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Forum: MSC Cruises July 17th, 2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By Alex71
We always had our espresso at one of the espresso...

We always had our espresso at one of the espresso bars right outside the restaurant. It allows for a nice change of scenery after sitting at the table for 1 1/2 hours.

I'm tempted to comment on...
Forum: MSC Cruises July 10th, 2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Alex71
This must be new. Until now I've always been able...

This must be new. Until now I've always been able to get the club discount deducted. I've been able to combine it either with the cruise later voucher, other promotions (such as kids cruise free) or...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics July 10th, 2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By Alex71
Great post, Anni. By car, Warnemuende is...

Great post, Anni.

By car, Warnemuende is actually closer to Hamburg than to Berlin. It seems completely random to advertise it as port of Berlin.
Forum: MSC Cruises July 6th, 2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Alex71
Makes sense given that MSC rates this summer...

Makes sense given that MSC rates this summer accross Europe were two or three times as high as they were in Florida.
Forum: MSC Cruises July 6th, 2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Alex71
To be honest, I find that hard to believe....

To be honest, I find that hard to believe. Florida has been a typical winder destination for many years, so I can't imagine that they would pull their ships altogether. Over the summer of course,...
Forum: MSC Cruises July 5th, 2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,062
Posted By Alex71
Again, thank you very much for all the info,...

Again, thank you very much for all the info, Antje!
Forum: MSC Cruises July 4th, 2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,062
Posted By Alex71
Yep, maybe we'll just give it a try and decide...

Yep, maybe we'll just give it a try and decide for ourselves.

We've seen buffets at upscale resorts, that had enough of everything, no lines, waiters that welcomed us and led us to available...
Forum: MSC Cruises July 4th, 2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,062
Posted By Alex71
Thanks again. I'll google your reviews. We...

Thanks again. I'll google your reviews.

We would be very much looking forward to sailing out of Hamburg especially out of the HafenCity terminal and then past the entire city. Since the cruise...
Forum: MSC Cruises July 3rd, 2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,062
Posted By Alex71
Great insights, Antje, much appreciated. ...

Great insights, Antje, much appreciated.

Have you taken any of the longer cruises? I'm looking at the AIDA Sol from Hamburg to Mallorca via Dover, Le Havre, Santander, Ferrol, Lisbon, Cádiz,...
Forum: MSC Cruises July 3rd, 2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,062
Posted By Alex71
I agree on the Mein Schiff 3. Looks fantastic and...

I agree on the Mein Schiff 3. Looks fantastic and very stylish. Unfortunately, Tui Cruises are very expensive. They are all inclusive, but we don't drink enough to get our money's worth.

I am...
Forum: MSC Cruises July 3rd, 2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,062
Posted By Alex71
All great points. I wonder whether those...

All great points.

I wonder whether those who cruise with Aida do that because they only want to be with other German speakers (which would indicate that they are probably not well travelled, did...
Forum: MSC Cruises July 3rd, 2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,062
Posted By Alex71
Although I'm German and everyone in our family...

Although I'm German and everyone in our family speaks it, the fact that Aida is primarily marketed in German-speaking countries is definitely a concern. I'm afraid it might attract the crowds that...
Forum: MSC Cruises July 3rd, 2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,062
Posted By Alex71
Aida?

As an MSC regular, I'm looking at a very interesting Aida two week Aida itinerary from Hamburg to Mallorca, that falls nicely into our kids' fall break. Pricing is attractive at 999 pp minus...
Forum: MSC Cruises July 2nd, 2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Alex71
The punch holes with different shapes into the...

The punch holes with different shapes into the vouchers. That's how they can tell what cruise they are from.
Forum: France Ports June 27th, 2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By Alex71
I would stay in the center of Paris. The banlieue...

I would stay in the center of Paris. The banlieue is known to have some rough sections, that I would personally not want to stay in.

It's the opposite of what you would find in the States where...
Forum: MSC Cruises June 26th, 2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,817
Posted By Alex71
Thank you again for this absolutely fantastic...

Thank you again for this absolutely fantastic report. We are following along an reliving our trip two months ago.
Forum: MSC Cruises June 26th, 2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By Alex71
Tap water in Germany is fine. We actually drink...

Tap water in Germany is fine. We actually drink it at home, just not at restaurants. The water in the States just has way to much chlorine though. Even cola that is is mixed with it tastes like...
Forum: MSC Cruises June 26th, 2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By Alex71
I would still be embarrassed to order that...

I would still be embarrassed to order that Leitungswasser in Germany. It would look incredibly cheap and stingy. When we are in the US,we usually also order bottled water, since the kids won't drink...
Forum: Spain Ports June 26th, 2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,521
Posted By Alex71
We fly back and fourth between the US and Germany...

We fly back and fourth between the US and Germany at least twice a year and since we have two kids always need four tickets, so we really need to watch out for good deals so that we can afford it,...
Forum: MSC Cruises June 25th, 2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Alex71
MSC does not mention the service charge anylonger...

MSC does not mention the service charge anylonger below the prices on their German website, which makes me think that it is included now.

They list a hole host of items for which extra charges...
Forum: Spain Ports June 25th, 2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,521
Posted By Alex71
I would definitely book the Delta flight on one...

I would definitely book the Delta flight on one ticket. If you book separate flights on separate tickets and the first flight is delayed causing you to miss your connection, that will be entirely...
Forum: MSC Cruises June 24th, 2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By Alex71
We've done both and with kids would always choose...

We've done both and with kids would always choose MSC over HAL. I'm sure HAL is a good fit for it's target demographic (North Americans, 70+), but it's not the right choice with kids.

- MSC is...
Forum: MSC Cruises June 24th, 2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Alex71
We found it to be a hassle, but still use them...

We found it to be a hassle, but still use them since we don't drink enough to justify one of the all-inclusive packages. Simce we have two kids, our kids would have to get the same package and we...
Forum: MSC Cruises June 22nd, 2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,817
Posted By Alex71
Fantastic report so far! We did the same tour in...

Fantastic report so far! We did the same tour in the week before Easter, so am very much looking forward to reading what you guys did...
Forum: MSC Cruises June 19th, 2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Alex71
I hope they are not too busy bickering oer who...

I hope they are not too busy bickering oer who shold be the next president of the European Commission and will take action in your case.

Anyway, here's the link to the relevant section of the EU...
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