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About relaxatsea

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  1. Thanks so much to Rogue and Fiona for the great review and wonderful pictures. We we are on the Dec. 7 sailing and really appreciate all of your help!
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    MSC Divina - Deck 9 Aft Balcony Cabin

    We did not get seasick at all. In our experience, we feel more motion in the forward cabins. When we have a choice, we always prefer aft balconies. However, I should probably add that we do not usually get seasick no matter how bad the seas (lucky us!). In 2016, we cruised around Cape Horn with its notoriously rough seas, and we were fine. It was quite an adventure! Even so, we always take Bonine with us just in case (there could always be a first time!). Ask your doctor for advice on this.
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    Santiago Hotel Recommendation????

    Sorry, my mistake, Icaro Suites is in Buenos Aires.
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    MSC Divina - Deck 9 Aft Balcony Cabin

    We had cabin 9270 on the Divina in January, 2017 and liked it very much. We did not notice that there was more motion there than in the rest of the ship, and the view from the balcony was spectacular. We also did not notice noise from the lounge. We liked that it was so close to the outside back stairway with its large viewing area. Highly recommend! Happy cruising!
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    Santiago Hotel Recommendation????

    We liked the Icaro Suites, just a block or so off of Corrientes and close to the Obelisk. Our room was large, clean and quiet and they also had a nice buffet breakfast. From there, we walked to most of the major tourist places. In the same neighborhood, we highly recommend Pizzeria Guerrin, and tha famous coffee shop, el Gato Negro.
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    Buenos Aires Hotel Recommendation

    We really liked the Icaro Suites close to Corrientes and the obelisk. Easy to walk everywhere. Highly recommend Pizzeria Guerrin!
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    Fantastica drink vouchers

    I think we will be fine! By the way, I spent all the summers of my childhood in Kingsville, Ontario, and we used to go to London sometimes! See you on board!
  8. We didn't stay in one, but visited one on our cabin crawl in Jan., 2018. It was spectacular with the wrap around balcony. It had lots of light and felt very spacious. We loved the view down to the pool and the proximity to the panoramic elevators.
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    New and "Improved" CC

    My biggest problem now is with the very white backgrounds which really hurt my eyes.
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    Fantastica drink vouchers

    Hi Tony, Today I called MSC and asked if we still get the 12 drink vouchers per person since we have the Fantastica experience and do not have any other drink package or promotion with our booking. The agent said yes we will get it, even though it will not appear on our MSC booking per se, she told me to look at the Fantastic perks (the same place you looked when you did a mock booking). I printed this out and plan to take it with me. Feel free to call MSC and let me know if you get the same answer! Barbara
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    Fantastica drink vouchers

    We are also on Seaside Feb. 16 in an inside Fantastica cabin. We did not book the "drinks on us" package, and we are fully expecting to get our 12 drink vouchers per person. Our understanding is that this is still good until March, 2019.
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    MSC SeaSide

    There is a video on You Tube showing Inside Accessible Cabin 15139. Good luck with your surgery!
  13. relaxatsea

    Text is darker now - thank you!

    Much better! Thanks!
  14. Also, like others I can't see the pictures attached to posts, and I see everybody's long, long signatures with all the cruises they have taken. I used to have that disabled. I also use a desktop computer, and I find the new font way too small and light for my eyes. In addition, the background is super white, making the tiny light gray print even harder to read.
  15. I agree, I have a lot of trouble trying to read this small, light print. Please make it larger and darker. Thanks in advance!