Lovely ship but MSC is not for us

MSC Preziosa Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall rating:

2.5 out of 5
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MSC Preziosa

7 Night Northern Europe (Southampton Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 15, 2019

Ship: MSC Preziosa

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9135

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Review summary

Lovely ship, felt like your intruding on someone else cruise due to the constant embark and disembark at each port. The bars are not open even on sea days until 6pm, except 1 bar Preziosa bar opened at 3pm with limited seating and the bar in the buffet. Constant announcements in 7 different languages every day even in cabin there is no escape from them, staff not too friendly compared to other liners, service is quite basic overall.

Embarkation

2 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

2 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Was very dusty didn’t look like it had, had a proper clean for a while! This was the FANTASTICA class but seemed quite basic compared to other cruise lines and the cabin is smaller than other liners, you have a speaker above your head in bed and they do announcements everyday in 7 languages and it comes into your cabin! It was awful as it was many many times a day and no escape from them! The bed was made as a queen and was ok not the best or worst the Wetroom pull down seat on wall is the small plastic type which was ok for myself but they are not comfortable or very stable.

Ship tip

Only 2 bars are open during the day all the others don’t open until 6pm, even on sea days which isn’t great when you have paid for a drinks package. It’s also like a bus service where people embark and disembark at each port, felt very busy and rushed and as if you were intruding someone else’s cruise, certainly wasn’t the relaxing enjoyable cruise we hoped for and be prepared for the multiple announcements in 7 different languages each day many times a day, gave us a headache as there is no escape from it.

Ports of call

Le Havre (Paris), France

2 out of 5

Hamburg, Germany

3 out of 5

Rotterdam, Netherlands

3 out of 5

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

2 out of 5

Disembarkation

2 out of 5

Traveler Photos

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