Posted July 16th, 2015, 03:41 PM
Last edited by Skier52; July 16th, 2015 at 03:48 PM
Pete .......... I've been in a Fantastica Balcony cabin and wasn't afforded "My Choice Dining" on Fantasia class. However, I did see it for Fantastica balconies on Sinfonia for October 2016 sailing.
I'm wondering if it depends on what class ship you're on or if it will be across the board from 2016 (I'm assuming you're quoting from the April 2016 brochure)
This is the current info from their website regarding the Fantastica level:
"A" meaning Early or Late seating.
My screen dump is from the UK's 2016/017 virtual brochure
this is what the 2015 / 2016 brochure says
so it looks like the change will come about after April 2016 and up till that date the choice will be of priority in choice of early/late sitting.
Here's a quote from their FAQs about the new pricing structure
Dining choice. How will it work?
Guests booking Bella cabins express their choice at the time of the booking but they receive confirmation only after the check-in.
Guests booking Fantastica cabins will be granted priority choice of dining times in our gourmet restaurants. The final assignment will be confirmed on board.
Guests booking Aurea cabins will have access to the Dining Room at any time during service, including the break between first and second seating (guests will refer to the Daily Programme delivered in the cabin for opening and service time). A dedicated area in the main dining room will be allocated in order to accommodate them.
Guests booking MSC Yacht Club will have access to a dedicated Yacht Club restaurant, benefiting from a flexible choice of dining time.
And another quote
Does the 'Experience' always contain the same items?
Yes, the experiences are always the same.
E.g. "Fantastica" FEATURES the same items right across Cabin categories & Ships
which answers the question as to whether it will depend on the class of ship
I take it "Gourmet restaurant" means MDR and not "speciality Dining"
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