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  1. 'Top 18' Aft Deck is reserved for Aurea Wellness and YC guests, so is pretty quiet and secluded. Lacks toilets, bar or pool. Has loungers, tables, showers, jacuzzi and chargeable Rattans. YC pool area is forwards, smaller and includes a smokers corner. But does have food service, bar and pool. Both are for all guests of the appropriate grade, no age restrictions.
  2. Do you mean 18th May 2019? What would be itinerary then? MSC transfers where offered were overpriced compared to local buses or taxis, particular if you are a group of four or more. From memory; Valencia, Spain - taxi from hotel, but could have walked from Metro. Marseille, France - used taxi, port is some distance from town adjacent a motorway so walk not feasible. Genoa, Italy - short walk to Maritime terminal and main metro / train station, MT offers family day ticket. Civitavecchia, Italy - We didn't get off the boat ;-) Palermo, Sicily - No transfer required, walk out of terminal you are in town, used local MT to get around. Cagliari, Sardinia - Again No transfer required, walk out the terminal and you are in town, used local MT to get around. Palma, Mallorca - MSC Transfer was offered, but MT fast bus from terminal E3 each one way to town or slower line 1 bus, (taxi back was quicker and cheaper than local bus for four) Valencia - taxi from terminal to main train station NB Taxi drivers seem to have a 'fixed' price to and from cruise terminals, stations and airports, so ask up front how much. According to others, queues and waits for transfer were far greater than taxi queues.
  3. "Did you check out the thermal spa? Is there anything more than steam and sauna? " We were onboard 11th-18th April 2019 Western Med. There were busy times, i.e. pre-dinner, and quite times, during day. For us as Europeans having separation of the sexes was unexpected, particularly since swimwear is mandatory, so we mostly ignored it and mingled. Massage treatments were competently delivered and at the pressure requested, although if not included in your package, overpriced; look for daily promotion discounts. Very happy with range of equipment and its condition in the fitness area, although avoid early evening busy time and spinning class times if you can.
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