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  1. Is it possible to buy chips with non refundable OBC in the casino, gamble then cash out the chips (assuming you don’t lose everything) for cash at the end of the cruise?
  2. Thanks, I guess I’ll be bringing my one from home.
  3. Trying to remember what kind of hairdryers Celebrity provides. Are they regular hairdryers like you would have at home or the awful ones that take forever to dry your hair and where you have to keep your finger on the “on” button to keep the air flowing?
  4. Thanks for the replies. I was hoping the MDR would be an option but we’re not concierge class. I guess we’ll have to deal with the crush of the buffet or try one of the pay options.
  5. Just wondering if there are any options other than the buffet for lunch on embarkation day. We are not in a suite and do not have any kind of elite status.
  6. Do you remember on what day the “rest of the voyage” price was offered and how much it was? Leaving on the Silhouette on Thursday and trying to decide whether to buy an internet package now or wait.
  7. I have a booking for May 2020 on the Seaview which I made through an online travel agent. My deposit is listed as “non refundable” on my booking information. This will be our first cruise on MSC and I knew the deposit was non refundable when I booked but at that time I assumed that was just a MSC rule. I was surprised to find out later that usually the deposits are refundable as on other lines. Not sure why mine isn’t.
  8. I hope that poor Butler service is not a trend on the Seaview. CC member Beamafar has a thread on her experiences on the Seaview and she also had some issues with their butler, who I think was called Harry. I’m not demanding but do expect friendly interactions with staff.
  9. Have enjoyed reading your very informative review and am looking forward to hearing your opinion of the Seaview. We are sailing on the Seaview in the YC for our first MSC cruise next May.
  10. Thanks. I’m not usually a gambler ( I hate losing money and that’s what always happens if I play ), but if I thought I might get an offer for 30% off a future cruise, I might be tempted to give it a try, haha!
  11. How much do you have to play before you start getting offers?
  12. Thank you for the responses. So are you saying that if I apply and get matched to Classic I can get the 5% discount off my currently booked cruise?
  13. DH and I have been on about 15 cruises but are not loyal to any one line. We just booked our first MSC cruise and I keep reading about people getting status matched from other loyalty programs. Is there any point in us applying for a status match on MSC if we are only at the lowest tier of another cruise line? What benefit, if any, is there to applying now as opposed to waiting until after our cruise to be assigned to the lowest level on MSC?
  14. Thanks for the responses. I guess I am wondering what the age demographic is likely to be like that week rather than looking for special activities. Friends of ours cruised over Christmas last year on RCCL and found there were lots of families with young children but not many 20 somethings for their children to interact with. Just wondering if New Year's is likely to be similar. I would prefer to do a family cruise at some other time of year but this is easiest for coordinating everyone's time off from work and college.
  15. Thinking about booking a cruise over the New Year for DH, myself and our four twenty something children and their partners. I’m looking for a ship that will have a lively nightlife to keep the young adults entertained. Considering the premium price for this week, I’m looking for opinions on if the extra cost is worth it and any comments on what cruising over the holidays is like in general.
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