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#22
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Originally posted by CrusingQueen99
I called today about the Cirque shows and was told you do not need to book the dining or cocktail for the shows and there is not cost for the show, just like a regular cruise. I hope this is true.
Sorry to have to burst your happiness bubble but you've been given duff info.

Cirque shows are NOT included in the cruise fare and are an added cost item.

this is from the online brochure





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#23
Nottingham, England
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Hi Gina

We are boarding next month!
If you can take some pics of any of the suites with an angled balcony with the hot tub on the front of the ship that would be amazing.
Also pics of the thermal spa area and info on the spa. I have heard that there are some unusual features like an ice waterfall and any pics of menus would be great!
Thanking you in advance!
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#24
Montreal Quebec
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Hi Gina, we will be a group of 12 that will be crusing with MSC for the first time in July. I would like to know if there is a laundry/ironing room on board. Trying to figure out what clothes to pack. Your info so far has been a great help. Am anxiously awaiting the live stream later today.
#25
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Originally posted by Miss Busy
Hi Gina, we will be a group of 12 that will be crusing with MSC for the first time in July. I would like to know if there is a laundry/ironing room on board. Trying to figure out what clothes to pack. Your info so far has been a great help. Am anxiously awaiting the live stream later today.
there are no laundry or ironing facilities for passengers to use other than the ship's laundry. they do have laundry packages available at a reasonable cost





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1991 Carnival Jubilee L.A. / Mexico (Total Eclipse Cruise) 7 nights
1998 Carnival Fascination Caribbean (Total Eclipse Cruise) 7 nights
1999 Airtours Sundream W. Med 7 nights
2000:Airtours Sundream Baltic 15 nights
2005 MSC Opera E. Med 7 nights
2007 MSC Lirica W. Med 7 nights
2008 MSC Orchestra W. Med 7 nights
2009 MSC Orchestra Caribbean 7 nights
2009 RCI Serenade OTS (JS) Alaska 7 nights
2009 MSC Musica E. Med 7 nights
2010:RCI Explorer OTS (GS) Caribbean 9 nights
2010 MSC Splendida W. Med 7 nights
2011 NCL Norwegian Dawn (Penthouse Suite) W. Caribbean 5 nights Back to Back
2011 NCL Norwegian Dawn (Penthouse Suite) S. Caribbean 9 nights Back to Back
2011 P&O Azura Norway 7 nights
2011 RCI Grandeur OTS (GS) W. Med 7 nights
2012 MSC Splendida W. Med 7 nights
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2012 RCI Splendour OTS (GS) E. Med 7 nights
2012 MSC Divina E. Med 7 nights (YC)
2013 MSC Opera UK to Lisbon and back 10 nights
2013 MSC Sinfonia W. Med 7 nights (Yippee!! BLACK CARD after this;;-- GOT IT NOW!!!!!!)
2014 MSC Opera UK to Souh Africa Grand voyage 21 nights
2014 MSC Sinfonia E. Med. 11 nights
2016 MSC Orchestra Caribbean 14 nights B2B with
2016 MSC Orchestra Trans Atlantic 14 nights
2016 MSC Splendida Repo UK to Italy 7 nights



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#26
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Originally posted by Miss Busy
Hi Gina, we will be a group of 12 that will be crusing with MSC for the first time in July. I would like to know if there is a laundry/ironing room on board. Trying to figure out what clothes to pack. Your info so far has been a great help. Am anxiously awaiting the live stream later today.
MSC doesn't provide laundry/ironing facilities onboard their ships. They offer a laundry/ironing service at a charge and a laundry package whereby you get a number of items washed/dried/folded for a set, reduced price over the course of the cruise e.g. 20 items for €30* or 40 for €50*.

*Prices as of last February onboard.
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#28
ireland
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Hi,
I think I read that there will be a rope walking/zip line area near the water slides? I would like to know what the age and height restrictions are for this.
Also if it would be possible to find out if the kids club can provide phones to parents of kids with disabilities. My son has ASD and on NCL they were able to provide us with a phone and call us if he was ready to leave. I have asked MSC phone reps this but I have been given a few different answers.
TIA
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#29
Germany
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Hello, I would like to know if the Restaurant EATALY will be complementary for YC-Guests as is suggested by the MSC FOR ME app?
Thanks a lot
KR Sandra
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#30
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Originally posted by plucasana
Hello, I would like to know if the Restaurant EATALY will be complementary for YC-Guests as is suggested by the MSC FOR ME app?
Thanks a lot
KR Sandra
I think that's an error on the app. It's an image for the Chef's Table - no way that's going to be complimentary for anybody!
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#31
Gloucester UK
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Joined Mar 2016
Hi Gina, we're sailing on 5th August. It looks like there are three MDR (complimentary) restaurants on the ship - L'Olive doree, L'Olivo d'oro and Panorama Restaurant (Marketplace and Waves are also included on MSC for Me app as well). I assume you can use any of these restaurants? Does each restaurant cater for My Choice Dining on the Aurea package?
#32
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I wonder when Gina will come on to answer the questions posed here?
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#33
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Is there a water play area with slides for young kids (6 years old)? How old do you have to be to go on the big slides?
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#34
Ewing, NJ
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Joined May 2013
Hi all,

Sorry for the delay in reporting back! I was able to get a few of your questions answered, and snap some of the pictures you requested. My colleague, Adam Coulter, also was able to get onboard for the tail end of the trip, so he may be able to chime in with more. Either way, he'll be back onboard June 18 to write the full ship review and can look into anything else we weren't able to confirm this time around.

Please note: As typical with these "media preview" cruises, not everything was fully operational as the ship was still preparing/nailing down some things for the first passenger sailing.

Some questions answered:

- There is only one whirlpool on the Yacht Club sun deck.


- The roof over the Yacht Club sun deck is retractable.


- Snacks served in the Yacht Club during the day includes fruit cups, parfaits, tarts, mini-sandwiches.

Pictures:

- Yacht Club 1: Sun deck with grill forward and to the left. On our sailing, the seating was still being arranged and the benches had not yet been dressed.


- Yacht Club 2: Cabanas (we were told they'd be moved ahead of the first passenger sailing).


- Yacht Club 3: The pool and hot tub.


- Yacht Club 4: Some of the assorted snacks.


- Promenade: A shot looking down at the Promenade (shops, Eataly and Jean-Philippe Maury's establishments are on Deck 6; the rest of the specialty restaurants, as well as the karaoke lounge and a few bars, are on Deck 7).


We have more than 50 photos of the ship (including some of the kids' spaces, as requested) on our Facebook page. You can check them out, here.

Additionally, in case you missed our live coverage, here's what we reported from the ship last week:

- French President Macron on Hand As MSC Cruises Receives Meraviglia

- Live from MSC Meraviglia: 5 Reasons You Should Be Excited About MSC's Newest Cruise Ship

- Screen Icon Sophia Loren Christens MSC Cruises Latest Megaship, MSC Meraviglia





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#35
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Thanks so much Gina!
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#36
California, USA
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Thank you for posting, Gina! I really appreciate that you tried your best to answer our questions! I enjoyed the article as well.

And you're right about 2019 not being too far into the future to take notice. MSC is already booking summer 2910 for Bellissima, and I'm guessing that the summer 2019 bookings for other ships (including Meraviglia) will open soon.
#37
Nottingham, England
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Thanks for reporting in Gina & looking forward to the full review


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#38
London
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Joined Sep 2012
Originally posted by Cruisergal1208
Would love to see pictures of the Yacht Club areas and find out how the YC cabanas on the private pool deck will be allocated. Thanks.
Hi I'm not sure how the YC cabanas will be allocated (but I can find that out for you on my sailing in June), but here are some lovely images of the YC!
Adam
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#39
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Joined Jun 2017
I would like to ask about the Cirque du Soleil show.

According to photos and video on the web, the Carousel Lounge have seatings between the dining area and the stage. Just wonder is this the area for those who booked the show + cocktail package? Do they seat in front of those with dining experience? Thanks a lot!
#40
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Joined Jan 2014
There is a youtube video of the YC cabanas courtesy of Norwegian Cruiser:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22OBeq-6sYI

Also one of the OnePool grill & buffet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRZA64JJnXc
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