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4.0

Great itinerary, great crew members, and a wildly disorganized cruise by CapitanB

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends

MSC does visit great ports if call. Ship (Musica) is beautiful and very clean. Food situation and most passenger movement (embarkation disembarkation snd queues for passports and for tendering to non port stops is chaotic.

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2.4

Disgraceful in every aspect by Chrisbartley

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

If you're used to an American line don't touch MSC you'll regret it. The crew are rude, ship old and dirty, food is disgusting and everything is shambolic. MSC has a culture of not caring.

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1.1

Ship of Dreams, (Nightmares). We won't forget this bad dream of a ship and crew ever!!! by cruisecouple56

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The worst cruise we have ever been on, would never cruise on MSC again, very disorganised, staff not attentive as on other cruise lines. Poor entertainment, not very clean. Poor service with cold food in the restaurant with no rectification of it. No apology when things go wrong

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3.2

First time I have cruised on MSC by rlawrence

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

Great ship, great itinerary but unfortunately MSC can't organize anything. MSC needs to look at how other cruise lines do things. Food was very poor standard. Overall we had a great cruise but MSC is not a cruise line I would recommend. I have cruised on many other lines and MSC would be on the bottom of list for me.

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3.6

A stunning trip filled with awesome destinations & memories. Unfortunately there were a few downs sides that MSC could have addressed by CruisingClair

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A wonderful trip full of memories to treasure, truly a Grand Voyage

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5.0

had my 1st cruise on... by fransbasson

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had my 1st cruise on the 8 april 2019 and i was instantly hooked on cruising ,thanx to msc musica was one memorable week😀😀😀😀😀 bring on the next cruise onboard the msc orchestra 17 February 2020

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4.8

Amazing experience by Tinkerchick21

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

This was my first cruise ever and I honestly had no idea what to expect! Well I can say that the entire experience was fantastic, from the quickness of boarding to the food to the staff! Absolutely everything was superb. I had the nicest housekeeping man looking after our cabin, which I shared with my gran. He was friendly and informative and I am so glad to have had someone as nice as him around! I got lost multiple times on board and found a map of the entire ship as I was leaving but honestly it was actually kind of fun getting lost because I got to discover different areas of the ship that I might not have gone to ordinarily. The food was something else, if I had the stomach space I would have gone back for second and third helpings! I highly recommend trying everything because you can and because it's too good to not try! I only got to see one show and on my last night but wow, what a show it was!!! The dancing and aerobatic performances were incredible! They had us laughing, amazed and in the end we were absolutely in awe! I would highly recommend seeing a show every night! During the excursion we took a little boat off to the second island for seafood and this did not disappoint! We stuffed our faces with prawns and other seafood and then washed it down with R n' R's before heading back to the first island to float in the beautifully flat swimming pool like ocean and shopping and then back on the boat. I am sad to be home but so glad to have experienced as much as I could in the 3 days I was aboard! I would highly recommend this trip to anyone!

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5.0

Girls cruise by Natashavisser

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends

This was me and my girlfriends first girl cruise together on the #netgirlscruise we started with 4 girls.... Our next group for 2021 is 11 girls and we can't wait

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4.1

SA Market. by PeterAmos

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

So we’ve done this trip before on another ship and we were looking forward to this. What a change. So, it seems that MSC have learnt from the other SA cruises and we found far less variety in the food choices. Lots of bacon, eggs, pizza etc but less choices in general. Not up to the standard of the first cruise and way less that the Mediterranean cruise ships. Maybe we were being critical but there was a noticeable adjustment to catering for the SA market.

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4.7

Finess All Girls Cruise by Els70881

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Love it so much we are going again next year!! We had so much fun and met new people!

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2.0

Was the first time on... by AndrewCruising

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Was the first time on the MSC Musica and we were very disappointed. Service was poor, there were many items out of stock, confusion between staff, etc

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5.0

Really great cruise. Food very... by daveche

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Really great cruise. Food very good and fresh. Entertainment good most of the evenings. Ship is very clean and cabins very quiet. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

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3.8

Indian Ocean's New Year's Party by Nosi

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

MSC knows how to host good parties. The shows are exceptional, the days on sea are full of exciting activities. Service can be improved. Guest Services staff are not always knowledgeable.

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4.5

First ALL GIRL Cruise by Tally4Eva

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

It was my first All Girls Cruise with my best friend of 30 years and my two teenage girls. We had such fun and have so many wonderful memories!

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2.6

First time cruiser it was TERRIBLE by nadia30

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

First time on the boat and it was TERRIBLE!! had to stand in rows to get food. The ship was understaff. Food bowls was not full quickly enough for all the people. Food was not so great. No available chair or tables at the pool area as well at the food. People don't use it for the right purpose

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3.7

Good and Bad experience on my first MSC experience by Pursers

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

The Ship itself is in a great condition and is kept immaculate. It only has one specialty Restaurant (Japanese) though. The multi language announcements get tiresome. Food is not as good as other cruise lines unfortunately but restaurant experience with staff is good. Activities were lacking on our cruise but this may be because it was a repositioning cruise with a lot of sea days. Overall ok but not great.

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3.0

Value for money yes but by bigtone1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

Not for me . No finese. Just seam to eant your money. Stafg very good General lack of info with regards to independent excursions. CAPTAIN didnt mix with guests.. no frills cruise medioca.sorry will not teturn.

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3.0

Food Portions in the main restaurants... by julieNmike

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Food Portions in the main restaurants are very small - not a bad thing when you’re on a 24 night Cruise. The standard of what we had was pretty average though. Anyway, You’ve always got the bistro if you’re really hungry but the quality of the food isn’t as ‘good’ as in the main restaurants. We did like the fact that there were many evenings focussed on specific regions - Mediterranean Night; Asian night, and on countries too, China, Brazil,, Greece etc. Astonishingly though, water in the main dining room is only available if paid for! Not a Cruise to book if you’re looking for steak or lobster... or something to wash your meal down with. Staff We found the MSC staff to be universally excellent, all went above be and beyond and delivered everything and more that we asked for. We really like that MSC allow their crew to bring family on board when in their home port. Says staff actively looked to introduce children etc to their ‘customers’ which was really nice for both sides. Entertainment Very average. Only two acts (in 24 nights) we could really say we enjoyed, a classical quartet and three tenors from South Africa. Theres only one real band who were quite good, but no ships orchestra. The several examples of a singer and a guitarist noodling along to recorded backing tracks wore a bit thin after about 10 days. Ships dancers were fair, but only to recorded music, but the male - and especially the female - lead singers were very disappointing indeed. Wonderland in the main theatre was an extravaganza based on Alice in Wonderland which was good - if different - and featured jugglers, acrobats and other types of entertainers. Ok if you like that sort of thing. Drinks package Very limited, though it always was going to be at about £21 per day. Heineken beer, two whites, two reds and a rose wine ‘carefully selected by our sommelier’. They will be the cheapest then. Good selection of standard sprits and a dozen or so cocktails plus bottled water, teas and coffees and proper scooped ice cream with about 12 varying varieties made on board to choose from. Service. Bar service generally very good, but on the pool deck bars it could be annoying when waiting staff took your order, put it through the till and then passed it to ‘bar staff’. It was often difficult to know who was getting your drinks, and of course, the bar staff were serving their own customers too. Wifi Utterly pathetic. The staff blamed the satellite - the usual excuse when at sea, but it was the same when in port. We’ve been in this part of the world before with no major internet issues. To quantity this, the best WiFi we had over the entire 24 nights was on a coach to Petra! Other points We did like the pool deck sun beds that incorporate a ‘sun visor’ and the pool area in general is very nice apart from a large smoking area on the port side. Also, speaking as something of an old fart, I particularly liked the fact that there was no constant ‘boom boom’ rubbish music on the pool deck! There is an exclusive top16 deck area for suite guests at the front of the ship that was always empty. This was opened up to us peasants - at a daily cost. It stayed empty. For the more energetic: the gym is small and there is no specific running track anywhere on the ship. Conclusions Nice ship, great itinerary, superb staff, poor food and average (but cheap) drinks package. If you’re on a budget, MSC might well tick the boxes. If you want quality, you’ll have to spend more, I’m afraid...

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3.8

nice trip by jjbj

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

the ship is ver nice not to big, the staff is very friendley ,and the food is good!it is a shame that we were not a ver long time in some of the ports

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3.4

Loud, Italian-minded but non invalid-minded cruise by tinnie67

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group

We were very dissapointed because everything was overcrowded at breakfast and lunch. At the pool with so much loud noise of hard music and screaming entertainers. It was a shame you could not sit and enjoy the seaview without loud music. A lot of people stayed in their rooms to have some quietness. Too crowded and too loud boat. Ashame because we expected a Nice and quiet holiday. Never again on the MSC!!!! The crew were nice but information was terrible.

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