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Below are some testimonials from MSC Cruises customers.

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MSC Preziosa

"Our trip was fantastic but I can't believe it is over already. Everyone had a wonderful time experiencing so many different experiences. The MSC cruise was magic and has definately changed my mind about cruises. I think we ate non-stop for the full week but if not eating we were having a few cocktails. Our rooms were fantastic with interconnecting balconies as well. It was a really great time as we were able to unpack our suitcases for a week and have some laundry done properly. The entertainment and food were magnificent. The boat itself was sparkly and still quite new feeling. There were so many options available to us for bars to go to or restaurants to eat at although we did eat mostly in the main dining room. The staff couldn't be more helpfully and friendly. We even won money at the casino which helped pay for the extras we bought whilst on board. Sophie loved the Kids Club even though the videos were in Italian. She had several chances to put on their own show in the theatre for us all to come and see and she is a bit partial to a stage. Traveling for the time we were didn't allow for the clothing that you might normally take on a cruise (suits, shirts and ties etc) but we never felt underdressed even on the gala nights as there were many others in the same situation. The buffets was well stocked at all times with many, many options available to eat. The premium drinks package we took was really a great idea. It did allow everyone to get what ever they want at what ever time they wanted which was very convenient especially with Shannan & Jake on another deck from us. It is lovely being about to travel as a family and experience so many new things together." - Cathy

MSC Divina

"My girlfriend and I enjoyed the experience immensely. The opulence of Divina was amazing and no less Splendida. Superb food and friendly service. Great entertainment and a diverse mix of people from all corners of the world. A quick glimpse of exciting ports. So easy and comfortable to travel this way. The drink package was excellent value. The gym was fantastic - my workouts there enabled me to eat to my heart's content. My only complaint was I wish I didn't have to sleep so I could do everything. I will recommend an MSC cruise experience to all." - Debra-lee Poulimas


"I was on board MSC Divina in 2012 in July for a 7 night Eastern Mediterranean cruise departing from Venice.
There was almost nothing I could fault, crew members well always friendly, the ship was the largest and most impressive vessel I've been on and was kept spotless 24/7. Embarkation was a chaotic but very fast and we managed to board around 30 mins after arriving at the terminal. After finding our cabin, we were promptly guided by a passing white-gloved crew member to the buffet, what a first impression! And on the morning before docking at Katakolon in Greece, we asked a staff member concierge/reception about how to get to Olympia on our own, I was expecting him to try sell me the ship's excursions but he instead informed me of local bus operators near the docks which were significantly cheaper than a guided tour. Food in the sit down restaurants was mediocre, but the waiters still had impeccable manners. However this was not an issue since there were always plenty of choices at the buffet especially at lunch, and it wasn't as crowded as one might think since a good portion of the entire deck was dedicated to the buffet.
Entertainment was spectacular every evening in the theater, some of the shows would've been more fitting on Broadway instead of a cruise ship. Dance routine and performances got a bit repetitive but a different theme each night made up for it, and the spectacle doesn't really get boring even after 5 nights.
Our cabin was what you would expect on a modern and large vessel, the Divina was a very new ship so the furnishings and fittings were a breath of fresh air. Though the public areas could be a bit gaudy. Nevertheless, our cabin was sometimes cleaned three times a day which was a pleasant surprise.
Language wasn't an issue at all, everything is labelled in English and crew members all spoke passable English. Announcements were a bit annoying in 5 languages but that's not their fault. Also the constant attempts to sell us stuff got a bit tiring, though that's a very minor issue and didn't detract from the experience at all.

The food was excellent, crew was impeccable, our cabin was well kept and the ship was magnificent. I boarded expecting a 'budget' experience since the price was so cheap but at no time did it feel like that. I can only imagine how well Yacht club passengers are treated. I had no hesitation in going back to MSC for my next European holiday.

I look forward to sailing with you in July aboard the MSC Preziosa!" - Hai

MSC Splendida

"This was our third cruise with MSC Cruises, and again it was a wonderful experience. We chose a cruise itinerary in the European winter (January) and sailed on MSC Splendida from Barcelona to ports in Tunisia, Sicily, Italy and France, but the cold weather did not stop us from enjoying all the shore excursions as well as the on-board entertainment. This was also our first time travelling on MSC Yacht Club Class, amd we were treated like royalty from embarkation to disembarkation. The facilities for MSC Yacht Club Class guests are superb, and couple this with the butler and concierge service we were made to feel very special from the moment we exited the taxi for embarkation until we were escorted back to a taxi when we disembarked. MSC Splendida is magic in every way and as usual, MSC Cruises never fail to deliver on quality and service. We will be back for another MSC Yacht Club Class experience." - Desolie and Russell Brodie/Gold Coast


"I would just like to say that I enjoyed every minute on my mediterranean cruise on Splendida. Having been on a number of cruises with other Cruise Lines I just cannot wait to sail with MSC again!" - Caroline Spencer


"We got back from our big trip to Europe at the end of last week and I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic time we had on Splendida in the Yacht Club. We were very lucky with the weather and it only rained in Genoa (both leaving and arriving!) But in every other city it was sunny and we even got out on the deck sunbathing and lunching on our sea day to Tunisia and over the next few days in Tunisia and Palermo.
I must say the Yacht Club is great. Lovely large comfortable cabins and the all-inclusive nature of the club really makes it value for money. The service overall was very good and our Balinese Butler was excellent as was our chief waiter – they really ensured we felt special and enjoyed the cruise. Apart from going to EVERY show in the evening (which were excellent) we didn’t venture out of the Yacht Club much! We did go to the Tex Mex once which was good but apart from that we loved our Yacht Club haven too much to leave.
So all in all a great time was had by all. Thanks for making the trip possible." - Alastair

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"Four of us recently spent 11 days aboard the Splendida in the Mediterranean. On behalf of all 4 of us, I would like to say a huge thank you to the company and the crew on board for providing us with a magical cruise through the Greek islands, Italy, Barcelona and Egypt on such an amazing, beautiful ship. Two of us have cruised before, including the Med, but this ship is truly in a class of her own, both in size and quality. Everything was brilliant, from the cabin to the food and the fabulous shows. We loved the evening pizzeria, the late night snacks in the sports bar and the authentic Italian coffee & gelato. I could on and on, did I mention the sparkling stairs! Anyway, I hope that MSC continues to grow as a company here in Australia and that more aussies can get over to Europe and experience your ships like the Splendida." - Joe


"On behalf of myself and my family, thank you for the wonderful surprise of a complementary upgrade to a suite on our first cruise with MSC. We have thoroughly enjoyed our Genoa to Genoa trip and so look forward to our next adventure on MSC Fantasia commencing tomorrow 20 July.We have great photos of dolphins and manteray in the Mediterranean, which our son will add to your facebook page." - Lynn

MSC Fantasia

"The family enjoyed our recent exploring of historical Italy, Greece, Crete and Israel with MSC. The MSC ship, “Fantasia”, was a huge city and a beautiful ship. The entertainment was top rate and the cabins were comfortable and kept clean and tidy by our very efficient cabin boy. The waiters were very good entertaining the grandchildren with tricks and lessons on paper and serviette creations. Fruit and vegetable carvings in the buffet each day were very clever. The optional tours were very good and we feel we now know Rome like the back of our hand. The first day we were in Rome (staying at a very nice hotel) we started the day by doing a tour of the Vatican City including the Sistine Chapel, bypassing the crowds to get in. We then had lunch in an outdoor cafe looking directly across the road at the Colosseum which we felt was a highlight, dining true Italian style. In the afternoon we had a full tour through the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. We saw the Trevi Fountain at night, had an evening meal and walked back to our hotel late. On the day excursion run by MSC we chose Rome on our Own and did our own thing spending 6 hrs further exploring the Piazza Navona, Pantheon and the rest of the day walking and shopping. Greece and Israel were memorable and the children stood up to it well with all the walking on each excursion. We were blessed with fine mild weather throughout. The only rain we saw was the day we left the ship on our way home. Thank you for all your help both before our departure and updating our current MSC Club points." - Beth & Doug Troth

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"My husband & I had a wonderful time on Fantasia our cruise over Christmas and New Year. The ship was fantastic & all the staff could not do enough for you. It was the best service we have had in along time. The Christmas and New Year celebrations were great and the fireworks at Funchal were spectacular. We were so lucky with our weather and spent a lot of time on deck in the sun. Once again thank you MSC it was a cruise to remember." - Gail Luraschi


"I recently did a cruise on MSC Fantasia which departed Venice on 20th September to cruise the Adriatic. There were two exceptionally efficient and caring crew members who assisted me during a problem that arose for me. The first was one of the Yacht class butlers, a young lady whose first name was Larissa. The second was the Manager for customer relations Marchello Moncini. Their assistance was invaluable to me and would love MSC cruises to be aware of the extra care and attention they gave." - Margaret Seeley


"I have just had an eleven night cruise on MSC Fantasia. The cruise was absolutely fantastic as a friend and I were upgraded to the MSC Yacht Club. I am hoping that I will be able to have a cruise from the UK while I am over there, there were quite alot of English people on this last cruise so I would love to have one of your cruises from there. Once again, I had a fantastic cruise - the MSC Fantasia was lovely." - Mrs Q


"Just a short note to let you know how much we enjoyed our cruise on MSC Fantasia in May this year. The MSC Yacht Club exceeded our expectations from the moment we were "fast tracked" onboard! Our suite was beautiful, and our butler, San, could not have been more attentive to our needs! We spent some time the The Topsail Lounge, both for breakfast and drinks in the afternoon and evening and the staff were wonderful, very friendly and great service. We like that they were not at all patronising and seemed to genuinely enjoy their work, which all contributed to making our cruise a memorable experience. The French Restaurant (our preferred Dinner Venue) was great and once again the waiters were wonderful and friendly (and funny!) always made us feel welcome. We look forward to our next cruise, perhaps on MSC Splendida with a little longer duration and some different ports to explore. We are grateful to MSC for helping us to make up our mind on this cruise when there are so many options out there!" - Jan and Rob


We did the Mediterranean cruise on your ship, MSC Fantasia, last September - it was so good I have just booked another Mediterranean cruise on the MSC Lirica for the 10th of July. I will recommend your cruises to all my friends and family!

MSC Magnifica

"Myself, husband and our 7 year old recently experienced MAGNIFICA - Venice, Bari, Rhodes, Alexandria, Katakolon, Dubrovnik, Venice.It was our first cruise, we wanted to see if we took to cruise life. And we all did. Our daughter loved the kids club, the luxury, the kids 'credit card', the food and freedom. We all experienced the delight of sophisticated entertainment - nothing like wandering and seeing a tenor and soprano singing their hearts out. The evening shows were a marvel, the entire ship a luxurious treat, service was outstanding. The food was delicious (we had read earlier reviews of food issues) but our entire experience was stunning food - we had to diet as soon as we got home cannot live on 5 course lunches and 7 course dinners everyday!!!! We experienced many gourmet delights (eg lobster, marlin, variety of fish, food specialities from many Italian regions etc.).All ports were interesting culturally and historically. Dubrovnik was the major surprise - we walked the entire city wall to magnificent views. The Sphinx and Pyramids are a must but Egypt itself is another story. The ship tour at Katakolon/Olympia with vineyard/farm luncheon visit was so much fun. WE LOVED IT - and have come home with hundreds of photos and delightful memories - thankyou - and we WILL be back." - Sonja

MSC Poesia

"We are finally back from our four weeks cruise on MSC Poesia and how do I put into words the absolutely beautiful ship, unbelievable service, fantastic food and wines?I just don't know how to say "thank you MSC" enough.The six of us had the most marvellous time far beyond what any we were expecting, it is almost impossible to explain to others how good the ship and service is.Lyn & I travelled on Musica in 2007 but since then MSC service, particularly the food service has improved out of sight.It almost brought tears to all of us when we had to leave the ship, even though there were 3000 odd people on board the restaurant waiters, room staff, drink waiters began to know what we would order. How the hell could they possibly remember with over 3000 on board.Once again THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for a truly memorable experience." -Terry & Lyn Ireland


"My wife and myself recently cruised on MSC Poesia from New York to Quebec, a 10 day cruise.We desire to express our sincere gratitude to the Company, staff , and indeed fellow passengers for the BEST cruise of our travels. The ship was immaculate, the food, divine and the staff could not do enough for ourselves." -John & Carolyn Griffin


"We have cruised with a few different lines and have to say that the Poesia is the cleanest and nicest ship we have cruised on. The bathrooms were actually a decent size! There are always comparisons... but I feel that we certainly got value for money. The Balinese staff were fantastic and we really enjoyed it (My husband didn't want to get off!). Looking forward to MSC coming "down under" and hope that we can perhaps do a cruise to the Pacific islands." - Elvie


"We went on the recent trip from Kiel to New York on the MSC Poesia and just wanted to contact you with regard to our trip. Just before we left I was diagnosed as a coeliac - I just wanted to let you know that from the minute I stepped foot on board I was catered for magnificently. The ship and my wait staff in particular went over and above what they needed to do to make me feel special and not left out in any way. I have not one negative word to say. Also looking at the "normal" menu, I don't know how anyone could have any negative comments about anything. We had a wonderful trip, on a magnificent ship. ...a fantastic holiday on a beautiful clean and impressive ship, with wonderful food, lovely lounge areas, glorious outdoor areas, fantastic staff, good theatre acts, wonderful size cabin and bathroom." - Janice

MSC Orchestra

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MSC Musica

"Just a short note to say a special thanks with regard to our stay on MSC Musica the beginning of June this year (3-9 June 2012). You made our stay on Musica a pleasurable and memorable one. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and found MSC Musica very comfortable, relaxing and accommodating. We were particularly impressed by the friendliness and helpfulness of all your staff. You exceeded all our expectations not only with your the high level of hospitality, kindness and first class service exhibited by you and your staff but also the willingness to go out of your way to make us comfortable. The food and company were both excellent. The entertainment team was absolutely amazing and very skilled. We would not hesitate to recommend your cruises to our friends and family and we hope we have the opportunity to enjoy your hospitality in the future." - Stella Grgurinovic


"Just trying to settle back in after 3 amazing weeks away and it's not easy. Had a wonderful 7 nights on the MSC Musica, cabin fabulous, service incredible, food to die for. Met some great people, made awesome friends which I know I will keep in touch with. Some were just so crazy I felt right at home. So thank you and MSC for the experience." - Pam

MSC Opera

"This letter is to let you know that my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this cruise. Because it was our first cruise we were a bit apprehensive about it but it proved to be all we had hoped for and more. We were very impressed with the quality of the ship (every aspect of it, from the decor to the high level of cleanliness) and with the excellent standard of service provided by the crew.Thank you to your staff for organising our participation in this cruise." - Belinda

MSC Lirica

"Hello we completed a 7 night cruise on MSC Lirica in Genoa on 29/7/2011 and couldnt find any feedback forms but wanted to say how brilliant one particular staff member was. His name was Tyrone and he ran the English speaking tours. We were on board with our teenage daughter and found him to be really in touch with tour locations, generous with his information and generally fantastic. He made us feel safe by attending many of the tours alongside the guide and we just wanted to compliment him on his professional and welcoming attitude. Much appreciated. Our room steward Ignacio and waiter Dimas also went above and beyond to make our stay a good one." - Lisa Stivey

MSC Sinfonia

"Sinfonia was great. She is very well maintained for her age. Yes I can see that sailing in the Med would be a different experience as the clientele in Africa is somewhat different! Spa area was fantastic and great value. Beverage prices were fantastic as well."- Jacquie

MSC Armonia

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