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MSC Virtuosa Cruise Reviews

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"Chosen due to sailing from Greenock round trip of UK , check in excellent Cabin with Balcony excellent . Food excellent although service slow . Social distancing non existent , shown to a table for two between..."Read More
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Total Shambles!

Review for MSC Virtuosa to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Mushyp123
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Having sailed with MSC numerous times on several different MSC ships, our group were looking forward to our 9 night cruise. Embarkation at Malaga a nightmare. Having obtained our PCR certificates, our luggage was put onto the ship without anyone bothering to check that we had the necessary paperwork. As it was a requirement by MSC to have the PCR test 72 hours prior to boarding, you would have ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Cruising in the age of COVID - Think TWICE

Review for MSC Virtuosa to Baltic Sea

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FrequentWorldCruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We are frequent cruisers (with several different lines), but this was our first cruise with MSC. We were excited because this cruise was supposed to go to Casablanca. In fact we chose this cruise specifically because of this destination. It was only when we printed off our cruise documents four days prior to leaving for Barcelona (non-refundable RT airfare from Miami, non-refundable prepaid ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Great to be cruising again

Review for MSC Virtuosa to Baltic Sea

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Cees
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

After 20 months it was great to be cruising again. Virtuosa is a beautiful brand new ship. Food was excellent, even though we only ate in a specialty restaurant once. MSC is really up to par with the best when it comes to food. Staff on the ship was great, really everybody very helpful and doing their best. Entertainment was good but a bit the same, every day, always great costumes and great ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Great new ship, but!

Review for MSC Virtuosa to Baltic Sea

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compaq5315
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Booked this as last minute, Southampton to Barcelona. The ship is spotless cleaning all the time. Now the it’s that are not so good. No captains daily report Food in main restaurant not good, good choice but presentation not good ( did not look to eat) so spent time in buffet, their choice of food was very good. All waiting and bar staff very attentive. There was no dedicated coffee bar ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Cruise from hell - severely understaffed

Review for MSC Virtuosa to Baltic Sea

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Lauren1982
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

I booked this cruise as I had previously been on a Princess mini cruise, which was fantastic, and as I had heard from fellow cruisers that MSC were good, I decided to book this cruise. From the start it was a disaster. The embarkation process involved a 4 1/2 hr queue, which was not COVID safe as we were all in close contact for the 4 1/2 hrs, with other passengers before we were tested. I am ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

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Cruise from hell

Review for MSC Virtuosa to Europe - British Isles & Western

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sabresimba
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise as this is a new ship and we like to experience new vessels. Well where do I start ,got to southampton ,it then took 3 1/2 hours to board the ship,yes really 3 1/2 hours. Eventually got to the cabin ,guess what NO luggage,several phone calls later before cases found. Now missed dinner slot ,had to wait for second sitting hours since we had eaten,would add no tea ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Terrible Cruise

Review for MSC Virtuosa to Baltic Sea

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JAW745
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

It started with over a 3 hour queue to get on. Unfortunately we hadn't eaten and didn't think it would be necessary to bring food supplies. We got on just as they had shut the food outlets and our dinner slot was for 9:30 in the evening. Luckily we managed to book a speciality restaurant, Indochine which was lovely. There's a narrow window for the one breakfast restaurant and the market ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


MS Chaos !

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mwbarnes
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have done 16 Cruises previously but we hadn’t tried MSC. We were left extremely disappointed with the whole trip and have never experienced anything like this with any other cruise company. Embarkation was 3.5 hours in a long queue outside with no seating, food or water and no information given out. (We did get some biscuits & coke towards the end of the check in procedure). We arrived at ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


A Cruise Ship Overwhelmed By The Passengers

Review for MSC Virtuosa to Baltic Sea

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Inconsistent
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Long queues repeatedly, starting with 3 1/2 hours to board standing without food or water. Then queues for restaurants, queues for customer services, queues for drinks, queues in the arcade, queues in the water park. Queues in the bars. Not short queues. Long queues. A large and obvious lack of staff who at times were obviously overwhelmed but did battle on. You could try and order breakfast ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Disorganises, Mismanaged and Lies, Lies Lies

Review for MSC Virtuosa to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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andrewjb1
10+ Cruises • Age 110s

We sailed on the 15 night repositioning cruise from Liverpool to Genoa. I have sailed with MSC several times previously including on the Grandiosa during the Covid Pandemic so I had an I deal what to expect and up until this cruise it was one of my favourite cruise lines. During the cruise there were 2 stops in Southampton and we were prepared for the several thousand British boarding for a ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


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