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About cdn_tbird

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  1. Totally agree with this. We'll be on the Magnifica in July for our first MSC cruise and were told that we'd find out what they were replacing the vouchers in April. Our TA was now told "you receive continental breakfast in your room and room service throughout the day/evening. They are still not adding any beverage vouchers to any bookings". Not a good first impression, but there was some good that came out of this. Ended up trading our 2 balcony cabins to a suite with the Aurea experience so now we're saving close to $1000 CAD and we get the Easy drink package and a couple of massages.
  2. Keep your fingers & toes crossed. I tried to log in yesterday and was prompted that I had to change my password. After I did, and tried to log in all I get is a completely blank page. Doesn't matter which browser I use, or whether it's my MacBook or Windows laptop. Even worse, on some browsers the "Login or Manage Booking" link doesn't even respond.
  3. Will need to tell my DW. That way she'll know where to find me. :D
  4. I'm a bit of a watch junkie. Including a couple of antique watches, I'm up to a dozen so far. From the prices I saw on the Equinox last Nov, I'd say don't even bother. When you include the exchange rate, you can probably find a better deal back home.
  5. Agreed, I haven't been overly impressed with the US MSC staff either when I reached out to them directly or while on a conf. call with my TA. That said, our sailing is well after the Mar 2019 ending of the vouchers that I can afford to wait. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Forums mobile app
  6. Yes, but the response my TA got while we were on the line with MSC was that they didn't have any information on what they would be replaced with. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Forums mobile app
  7. Where? All their site says is what the poster mentioned as well as that if you booked under drinks on us you don't get the vouchers. Nowhere does it say what happens after Mar. 2019, and drinks on us isn't available on all sailings. If it does please share because I've been watching this for a few months and haven't seen anything, especially with regards to our Greek Isle cruise. For all we know, we're either getting stiffed aka nothing or as I mentioned they might introduce something else in it's place. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Forums mobile app
  8. Unfortunately we're all in the same boat waiting to hear something. Popular speculation is that it will be something like the "drinks on us" promo. Hopefully we'll hear something sooner rather than later. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Forums mobile app
  9. We are all booked in Fantastica. Thanks, will keep this handy.
  10. We will be sailing on the Magnifica in July 2019. What originally started out as just our family of 5, has now grown to 3 families totaling 13. While I doubt we'd be able to get a table for all 13, would we be able to be assigned side-by-side tables so that we can have the 7 adults at one table and the 6 teens (ages 13 to 15) at the other?
  11. Personally, I'd suggest you consider earplugs. DW is an extremely light sleeper so we avoid any cabins under public spaces and she brings earplugs just in case. Also keep an eye on cabin availability just in case something actually frees up, maybe you'll be able to move to a different category for just a few dollars. Fingers crossed that this just ends up being nothing more than a little bit of unnecessary worrying on your part and you actually have a wonderful and relaxing cruise.
  12. You'll need to ask for an extension cord. I was on the Equinox back in Nov. and had to have a cord run for my CPAP machine.
  13. Wow, I had heard the old wives tales of the mythical optimist CC cruiser... I just never thought I'd actually encounter them. LOL. Kidding aside, I do hope that MSC will introduce something. Hopefully they do it well before Mar. 2019.
  14. I wholeheartedly agree I don't see $100 worth of value for us. Someone else might. We'll use the "Free" continental breakfast since we do like having a cup of coffee and some toast while we're getting ready, but otherwise we've never ordered room service and doubt we will on this cruise. Because we are a party of 5 and need 2 cabins there were no 3 person Bella cabins available so we booked side-by-side Fantastica cabins otherwise, we would have booked Bella.
  15. Without the 12 drink vouchers, or some kind of drink pkg. replacement there is very little difference between the two experiences. My booking shows that I get all the Bella benefits + Free Room Service, Preferred Dining Time, and Ideal Stateroom Location. Big whoops. :rolleyes:
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