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Forum: MSC Cruises July 25th, 2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,994
Posted By Alex71
I just read the terms on the German status match...

I just read the terms on the German status match program and what I found interesting is that they will not just match the status of other cruise lines but also of hotel chains or tour operators.
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Forum: MSC Cruises July 19th, 2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 5,509
Posted By Alex71
I had a flyer explaining the new club rules in...

I had a flyer explaining the new club rules in the mail last week. It listed six different sailings, all in July and August, so pretty much last minute, standard eastern an western Meds itineraries.
Forum: MSC Cruises July 10th, 2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 5,509
Posted By Alex71
If I understand this correctly, no points will be...

If I understand this correctly, no points will be awarded for cruises booked as specials. This will make it almost impossible to collect many points going forward.

To summarize:

- massive...
Forum: MSC Cruises July 10th, 2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Alex71
Agreed, very unappealing route. I guess, a large...

Agreed, very unappealing route. I guess, a large ship needs large ports so that won't have to let the masses descend on a small tender port.
Forum: MSC Cruises July 9th, 2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,461
Posted By Alex71
That's quite a bit cheaper. I may have to find a...

That's quite a bit cheaper. I may have to find a British TA for my next booking...
Forum: MSC Cruises July 9th, 2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 5,509
Posted By Alex71
The changes really are a shame. We shop around a...

The changes really are a shame. We shop around a little for other cruise lines. Always wanted to sail Tui Cruises.
Forum: MSC Cruises July 9th, 2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,461
Posted By Alex71
This can be booked from Germany now too....

This can be booked from Germany now too. Embarcation port is Montego Bay, though. Cheapest insides start at 1499 EUR pp. including flight, cheapest balcony cabins start at 1899 EUR. For comparison...
Forum: MSC Cruises July 7th, 2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By Alex71
Mineral water is a defined term in the EU....

Mineral water is a defined term in the EU. Purified or filtered water would not meet the requirements: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=URISERV:co0008
Forum: MSC Cruises July 7th, 2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,160
Posted By Alex71
We've used TAs in other countries without...

We've used TAs in other countries without problem.

Not sure what this would mean though if MSC changed plans an reallocated the ship to a different route. They may not be willing to reimburse a...
Forum: MSC Cruises July 7th, 2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By Alex71
MSC serves San Benedetto mineral water, as...

MSC serves San Benedetto mineral water, as AmoMondo said, either either still or sparkling: http://www.sanbenedetto.it/en-eng/Our-products/Mineral-Waters/San-Benedetto/For-The-Whole-Family

"San...
Forum: MSC Cruises July 6th, 2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,106
Posted By Alex71
Love your review. Much looking forward to reading...

Love your review. Much looking forward to reading the next installments! A Norway cruise is definitely next on our list.
Forum: MSC Cruises July 3rd, 2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,461
Posted By Alex71
These changes on relatively short notice have...

These changes on relatively short notice have been discussed before. While I find them acceptable when the security situation changes, I don't think it's right to do it purely based on bookings, as...
Forum: MSC Cruises July 3rd, 2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,461
Posted By Alex71
Another opportunity to take a Caribbean cruise...

Another opportunity to take a Caribbean cruise without the hassle of going through US immigration.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics June 30th, 2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By Alex71
Berlin is a very layed back city and you will...

Berlin is a very layed back city and you will find many people with shorts and flip flops on hot days. You will stand out though, if you wear sport shoes with tennis sock.
Forum: MSC Cruises June 29th, 2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Alex71
Thanks everyone! I'll book the package...

Thanks everyone!

I'll book the package online then. Unlike my TA, MSC is at least not charging a credit card fee.
Forum: MSC Cruises June 29th, 2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Alex71
Prepayment required for pre-reserved drink packaged?

Just got the confirmation for our next cruise and went to the MSC website to reserve our usual beer and water packages. In the past, they could be reserved online and were later added to the onboard...
Forum: MSC Cruises June 29th, 2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By Alex71
My 8% club discount was now also deducted, was...

My 8% club discount was now also deducted, was apparently just false information from my TA. Combined with the special discount from my TA, that's almost a 16% discount.
Forum: MSC Cruises June 29th, 2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Alex71
Duplicate post, please delete.

Duplicate post, please delete.
Forum: MSC Cruises June 29th, 2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Alex71
Here's what they say on their webseite: ...

Here's what they say on their webseite:

“Meraviglia”, or “Wonder” in English, is the feeling of being amazed when we see something new, extraordinary or unimaginable. MSC Meraviglia will be the...
Forum: MSC Cruises June 27th, 2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By Alex71
Fortunately, the advertised price has to be the...

Fortunately, the advertised price has to be the final price including taxes and fees, so 399 EUR means 399 minus whatever the travel agent is willing to take off and free for the kids means free.
...
Forum: MSC Cruises June 26th, 2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,533
Posted By Alex71
Decks and restaurants look very airy. Wondering...

Decks and restaurants look very airy. Wondering if they will cram in a lot more tables and sun beds in real life.
Forum: MSC Cruises June 26th, 2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By Alex71
Is MSC pricing getting more attractive again?

We've had lots of threads moaning about MSC getting more expensive and lacking specials.

My impression is that this trend is finally starting to reverse. I'm seeing lots of Western Med specials...
Forum: MSC Cruises June 25th, 2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By Alex71
I usually wear at least a dark suit, but tend to...

I usually wear at least a dark suit, but tend to leave off the tie since I'm on vacation. I've seen people wear jeans on gala nights, but they were the absolute minority and must have felt out of...
Forum: MSC Cruises June 25th, 2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By Alex71
We had some fabulous waiters and cabin stewards....

We had some fabulous waiters and cabin stewards. In these cases we gave each of our two cabin stewards an extra 10 EUR and each of our two waiters also an extra 10.

We also had cases where we...
Forum: MSC Cruises June 20th, 2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,456
Posted By Alex71
Yes, truely outragous that some countries and...

Yes, truely outragous that some countries and compynies still try to do things the non-US way.
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