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7 wonderful nights in Yacht Club on MSC Meraviglia Baltic Cruise

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22 minutes ago, Ex-vogue model said:

 ... The sommelier was excellent ...

 

Good to know that there was a sommelier in YC;  there wasn't one on Seaview last week.  I hope there'll be one on our Mera sailing next month.

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58 minutes ago, Beamafar said:

 

Good to know that there was a sommelier in YC;  there wasn't one on Seaview last week.  I hope there'll be one on our Mera sailing next month.

He was really good and seemed to know his stuff.  I thought there'd be a sommelier in every YC on every cruise? Have a fabulous cruise - I'm very jealous!  Frantically looking now for future cruises to book 🙂 🙂

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We got a great price on a 14 night YC Preziosa sailing out of Southampton for next September;  it was in the 5+15% Voyagers' Selection.  A few new ports for us:

 

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An East-Med sailing on Musica (no YC!) for May 2020 from Venice to the Greek Isles is also priced very attractively.

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On 9/12/2019 at 8:23 PM, Ex-vogue model said:

We've been on Azamara twice - in a suite and in a verandah stateroom.  The suite experience on the Quest was excellent and compared favourably to Yacht Club with regards to service from the butler, continental suite which was amazing, access to the speciality restaurants and access to the spa area. We didn't pay full price for this cruise we got it on 2 for one and a half basis as I hate paying full price for anything.  No private pool but with just 600 odd people you didn;t really need it and there were no children. Great atmosphere and some great people. However the entertainment was shocking and more or less finished at 11pm.  The bar area shut at 11.30 and we were ushered out which was quite shocking! The age demographic is also quite old - we felt positively young again at 54 🙂 🙂 However, we booked with Azamara again but in a verandah stateroom on the Pursuit as the price was good. Totally different atmosphere on that particular cruise.  Strange mix of people.  Dreadful entertainment again, quite a rude pianist who refused to play a request and the DJ in the lounge area was obnoxious.   My husband refused point blank to do another cruise with Azamara so I was scratching my head as to how to come up with the goods.  We like entertainment and a spot of gambling (no casinos on Azamara).  We love Celebrity and have sailed in suites with them but their pricing is sky high.  I had heard about MSC but prefer the American cruise lines.  However, we decided to give it a go as the price was really good - 5% reduction and immediate Black Card with Voyagers Club.  We also got money off for early booking.  We really didn't know what to expect but we really loved the YC and preferred it so much more than Azamara and Celebrity.  I do hope this helps and it is our view only but we like good service, good food, good wine and good atmosphere and MSC YC went above and beyond on all of this.  

 

Thank you very much for your detailed comparison, appreciate it. You really confirmed my thoughts on Azamara. I don't think they will suit us as we prefer larger ships with more activities onboard. 

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19 minutes ago, Norwegian Cruiser 73 said:

 

Thank you very much for your detailed comparison, appreciate it. You really confirmed my thoughts on Azamara. I don't think they will suit us as we prefer larger ships with more activities onboard. 

In that case Azamara is definitely not for you.  I really can't see us doing anything other than MSC Yacht Club as the ship within a ship concept is just what we liked.  You can dib out into the big ship area to see the shops, shows and do a spot of gambling then return to the peace and quiet of Yacht Club.  Best of both worlds! 🙂 

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