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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 96 guests have reviewed MSC Splendida, giving it a rating of 3.5 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.5 out of 5(96 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples51%
Families w/older children12.5%
Singles/Friends6.3%
Families w/young children5.2%
Groups5.2%

Most Recent Reviews

Disappointed of MSC

May 12th, 2019

First time in MSC and for us to come back will be a long time, good food but little quantity and the drinks very badly carrying the package.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Apr 22nd, 2019

Wow what an experience, I really can't fault this cruise all, both Ship and Ports were amazing, The staff couldn't do enough for you and nothing was too much trouble. Ship it's self was absolutely beautiful!!, I think the one thing I loved the most was just being able to interact or do my own thing, it's a big enough ship to find a quiet space as well as some entertainment and activity ????

splendid experience !

Apr 16th, 2019

We had another splendid experience in the Yacht Club section of the MSC Splendida cruise in the Arabic Emirates. Excellent butler service, and delicious dishes in the speciality restaurant. You feel yourself a special guest at home in the YC. Captain comes personnally to the lounge, while he takes time to talk with every individual passenger.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

4-6 cruises

Cabin attendants were good. General service lacks

Apr 9th, 2019

MSC Splendida severely disappointed me. The Ports of call were fantastic but the cruise ship itself was terrible.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Experience

4-6 cruises

Amazing

Mar 20th, 2019

Words and pictures won’t do for this trip, you must have the experience!

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

Mar 17th, 2019

A business is only as good as it’s employees! A ship is only as good as it’s crew! I’ve chalked up 3 cruises now, each with a different cruise line, so I now have something to compare my experiences with. MSC Splendida is a lovely ship, that’s for sure, and she’s quite easy to negotiate. Our Aurea Experience balcony stateroom was nice and spacious and kept well by our housekeeping steward. I enjoyed having a larger bathroom than the standard balcony rooms have. Both embarkation and disembarkation went without a hitch. The food choices in the buffet and main dining room restaurants was very hit and miss. I would have loved being offered the opportunity to try some better quality seafood and a nice piece of steak. Quality salad options were few and far between. Desserts were mostly cake style. Where were the tarts, puddings and cheesecakes? We did not attend any of the shows, the casino or the disco as we were usually too tired from the day touring we did. We enjoyed the tours, in particular the Jeep Safari one on Sir Bani Yas Island and the Dhow Fjord one in Khasab. Finally, the staff! Most just got on with their jobs and came across reasonably pleasant BUT there were a handful of them who were just downright obnoxious or plain rude and arrogant. On one occasion when we were headed off the ship I asked a young Russian sounding staff member a question about taxis and the tone of his response was incredibly rude and disrespectful. This type of experience happened a couple of times during our cruise. The Asian staff were all wonderful. The culprits were always Russian sounding. These are NOT people who should be working in hospitality! Would we sail with MSC again? Probably not I’m afraid! We’ll be continuing to cruise but will be trying out the other cruise lines to see what they can offer. Hopefully better food choices with more polite crew!

Ab in den Orient

Mar 16th, 2019

Insgesamt eine schöne, abwechslungsreiche und interessante Tour. Kann man nur weiterempfehlen.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Great Middle Eastern Cruise

Mar 6th, 2019

We enjoyed our time during this cruise and learned a lot about the history and culture. Definitely a trip checked from our bucket list!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Feb 21st, 2019

We have just returned from an excellent cruise on MSC Splendida. Overall I would rate this cruise 4.5 out of 5. The food was very good in both the MDR and the buffet. The staff were excellent in the main , the odd cranky one but that seems par for the course on MSC , so I wouldn’t pay any attention to that. The cabin was in an excellent position which makes all the difference , and the room attendant was very good. The only negative things I could report back was the casino was a bit disappointing, very quiet and not much choice on the tables, also some of the dealers were of a very poor standard. The overnight stop in Dubai is very good. Will cruise with MSC again hopefully.

Amazing Yacht Club Cruise on MSC Splendida

Feb 16th, 2019

Our first cruise with MSC and we booked the Yacht Club on Splendida and what an excellent choice we made. The food, drinks, service, cleanliness of the ship and the staff were amazing, we could not fault anything, it was perfect and everything we wanted. From now on all our holidays will be in the Yacht Club, it was the best cruise we have had and we have done Marella, NCL and Royal Caribbean. I cannot rate it highly enough, thank you MSC.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

4-6 cruises

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