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#1
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Does anyone know the procedure or who to contact to set up a Meet and Greet on an MSC ship (Divina) ? There are several of us interested in setting one up for our cruise, but we are not sure how...Thanks.
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#2
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Originally posted by ddjwms
Does anyone know the procedure or who to contact to set up a Meet and Greet on an MSC ship (Divina) ? There are several of us interested in setting one up for our cruise, but we are not sure how...Thanks.

I contacted MSC and they told me that they set one up on The Divina for each cruise and it is published in the Daily Program. No advance notification. Kind of unusual and there is another thread that says that MSC doesn't much pay attention to much to CC. THAT is disappointing!
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#3
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Originally posted by cruiseguys2009
I contacted MSC and they told me that they set one up on The Divina for each cruise and it is published in the Daily Program. No advance notification. Kind of unusual and there is another thread that says that MSC doesn't much pay attention to much to CC. THAT is disappointing!

MsccruiseUSA is on here every now and then and is quite helpful when they can be. Don't know if they'll set up a meet and greet though?
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The Cruise Critic Meet & Greet is planned for every sailing on MSC Divina and will be printed in your daily program on board. The ship selects the time/space depending on the availability of the lounges during each sailing; however, it is usually hosted during the first day at sea. At this time, there are no snacks or drinks provided during the meet & greet, but they are hosted near bars in the case that someone wants to purchase something.

Hope this helps!
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Originally posted by Cruisergal1208
The cruise director usually comes.
If is printed in the daily program does that mean it is open to anyone on the ship or is it a "private" Cruise Cric group only?
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Originally posted by time2travl
If is printed in the daily program does that mean it is open to anyone on the ship or is it a "private" Cruise Cric group only?
Since there are no snacks or beverages, I cant imagine many that arent cruise critic members interested.
#10
Gulf Coast Florida
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I understand you want to get a loyal following in the North American market, and you want to offer a new experience to this market, but come on, you can't offer up some cheese and crackers, etc., it doesn't have to be fancy, but it should show you care, cause offering nothing shows you 'don't' care!
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Originally posted by Russian Bear
I understand you want to get a loyal following in the North American market, and you want to offer a new experience to this market, but come on, you can't offer up some cheese and crackers, etc., it doesn't have to be fancy, but it should show you care, cause offering nothing shows you 'don't' care!
Hi Russian Bear,

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We will take this into consideration.

Regards,
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#12
Georgia
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MSC, It would also be nice to make sure the senior staff of different departments attend to discuss their departments and answer questions from our CC'ers. Thanks for monitoring these boards.
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Originally posted by MSC Cruises USA
The Cruise Critic Meet & Greet is planned for every sailing on MSC Divina and will be printed in your daily program on board. The ship selects the time/space depending on the availability of the lounges during each sailing; however, it is usually hosted during the first day at sea. At this time, there are no snacks or drinks provided during the meet & greet, but they are hosted near bars in the case that someone wants to purchase something.

Hope this helps!

Is the Meet and Greet unique to the Divina or is it across the board? I am sailing from Santos to Venezia on the Preziosa next month and would like the opportunity to attend a Meet and Greet but. as yet, the roll call for the sailing isn't very busy.

Thanks
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#14
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How do you identify yourself when you attend a meet and greet (on MSC or other line). Do you just tell your user name or are you wearing a shirt or a pin??
#15
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Originally posted by 250373
How do you identify yourself when you attend a meet and greet (on MSC or other line). Do you just tell your user name or are you wearing a shirt or a pin??
On other lines. usually someone from the roll call is in charge of keeping track of all those interesting in attending.

Many post pictures on their profile and plan an informal meet at sail away and as a way of identifying each other will wear leis or Mardi gras beads and meet at a designated location.

At the actual meet n greet if there is a large group the organizer might make name tags with both the screen name and actual name.

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#16
Miami FL
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MSC included a Meet & Greet in the daily newsletter for the afternoon of the first sea day, but I couldn't find anyone at the announced location.
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#17
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Originally posted by judyzoo
MSC included a Meet & Greet in the daily newsletter for the afternoon of the first sea day, but I couldn't find anyone at the announced location.
What was the time and location? Was there an active roll call for your sailing?
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Originally posted by ohiogymrat
What was the time and location? Was there an active roll call for your sailing?
It was at 3:30 in the Silver Lounge. We had a roll call, but very few participated.
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#19
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Originally posted by judyzoo
It was at 3:30 in the Silver Lounge. We had a roll call, but very few participated.
Thanks
It seems from other reports that Silver lounge @ 3-3:30 is the time set aside for cruise critic.

Since people aren't showing up,its doubtful MSC will send staff to the event.
#20
Miami FL
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Originally posted by ohiogymrat
Thanks
It seems from other reports that Silver lounge @ 3-3:30 is the time set aside for cruise critic.

Since people aren't showing up,its doubtful MSC will send staff to the event.
Perhaps if MSC would send staff, people would show up. Which comes first?
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