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#21
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Joined Jan 2014
Thank you all so much for your comments.

Dpal: I'll do what I can about checking out your cabin location.

Helenb: I haven't got round to the pastries place. But the sundaes as well as gelato are included. As I've mentioned, YC guests have what was once known as the premium package.
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#22
Bolton / Accrington, Lancashire, UK
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Bea ... Did you check out the deck with YC and ordinary cabins to see if there is a dividing hallway door ?
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#23
Nottingham, England
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Joined Sep 2009
Bea - thanks so much for your checking in with us! If you could actually take photos of the drinks menu & post them on here that would be great! Spa opening hours would also be good. and of course if you happen to befriend anyone with one of those corner Aurea suites hehe!
It's a bit worrying about the dining situation, being Aurea, we have flexi dining but I hope all the kinks will be sorted out by the time we cruise! Enjoy Marseille!


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#24
Spain
73 Posts
Joined Apr 2011
Hello, just a question I have not seen answered anywhere. The RFID bands are for everyone or only for the more expensive experiences?
Can you keep it after the cruise?
Thanks!
#25
4 Posts
Joined May 2017
I'm enjoying reading your review of the ship, we're due to sail on her in November. As we also leave from Barcelona and are staying the night before (and after) there, could you recommend a hotel in Barcelona? Just wondering where you stayed before you sailed? We don't know Barcelona at all. Many thanks.
#26
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Joined Jan 2014
Dave .....yes! I couldn't figure out how non-YC cabins had access to the bank of lifts. There is a heavy solid door dividing the corridor. The

YC side has an exit to the bank of lifts and the other side has a different access.



Elblarney - that is a question I have on my list to get an answer to. I do know that you keep the bands.



Nikki........... sure thing! I did a tour of the Spa this morning and have pics and info to follow. I'm a bit slow at this as I'm only finding my way around using this phone so it's time-consuming with all the mistakes I'm making LOL



For now a couple of pics of today's lunch menu. No photo of the delicious Iberian pig dish as my phone was on charge during lunch. I got it from the cabin when the fab desserts arrived!


Millie I've just read your post. Will answer a little later. It takes me a while to compose my answers!







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#27
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Bea
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#28
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#29
21 Posts
Joined Jan 2014
Dear Bea,

Your YC posts are just what we (future YC cruisers - for us it will be April 2018) were looking for. Thank you for the time and effort put into your reports live onboard, greatly appreciated.

We have the Royal Suite on our cruise. I haven't heard or seen any information or pictures so any info you can get your hands on would be fantastic!

Just let the information, pictures, photos and menus and more come our way so we can already look forward to our future cruise!


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#30
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Joined Jan 2014
Sorry for double post pics.

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Bea
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Celebrity Millennium Jan 2016
MSC Divina Oct 2015 (TA)
MSC Divina Sep 2015 (YC)
MSC Preziosa Mar 2015 (TA)
MSC Fantasia Dec 2014
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#31
California
89 Posts
Joined Oct 2011
We aren't on till next June, so hope all the kinks worked out by then. A couple things which I hope are changed:
1. All inclusive drink package not available in specialty restaurants...what do they expect that we do? Get the drink before going into the restaurant? What about wine and such w/ the meal? Or pay for them
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2. Hope outdoor grill expands its menu.

Thank-you so much for doing this Bea. Have an amazing time.
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#32
Barcelona
56 Posts
Joined Mar 2017
Originally posted by elbarney
Hello, just a question I have not seen answered anywhere. The RFID bands are for everyone or only for the more expensive experiences?
Can you keep it after the cruise?
Thanks!
Bands are free for aurea, wellness and YC guests , and for children under 12. For de rest of us it costs 5€...

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#33
Nottingham, England
2,143 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
Mmmm all calories free at sea eh Bea! Those desserts look yum!
Please if you can also report what you do at each port stop. that would be great and whether you do it under your own steam or through MSC as we are still picking for our cruise and can't decide for some ports! Marseille is a tough one!
#34
doncaster
155 Posts
Joined Jun 2013
Hi Bea - looking fab so far although I hope they get the dining room glitches sorted for the MDR before we board in August. If you get chance to see and post any MDR menus that would be fab. Very envious of you Yacht Clubbers!! X


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#35
Nottingham, England
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Joined Sep 2009
Originally posted by Millie59
I'm enjoying reading your review of the ship, we're due to sail on her in November. As we also leave from Barcelona and are staying the night before (and after) there, could you recommend a hotel in Barcelona? Just wondering where you stayed before you sailed? We don't know Barcelona at all. Many thanks.
We are staying in Barcelona pre & post cruise in different hotels
The pre cruise hotel is Hotel Barcelona Catedral as I wanted to be quite close to the port & close to the Gothic quarter & reasonably close to Las Ramblas & not too far away from the Bocqueria Food Market.
The post cruise hotel is Hotel EuroPark - a bit closer to the top end of the Ramblas & Passeig de Gracia with all the Gaudi houses plus the HOHO stop too.
#36
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Joined May 2014
Thanks for the great info!

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#37
NJ
335 Posts
Joined Jul 2000
I sure hope they don't allow smoking in Top Sail Lounge. It's bound to affect the entire room. Look what happens in casinos on all cruise ships. There's no way to isolate the smell of smoke without being an entirely separate room.
Sorry smokers.......
#39
Oslo, Norway
40 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
Great to hear from you "live Bemafar, and I particularly share your disappointment regarding items not being available at the YC grill. We're int total 10 pax off in 2 weeks from Genoa in YC.
A couple of particular questions (As we're wine-buffs):
1. Is there a "special wines" list on board, and in YC restaurant? (Pictures?)
2. What is MSC policy regarding bringing wine on board if we find a particularly interesting buy in one of the ports?
3. How does MSC handle YC guests in ports where there is congestion to get on/off the ship?
4. Do YC guests have priority regarding reservations for shows, speciality-restaurants etc., or do we need to rush our reservations once we're onboard?
Great of you to take the time to answer and report!
#40
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Joined Jan 2014
A couple of pics for now







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Bea
'Would I could set sail upon the water'.

PREVIOUSLY ON:

MSC Magnifica Sept/Oct 2017

MSC Meraviglia June 2017 (YC)
MSC Fantasia Feb 2017
MSC Sinfonia Nov 2016 (b2b)
MSC Sinfonia Oct 2016
MSC Sinfonia Aug 2016
MSC Magnifica April 2016
Celebrity Millennium Jan 2016
MSC Divina Oct 2015 (TA)
MSC Divina Sep 2015 (YC)
MSC Preziosa Mar 2015 (TA)
MSC Fantasia Dec 2014
MSC Preziosa Aug 2014 (YC)
MSC Preziosa May 2014
MSC Splendida Feb 2014
MSC Splendida Feb 2013
MSC Splendida Feb 2012 (YC)
MSC Fantasia Nov 2011
Carnival Sensation Sept 2000