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MSC Meraviglia Jan 5th 2020

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Thoughts on Meraviglia? Cruising solo Jan 5th 2020. 

Hows the crowd , spa and gym? 

Cruising on it till 12th, then jumping onto Divina for another 5 days. 


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Nice to meet you. My hubby and I just booked it today. I posted on the Roll Call...

we love MSC


Sister and her hubby are sailing with us...possibly more people as well.

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MSC has great spas, but they are more Asian inspired as opposed to Elemis which most other cruise lines use.  They may give you a teeny tiny little envelope which you are supposed to use as a cover-up…😄😄


it is NOT, as I learned, an eye patch. 😂😂😂

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OK. The ship is sold out but there were a couple of cancellations so they were able to get on board. 

We are:

Tom & Rodney   Naples FL

Doug    Estero FL

Jim   Milton PA


Plus my sister and hubby from Boston and two additional friends from NH

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I was on the repo 13 day NYC to miami cruise 28 Oct - 10 Nov 2019 cruise...


I was apprehensive at first but had sailed msc smaller ships a few years back... I really enjoyed it.


There was a posted daily gl gathering in the starlight lounge each evening around 6 PM I believe.  I never joined but there about 8 guys there most evenings.

The gym is nice and the equipment varied.  I just use treadmill & free weights.  There is a small sauna in the locker room area that I used.

The spa I did not use because I'm not into it.  I did make 2 appts to get my haircut onboard & each time they were over booked so i left.

There are so many varied lounges..something for everyone...starlight lounge...ask for Mohammad & the captain at the bar & ask for a MOJO.  there is an english pub, champagne bar and several other.  

I ate most meals in the buffet simply because I was solo & preferred alone time.  The food was good, varied & if I wanted something..just ask.  The pizza is great and try the gelato on deck 6.

I booked a Fantastica balcony room on deck 13 midship & had breakfast delivered every day.

I've tried most lines since the 1970s and would pick MSC over ncl, rccl etc.

I like the European flavor...

This was cruise was just transport to florida but I really enjoyed it.


Have fun & remember to ask for Muhammad & the captain at the bar  in the starlight lounge...bon voyage

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