Booked a cruise on the Splendida Yacht club with the whole family of 5 persons (all adults). Don't understand in other reviews that people complaining about almost everything, yes even about the Yacht club. Well, we had a FANTASTIC time on board the Splendida yacht club. It was worth the extra cost.
Everything started with the embarkation that went really really smooth. Sata, a butler took us through the embarkation procedure and also offered us something to drink. Then to the boat passing many other passengers waiting in line to enter, Priorty embarkation for yacht club guests.
Our butler was Jacques Paulin, a very helpful staffmember. We stayed in the yachtclub executive/family suite 12002 and 12004, it is a pity that these suites aren't really located on the yacht club decks (15 & 16) but hey those are the biggest suites on the whole ship so no complaining at all. In suite 12004 we had a bathroom with double sink, a shower and a full bathtub. The bathroom is bigger than in most apartments on land. Also a huge (on a ship) separate livingroom and a nice bedroom with flatscreen tv that we never used (no time to watch tv).
We didn't do any MSC-excursions. Barcelona, Civitavechia, Palermo and Genua we all visited by ourselves for just a couple hours at the most. We preferred staying on the ship. The service in the top sail lounge, the one pool on deck 16 (with bar) and the yacht club restaurant Olivo were beyond our expectations. All the staffmembers serving us, and in the whole yacht club, were all very helpful in making our stay a most memorable one. All the meals were very tasty, have to mention about the dessert, simply excellent!!
Only 1 big problem, no single one of us wanted to leave. Disembarkation was also swift. Thank you MSC and all the staffmembers and in particular Sata and Jacques.
And yes our next cruise with the family is going to be MSC yacht club again.