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davidgv

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    Manchester
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    Photography - Travel
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    RCI - MSC
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Fort Lauderdale - Southampton

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  1. We were on MSC Magnifica in 2019 and the Thermal Suite was C/O from the time it opened until 9.00 in the morning - there were rarely any other users beside us - actually there were sometimes naked users at other times though we kept to the rules!
  2. Wow - this isn't looking good - we sailed on Magnifica before the 'stretch' - she was a lovely ship - so sad to see her go!
  3. So Her Majesty's Government has now advised us not to cruise .............
  4. When all the virus situation is over perhaps it will be a good idea to agitate for one set of terms and conditions worldwide!
  5. All cruising to be suspended - refund or fcc with generous addition
  6. Royal Caribbean have announced a full cruise credit to be used within 12 months if you cancel a booking before 48 hours prior to cruise - and that's applicable to UK bookings - I hope MSC are going to announce the same thing or something very similar
  7. MSC sails late because they have a lot of guests who travel from Europe to join the ship - many of them fly in on the day the cruise begins
  8. I think the older ships give more a sense of being on a ship rather than being on a floating holiday resort.
  9. We loved an 11 night MSC cruise last year so we have booked a 31 night cruise on Bellissima starting next month - really looking forward to it - my previous cruising experience was with Royal Caribbean - loved that too - just don't expect everything to be the same as the American cruise lines
  10. I'm going to be cruising on an MSC ship in a few months - I'll certainly be reporting any balcony smoking near my cabin and I'll keep on reporting it until it gets sorted
  11. I think if you've paid a fortune to sail in the YC you probably feel entitled to say how good the experience is (and I'm sure it is a different and better experience than sailing in the rest of the ship) - but - sailing Bella Fantastica or Aurea is still wonderful - had my first MSC cruise a year ago on Magnifica and I'm now counting the days until my 29 night cruise from Dubai to Japan on Bellissima (Fantastica balcony) - just remember it's not an American cruise company - there are differences in styles of service and entertainment - and the food is more southern European - but then you knew that when you booked to cruise with the Mediterranean Shipping Company didn't you?
  12. MSC - it stands for 'Mediterranean Shipping Company' the clue is in the name - Mediterranean - it is not an American product - its vibe is European and specifically Southern European - I had a wonderful 11 night cruise on MSC last year and I've booked for a 29 night cruise next year - go with an open mind - go expecting to enjoy it and you'll have a great time on MSC.
  13. We sailed MSC on Magnifica last year - the only 'rude' behaviour we witnessed was one afternoon when a couple of American women insisted on having very loud conversations in the Spa - where there are notices specifically asking users to keep conversations quiet - it disturbed our relaxation and when we very politely asked them to lower their voices they were extremely abusive - in the end we had to ask a staff member to have a word with them. Go with a positive attitude and an open mind and you'll have a wonderful time on MSC.
  14. I use a CPAP machine - I think I remember reading somewhere that as well as the power outlets near the desk there is also a 'hidden' outlet near the bed but that you have to ask your room attendant to uncover it - can anyone confirm if this is so - does anyone have a picture of where this outlet is - is it a US or European socket? We will be in a Fantastica balcony cabin.
  15. Thanks for the information-yes we’ll see how it works. I was confused because of some comments about it working on Bellissima but others saying it had worked on other MSC ships but now didn’t - I’m sure it will be a great cruise whether it works or not. Thanks
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