MSC Preziosa Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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1 cruise (first)


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1 out of 5

Not impressed

Sail Date: December 21, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

I was disappointed.

1. The food was sub par

2. Main option other than assigned dinning was the buffet on 1 floor. This made it entirely too busy & crowded.

3. The worst was the miss marketing by MSC. They made it seem as the ONLY options for the Barcelona & Marseille was from MSC & charged 8.90€ for adults & 5.60€ kids for Barcelona, 15€ & 8€ for Marseille JUST for the bus ride off the boat. The FAILED to mention less than a mile from Port in BOTH cases there was FREE transport from Marseille & 3€in Barcelona. I spoke to several people who didn't want to spend the extra 50-100$ to leave the boat.

4. The customer service from the service desk was terrible!

I will say the waiters & cabin attendantS were wonderful

Beautiful ship


Sorry MSC epic failSad

Cabin / Stateroom
Wonderful! Super sweet!
Children's Programs
It's a European cruise line. Had to sit through 4 laguages.
Service and Staff
Cabin attendantS were wonderful
Food and Dining
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Just know it's 2 hours round trip in bus travel
Palermo, Sicily
Valletta, Malta
Barcelona, Spain
Walk off the boatabout a mile 1 way & look for the public bus for 2-3€. DON'T use the MSC option
Marseille (Provence), France
Don't use MSC bus option us the FREE public transportation about a mile walk there will be a bus waiting on the left of the walkway just waiting if you are off the shop 1st. You may have to wait at the stop a bit, but the bus makes regular trips
Genoa, Italy

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