MSC Splendida

3.4 out of 5

Overview

MSC Splendida is an extra large ship, carrying 3959 passengers and 1300 crew, and sails from Barcelona, Spain and Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy.

Sails from: Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, Dubai, U.A.E.

Cruises to: Dubai & Emirates, Asia & Indian Ocean, Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East), Europe

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2 out of 5

Bad food and Bad service by Suzarra

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Only travel on MSC if you upgrade to the yacht club. Unless its a last minute decision or looking for a budget trip don't travel on this cruise line.

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4 out of 5

Relaxing Mediterranean cruise on the MSC Splendida by mb222

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We had a very relaxing time on the cruise and enjoyed nearly every minute. The MSC Splendida was a nice cruise ship for its type. This is not a luxury cruise ship, but is clean and well kept. We feel that the ratings of MSC are lower than they should be, at least based on our experience. The majority of the passengers were of course European. North American, Australian and New Zealand travelers may find the European passengers "cold" or less open to talk. There was an obvious socio-cultural difference we noticed and sensed that some of the passengers were a bit taken a back by this.

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3 out of 5

Week on the Splendidia by bikefox

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Nice ship and itinerary, too crowded at times. We liked to food, but the selections didn't change much. Enjoyed the entertainment, but most of it was difficult to understand since it was in Italian. Prices for drinks and excursions were reasonable. Overall, it was just too crowed to enjoy most of the time.

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2 out of 5

Splendida 7 Night Mediterranean Rome by NancyRucker

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My favorite part of the cruise was Palma De Mallodrca.  I thought that the majority of the cruise help were awesome.  I thought that the Customer Service Representatives were awful and not helpful at all in fact I found them to be hostile.  I have been on several cruises and yours was the first one where I was denied juice and beverages and made to pay for them.  Over all I would not recommend this particular cruise to anyone and I don't think that I will cruise on MSC ever again. We were charged for TV service that we never received and were initially told that the charge would be taken off our account but it wasn't.  The culture of some of the clients was one of hostility and aggression.  I deal with aggression everyday at work.  I go on a cruise to get away from that.  I felt that I had to put on my "game face" in order to eat, participate in excursions or to disembark the boat.  Your company should put something in place to combat this type of culture.  You should set the example of care and concern for your customers.

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2 out of 5

Great ports! But...... by jetlaggedtoo

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We originally booked this cruise becsuse of the ports having never been on MSC becore. The guests changed at every port so it was constant caos!! We felt like no one ever settled down! You could NEVER get a place at the pool because as you were off on excursion, new people boarded and went straight to the pool. If you stood in line for and waited your turn someone would walk to to the front of the line and butt in.

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  • Price: $

  • Size: XL

  • Total Passengers: 3959

  • Total Crew: 1300

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 3.05

  • Built: Jul 2009

  • Number of Decks: 13

  • Total Cabins: 1637

  • Cabin Categories: 12

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LeslieJane says ...
Mar 30, 2013

Book into the Yacht Club. It costs a little more but you will have a more luxurious cruise and save money in the end

Katrin197050556 says ...
Oct 07, 2017

Splendida is a wonderful ship.

Suzarra says ...
Sep 26, 2017

Unless your looking for a budget cruise don't sail on this cruise line. They are not known for their service unless you upgrade to the Yacht club, which is a lot more money and if your going to do that your better off on RCCL.

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