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We booked this cruise several months ago at a Cruise Event in a local hotel. The MSC rep managed to get us a fantastic deal on a Yacht Club Cabin so we booked it there and then. We have cruised several times on other lines, but the Yacht Club was amazing. We had a seperate check-in area. When we had completed the paperwork our butler Nadia personally escorted us to the ship which had a seperate gangway for the YC - however, my wife is in a wheelchair and there were a few steps onto the gangway so Nadia to us to where the lugguage was being loaded on via a ramp - she stopped the loading and escorted us up the ramp, through the bowels of the ship and back to the public area. The cabin was amazing but the YC service was unbelievable. They even printed out a full copy of our UK newspaper and it arrived as a bound copy every morning. The YC facilities are brilliant with a seperate cocktail lounge, deck and pools and restaturant. On the first evening, Nadia met us in the YC reception and escorted us through the ship to the private YC restaurant. Every night the sommelier would see what food we had ordered and then recommend a suitable wine - all inclusive of course. As YC guests we could get drinks in any venue on the ship. One nice touch was when we were sunbathing, waiters would come round with trays of ice-creams ! Overall the cruise was very good and we got off in most ports and used the 'hop-on' buses to see the sights - we never imagined the size of some of the cities. The entertainment was very good and tailored to the international mix of passangers- so lots of dancers, magicians etc. When we finally had to disembark it was 3.00am as we had an early flight back. Nadia was there to escort us off the ship, collect our luguage and see us on to the accessible shuttle. We cannot speak to highly of this cruise - only problem is that my wife will want to have the yacht club experience every time !

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MSC Splendida Cruise Review by whitehousecomp

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2018
  • Destination: Middle East
  • Cabin Type: Yacht Club Deluxe Suite
We booked this cruise several months ago at a Cruise Event in a local hotel. The MSC rep managed to get us a fantastic deal on a Yacht Club Cabin so we booked it there and then.

We have cruised several times on other lines, but the Yacht Club was amazing. We had a seperate check-in area. When we had completed the paperwork our butler Nadia personally escorted us to the ship which had a seperate gangway for the YC - however, my wife is in a wheelchair and there were a few steps onto the gangway so Nadia to us to where the lugguage was being loaded on via a ramp - she stopped the loading and escorted us up the ramp, through the bowels of the ship and back to the public area.

The cabin was amazing but the YC service was unbelievable. They even printed out a full copy of our UK newspaper and it arrived as a bound copy every morning. The YC facilities are brilliant with a seperate cocktail lounge, deck and pools and restaturant.

On the first evening, Nadia met us in the YC reception and escorted us through the ship to the private YC restaurant. Every night the sommelier would see what food we had ordered and then recommend a suitable wine - all inclusive of course. As YC guests we could get drinks in any venue on the ship. One nice touch was when we were sunbathing, waiters would come round with trays of ice-creams !

Overall the cruise was very good and we got off in most ports and used the 'hop-on' buses to see the sights - we never imagined the size of some of the cities. The entertainment was very good and tailored to the international mix of passangers- so lots of dancers, magicians etc.

When we finally had to disembark it was 3.00am as we had an early flight back. Nadia was there to escort us off the ship, collect our luguage and see us on to the accessible shuttle.

We cannot speak to highly of this cruise - only problem is that my wife will want to have the yacht club experience every time !
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Cabin Review

Yacht Club Deluxe Suite
Cabin YC1 15007
Superb with free minibar which was kept replenished
Lots of space for the wheelchair although we had to fold it to get it through the cabin door which was quite narrow - but not a major problem, We only brought it into the cabin at night to charge the batteries - the rest of the time we parked it up in the Yacht Club Reception
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