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MSC Preziosa Review

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YC1: Tour of Suite 15032

Review for MSC Preziosa to the Western Mediterranean
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drewlin
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jun 2016
Cabin: Yacht Club Deluxe Suite
Yacht Club dedicated bag drop at Genoa
Yacht Club welcome drink and snacks whilst waiting for a butler to escort you
Yacht Club Concierge gold Swarovski staircase
Yacht Club Concierge area - shop display
Yacht Club Concierge area - library
Yacht Club Concierge area deck 16
Yacht Club Concierge area - top of gold Swarovski staircase from deck 16
Yacht Club butler
Yacht Club dedicated restaurant La Palmeraie showing Luigi the maitre d&#39
Yacht Club individual printed newspaper of your choice
Yacht Club One Bar deck 18
Yacht Club One Pool
Yacht Club One Pool jacuzzi (one of 2)
Yacht Club Top Sail Lounge panoramic windows
Yacht Club entrance on deck 15 (by card swipe only)

YC1 suite 15032 on MSC Preziosa.

This suite is the last on the starboard side on deck 15, nearest the lifts (although no noise issues at all) and immediately to the right on entering the Yacht Club. You can only access the Yacht Club on this deck via your cruise card and need to turn left along the corridor past the suites towards the central concierge area and Top Sail lounge at the bow of the ship.

On entering your suite, the bathroom is on the right with quite a noticeable step up. It is well appointed having a bath (first for us on a ship) with a shower above. I personally would prefer a shower cubicle as on other ships, however, my husband likes a bath so he was happy. There is a fixed shower screen and, especially for the less nimble amongst us, two grab rails (this made getting in and out of the bath much safer for me). The shower head is large and round and has good pressure with plentiful hot water. It was the best shower that I had had with very good pressure.

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Yacht Club Deluxe Suite

Cabin YC1

Port Reviews

Palermo (Sicily)

HoHo bus There are two routes, blue and red, running when we were in port although they advertise four. Cost 20 euros per person. It was like any other HoHo service although there were times when I couldn't hear the commentary above the noise of the chaotic traffic and horn blowing. Some beautiful places in particular the cathedral.

Genoa

We stayed overnight at B&B Domitilla within a 7 minute walk of the cruise terminal and with great views of the terminal and city. 5 minutes uphill walk from the main railway station (which is where the airport bus drops you off) and close to metro station for further exploration.

Malta (Valletta)

The ship berths within Valetta harbour and with the use of the lift for one euro (return) you get to the Upper Barakka Gardens within minutes and level access to Valetta itself. You could spend the day just there but there are buses all over the island from Valetta's bus station just outside the gates. Recommend Mdina (the original walled capital of Malta) and Mosta church with its 3rd largest unsupported dome which was penetrated by a bomb which didn't explode during WWII. It is also the 3rd largest church in Europe.

Valencia

We just got the ship's shuttle bus into Valencia for 12.50 euros per person and we were dropped off within easy walking of the old centre. What little we saw of it was beautiful and well worth exploring on another visit.

Marseille

As we had been on previous cruises and it also coincided with Euro 2016 and England's game so we decided to stay on board and explore more of the ship whilst it was relatively quiet,

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