Bad food and Bad service

MSC Splendida Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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MSC Splendida

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Genoa Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 16, 2017

Ship: MSC Splendida

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 13059

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

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.


3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Surprisingly the food quality was very poor. The breakfast at the buffet was disgusting and service at the main dining room was awful. The MSC Divina food was much better.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5
The music at the club was good and so was the entertaining staff. The show and performers were really bad.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
The restaurant, bar and cabin service was pretty bad. Probably the worst in about 18 cruises. However, all the staff at the casino were excellent. They even apologized for the bar service in the casino and said they get a lot of complaint about it.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
The design of the ship is similar to all their other ships and the common areas were ok except the pool area and bathrooms which were a mess a lot of the time.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
The cabin was fine, except that it was not clean property. Our balcony was very large but had an obstruction and could not look towards the bow of the ship.

Ship tip

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.

Ports of call

Genoa, Italy

1 out of 5
Terrible unless you are planning to go to Portofino which is an hour drive.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

1 out of 5
Most people just go to Rome which is awesome.

Palermo, Sicily

1 out of 5
worst stop of all of them. Very disappointing.

Cagliari, Sardinia

4 out of 5

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5

Valencia, Spain

5 out of 5

Marseille (Provence), France

4 out of 5


3 out of 5
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