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We chose this ship as they put to us in writing and advertise swell that they have a GPS tracking system for young passengers. As we were travelling with a very active 3 year old this was important to us as we feared that he would dart off into an open elevator and off he would go leaving us on the outside ! When we got on the ship we asked were to get the tracker and were told that it was not yet functional. Yes it was not yet working despite the fact that we have in writing that it was available. Reaction from HQ when we complained to a senior level ( Jeff Herzfeld in Miami ) was an insult. They really do not care. Further embarrassing IT issues with MSC but the topic for other reviews. Drink pass is irrelevant and a waste of $$. You can only get one beer brand yet all the beers are listed at the same price. Specialty restaurant pass required all in our group to buy it. OK for adults BUT a 3 year old . Really have you ever seen a toddler eat a 8oz filet mignon ? They get you at every corner if you are not careful.

False advertising

MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review by barry.katsof

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2018
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Fantastica Super Family (2 Balcony Staterooms)
We chose this ship as they put to us in writing and advertise swell that they have a GPS tracking system for young passengers. As we were travelling with a very active 3 year old this was important to us as we feared that he would dart off into an open elevator and off he would go leaving us on the outside ! When we got on the ship we asked were to get the tracker and were told that it was not yet functional. Yes it was not yet working despite the fact that we have in writing that it was available.

Reaction from HQ when we complained to a senior level ( Jeff Herzfeld in Miami ) was an insult. They really do not care.

Further embarrassing IT issues with MSC but the topic for other reviews.

Drink pass is irrelevant and a waste of $$. You can only get one beer brand yet all the beers are listed at the same price.

Specialty restaurant pass required all in our group to buy it. OK for adults BUT a 3 year old . Really have you ever seen a toddler eat a 8oz filet mignon ?

They get you at every corner if you are not careful.
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Cabin Review

Fantastica Super Family (2 Balcony Staterooms)
Cabin FLA
small but functional. 12 free drink vouchers is a joke if you buy the unlimited drink pass
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