coffee to drink with your meal that you don't have to pay for). The food wasn't very flavorful, but I'm used to the fanastic meals that are on the Caribbean cruises. The dining room wait staff weren't friendly, unlike what you find on the Caribbean cruises. The itinerary was excellent. I liked the fruit bowl the replenished every night. The English movie channel didn't work on this particular ship. Our kids didn't attend the kids program because no one spoke English. To use the exercise facilities, you had to pay extra, which you don't have to do on the Caribbean cruises. The 2nd seating for dinner was too late. It was at 9:15pm. The buffet dining room closed at 2:30, so there is quite a long time between meals if you are 2nd seating. They did have a tea and cookie hour, but we were typically not getting back on the ship until after the tea and cookie hour had closed, so we had to buy snacks to tie us over until dinner. Overall, I rated the cruise as adequate, because even though I've listed some cons, I felt very safe, the rooms were clean, etc.

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3.1

Just okay by Sportsmom1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)

Busy, port-filled cruise. If you focus on all the destinations, this cruise is worth it. Don’t count of excellent food- you won’t find it. Get a good deal for the cruise and you’ll be pleased.

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3.9

Lovely Mediterranean cruise by Roxanna1949

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

Overall we were quite impressed with our experience on MSC Musica. We were not sure what to expect given some very negative comments online from others who had cruised with MSC Musica. We would not hesitate to recommend this cruise line given our positive and enjoyable short Mediterranean cruise on the MSC Musica.

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3.9

First European experience by pandaman802

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group

We seen so many wonderful things on this cruise that we would have probably never gotten to see otherwise!

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4.8

Wonderful experience by CruiserJo66

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

Our first cruise with the perfect itinerary & port of calls for us - I would strongly recommend anyone who is thinking about doing this cruise - sailing was perfect, go for it & enjoy!

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3.8

Great cruise but excursions let down by unforeseen delays by EdibleSocks

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Compared to a previous cruise on MSC Divina, this boat did not live up to expectations - apart from its bars, which were pleasantly large and there were a lot of them, and the fact there were quiet areas you could get away from things (like a library). However the entertainment was not really up to scratch apart from the dancing boys. The pools were not suitable for non-swimmers and there were no adults-only areas. The smoking area around the pools was sizeable and you could smell it as soon as you got out of the lift.

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4.6

A wonderful cruise by Niso

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)

It was such a great vacation on board MSC Musica. The itanarary was wonderful. The ship itself is clean and nice. We had a wonderful time.

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3.4

Not going back to it... by VM40

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

Loved the ports. Service on ship had to be improved...

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4.5

Excellent cruise by ktcruising123

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)

Fantastic! Best holiday! This was our first cruise and our group of 8 ranged from ages 8 to 40+. The food was always good and the drinks were amazing (we wished we’d gone for the next up drinks package that included all cocktails - we paid for the only that was €6 and under), but definitely get a drinks package it’s worth it! The stops were great (apart from Albania) and the staff were lovely! It was our first cruise so we have no experience but I loved it and the ship was still beautiful and not dated.

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4.0

MSC Musica 22/06/19 by ianrose123

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

A good introduction to cruising however if you are looking for a luxury cruise then this isn’t for you - food really lets this ship down

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1.3

Awful cruise by juliaAv

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

Very rude staff, old and dirty ship, bad embarkation and disembarkation

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4.0

Super! by lucienne62

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

It was a wonderful cruise ............................................................................................................

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