Recently returned from 2 separate cruises....any ????'s

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Marco, I went on MSC website . I didn't understand the different levels for the same cabin.
Looks like you pay more for different packages(Bella, Fantastica, Aurea)Did you have to do this with your Elite Status and if you paid extra, was it worth it? Noticed that Bella added nothing extra but Fantastica added over $300.00 for same cabin, and Aurea over $600.
I may call MSC to help figure all this out.
League City, TX
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Originally posted by san diego sue
Doesn't sound like Marco had a real suite on Princess. he said all he got was a tub instead of a shower. Sounds like a mini suite to me.The full suites have bigger balconies, a tub and a shower and he indicated that his was smaller than the balcony cabin he had on MSC.

On the Royal class, full suites on the sides of the ship still only have a 3' wide balcony, even if the length is longer.
sw, Fl - Fort Myers Area
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Originally posted by caribill
On the Royal class, full suites on the sides of the ship still only have a 3' wide balcony, even if the length is longer.
As much as I like the Regal & Royal this remains one of the biggest drawbacks.
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The different classes on MSC provide different perks. Bella is the cheapest and you get your cabin and meals but nothing else. Fantastica gives you better cabin options (location) and 12 free drink coupons per person, plus your choice of early or late dining, space permitting (like all lines). Aurea includes unlimited drink packages for all, plus one hour massages for the first two occupants, anytime dining, and access to a special sundeck and the thermal suite for the length of the cruise. If you're going to try MSC pay attention to the deck plans...we got a two room Aurea suite for the same price as the one room Aurea suite. We loved our Divina cruise, felt it was a great value for a solid product. We used to sail DCL consistently, so expect a beautiful, clean ship, and MSC delivered.
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...thanks you for the comparison.................Just read up to your 2nd post, so sorry if below ? was already asked.

I read somewhere that MSC only matches your status this correct?

Edit: Oops just read this in your 3rd post...

So what I read on CC was incorrect your status stays indefinitely??????
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