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MSC Preziosa Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
MSC Preziosa

9 Night Mediterranean (Genoa Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 29, 2018

Ship: MSC Preziosa

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9262

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall a great trip experience. The crew were all very helpful and friendly. Better signage in the embarking and disembarking areas would be helpful. Overall good value and the ship was great.


2 out of 5
There was some unnecessary trauma and our arrival party of 10 was split over 2 cars and a train. Half the party was trapped upstairs without paperwork and the other downstairs with all the tickets and paperwork. It was a nightmare to link everyone back together and my son (driver of the 2nd car) left in frustration.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The buffet was always very busy and difficult to get a table of 2 nevermind more. The dinner dining room made up for everything with superb service and some really great menus

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Fantastic personal interactive service from the pool bar, our favourite pit stop and well as standout service at dinner

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Makes sure you buy the full drinks package, its worth every cent for care free enjoyment

Ports of call

Genoa, Italy Did not visit port

Malaga, Spain

4 out of 5

Casablanca, Morocco

2 out of 5
The shuttle bus driver stopped the bus and disappeared after driving us out of the port area. He spoke to a policman and then went off on the back of a scooter to return 40 minutes later to sweating passengers. The bus was in really poor condition - no aircon and a brake warning (stop driving) on the dashboard digital display. Casablanca is run down and shows its age in a nasty way. An hour round trip in a bus in a poor state to get to the last stop after 1.5 hours (Grand Bazaar) which is actually close to the port entrance.

Lisbon, Portugal

5 out of 5
Nice easy walk from the ships berth.

Barcelona, Spain

4 out of 5
Very very busy along Las Rambles. Returned by taxi rather than the shuttle which stopped further away

Marseille (Provence), France

3 out of 5
Harbour area is really chopped up and run down. The shuttle drops you a fair walk away from the town with little input of which direction to head off to. Town is interesting but less interesting on a Sunday where most of it was closed except for restaurants


5 out of 5
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