How Does The Yacht Club Compare with a Luxury Cruiseline?

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#1
Toronto
881 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
I'm curious for those of you who have sailed in the Yacht Club, and also taken a Luxury Cruise on Regent/Seabourne/Windstar/Crystal/Silverseas

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How does MSC's Yacht Club experience stack up/compare against the luxury cruiselines?
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#2
Norway
938 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
I have not cruises any of the luxury lines but several times in the YC and have one cruise booked as well. The product is very good. The ships, staff, service, food and the total atmosphere make the YC very special. In addition you have a whole ship outside the YC haven to explore which most of the luxury lines don't have.

On our YC cruise on the MSC Fantasia two years ago we met an American couple who had been on a Silversea cruise the week before. They said that the two products are very comparable and they were a mostly similar cruise experience.

That said, many of the small luxury ships looks very nice too

Good luck in your choice.
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Past cruises:

RCI : Navigator Of The Seas, Eastern Med 2009
MSC :MSC Fantasia, Western Med 2010
MSC :MSC Fantasia, Yacht Club, Western Med 2011
RCI: Brilliance Of The Seas, Arabian Gulf 2012
MSC: MSC Divina, Yacht Club, Eastern Med 2012
MSC: MSC Divina, Yacht Club, Canary Islands 2013
MSC: MSC Poesia, Baltic Sea 2013
MSC: MSC Preziosa, Yacht Club, Western Med 2013
MSC: MSC Divina, Yacht Club B2B, Caribbean 2014
MSC: MSC Armonia, Canary Islands 2015.
MSC: MSC Fantasia, Yacht Club, Western Med 2015
RCI: Jewel Of The Seas, Eastern Med 2016
MSC: MSC Magnifica, Eastern Med 2016

Upcoming cruises:

MSC: MSC Meraviglia, Yacht Club, Maiden Voyage and Western Med 2017
#3
Sweden
68 Posts
Joined May 2009
I have sailed in the Yacht Club and also on Regent, which you can read about on my homepage below. YC is very good, as Norwegian Cruiser said. We were very satisfied with both cruises. Cruises with Regent have become very expensive and you may compere the cost, what you get for the money. I Think that I feel more luxury in YC than Regent.
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MSC Fantasia Yatch Club - sailed on June 19th 2015.
Celebrity Millennium - sailed on March 1st 2015
Oceania Riviera -sailed on August 15th 2014
MSC Divina Yatch Club - sailed on February 8th 2014
MSC Magnifica - sailed on August 12th 2013.
Celebrity Equinox - sailed on May 29th 2013.
Regent Seven Seas Mariner - sailed on June 16th 2012.
MSC Fantasia Yatch Club - sailed on December 27th 2011.
HAL Eurodam - sailed on July 31st 2011.
Celebrity Equinox - sailed on September 2nd 2010.
MSC Orchestra - sailed on July 25th 2009.
#5
Perth
862 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
I met a couple on my last cruise in Yacht Club who said it was quite comparable to their experiences on Seabourn - they did say there were small things though that Seabourn did better, but overall it is quite similar.
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Cruises Completed:

MSC Fantasia - Yacht Club (2)
MSC Opera (1)
HAL Nieuw Amsterdam (2)
MSC Sinfonia (7)
MSC Melody (2)
MSC Symphony (1)
MV Aegean Dolphin (1)

96 nights at sea; visiting 3 continents, 11 countries and too many cities to remember
#6
878 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Done suites on all the luxury lines. Did the Divina in Euope last summer in YC and leave for Italy tomorrow for a pre land trip and then the YC on the Preziosa. I will do a complete review like I did last year. Apples to apples what you pay for MSC YC compared to Regent is a no brainier. You could so two weeks on MSC for 7 day vs competition. I am very interested to see how this new ship plays out and how the cabin size feels with the addition of our son this year. That would be my main complaint only two Royal suites.
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#7
Perth
862 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
Originally posted by mydreamvacation
Done suites on all the luxury lines. Did the Divina in Euope last summer in YC and leave for Italy tomorrow for a pre land trip and then the YC on the Preziosa. I will do a complete review like I did last year. Apples to apples what you pay for MSC YC compared to Regent is a no brainier. You could so two weeks on MSC for 7 day vs competition. I am very interested to see how this new ship plays out and how the cabin size feels with the addition of our son this year. That would be my main complaint only two Royal suites.
Even though I travel solo I always take one of the YC2 Executive suites - 12004 must be my favorite, separate shower to the bath, double basin and a very comfortable 51 sqm; but yes, no balcony.
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Cruises Completed:

MSC Fantasia - Yacht Club (2)
MSC Opera (1)
HAL Nieuw Amsterdam (2)
MSC Sinfonia (7)
MSC Melody (2)
MSC Symphony (1)
MV Aegean Dolphin (1)

96 nights at sea; visiting 3 continents, 11 countries and too many cities to remember