Notes from the Dec 5-9 Cruise on the MSC Meraviglia from Port Canaveral
First of all, it’s pronounced with a silent G, sort of like lasagna has a silent g.
• The cabin doors have small indicator lights to tell the cabin attendant whether you are in the room or not, or whether you want cleaning, or whether you want to not be disturbed. You must put your key card, or some other stiff piece of paper, in the slot below the thermostat; otherwise the room lights won’t come on.
• The room thermostat had a mind of its own. The room got warmer or cooler when it felt like it, regardless of the temperature setting. The only time it worked as expected was when we were sleeping.
• The muster drill is done in the cabin, using the TV. At the end of the presentation, you had to dial a number to get credit for viewing it, plus you had to actually go to the muster station to get your card scanned.
• TV: The remote had a learning curve. The only news channel is CNN.
• With all lights off, the cabin is dark, like pitch black. So is the bathroom. I suggest bringing nightlights for the cabin and the bathroom.
• The balcony is shorter than other ships. There is very little room to move around. It has 2 chairs and a small footrest.
• The closet has 4 shelves, 2 drawers and the safe. There are 3 shelves in the bathroom and there’s a trashcan hiding under the sink.
• There’s plenty of room under the bed for suitcases.
• There are 2 240v outlets, 2 120 outlets, and 1 USB outlet.
• The hairdryer is permanently attached to the desk drawer and is always plugged in.
• The Lobster Roll truck is on the trail to the North Island. It has hot french fries and coleslaw for $12.95.
• Starboard cabins give you a view of the Lighthouse light show.
• Port cabins are in the sun, so you can see the sunset and sunrise.
• The stargazing excursion sold out. 10 people. Includes a free rum drink in a take home container. They use their large golf carts for the 2 mile drive to the helipad.
• Cabanas that are pre-reserved are closer to the food stands. You can’t reserve a specific location.
• Seakers Food court is very large and provides shaded tables. It’s free and has a large food selection.
• Bathrooms and bars are all over.
• The trails are all paved.
• We saw some folks bringing their own small inflatable items.