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MSC Splendida Cruise Review by Berke

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MSC Splendida
MSC Splendida
Member Name: Berke
Cruise Date: April 2012
Embarkation: Barcelona
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Cabin Category: YC1
Cabin Number: 16012
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 2.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 1.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 4.0
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MSC Splendida - Mediterranean Tour on Yacht Club
CABIN (YC1)

-No DVD player, radio, or VCR (as advertised)

-Laundry and Dry cleaning was supposed to be free but was not.

-Room service: When you place your order from the interactive TV system, takes at least 50 minutes for delivery

-Too much wind noise coming in from the balcony doors

+Room cleaned and tidyed up twice a day

+Towels changed twice a day

+Minibar is free + refilled twice a day

+Newspaper service every morning (available for most countries)

+Routine newsletter distribution. Well communicated activity schedule.

+Perfect craftmanship and very high attention paid to details during construction. Very obvious. Great room decoration.

TOP SAIL LOUNGE

-Very few assortment for snack buffet

-Can't even find Butlers around (as advertised)

-Lounge windows not cleaned during 1 week. Covered with salt. Limited visibility.

+Quality and quick service

+Interactive maps and screens on each table

+Tables, carpets, couches cleaned very often

+The most silent and relaxed area of the whole ship

+Very nice fore sight (when windows are clean)

+Greatest staff of the Lounge: RAJIV from Mauritus! Always smiling and always ready to serve!

GENERAL

-There is no real Butler service. They just welcome you and clean your room. That's it.

-Outdoor pool water not heated. Only jacuzzi's are heated and very crowded. (except for the One Pool area reserved for Yacht Club members)

-Did not dock in Valetta due to storm. Instead wandered around for 6 hours and then went to the Marsalock bay for a technical stop. Why didn't they stop in Marsalock at first instead of burning thousand of liters of diesel wandering around?

+Very nice decoration and perfect craftmanship. The ship looks so new!

+Always a cleaning going on. Very clean.

L'OLIVO RESTAURANT

+Reserved for Yacht Club members only.

+Very silent and relaxed atmosphere

++Outstanding personalized service!!! Two big plusses for this one! Can't get this level of service in any restaurant in a european city!

+Great food! Great kitchen chef! Great Menu!

+Sommelier always available. Great wine selection.

EXCURSIONS

-Nightmare... Especially if the tour guide was an english speaking italian woman!

-Most excursions in two languages, with bad english accent and high speaker volume. No need to shout! Very annoying for long bus trips!

-Bus in La Goulette was so dirty inside. Try not to touch anywhere in Tunisia!

Publication Date: 04/25/12
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