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Intriqued by the Mediterranean itinerary, the Yacht Club ship-within-a-ship, the bargain pricing AND the program that matched our Princess loyalty status, we couldn't be happier with our experiment. We have already booked the new MSC Bellissima for the same itinerary in 2019. Highlights? *absolutely gorgeous and easy to navigate ship that is downright lively with great shops, parties and activities *a BUTLER in Yacht Club that met and anticipated every need. Service exemplary throughout the ship. *all but highest end alcohol is included in Yacht Club. I kept track We had 74 drinks and two bottles of free Prosecco. *top-notch food in YC Dining Room AND specialty restaurants, eg Anchor Pub and Butcher,s Cut. Excellent Chef’s Table in EATALY, GREAT PIZZA. *TWO Cirque Shows, production shows fun as well EXCEPT see below *terrific itinerary that included Messina, Naples (we visited Sorrento),Marseille, Malta and Barcelona (don’t miss the Maritime Museum). Lowlights? *Wish they had told us about the planned transportation strike in Genoa when we disembarked. Cost us over $200 to get to Milan. *godawful on-board computer and television system—their website is poor as well. No reason it should be so poorly designed. *Poor meal at Cirque Show dinner—not up to high standards in YC. Mushy fish, overcooked vegetables at a meal we paid extra for. Would opt for cocktail show in future) seats are better at cocktail show as well. *hands down MAGIC FRIENDS is the lamest magic show in the history of the universe. *very limited storage in interior cabin, tiny closet *small casino with impossibly slow bar service

First time on MSC a home-run

MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review by muggo11

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Intriqued by the Mediterranean itinerary, the Yacht Club ship-within-a-ship, the bargain pricing AND the program that matched our Princess loyalty status, we couldn't be happier with our experiment. We have already booked the new MSC Bellissima for the same itinerary in 2019.

Highlights?

*absolutely gorgeous and easy to navigate ship that is downright lively with great shops, parties and activities

*a BUTLER in Yacht Club that met and anticipated every need. Service exemplary throughout the ship.

*all but highest end alcohol is included in Yacht Club. I kept track We had 74 drinks and two bottles of free Prosecco.

*top-notch food in YC Dining Room AND specialty restaurants, eg Anchor Pub and Butcher,s Cut. Excellent Chef’s Table in EATALY, GREAT PIZZA.

*TWO Cirque Shows, production shows fun as well EXCEPT see below

*terrific itinerary that included Messina, Naples (we visited Sorrento),Marseille, Malta and Barcelona (don’t miss the Maritime Museum).

Lowlights?

*Wish they had told us about the planned transportation strike in Genoa when we disembarked. Cost us over $200 to get to Milan.

*godawful on-board computer and television system—their website is poor as well. No reason it should be so poorly designed.

*Poor meal at Cirque Show dinner—not up to high standards in YC. Mushy fish, overcooked vegetables at a meal we paid extra for. Would opt for cocktail show in future) seats are better at cocktail show as well.

*hands down MAGIC FRIENDS is the lamest magic show in the history of the universe.

*very limited storage in interior cabin, tiny closet

*small casino with impossibly slow bar service
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Small, beautiful decor. Great bed. Tiny closet and minimal storage space.
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