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About Bestbubba

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  • Location
    Beside the seaside! Essex, UK
  • Interests
    Cruising, what else??
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity, Princess, Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    South Pacific

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  1. Many (many!) years ago we did a repositioning cruise on the Costa Romantica. Miami back to Europe via the Caribbean. After the first week, as we started the Atlantic crossing, we had a note in the cabin to say the daily gratuities had dropped from X to Y for the remaining days of the cruise. It was a significant drop and caused "tanto" confusion! ๐Ÿ˜Š
  2. Sorry to be a bit dim, but were you allowed to use this card and then it was "blocked " or were you unable to clear your account and had to find other means? I only ask as we have just taken out a Barclaycard Platinum card as they don't charge FX fees and were intending using it on a forthcoming RCI cruise. Sue
  3. Thank you so much for the info, now we're even more excited! We're Princess /Celebrity cruisers mainly, but have sailed most of the mainstream lines. We were more interested in the itinerary than the ship so it was a bonus when we were delighted by both. We found Musica easy to navigate, our aurea balcony cabin (an upgrade) on deck 12 a good size with enough wardrobe space for this serial overpacker! The staff were friendly and eager to please, the food was mainly OK, the risottos were outstanding. The gelato on deck was fantastic. We really enjoyed meeting people from all over the world, even when neither party could speak each others language, somehow with good humour and a lot of hand gestures, we always managed to enjoy the interaction. I'm sure you'll have another memorable cruise.... you just need to find the airfare ๐Ÿ˜‰
  4. We're the opposite! Our first MSC cruise was last year on the Musica, loved it. Rio to Venice. Doing the Meraviglia TA in September, we've never been on a ship that size, can't wait.
  5. Hope you find something affordable and can book your Mediterranean cruise. The sail away out of Venice is magical!
  6. Not sure if we're allowed to name other travel sites on here, but in case we can, try Skyscanner ๐Ÿ˜Š
  7. I used the similar link on the UK site and had a reply within 24 hours. I was still unclear about certain things so immediately replied via their email and they got back to me within minutes, I was very impressed...... actually I was stunned๐Ÿ˜‚
  8. We're taking our first river cruise, Memphis to New Orleans, in May. We're very excited and hope the weather will be pleasant ๐Ÿคž
  9. I'm not having a problem logging in to Tapatalk (probably spoke too soon!) but can't see any roll calls. They're all listed but when I click on the actual ship, it shows nothing. Anyone else had any luck? Sue
  10. Sounds like a plan! Looking for the Pritstick as I type ๐Ÿ˜‰
  11. Thanks for posting the lists CS, I've printed it off. I'll need an extra suitcase just for all the printouts I'm taking on our Meraviglia cruise next September ๐Ÿ˜
  12. Thank you, now we have to wonder what the Classic will get us! ๐Ÿค” Sue
  13. We upgraded from restaurant drink package to classic the week before all the changes. On our booking it shows as UPGRADE 704 - 431 Any thoughts on what that means? Sue
  14. I received this reply to my email. I'll be taking it with me on our Meraviglia cruise:Dear xxxxxx I have looked into this for you and I have been advised that you will receive the drinks package you paid for as it was booked and added to your booking before the drinks packages were amended on 12th November. Kind Regards, Sophie Betchley Booking Manag
  15. Thank you so much for posting the brochure pages. When we upgraded last week, I printed out the Classic package information that was online. So now I have online and hard copy of what we are expecting, nothing like belt and braces! Thank you again Sue ๐Ÿ™‚
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