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8 minutes ago, rikitikitavii said:

So true, but it was good, will settle for two choices as long as just as good.

I don't recall seeing a breakfast pizza either unfortunately, the space was used for waffles and doughnuts

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Is there free coffee available in the buffet all day . Or do you need to purchase it?

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4 minutes ago, Bases5 said:

Is there free coffee available in the buffet all day . Or do you need to purchase it?

 

Water, tea & coffee available without charge 24/7 in the buffet.

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On ‎12‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 12:19 PM, 1fifthavenue said:

Hi Base, sorry that explanation isn't the best, will put more in my review, but basically you go to the MDR to be seated, then have the choice of just a few items on the a la carte menu or a buffet. The waiters don't know what you're doing, who is having what etc

Looking forward to your review.

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On ‎12‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 10:16 AM, Bases5 said:

  Does the Sinfonia have interactive TV in the cabin to check your account?

Do you need to make reservations for the main show's?

If so can you do that on the TV.

Do they provide diner menus at the dining room for reviewing?

Do they provide daily program guides in your stateroom to review daily advents. (Not sure what MSC calls them)

Did you check out the casino,  Was it smoky and did they offer much in table games?

Thanks in advance for all the information!!!

 

 By the way I don't like flying in the day of either but I had a brain fart. I booked the day before and forgot all about the time difference and the lengths of the flight.

When I went to change it, the penalty was all most as much as I paid for 1 flight so we stuck with the original  reservation.

The one good thing is it's a direct flight and gets in a 8:30 am so we have that much going for us.

 We are staying post cruise and checking out Barcelona 

 

On the Sinfonia

No interactive TV. Just basic stuff and a lot of BBC.

We had a 10 day cruise and we had 3 formal nights. On all the formal nights, they scheduled an extra show (late) so we had 3 shows to attend. BUT, you had to make a reservation for which show you wanted to attend. You needed to just scan you card, after the previous day show and pick which show you want to attend. You can do it from any of the many screens all over the ship. After that previous nights show, when it is announced you have to make a reservation for the next night, everyone goes out and tried to get to the scanner right outside the theater. Go down one flight of stairs and no one is at those scanners. 

We received a daily guide n or stateroom, just like on ever other cruise we do. It was I English, for us and contained all the info we needed about the next day's activities. 

The casino was on the small side, but we rarely gamble, so we didn't spend much of any time there. smoky--aren't they all?

 

Cheers

Len

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On ‎12‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 11:57 AM, rikitikitavii said:

Captain & Giantfan, 

just wondering, because pizza in Seaside was so good. Is there pizza on the buffet, or is it al a carte?

We don't mind small ships, there are two older out of West Palm, old Costa Classica and Carnival Celebration, we do often as weekend getaway. Both about 45k tons, built late 80s, early 90.

 

Thanks to all for the comments, looking forward to the ship and Mediterranean ports!!!

 

Rick

 

On the Sinfonia, there is separate pizza station outside the buffet area where the pizza is made fresh all the time They offer different types at different times, even something with a black crust, but it was always fresh and we felt, very good. Same guy was always here.

 

Cheers

Len

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On ‎12‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 12:19 PM, 1fifthavenue said:

Hi Base, sorry that explanation isn't the best, will put more in my review, but basically you go to the MDR to be seated, then have the choice of just a few items on the a la carte menu or a buffet. The waiters don't know what you're doing, who is having what etc

We try to avoid the buffet at all costs, so we did eat in the MDR every morning for breakfast. This was so different from American breakfasts. We usually walked in and sort of sat where we wanted. They sort of tried to escort us to a table, but if we liked something better, we just sat there. When they did seat us it was usually with people already eating so we felt that rude and we opted for a table on our own. While we were eating, they did seat others with us, like everyone doing their own thing. 

We ordered from a menu, but also got up for several items off the breakfast buffet that they also have there. Good pastries and cheeses and some other nice items that you won't get off the menu. 

Orders were served quickly also, but don't get too exotic as they won't understand what you want.

 

Cheers

Len

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