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  1. We sailed in the Aurea 2-bedroom suite last spring break and loved it. But that was under the old Aurea drink package that included gelato. If we could have had that again, we would book the Aurea experience over and over. But with that change, we've booked YC for the next cruise. It will be test for us whether service and drink package are more valuable than space. We're a large family with the shortest being my 13yo daughter at 5'7", so space matters.
  2. It's possible that it's the number of people in the cabin that's causing it to show as sold out. I had a panic moment when I put in 4 and saw all were gone. If I changed to 5, there were rooms available. The rooms that fit 4 were gone, but the ones that fit 5 weren't.
  3. I'd seen some experiences where the upgrade to Premium Plus seemed to take away the YC designation and therefore took away gelato outside of the YC. I can't remember if drinks in Venchi were included. Our focus with kids is on the gelato. I wasn't sure if that had been resolved yet. Are you saying that they've changed it so that Premium Plus now allows free gelato on Seaside if you're also in YC?
  4. Is the upgrade to Premium Plus still overriding the YC access to Venchi on the Seaside?
  5. We didn't see this on our cruise in April. Not sure if they removed the buttons or we just missed them.
  6. There's a Fyre Festival joke in here somewhere. It has occurred to me that the island looks small to house a ship the size of the Seaside, so I'll be curious to read the reviews of it once it's open. But it's still more appealing to me than Nassau.
  7. I think she's asking about the Bubbles and Chocolate, prosecco with chocolate chips in it.
  8. Rattan loungers spaced throughout. 3 rattan next to the large hot tub and 3 thermal loungers. People put towels on the thermal loungers like they are the rattan and can be reserved. Just move the towels. None of the loungers face outside like you see on the Celebrity ships, although there is a separate, uncrowded area outside just for the spa guests that has plenty of loungers and a hot tub.
  9. That's the item that stood out to me on the menu. Great to know the steak is worth it. Thanks for such detailed info!
  10. You've made my husband and my son very happy.
  11. I don't think the issue is MSC directly. My understanding is the cruise lines (or airlines) work in accordance with the policy of the countries being visited.
  12. Is the 10% discount the combination of the 5% Voyager's Club and the 5% email you get after traveling with them?
  13. cathep

    Gelato

    Gelato is available for purchase without a drink package. The availability would depend on the opening times of the venues serving it. Venchi Chocolate Bar seemed to be the most accessible.
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