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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Press Release from MSC Cruises to follow:

 

 

MSC CRUISES EXPANDS ALL-INCLUSIVE DRINK PACKAGES FOR

2013-2014 CARIBBEAN SAILINGS

 

 

Offering More Options & Great Savings

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (July 8, 2013) – In anticipation of the arrival of

MSC Divina to PortMiami, MSC Cruises is announcing new and enhanced

drink packages, providing guests with more choices and better savings.

 

 

Allegrissimo Classic – New (Caribbean Only)

 

 

ALLEGRISSIMO CLASSIC offers unlimited consumption of alcoholic and non-

alcoholic beverages, including wine by the glass (white, red, rosé and

sparkling chosen from the “Allegrissimo Selection”), draft beer, soft drinks,

mineral water, hot drinks and a wide selection of drinks and cocktails from

the bar list, as well as take away ice cream. Drinks included in the Classic

package can be consumed 24 hours in all bars and restaurants, including à

la carte restaurants and themed venues. Does not include minibar and in

cabin mineral water consumption. Adult package is $44.00 per day; kid

package is $21.00 per day.

 

 

All-Inclusive Beverage Carnet – New (Caribbean Only)

 

 

Available for individuals and groups is the ALL-INCLUSIVE CARNET for

alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including wine by the glass (white,

red, rosé and sparkling chosen from the “Allegrissimo Selection”), draft beer,

soft drinks, mineral water, hot drinks and a wide selection of drinks and

cocktails from the bar list, as well as take away ice-cream in a cone or cup.

Unlimited drinks included can be consumed in all bars and restaurants,

including à la carte restaurants and themed venues. Guests travelling under

a group code can utilize this package without the required purchase by all

group members. Minibar consumption and in cabin mineral water are

excluded from this package. Adult package is $44.00 per day; kid package

is $21.00 per day (15 vouchers per day).

 

 

Allegrissimo Premium – All Inclusive 24 hours

 

 

Providing the ultimate in choices, the ALLEGRISSIMO PREMIUM offers

unlimited consumption of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including

wine (from the “by the glass” menu), draft and bottled beers, soft drinks,

mineral water, hot drinks and all bar drinks (including champagne cocktails,

single malt whiskies, superior brandies and other premium spirits), minibar

drinks and mineral water in cabin, plus all selections from the „Gelateria.

menu, Pastry Shop and Room Service menu. Drinks included can be

consumed in all bars and restaurants, including the à la carte restaurants

and themed venues. Adult package is $57.00 per day; kid package is

$28.50 per day.

 

 

Cheers Package

 

 

Included in the CHEERS PACKAGE is unlimited consumption of a selection of

wines (choice of two whites, two reds and one rosé), draft beers, soft drinks,

fruit juices and mineral water in the main dining rooms and the self-service

buffet (during lunch and dinner). (À la carte restaurants do not apply.) The

kid version features all the non-alcoholic options mentioned above. The adult

package is priced at $22.50 per day; the kid package costs $12.50 per

day.

 

 

All-Inclusive Limited VIP Package Adult (Caribbean Only)

 

 

Includes house-brand wines by the glass (the guests have the choice of 2

red, 2 white and 1 rosé wine), mineral water, draft and bottled beer, soft

drinks in main restaurants and buffet and all drinks from mini bar and

mineral water displayed in cabin. Also includes drinks from bar list (with bar

list price up to USD 7.25) and take away from the Gelateria. Price: $61 per

day (18 vouchers per day)

 

 

All-Inclusive Limited VIP Package–Kids (Caribbean Only)

 

 

The ALL-INCLUSIVE LIMITED VIP PACKAGE for kids includes mineral water,

fruit juices and sodas in main restaurants and buffet area; non-alcoholic

drinks and snacks from mini bar and mineral water displayed in cabin;

sodas, fruit juices, mineral water, hot drinks, virgin cocktails, smoothies,

milkshakes, energy drinks at any bar and take-away gelato ice-cream.

Price: $31 per day (18 vouchers per day)

 

 

Limited All-Inclusive Easy Package (Caribbean Only)

 

 

The ALL-INCLUSIVE EASY PACKAGE includes house-brand wines by the glass

(guests have the choice of 2 red, 2 white and 1 rosé wine), mineral water,

draft and bottled beer and soft drinks. All wines from “By the glass”

selection, mineral water, sodas, juices, cocktails without alcohol, draft beer,

all bottled/canned beers, hot drinks (espresso, cappuccino, hot tea, hot

chocolate) and take away from the Gelateria. Does not include cocktails and

spirits or room service items. Price: $42 per day (increased to 15

vouchers vs. 14 vouchers daily)

 

 

Limited All-Inclusive Easy Package–Child (Caribbean Only)

 

 

Includes mineral water, fruit juices and sodas in main restaurants and self-

service buffet; sodas, fruit juices, mineral water, hot drinks, virgin cocktails,

smoothies, milkshakes at bar and Gelateria selections. Does not include

mini bar or water displayed in cabin. Price: $21 per day (Reduced from

$26 per day for 15 vouchers daily)

 

 

YOUR CHOICE Wine Package (Caribbean only)

 

 

The “YOUR CHOICE” selection features at least 20 labels from MSC.s select

wine List. Package price allows guests to save at least 20% off of regular

wine list prices. Wines included in the packages are available in the main

dining room only, and unfinished bottles will be conserved and served the

next day. Always onboard is MSC.s dedicated sommelier, who is available to

assist with pairings and information on available wines. Price: 7 bottles

for $155; 10 bottles for $212

 

 

DINNER WINE Wine Package (Caribbean only)

 

 

The “DINNER WINE” package features house-brand wines, such as

Trebbiano, Grillo, Montepulciano, Dolcetto and Salento. Guests can choose

between 2 whites, 2 reds and 1 rosé. Wines included in the packages are

available in the main dining room only. Unfinished bottles will be conserved

and served the next day. Price: 7 bottles for $85; 10 bottles for $120

 

 

SODA PACKAGE – New (Caribbean Only)

 

 

Offers unlimited consumption of “on tap” sodas such as Coke, Diet Coke,

Fanta, Sprite and Tonic in all locations, where fountain soft drinks are

located. Price: $8 per person/day

 

 

DOREMI PACKAGE – New (Caribbean Only)

 

 

The DOREMI package is comprised of 10 vouchers valid for milkshakes, ice

cream shakes, virgin cocktails, canned sodas or fruit juices. Package price

allows guests to save up to 25% off of regular Bar list prices. Price: $31

 

 

COCKTAIL PACKAGE – New (Caribbean Only)

 

 

The cocktail package is comprised of 12 vouchers valid for all alcoholic

beverages (does not include Premium brands). Package price allows the

guests to save at least 15% off of regular Bar list prices. Price: $72

 

 

BEER PACKAGE (Caribbean Only)

 

 

The BEER package offers 14 vouchers valid for all bottled and canned beers

from the bar list. Package price allows guests to save at least 25% off of

regular Bar list prices. Price $52

 

 

Note: All packages must be booked up to three days before departure, through

travel agents or on the MSC Cruises Web site. Packages must be purchased for the

entire cruise. All adults (along with minors) in a cabin or traveling party must

purchase beverage packages to be applicable. A 15 percent gratuity is included in

package prices.

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I had hoped it wouldn't be this expensive, but I know I can drink more than $44 in a 24 hour period, especially including coffee, mimosas, bloody Mary's, water, margaritas, and lemoncello...just to start. It's only about 6 drinks that cost $7.00 each. Everything after that is all free!

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I had hoped it wouldn't be this expensive, but I know I can drink more than $44 in a 24 hour period, especially including coffee, mimosas, bloody Mary's, water, margaritas, and lemoncello...just to start. It's only about 6 drinks that cost $7.00 each. Everything after that is all free!

 

And then there is the gelato....you just have to have that to get your money's worth:)

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Sorry bit of a newbie and will be going on my first cruise next year.

 

1. I will be on Divina going from Miami on 22/02 - what of the above packages are included on this cruise?

 

2. I booked my cruise through a travel agents, and I am able to log into my account on the MSC website with my booking number etc, however it is very limited. Only shows excursions for 2 of the ports and doesn't have details of any of the drinks packages or any of the other extras? They are there but when I click on them it says nothing is available. I'm very confused :confused: how do I go about booking one?

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David ... As you get closer to the sail date the other trips etc will be added, the drinks packages you have to pay extra for,the price for the winter Allegissimo is supposed to be £18 pp per day.

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...you might consider upgrading to a YC cabin. That includes a lot of booze plus anything in your mini bar.

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Sorry bit of a newbie and will be going on my first cruise next year.

 

1. I will be on Divina going from Miami on 22/02 - what of the above packages are included on this cruise?

 

2. I booked my cruise through a travel agents, and I am able to log into my account on the MSC website with my booking number etc, however it is very limited. Only shows excursions for 2 of the ports and doesn't have details of any of the drinks packages or any of the other extras? They are there but when I click on them it says nothing is available. I'm very confused :confused: how do I go about booking one?

 

Hi David,

 

This information was released last week and we are currently working to have all of the packages listed loaded to the online reservation area. We are hoping to have this completed shortly. If you would like to book now, you can contact your travel agent who can call in to your local MSC office and book via the reservation department. Please keep in mind that if you book via telephone, the package must be paid for immediately; however, if you book via online, this is not charged until you arrive onboard the vessel.

 

Happy sailings!

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Dear MSC USA,

 

Thanks again for answering our questions in the Cruise Critic forums, we appreciate it. I am looking forward to my cruise on the MSC DIVINA in December 2013.

 

I have a question for you. With the Allegrissimo Premium package, it lists room service is included, please see below:

 

Allegrissimo Premium – All Inclusive 24 hours

 

 

Providing the ultimate in choices, the ALLEGRISSIMO PREMIUM offers

unlimited consumption of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including

wine (from the “by the glass” menu), draft and bottled beers, soft drinks,

mineral water, hot drinks and all bar drinks (including champagne cocktails,

single malt whiskies, superior brandies and other premium spirits), minibar

drinks and mineral water in cabin, plus all selections from the „Gelateria.

menu, Pastry Shop and Room Service menu. Drinks included can be

consumed in all bars and restaurants, including the à la carte restaurants

and themed venues. Adult package is $57.00 per day; kid package is

$28.50 per day.

 

 

For the Caribbean cruises departing from Miami, does this include some things from the room service menu that are not included for other passengers? Does it possibly waive the late night delievery fee?

 

Thank you for your help and kind consideration.

 

soccer

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Dear MSC USA,

 

Thanks again for answering our questions in the Cruise Critic forums, we appreciate it. I am looking forward to my cruise on the MSC DIVINA in December 2013.

 

I have a question for you. With the Allegrissimo Premium package, it lists room service is included, please see below:

 

Allegrissimo Premium – All Inclusive 24 hours

 

 

Providing the ultimate in choices, the ALLEGRISSIMO PREMIUM offers

unlimited consumption of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including

wine (from the “by the glass” menu), draft and bottled beers, soft drinks,

mineral water, hot drinks and all bar drinks (including champagne cocktails,

single malt whiskies, superior brandies and other premium spirits), minibar

drinks and mineral water in cabin, plus all selections from the „Gelateria.

menu, Pastry Shop and Room Service menu. Drinks included can be

consumed in all bars and restaurants, including the à la carte restaurants

and themed venues. Adult package is $57.00 per day; kid package is

$28.50 per day.

 

 

For the Caribbean cruises departing from Miami, does this include some things from the room service menu that are not included for other passengers? Does it possibly waive the late night delievery fee?

 

Thank you for your help and kind consideration.

 

soccer

 

Hello,

 

Unfortunately the room service fee is completely seperate. While room service is complimentary in the Caribbean, if it is late night, a small nominal fee (usually around $3.00) will be added for the late delivery. It is the same room service menu as well for those guests who do not purchase the Allegrissimo package.

 

Regards,

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When it says that everyone in cabin must purchase a package, does that mean the same package? I don't drink, but husband does.

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When it says that everyone in cabin must purchase a package, does that mean the same package? I don't drink, but husband does.

 

Yes it has to be the same package if you are looking at Allegrissimo or Cheers. If you are pre booking a beer voucher package or one for soft drinks, then no. You just buy the number and type of voucher book you want.

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MSC USA

Could you please advise me if Allegrissimo standard/basic package will be available for our Repo cruise departing Venice 2nd November 2013

There seems to be a break down with MSC UK, they keep telling me that I can only purchase the Premium package because the cruise is governed by MSC USA, yet there are people on our cruise that have bought the standard package at £18pppd

 

Once again I find my self frustrated at not only being told our itinerary as been changed for no real reason, but I am being told that I can't have what so many over people has got

 

Which seems simply down to the fact no one knows what is what!

 

So if you could let me know I would appreciate it very much, thank you....

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Could you please advise me if Allegrissimo standard/basic package will be available for our Repo cruise departing Venice 2nd November 2013

There seems to be a break down with MSC UK, they keep telling me that I can only purchase the Premium package because the cruise is governed by MSC USA, yet there are people on our cruise that have bought the standard package at £18pppd

 

Once again I find my self frustrated at not only being told our itinerary as been changed for no real reason, but I am being told that I can't have what so many over people has got

 

Which seems simply down to the fact no one knows what is what!

 

So if you could let me know I would appreciate it very much, thank you....

 

Hello again,

 

I regret to learn that you are being told Allegrissimo classic is not available. I will connect with my colleagues in UK because the classic package is available for booking. Once I receive feedback, I will repost on here.

 

Thank you,

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So far it has been impossible to book anything via the UK website regarding drink packages, the response from the I.T. people is that they are working on it! how difficult can it be to add them?

 

In response to what "nowaysis" has asked, so far it has taken over 14 days to try to obtain a reply as to what they were told.

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So far it has been impossible to book anything via the UK website regarding drink packages, the response from the I.T. people is that they are working on it! how difficult can it be to add them?

 

In response to what "nowaysis" has asked, so far it has taken over 14 days to try to obtain a reply as to what they were told.

 

Hi Sidari-

 

I am reaching out to my contact and hoping to hear from them possibly tomorrow. I do know that the Allegrissimo package is not available on our USA site and our web marketing department is working on gettin them loaded; however, you can book this through your travel agent by having them call MSC UK directly or if you booked directly with MSC UK, you can call them yourself and they can assist with the package. As soon as I hear back regarding the selling of Allegrissimo classic I will update all of you.

 

Thank you for your patience while I look into this.

 

Regards,

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MSC USA ... Thanks for the reply which we knew about, however some people prefer to book online due to the fact that it is classed as onboard spend and so qualifies towards the number of points awarded for the MSC club.

 

Booking via the travel agent or direct with MSC UK does not do this as i am sure the same applies to the N.A market.

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MSC USA ... Thanks for the reply which we knew about, however some people prefer to book online due to the fact that it is classed as onboard spend and so qualifies towards the number of points awarded for the MSC club.

 

Booking via the travel agent or direct with MSC UK does not do this as i am sure the same applies to the N.A market.

 

Good morning Sidari,

 

I certainly understand. Our web marketing has not given us a date as to when it will be available online. In order to get the points towards MSC Club, may I recommend that you book once you are onboard. (should the package not be added to the website.) The Allegrissimo packages will be available for purchase onboard the ship as well.

 

Regards,

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Good morning Sidari,

 

I certainly understand. Our web marketing has not given us a date as to when it will be available online. In order to get the points towards MSC Club, may I recommend that you book once you are onboard. (should the package not be added to the website.) The Allegrissimo packages will be available for purchase onboard the ship as well.

 

Regards,

 

Which incurs the 15% service charge!

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Which incurs the 15% service charge!

 

Correct, if booked onboard, you will incur the 15% service charge.

 

Regards,

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As well as losing Nassau are we now being stitched up by not being able to book online! it certainly appears that way ....

 

"Muskat says he knows exactly what needs to be done."

 

sorting out the above would be a damned good start!

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Correct, if booked onboard, you will incur the 15% service charge.

 

Regards,

 

So not the best advice then!

 

I'm confused as to why MSC do this?

We have choices of:-

 

Pay as fare - loose MSC Points.

Pay a TA - loose MSC points.

Pay on board - get more MSC points but pay more which probably counteracts the value of the points.

 

Why doesn't MSC load the deals to the website for all itineraries.

 

On the other hand it's good to have an official MSC presence on these boards and fair play to MSC USA for answering our questions.

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So not the best advice then!

 

I'm confused as to why MSC do this?

We have choices of:-

 

Pay as fare - loose MSC Points.

Pay a TA - loose MSC points.

Pay on board - get more MSC points but pay more which probably counteracts the value of the points.

 

Why doesn't MSC load the deals to the website for all itineraries.

 

On the other hand it's good to have an official MSC presence on these boards and fair play to MSC USA for answering our questions.

 

Hi Papcx,

 

I do understand your concerns, thus the reasoning we have the option to book via online on our consumer site; however, things are still getting established on the website and being added. Unfortunately, some items are still not added to the consumer site yet. Your comments are continously being monitored for future improvements and enhancements.

 

Regards,

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