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Meraviglia 12/8-12/15 Daily Programs

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Here is a rundown of our 12/8-12/15 cruise on the Meraviglia.   I will be posting the Daily Programs, flyers, and photos from the cruise.

 

Boarding went very quickly.  We arrived around 1:30 PM and were onboard within 15 minutes.  
 

Our cabin was ready before 2PM.  Our luggage arrived a couple hours later.

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The Daily Program for embarkation day 12/8.  
 

We received a notice in our cabin that we had to arrange our Cirque du Soliel dinner reservation.  We had the dining plan and our originally scheduled reservation for the Sonor show needed to be changed as they had rearranged the days for the show.   We got it straightened out at the Carousel Lounge. 

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Daily Planner for 12/9


Highlights:

Sea Day

Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle at 10:15 AM

Voyager Club Welcome Back Cocktail at 11:15 AM

Elegant Night

Photos with the Master (Captain) Stefani Battinelli.
 

 

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Our Cabin:

10298

Bella Balcony, B1

 

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12/8 Panorama Main Dining Dinner Photos:

 

Bay Scallop Ceviche

Potato Gnocchi

Rollo de Cochinillo y Patatas Bravas

Catalan Cream

 

The ceviche was quite spicy.

The gnocchi was very lightly seasoned.

The Rollo was AMAZING.  
The Catalan Cream was similar to a creme brûlée without the carmelized sugar on the top.
 

Dinner took approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.  The waitstaff and bar server were very attentive and each course was brought out in quick succession.  

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The MSC For Me wristbands we purchased this afternoon for $5 each at Guest Services.  For those who are not familiar, these act just like your cruise card while onboard and can be used to make purchases, order drinks, open cabin door, etc.   You will still need to use your cruise card for getting on and off the ship in port.  
 

We did notice that the bands are not as reliable with opening the cabin compared to the cruise card.  It takes multiple tries for us but the bands do work.  
 

Also it doesn’t appear that our bands are compatible with the Friends and Family locator service in the MSC For Me app.   The app asks to scan a QR code on the band which none of ours have. 

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Thanks for posting.   First timer on MSC, on Meraviglia in January.  Bella Balcony looked good to me.

 

Were you assigned Panorama or did you have to request it? 

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19 hours ago, Motegi said:

The MSC For Me wristbands we purchased this afternoon for $5 each at Guest Services.  For those who are not familiar, these act just like your cruise card while onboard and can be used to make purchases, order drinks, open cabin door, etc.   You will still need to use your cruise card for getting on and off the ship in port.  
 

We did notice that the bands are not as reliable with opening the cabin compared to the cruise card.  It takes multiple tries for us but the bands do work.  
 

Also it doesn’t appear that our bands are compatible with the Friends and Family locator service in the MSC For Me app.   The app asks to scan a QR code on the band which none of ours have. 

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Great pictures, my wife is on that ship, Cruise critic group Nolagrandma her name is Debbie cabin 10214 , as the ship was leaving the port she informed me that the ship could not find her luggage and I have not heard a word from her about the luggage yet can you help me with that by asking her if received her luggage?

Thanks

Charles

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5 hours ago, brandy3415 said:

Thanks for posting.   First timer on MSC, on Meraviglia in January.  Bella Balcony looked good to me.

 

Were you assigned Panorama or did you have to request it? 


We are sailing with another couple and linked our reservations.  We have a table for four in Panorama for the 6 o clock seating.  

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3 hours ago, Chas2227 said:

Great pictures, my wife is on that ship, Cruise critic group Nolagrandma her name is Debbie cabin 10214 , as the ship was leaving the port she informed me that the ship could not find her luggage and I have not heard a word from her about the luggage yet can you help me with that by asking her if received her luggage?

Thanks

Charles


Charles, we will try to look for her. 

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Cruise Critic Party Photos
 

The Cruise Director, Gene Young, said that this was the most well attended Cruise Critic party so far.  

Invitations were checked at the door.

 

Complimentary champagne, vodka martinis, and fruit punch were served.  On the tables were a selection of hors d’ouvres, chocolate covered strawberries, and potato chips.  
 

The Captain and the officers were introduced and a group photo was taken.
 

A special cake was displayed and was served at the end of the party.  It was delicious!

 

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MSC Voyagers Club Party was held on the main promenade on Deck 6 in a separate roped off area by the Chocolate shop and the Meraviglia Bar.  Complimentary champagne and fruit punch were served.  The Cruise Director introduced some of the officers from the walkway on Deck 7 and they had a special parade by the Meraviglia Dance Troupe.  

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Some of the adult coffee beverages offered at the Edge Bar.  These are included with the Premium Beverage package.  The Caffe Shakerato gets my vote!  

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Today they had a Specialty Restaurant Food Sampling Tour.  It began at Hola tapas restaurant on the Promenade on deck 6 and ended at Butchers Cut on deck 7.  Each restaurant served small bite sized samples of a few of their dishes.  They were promoting the Specialty Dining packages as well as the Chefs Table and Cooking Classes.  
 

 

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Kaito Sushi menu and photos.


After the food sampling tour we decided to have a light lunch at Kaito Sushi.   The items were priced a la carte.   The drinks were included with our Premium Beverage Package.  However, they had no Japanese sake on this sailing which I thought was strange.  
 

The sushi and sashimi were good.   The yakisoba was literally soba noodles stir fried with some vegetables.   It was not the traditional Japanese recipe and I felt this version was a little heavy on the salt. 

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Meraviglia 12/9 Elegant Night Panorama Main Dining Menu and food photos
 

Lobster Bisque 

French Onion Soup

Caesar Salad

Greek Salad 
Lobster Ravioli <- Loved it!
Beef Tournedos <- Excellent!

NY Strip steak
Poached Pear <- Delicious!

Royal Cake

Banana Ice Cream

 

 

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I love your report/review so far and am following.  We will be on the Meraviglia in March and looking forward to it.  It looks like you are a fun group that is trying to get everything you can out of your cruise.  Keep having fun and keep sharing as much as you can without taking too much away from what you are doing.

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Dec 9 - Meraviglia’s operatic performance of Come il Mare, featuring highlights from La Boheme.  

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