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  1. 13193 is one of the large corner balcony cabins , but this one will be very dark as it is right below the deck 14 overhang and in the smallest recessed area. So this cabin is for someone who is not a sun worshipper and is prepared to sacrifice field of view (only 90 degrees instead about 120 up to 180 degrees which other cabins enjoy) for a large balcony which may get some sunshine on the outer edge. if you like to sit in fresh air in the shade and not worry about what you can see then this is an OK cabin. otherwise ditch it. As for the remaining cabins all deck 12 on the front hump so no overhang problems. All have a full 180 degree field of view. The choice maybe based on itinerary, If you have days at sea you may want to choose the side of the ship which is facing the sun i.e. the starboard side if you are travelling West to East, in the northern hemisphere, and conversely port side if you are travelling East to West, Travelling in a north to south, or, south to north direction will only affect whether you have sun in the morning or afternoon. The only other thing to consider is the higher the number the closer to the lift lobby it is so there may be noise issues. hope this helps a bit Pete
  2. This cabin is 168 sq ft (144 living area; 24 bathroom) there are larger ones eg,10031 (169 sq ft) and smaller ones eg 10186 (138sq ft). It is insulated from any "White Space" noise by cabins on either side which are both next to large "White Spaces" It shares a small corridor with 10125 and 10133 so should not have much noise from passing footfall of guests using the nearby, and very convenient, lifts. I would agree that it is good choice for an inside Fantastica cabin. Pete PS i'm wondering what Skying is as it may be better than Skiing
  3. I don't think you have anything to worry about. The balcony dividers on all the MSC ships I've been on are there for the crew to access the balconies for balcony washing and maintenance. I've looked at a close up image and you can see that the dividers in the "Steel" balconies are he same as the plexiglass, balconies. Here is the image I looked at, in it I have highlighted a balcony divider from each type of balcony I hope this allays your worries Pete
  4. It looks to me as though there is a wall between the cabins and the concierge area, so, I wouldn't expect any noise from guests using that facility. Pete
  5. The cabin is in a good location as it is on the hump and should not suffer from the overhang. So there be plenty of sunshine when the sun is on that side of the ship it should be a standard balcony of approx 40 sq ft. hope this helps Pete
  6. this is of course a YC suite, but it is close to the lift lobby entrance so will have the most footfall passed its door of all the suites on that deck in the YC. This will be compounded as it is on the same deck as the Topsail Lounge. But for all that the YC is usually a haven of calm and quietness so the noise would be considered very minor by normal standards as applied to the rest of the ship Other than that it is bound to be a nice location as it is in the YC Pete
  7. oops I missed that thread my bad pete
  8. It's official , the name change BLACK to DIAMOND from 20th OCtct here is a copy of the email sent out in UK Coming October 20th, the MSC Voyagers Club Black membership level will change to Diamond. With the change of name from Black to Diamond, we want to make more clear the exclusiveness of our top tier. We assure you that with the Diamond membership level: √ Benefits and points stay the same √ Club card number stays the same √ Program's terms & conditions do not change You will receive the new Diamond card substituting the Black card during your next cruise after October 20th. In the meantime, you can keep using your current card, as the card number doesn‘t change. We look forward to seeing you onboard. Yours sincerely, MSC Voyagers Club team
  9. Both are on the central hump and as such will have 180 degrees field of view. I personally prefer a higher deck provided it is not affected by the in the shadow of the deck 14 overhang. Neither of these cabins should be affected by the overhand as they are on the hump. Both are opposite a lift lobby entrance which may give rise to some noise from inconsiderate guests. Both have cabins above below and on both sides which is usually best for limiting disturbing sounds. There is little to choose between the two cabins but I would go for 11150 myself Hope this helps Pete
  10. this is one of the large corner balconies that have a 124square feet balcony. however this one is going to be very dark as it is in the topmost corner between the deck 14 overhang and the hump wall. This also give it a limited field of view 90 degrees forward with no backward view at all/ You may get a little sunshine on the outer portion of the balcony. It is possible to get sun-loungers put on one of these balconies, you just have to ask a senior officer in housekeeping or customer relations. It will also have a reasonable amount of overhead noise as it is below the buffet it will look something like this this is where it will be on the ship I hope this helps pete
  11. This cabin is one of the large corner balconies with a balcony that is significantly more square footage than a standard balcony approximately 3 times more area. But to achieve this the field of view is restricted to forward only, so it's a trade off of spaciousness for view. As it is on Deck 9 there will be virtually no effect of the overhang of deck 15. it shares a wall with the corridor that goes around the lift shaft, which could be a source of machinery noise, but I doubt it. It is across the corridor from a large Void or "White Space" on the deck plan. This could also be a source of noise but I suspect that it houses the engine flues and as such will not be a problem. There may well be quite a lot of footfall past the cabin door but show me a cabin with very little footfall. The do exist but are few and far between. So all in all it would appear to be a nice cabin in a a reasonable location. You may well be able to get sunbeds on the balcony if you speak to the right person. I would recommend head of housekeeping, or, head of guest services to speak to at an early point in the cruise. where your cabin is
  12. Bellisima is running the western med circuit in Oct 2019 so you can board at any of the ports on the loop. I would hope you knew which port you board at. I find it a bit incredulous that you are on a cruise and don't know which ports it goes to. Anyway here are some images of the itinerary with the dates. THE CIRCUIT ITINERARY Bellisima following this circuit throughout October boarding at Naples boarding at Messina boarding at Valletta so she will be starting cruises at Barcelona on 4th, 11h, 18h, 25h Oct Marseillie on 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Oct Genoa on 6th, 13h, 20th 27th Oct
  13. I'm sure you mean PORT or STARBOARD The choice maybe based on itinerary, If you have days at sea you may want to choose the side of the ship which is facing the sun i.e. the starboard side if you are travelling West to East, in the northern hemisphere, and conversely port side if you are travelling East to West, Travelling in a north to south, or, south to north direction will only affect whether you have sun in the morning or afternoon.
  14. you're correct, there are 4 decks which have YC cabins on them . Decks 14, 15, 16 and 18
  15. All the Lirica Class ships have these cabins
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