Credit

Courtesy of MSC Cruises

Find a Cruise on MSC Musica

Call to plan a cruise: 1-877-978-2693

with a cruise advisor

Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 70 guests have reviewed MSC Musica, giving it a rating of 3.1 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.1 out of 5(70 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples43.7%
Singles/Friends9.9%
Families w/young children8.5%
Families w/older children7%
Groups5.6%

Most Recent Reviews

Amazing experience

Mar 19th, 2019

This was my first cruise ever and I honestly had no idea what to expect! Well I can say that the entire experience was fantastic, from the quickness of boarding to the food to the staff! Absolutely everything was superb. I had the nicest housekeeping man looking after our cabin, which I shared with my gran. He was friendly and informative and I am so glad to have had someone as nice as him around! I got lost multiple times on board and found a map of the entire ship as I was leaving but honestly it was actually kind of fun getting lost because I got to discover different areas of the ship that I might not have gone to ordinarily. The food was something else, if I had the stomach space I would have gone back for second and third helpings! I highly recommend trying everything because you can and because it's too good to not try! I only got to see one show and on my last night but wow, what a show it was!!! The dancing and aerobatic performances were incredible! They had us laughing, amazed and in the end we were absolutely in awe! I would highly recommend seeing a show every night! During the excursion we took a little boat off to the second island for seafood and this did not disappoint! We stuffed our faces with prawns and other seafood and then washed it down with R n' R's before heading back to the first island to float in the beautifully flat swimming pool like ocean and shopping and then back on the boat. I am sad to be home but so glad to have experienced as much as I could in the 3 days I was aboard! I would highly recommend this trip to anyone!

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Mar 17th, 2019

A grand voyage from Dominican Rep. to Venice. Great voyage, Great vessel and crew. During the cruise visits to St. Lucia, Martinique, Barbados and Azoren.

Indian Ocean's New Year's Party

Jan 14th, 2019

MSC knows how to host good parties. The shows are exceptional, the days on sea are full of exciting activities. Service can be improved. Guest Services staff are not always knowledgeable.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Jan 3rd, 2019

Really great cruise. Food very good and fresh. Entertainment good most of the evenings. Ship is very clean and cabins very quiet. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

First time cruiser it was TERRIBLE

Nov 19th, 2018

First time on the boat and it was TERRIBLE!! had to stand in rows to get food. The ship was understaff. Food bowls was not full quickly enough for all the people. Food was not so great. No available chair or tables at the pool area as well at the food. People don't use it for the right purpose

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Good and Bad experience on my first MSC experience

Nov 17th, 2018

The Ship itself is in a great condition and is kept immaculate. It only has one specialty Restaurant (Japanese) though. The multi language announcements get tiresome. Food is not as good as other cruise lines unfortunately but restaurant experience with staff is good. Activities were lacking on our cruise but this may be because it was a repositioning cruise with a lot of sea days. Overall ok but not great.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Nov 14th, 2018

Food Portions in the main restaurants are very small - not a bad thing when you’re on a 24 night Cruise. The standard of what we had was pretty average though. Anyway, You’ve always got the bistro if you’re really hungry but the quality of the food isn’t as ‘good’ as in the main restaurants. We did like the fact that there were many evenings focussed on specific regions - Mediterranean Night; Asian night, and on countries too, China, Brazil,, Greece etc. Astonishingly though, water in the main dining room is only available if paid for! Not a Cruise to book if you’re looking for steak or lobster... or something to wash your meal down with. Staff We found the MSC staff to be universally excellent, all went above be and beyond and delivered everything and more that we asked for. We really like that MSC allow their crew to bring family on board when in their home port. Says staff actively looked to introduce children etc to their ‘customers’ which was really nice for both sides. Entertainment Very average. Only two acts (in 24 nights) we could really say we enjoyed, a classical quartet and three tenors from South Africa. Theres only one real band who were quite good, but no ships orchestra. The several examples of a singer and a guitarist noodling along to recorded backing tracks wore a bit thin after about 10 days. Ships dancers were fair, but only to recorded music, but the male - and especially the female - lead singers were very disappointing indeed. Wonderland in the main theatre was an extravaganza based on Alice in Wonderland which was good - if different - and featured jugglers, acrobats and other types of entertainers. Ok if you like that sort of thing. Drinks package Very limited, though it always was going to be at about £21 per day. Heineken beer, two whites, two reds and a rose wine ‘carefully selected by our sommelier’. They will be the cheapest then. Good selection of standard sprits and a dozen or so cocktails plus bottled water, teas and coffees and proper scooped ice cream with about 12 varying varieties made on board to choose from. Service. Bar service generally very good, but on the pool deck bars it could be annoying when waiting staff took your order, put it through the till and then passed it to ‘bar staff’. It was often difficult to know who was getting your drinks, and of course, the bar staff were serving their own customers too. Wifi Utterly pathetic. The staff blamed the satellite - the usual excuse when at sea, but it was the same when in port. We’ve been in this part of the world before with no major internet issues. To quantity this, the best WiFi we had over the entire 24 nights was on a coach to Petra! Other points We did like the pool deck sun beds that incorporate a ‘sun visor’ and the pool area in general is very nice apart from a large smoking area on the port side. Also, speaking as something of an old fart, I particularly liked the fact that there was no constant ‘boom boom’ rubbish music on the pool deck! There is an exclusive top16 deck area for suite guests at the front of the ship that was always empty. This was opened up to us peasants - at a daily cost. It stayed empty. For the more energetic: the gym is small and there is no specific running track anywhere on the ship. Conclusions Nice ship, great itinerary, superb staff, poor food and average (but cheap) drinks package. If you’re on a budget, MSC might well tick the boxes. If you want quality, you’ll have to spend more, I’m afraid...

Value for money yes but

Nov 9th, 2018

Not for me . No finese. Just seam to eant your money. Stafg very good General lack of info with regards to independent excursions. CAPTAIN didnt mix with guests.. no frills cruise medioca.sorry will not teturn.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Nov 8th, 2018

Went from Rio to Venice on the Musica in March 2018. We both absolutely LOVED, LOVED, LOVED IT!!! A very stylish ship with the usual Italian design. Warm friendly staff. Good food and great service. Excellent bands in the lounges every night and some very good theatre shows too. The clientele were around 60% Brazilian, so we had fantastic selections of bossa novas, sambas, tangos, rumbas, etc. Real feel good music! Dance hosts too, who kept getting the guests up on the floor and who were amazingly good when they did some show dances together. Of course, the bands also mixed in plenty of European pop too for the 700 or so of us who were not from Brazil. Out of 24 cruises on 11 different cruise lines, this has to be one of my all time favourites.

Nov 2nd, 2018

OMG, where do I start? Musica ship!! Disembarkation was a mess at port of Venice, busy and no clear mention of what deck would board next.When we did board, it was like meat thrown at the lions!! What a circus of a show of staff trying to make to buy packages of drinks, tours and food. It was a absolutely degracefull experience on the musica ship on entering the ship To be hounded like we were and we clearly said, we weren't interested in these extra activities,it was a horrible experience to our start of our cruise.The speakers were so loud with announments, they we couldn't even think straight and thought, what have we booked! A circus show! No show of luggage, still at 7pm, had to go to dinner in my day clothes and most people were in this position as well. Luggage show up at 9.30pm at my room door.That was day 1 !! I could go on and on and tell you in full detail about my 7 day hell experience on this ship but I will keep it short and sweet. Every day, there was a issues with the ship, vibrating, the floor was vibrating so much, it took me the whole week too forget about it. From being chatted up by a staff bar member on day 1 to incompetent staff selling me 2 right feet shoes in the shops, to a security tag being left on my bag purchase to being burnt by hot steam from breakfast bairnmarie, to be given meal at dinner, that was not edible at all on day 2.Many staff were incompetent, apart from my first room lady steward and reception staff were amazing to me. Smoke was coming into my room, deck 11, from deck 13,where guests could smoke and I was moved to another room. Everyday was a issues on this ship, that is so old now, that it needs to be replaced. Some staff took cakes from my room on day 6,left balcony door opened on my return morning out. I had enough by this stage with management and it was a worst experience on a ship, I've ever encountered and thank god fantasia ship, that followed after was a great experience. I don't reccommmad musica ship to anyone, what a waste of money and leaving me with a experience that will take me a long time to get over. ELISA . Australia.

Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship’s Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 22 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship’s Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.