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#41
England
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Originally posted by sidari
First impressions, better than Divina with our favourite sparkling wine available plus kettles in cabins.
With the kettle, is there tea bags, coffee etc?
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#43
burton
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Joined Jul 2016
Originally posted by mrsemmaclairemoor
Glad to hear you are having a lovely time. ☺ sounds like it's been an interesting change in itenary. Just a quick question, are you able to tell me if you have to pay extra for the food in the sports bar ? Thank you 😊

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yes you do, although the prices are very reasonable so there isn't too much to pay on top for example, a platter for two is around 8 Euros- the food is worth the cover charge
#45
burton
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Joined Jul 2016
Originally posted by Beamafar
Sounds like you've taken the right approach and rolled with the changes to enjoy your trip. Lovely to read such positivity considering the run-around and uncertainties you must have experienced. Good on ya!!
Tbh i just don't see the point sitting on the ship and being miserable - its really what you make of it; Although it was a shame to miss Amsterdam, its not something that could be helped and so a quick search of the area and transport showed us that Ghent was entirely possible (as we were in port till 9pm which was a bonus) and so we decided to make the most of it.

Hamburg has been awesome, and again we had longer than expected in port today (don't leave till 9pm) so we literally walked a lot of the city (8 or so miles in a circle) and had a great time (The miniatur wunderland is a MUST see!) and Rotterdam will be a new experience for me so thats great.

Preziosa is a great ship, again i think the only negatives we see are the fact that we perhaps are 'too british' and find it difficult to adapt to the european style of cruising but thats more about us than them. We have decided to do some land based holidays after this for a few years but wouldn't say no to coming back onboard at all in the future..
#46
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Joined Aug 2017
Going back to an earlier posting on this thread about cards in room, last time we embarked MSC your picture was taken for the card which matched up on security when leaving entering the ship. How do they get the pictures now or are they no longer required. Could someone clarify the embarkation requirements now. Thanks
#47
Ireland
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Originally posted by Ketut
Going back to an earlier posting on this thread about cards in room, last time we embarked MSC your picture was taken for the card which matched up on security when leaving entering the ship. How do they get the pictures now or are they no longer required. Could someone clarify the embarkation requirements now. Thanks
Hi. After you go through check in and then security, you board and as you enter the ship, theer are staff with cameras and scanners. Your setsail pass is scanned and your photo taken. when staterooms are ready, you will find your cards on the bed. When you leave the ship, your pic will appear on the computer screen after he scans your card, same as ever.
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#48
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Originally posted by lisa12000
so im on Preziosa now- the ship is beautiful but its been a bit of a magical mystery tour; as Sidari said, leaving 2 hours late from Southampton due to people arriving back late from tours, to the extra day in Zeebrugge, to the curtailed Hamburg port due to the festival and now due to the France strike, no Le Havre so going to Rotterdam instead (although I'm happy with this one) - I'm enjoying myself but think the lack of communication over changes and poor organisation has let it down a bit - not the things they can't help i.e. strikes and weather,

Cant fault the beautiful rooms, and ive enjoyed the experience so far, and spending time with my family is priceless - but i think it still needs to find its identity a bit in my opinion (but then perhaps I'm just too british!) - btw food lets it down a little though sports bar is my favourite place to eat and drink by far!

just to add - on our second day in Zeebrugge we braved the early rain and walked to the train station and caught the train to Ghent - so glad we did! what a beautiful place! cost us 17 euros each, visited castles and churches and loved it a lot! we were also lucky that despite getting soaked on the way to the station (and getting lost) we dodged all the heavy rain and even had the sun come out!

We also loved the parade and fireworks tonight in Hamburg - great to be a part of it
Hi, Could you tell me if they have sky sports and BT sports in the sports bar please? TIA

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#49
Bolton / Accrington, Lancashire, UK
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Finally found some WiFi so will have to go through questions etc when we get home, at least those that have not been answered.
Received an invitation late last night to the Captains Cocktail party tonight with dress code Gala ! Gala night was last night and we get off tomorrow, poor, poor, organisation.

For anyone getting on tomorrow the first port stop is Le Havre.
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#50
burton
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Originally posted by chrismoorkent
Hi, Could you tell me if they have sky sports and BT sports in the sports bar please? TIA

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They have European version of sky sports - they do show premier league games - we watched Man City v Liverpool at the weekend (it was very busy, get there early); we have also seen italian/spanish football, plus Tennis, Motorsport, College Football (american)
#51
burton
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Joined Jul 2016
Originally posted by sidari
Finally found some WiFi so will have to go through questions etc when we get home, at least those that have not been answered.
Received an invitation late last night to the Captains Cocktail party tonight with dress code Gala ! Gala night was last night and we get off tomorrow, poor, poor, organisation.

For anyone getting on tomorrow the first port stop is Le Havre.
Hey good to hear from you - how has your week been? its certainly been an interesting experience - we have loved all the ports we have been to, lots of improvisation though thats for sure in what we have been doing;
#52
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Originally posted by sidari
Finally found some WiFi so will have to go through questions etc when we get home, at least those that have not been answered.
Received an invitation late last night to the Captains Cocktail party tonight with dress code Gala ! Gala night was last night and we get off tomorrow, poor, poor, organisation.

For anyone getting on tomorrow the first port stop is Le Havre.
Hi, Dave. Looking forward to hearing how you got on.

Same thing happened on Meraviglia - our last night onboard was Gala night, too!
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#53
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Originally posted by sidari
Finally found some WiFi so will have to go through questions etc when we get home, at least those that have not been answered.
Received an invitation late last night to the Captains Cocktail party tonight with dress code Gala ! Gala night was last night and we get off tomorrow, poor, poor, organisation.

For anyone getting on tomorrow the first port stop is Le Havre.


I'm boarding Preziosa tomorrow..........first port is supposed to be Zeebrugge
#54
Wales
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Enjoying reading this thread, very useful. We join Preziosa in Oct, our first MSC cruise! Looking forward to it. Will be keeping my twitter updated with pics and videos.
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#55
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Originally posted by Darcy15
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I'm boarding Preziosa tomorrow..........first port is supposed to be Zeebrugge
Yeah, the route map shows Le Havre as last stop before Southampton!
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#56
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Still showing tomorrow on the port website:

https://www.portofzeebrugge.be/en/cr...metable?page=0
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#57
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Question for the current cruisers from Soton: when did you get your tickets emailed / mailed to you?
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#58
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Originally posted by ade1982
Question for the current cruisers from Soton: when did you get your tickets emailed / mailed to you?
We are going 4 Oct 17 and got our tickets today by e-mail, booked direct through MSC.
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#59
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Joined Dec 2014
Our tickets arrived from our TA today
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