We sailed 10/5/16 from Southampton. We were on the MSC Preziosa several years back with extended family and were overall disappointed, so we chose to check out the Yacht Club this time around. Although it wasn't cheap (I think it doubled the price for 2 of us), I must say that it was an enjoyable experience and I would consider repeating. Most of this review is focused around the Yacht Club experience.
Easy, stress-free embarkation, led by a butler to our room even though we arrived 11am. A small 30 minute immigration delay and then we were on board.
Cabin-15019, nice layout, spacious (But not really to a suite standard for size on some other mainstream lines), good storage and nice but small bathroom with tub. There was a refrigerator that was restocked daily with water, snacks, alcohol, all complimentary. Ice buckets refilled, fresh fruit, newspaper daily, and slippers/robes in the room. Also of course, the butler, who seemed to have a 6th sense on our whereabouts. We would leave the room for just a minute and magically he would appear to clean, each morning. We had wished there was a quick evening clean up included, as often times our room service trays were still on our table as we arrived back to our cabin each evening.
This port was a ton of fun! We walked into town a bit and found a tuk tuk for rent. What a blast!! Highly recommended! We had a 1.5 hour city tour and then visited the Castle and walked back to the ship.
We loved Gibraltar! We walked into the city center and found a taxi tour that would accommodate our large group in a mini van. We went to the caves and the Ape Den and stopped for pixs with the monkeys. A great experience!
We have been here many times before, but we went to visit La Sagrada Familia and it was very enjoyable. Be sure to pre book your tickets, they sell out.
The ship docked far away from the main port here, so pay close attention. We Walked and it felt like miles.