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Forum: MSC Cruises May 21st, 2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By Alex71
They are slowly removing all aspects that make...

They are slowly removing all aspects that make them attractive. We are keeping our eyes open for good deals with other lines. Fortunately, lots of new ships are currently being added everywhere.
Forum: MSC Cruises March 16th, 2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By Alex71
We twice booked a guarantee cabin on MSC. Once we...

We twice booked a guarantee cabin on MSC. Once we got a mild upgrade from inside to ocean view, once we exactly got the category we booked and it was perfectly fine.
Forum: MSC Cruises March 8th, 2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Alex71
We usually get a 0.5 L carafe of the house wine...

We usually get a 0.5 L carafe of the house wine and find it acceptable. The red wine is from Sicily, the white wine from northern Italy. They are both hidden towards the end of the wine list. Last...
Forum: MSC Cruises March 7th, 2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By Alex71
Since when is gambeling "income" taxable and...

Since when is gambeling "income" taxable and since when are gambeling losses tax deductable? This is the first time I'm hearing this and I don't think it's a correct assumption.

I wouldn't worry...
Forum: MSC Cruises February 11th, 2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Alex71
That's great news. Hopefully, prices will come...

That's great news. Hopefully, prices will come down a bit. It would be great to have a few more of the slightly longer tours that spend two days in St. Petersburg.
Forum: MSC Cruises February 5th, 2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By Alex71
Hopefully, we will see some better prices once...

Hopefully, we will see some better prices once all this capacity becomes available.
Forum: MSC Cruises January 22nd, 2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By Alex71
Yep, that's what we usually do as well....

Yep, that's what we usually do as well. Unfortunately, we don't speak much Italian, but comparing the English, German and French translation is already very useful.

In general, the Italian dishes...
Forum: MSC Cruises January 19th, 2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By Alex71
I think that's a good advice. Request a table...

I think that's a good advice. Request a table just for your family so that you won't have to wait for other slower eaters.

The pace will be dependant on the slowest eater at the table, since they...
Forum: MSC Cruises January 13th, 2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,083
Posted By Alex71
For our second voucher, we got the early booking...

For our second voucher, we got the early booking discount + club discount + OBC from our travel agent + kids cruise free + the voucher. All in all, it was a good enough deal, given that we have to...
Forum: MSC Cruises January 11th, 2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,083
Posted By Alex71
We've successfully used a voucher twice. Out of...

We've successfully used a voucher twice. Out of three bookings where we tried to use a voucher, it was accepted twice and rejected once.
Forum: MSC Cruises January 11th, 2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By Alex71
Cheers Drinks Package

Normally, we do well with just the drink vouchers, but I came accross a special that already includes the Cheers package for the adults and am trying to assess how useful that package would be. We...
Forum: MSC Cruises January 4th, 2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,781
Posted By Alex71
I've set up SMS notifications for my credit card...

I've set up SMS notifications for my credit card so that I receive a text message whenever a charge is posted from a new country and whenever a charge above a certain amount is posted. This would...
Forum: MSC Cruises January 2nd, 2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,164
Posted By Alex71
Absolutely agreed. Nothing wrong with an "I've...

Absolutely agreed. Nothing wrong with an "I've been waiting in line too!" when someone tries to push in ahead of me. Sometimes even a look might suffice.

I don't think I would go through the...
Forum: MSC Cruises December 11th, 2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,164
Posted By Alex71
Was that a "special interest" cruise?

Was that a "special interest" cruise?
Forum: MSC Cruises November 6th, 2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,219
Posted By Alex71
I now have "premium status" with my TA and get a...

I now have "premium status" with my TA and get a 4% discount. Officially, it's a 4 % OBC, but for the sake of simplicity, they always deduct it from the amount I have to pay.

The EU is pretty...
Forum: MSC Cruises November 6th, 2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Alex71
I had an issue once, but "Munich" was able to add...

I had an issue once, but "Munich" was able to add the points without asking "Napoli" for approval.
Forum: MSC Cruises November 3rd, 2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 18,570
Posted By Alex71
Looks like the era of fantastic last minute...

Looks like the era of fantastic last minute prices is back:

MSC Armonia - Nov 19 - 10 nights - Genoa to Las Palmas - inside 249 EUR - ocean view 349 EUR
Forum: MSC Cruises October 22nd, 2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By Alex71
We did NYE on the Splendida a couple years ago...

We did NYE on the Splendida a couple years ago and were somewhat disappointed. Food was very good that night and we got a free bottle of sparkling wine, but somehow there was no special atmosphere on...
Forum: MSC Cruises October 22nd, 2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By Alex71
You may want to print out the terms and...

You may want to print out the terms and conditions that apply to you booking so that you have a better argument if you run into difficulties at check-in.

Similar to the T&Cs in the UK, the German...
Forum: MSC Cruises September 20th, 2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,009
Posted By Alex71
That reminds me of a trip to the southern US a...

That reminds me of a trip to the southern US a few year ago.

Apparently, what I had ordered for breakfast at one of the hotels we stayed at could be had with either grits or hash browns. I did...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics September 9th, 2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,774
Posted By Alex71
In case you decide to overnight at the airport,...

In case you decide to overnight at the airport, at least make sure you have a jacket and a blanket with you...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics September 3rd, 2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,774
Posted By Alex71
We had a seven hour layover, arriving at 11:30 pm...

We had a seven hour layover, arriving at 11:30 pm and departing at 6:30 am. We had decided to stay at the airport, since there would really not have been enough time to take full advantage of a hotel...
Forum: MSC Cruises August 29th, 2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By Alex71
Yes, we typically drink the tap water at the...

Yes, we typically drink the tap water at the buffet. It doesn't taste great, but with ice and a few lemon slices, it's ok.

The latest trend here in Germany for restaurants is to put filtered and...
Forum: MSC Cruises August 28th, 2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By Alex71
We usually buy the water package in advance - 26...

We usually buy the water package in advance - 26 EUR for 14 bottles, which is more than enough for our family of four. We even take water from the ship with us on excursions.

The water issue...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics August 24th, 2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,774
Posted By Alex71
The UK is not part of the Schengen area....

The UK is not part of the Schengen area. Therefore, flights to LHR depart from the the non-Schengen part of the terminal. Here's a terminal map that shows the position of the passport control:...
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