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Another outstanding week in the Yacht Club

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Caribbean - Western

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billwest580

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was my third MSC Yacht Club Cruise and my first Solo Cruise. A last minute work conflict prevented my wife from accompanying me this time. We have sailed all the major lines and have determined that the MSC Yacht is the best value and the standard for outstanding service. We have booked another Yacht Club cruise in October 2020. Embarkation was quick and painless. On the ship in about 30 ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Yacht Club Deluxe Suite


Anniversary Cruise

Review for Harmony of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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Sharenamichele

2-5 Cruises

My husband and I booked this cruise for our anniversary. We wanted to try one of the mega ships and we are glad we chose Harmony of the Seas. There was so much to do and see on Harmony. This cruise was the last cruise before the Covid shut down so we got very lucky. Due to weather our cruise was moved from an Eastern Caribbean Cruise to a Western Caribbean Cruise. Our hope was to visit new ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Worse than expected.

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Caribbean - Western

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Ralph413

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I'm an avid cruiser being on at least 40 Cruise's since 1983. Having cruised on RCCL (diamond member), Princess, Carnival, NCL, HAL, Celebrity, Red Boat, Admiral I have a reasonable idea what makes for a good cruise. I booked an inside cabin and pre purchased the Thermal Spa pass in place of a balcony. This usually works out great on NCL and Holland since they have great spas with large window ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Bella Inside Stateroom


Great Ship

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Caribbean - Western

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FredCFL

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We like MSC, wanted to try the new ship and was not disappointed (except for cancelling Ocean Cay but can't do anything about the weather). In spite of some reviews, the crew is friendly and accomodating, there is toilet paper, tissues, and washcloths, food is as good or better than most cruise lines, the buffet has a lot of variety. It's a personal thing, but wish that MSC did not stray from ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Loved Harmony of the Seas

Review for Harmony of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Serenity777

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first big ship. Loved it. We had the key program which was our only disappointment. We got the run around from crew when we asked where key disembark breakfast and gangway was. Communication to key guests is sadly lacking. Its a shame as the program could be great. Coastal kitchen food and service was excellent. As junior suite guests we were allowed to have dinner there but our ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible


Windy cruising on the Harmony

Review for Harmony of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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CruiseLunatic

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise as we wanted to try a more recently built ship. The overall cruise was good. No real show stoppers, but there was some concerns. Embarkation was absolutely perfect. We never stopped moving from our shuttle to inside the ship. While on the subject, the disembarkation was the fastest ever. This new facial recognition for those with passports was so fast I was concerned it ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Lots to do! Will be sailing this ship again!

Review for Harmony of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Lkmarx

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Our friends recommended HOS. We had an amazing time with our two teen daughters and group of friends which consisted of 4 other families. The weather/wind is beyond the control of the captain. We didn’t get to port at Costa Maya because of the high winds that day and there were a few times of rough seas. Will never do a sailing for Roatan again. That port was over crowded and not ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony Accessible

Traveled with children


Spring Break 2020 on MSC Meraviglia

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Caribbean - Western

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jillmpauly

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

We choose this cruise because of the beautiful ship, price and itinerary. Embarkation and disembarkation were very smooth. We were able to board the ship at the time of our scheduled arrival. The disembarkation was amazing. We could stay in our rooms until 8:00am and then had access to a full buffet breakfast. We could also go anywhere on the ship until it was time to get off. The ship was ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


One of our Favorites ❤️

Review for MSC Meraviglia to Caribbean - Western

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cruzingambler

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Our background: My Husband and I are in our mid 60’s and have enjoyed approx 35 cruises on various lines: Carnival, Princess, RCL, Celebrity, MSC, NCL. Majority of our cruises have been in the Caribbean & Mexico. We chose the MSC Meraviglia because she is a pretty new ship & we have enjoyed our time on the MSC Divina & Seaside. We wanted to go back to Roatan, one of my favorite ports and our ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Aurea Suite


Lovely crew, big improvements

Review for Carnival Panorama to Mexican Riviera

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nellierigby

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Just back from a week on the Panorama plus a bonus day on the ship when a passenger got sick and needed medical testing to ensure it wasn’t corona. It wasn’t, thank goodness. The ship is clean and modern. It follows the Carnival layout for the most part. However, for those of us who need accessibility features, Panorama is vastly better than its predecessors. There are handicapped restrooms ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Traveled with disabled person


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