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  1. On 9/30/2023 at 6:41 PM, KINGBOBOFTHENORTH said:

    The option is still there. It's just that for many cruises they've decided to not sell single occupancy and it will give you that message but for some you still can. Generally, the farther off the date to your proposed cruise date, the more likely single cabins are still being sold. But as Essiesmom describes above, there was single passenger availability still being offered on an October date which is not far off at all.

    Yes you can still put in 1 passenger when going into each individual cruise, but the cruise search used to have a passenger selection, so you could put 1 passenger and it show you the solo prices for all cruises.

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  2. On 9/16/2023 at 12:07 PM, Serengeti228 said:

    To answer your questions.


    It is unfortunate that the Costa website does not provide much information of all the drinks packages on sale. One can access the full list upon booking. From your post, I believe you have yet to book any. 


    I check on my existing booking page and have found 17 drinks packages that are on sale. I have screenshots these 17 packages.


    I am not sure if al these packages are made avialable to all itineraries, but these can give you a good idea. To find out the detail of each package, I believe you have to get to that stage first. Happy drinking!







    That's very helpful, thanks a lot. How long is your cruise that those prices are for?


    Yes, I'm yet to book, looking at some of the transatlantics! 

  3. Hi all, new to costa but have sailed with MSC a lot.


    I'm struggling to find up to date information on drinks packages available in 2023. I'm looking at a 12 day sailing and on the costa website, it only mentions my drinks and my drinks plus? But the research i've done suggests a 'Brindiamo' and 'soft drinks' package is also available, as well as maybe a lunch and dinner package?


    Has anyone booked/sailed recently that might be able to clarify these plus provide pricing. 


  4. On 10/20/2022 at 9:41 AM, mousefan73 said:


    In November will be arrive Southampton on the Virtuosa and are looking at two excursions. I am trying to find MSC specific reviews on these. Need your input on which one we should book.


    1. Bath: SOU24 for 7 hours.

    It says 2 hours drive to get there. City tour and a walkabout with guide for Pulteney Bridge. States enough time to explore on your own for lunch. I assume another 2 hours back. Leaving actually only 3 hrs for Bath?!?.


    2. Windsor: SOU19 for 8 hours

    It says after an 1.5 hour drive you arrive at the Castle. With a tour of the State roooms and St. George's Chapel. After the tour you  head to the city ( I assume the bus takes you there from the Castle to town?? if not how far of a walk?) where you have time to shop and check out the gregorian streets.



    Has anyone taken these tours.. We need to decide which one. Bath seems so hectic compared to Windsor doesn it? longer drive, is it? and shorter stay.

    I am a huge Jane Austen fan and am worried, there is more single things to see there spread out vs Windsor. Windsor is a single location and the town just a town.. I think in bath i would be trying to run about trying to take in the Crescent, Roman Baths, Jane Austen stuff. KWIM?


    Any insights on these? thanks!



    Plus my mom is mobile but elderly, which one is least exhausting. She can walk but is Slooooow and needs a sitdown here and there.

    I used to live in windsor and the castle is just a couple of minutes walk from the shops etc.

  5. 32 minutes ago, jcathers1 said:

    Is the health questionnaire able to be completed online? The main web check-in page says "Immediate action: we kindly ask you to complete the health questionnaire and accept our passage contract as soon as possible." But I can't find where on the site this can be done.


    We are US citizens traveling on the Seashore out of Miami, and within 20 days of embarkation. 

    It's part of your e-tickets to print off

  6. On 6/19/2022 at 1:01 AM, pj17 said:

    I have tried every link but cannot find the US web form for the status match. I found a cached version but it would not let me put in city and state. When I search it on MSC it goes back to main page. Would someone please share it.




    7 hours ago, cmp03 said:

    I am having the same problem. 

    Hopefully someone else figures it out and shares 🙂

    Oddly it is still there on their website (just before the FAQ on here https://www.msccruisesusa.com/manage-booking/msc-voyagers-club) but just redirects to the homepage



  7. You get more voyagers points when booking fantastica 


    MSC Experience purchased


    Cruise under 6 days / 5 nights

    Cruises from 6 to 10 days / 5 to 9 nights

    Cruises of more than 10 days - 9 nights


    200 points

    500 points

    700 points


    400 points

    700 points

    1000 points


    600 points

    1000 points

    1500 points

    MSC Yacht Club

    800 points

    1500 points

    2000 points


  8. Does anybody happen to be able to clarify the below t&c's for the offer....


    Terms and conditions

    Promotion valid for bookings confirmed from May 5th to June 30th, 2022

    It is applicable for all summer departures 2022 until October 30th, 2022

    It is not applicable to: Welcome Members or cruises that last less than 3 nights

    It is not retroactive and only applicable to new reservations

    It is not combinable with other discounts 


    I'm reading it as cruises 1 or 2 nights aren't included but cruises 3 or more nights are included? I'm tempted to book a 3 night caribbean

  9. Just noticed on a recent email about Norwegian fjords cruises there was a link to this offer which isn't showing on the MSC website under deals -





    Book by June 30th

    Whether you’re a fan of the Mediterranean sun and culture, the breathtaking scenery of the Fjords and Northern Europe or the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean sea, we’ve got you covered with an unmissable offer! 

    As part of the MSC Voyagers Club, book before June 30th any cruise sailing up untill 30 October 2022 , and get an exceptional 50€/$ p.p. onboard credit + 700 extra points along with your standard club discount of 5%. The extra points will be credited to you before the departure to help you upgrade your membership level faster. 

    Choose your favourite itinerary, add your MSC Voyagers Club Card Number, book and enjoy your Summer! 
  10. 15 hours ago, sm9690 said:

    New section of the website with voyagers selection now - https://www.msccruises.co.uk/cruise-deals/voyagers-exclusives

    Further to this, i've just noticed new t&c's. Looks like it's changed for the worst.


    The offer can be applied on any cruise departure (World Cruises Excluded*) and is combined with the 5% MSC Voyagers Club discount:

    • The additional discount may vary depending on the departures. Voyagers Exclusives is not available for Welcome Members.
    • If you book more than 12 months before departure we offer you an extra 5% discount + 50€/$ Ship Board Credit (Silver, Gold, Diamond) + double points.
    • If you book more than 9 months before departure we offer you an extra 5% discount + 50€/$ Ship Board Credit (Silver, Gold, Diamond)
    • If you book between 6 and 9 months before departure we offer you an extra 5% discount only.
    • If you book less than 6 months before departures, you can just have standard 5% Voyagers Club discount.
    • Shipboard credit is issued per person and not per cabin. Shipboard credit is applied to the final bill at the end of the cruise.
    • Shipboard credit does not apply to MSC Voyagers Club members under 18 years old.
    • The discount can be extended to all occupants of the cabin, it can be applied on any departures (excluded World Cruise) and prices (i.e. EB, Best Price Today, Brochure and Promo Rates).
    • The promotion is not combined with any other discount. Subject to availability.
    • The discount cannot be combined with any group and network rates, unless otherwise specified in the details of the promotion itself. Voyagers Exclusives can be booked online by providing your Club Identification Number.
    • The possibility of booking Voyagers Exclusives may be limited to a certain time frame.
    • Expiry of promotions will be communicated online.
    • Voyagers Exclusives terms and conditions may vary according to the market.
    • Dedicated member on board discounts can be applied at the time of purchase or at the end of the cruise when the member’s account bill is closed. Customers must always check if discounts are applicable to other promotions currently in progress on board.
    • MSC Cruises is not responsible for any errors and/or omissions regarding MSC Voyagers Club discounts on board.
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  11. 1 hour ago, UKstages said:

    i haven't seen this myself on the NCL site and can't remember hearing about NCL "error" or "mistake" fares in the past. this is much more common with airlines and some honor the fares and some don't. i believe there is now language in the contract terms which invalidates clear "mistake" fares. 


    whether a company honors these seems to be influenced by how many took advantage of them, how steep the discount is, whether it could reasonably be perceived as a fare so low as to clearly be a mistake, and how bad the negative publicity is (did the media pick up the story?) and whether the company wants to make a big splash and get free positive publicity by honoring the fares.


    I saw this one last week, it would let me get all the way through to the final stage after choosing a cabin and entering all details etc. 


    I then saw a couple more at the weekend similar but didn't take screenshots



  12. 2 hours ago, xcell said:

    Shuttle to the city? Or shuttle to the port exit?  How about on the way back?

    I did it the other month and took a free shuttle bus from this stop - https://goo.gl/maps/moLJmnr4SjeYBr5Y8

    Coming back I took the 35 from this stop - https://goo.gl/maps/V6CuMZHZB9sgZGCu6 which drops off here - https://goo.gl/maps/iHmHmL6Jj2HokT5M9 They weren't taking payment for the bus at the time, but it's less than 2 euro.


    Takes about 15 mins to walk but saves paying about 17 euros for MSC shuttle

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  13. 8 minutes ago, carlmm said:

    Unless it is a tender port, you can be the first off. Who ever gets first to the gangway gets off first.


    In Genoa the port is right in the city and no shuttle is required,

    In Marseille MSC offers a shuttle you need to pay for right next to the ship. Alternatively you could walk (quite far) to the port exit where public transportation is offered.

    Syracuse also docks in the city 🙂

  14. I've noticed recently that there's been a number of 'error' fares on the NCL website, eg. one particular sailing might show as £400 whether it be an inside, ocean view, balcony or haven. Has anyone had any experience of these and whether they'll honour them?

  15. On 4/22/2022 at 2:57 PM, Morgsmom said:

    Can you elaborate on this?  Prices going up? Down?  More category changes?  Thanks in advance.

    I said to her that there's not many deals at the moment and she said she'd recommend waiting until the 28th as there are going to be pricing changes. I doubt she'd have said that if she knew they were going up as it would have been in her interests to get me booked there and then.

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