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MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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It is what you make it !!!

MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review by Dazzler11

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2018
  • Destination: the Western Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Before we went on this cruise I was tempted to change it due to all the negative reviews!!!


I’m glad I didn’t

Yes it has faults but it’s also an amazing ship with things to do all day

Rude staff

Yes they can be a bit grumpy but just talk to them get to know them!

You will be amazed how quick they soon love you

On our first night a party on deck

We used the bar and the main bar man Vitaly was quite abrupt. Next day he apologized and said he was tired. Looked after us the rest of the cruise!

Bars were clean and staff were good

Brass anchor pub had fab bands on every night and the beer was lovely!!!

We changed our restaurant sitting from early till late no problem

Restaurant was clean and our waiter was good

Like the smaller tables that have been introduced

Food was good not massive portions but you could order more if you wanted

Buffet was busy yes but we never had a time when we couldn’t get a table

Problem is people getting food before getting a seat???

Weird in my book? But hey !

Breakfast was busy but just wait a bit later

We bought a restaurant package that was cirque de solie,estaly and butchers cut.


Great food and great value

The central plaza is fab

Great atmosphere and parties

Found the spa to be expensive so give it a miss

We liked how you are not set to a routine like on other msc ships

The shows ran 3 times a night and you just booked on your msc for me app on your phone!

Cabin was larger than normal but hanging space in the wardrobe is less

Bathroom is smaller but shower is bigger with the new design

And how long do you spend in the bathroom????

Unless your my wife !!!

Loads of stuff to do and even on busy days you can still find tables and areas that are quiet. The pool at the back of the ship was empty every time we went to it

Getting back on ship was sometimes busy and I don’t think staff should use the same entrance

Ship was clean and beautiful

All in all Meriviglia is a fab ship

A few problems but hey it’s got 6000 people on what do you expect

Be happy be respectful and you will love it

Be rude be miserable you will hate it

Have a good one !!!!

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Cabin Review

Fantastica Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B2 9051

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Poor organization in the port on embarking

Disembarking was better until it came to collecting my car

Parked next to main office a but I wasn’t allowed to walk and get it in the pouring rain

Had to walk so far when my car was literally outside the door

Spanish logic !! And I speak the lingo!

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