This was our third cruise with MSC and in Yacht Club. I have been on about 25 or so cruises, mostly with Princess, MSC, Celebrity, and NCL. We are 51 and 49 and vacation to relax as we both have professional careers and own two small businesses.
Miami: We arrived two days before and stayed at the Hilton downtown. It offered a variety of places to walk/people mover to for dinner and entertainment. We took Uber here and to the port the next morning. First time in 3 cruises I didn’t have to argue with Uber driver as to which terminal our ship was at. Had no problems with hotel and would recommend.
Embarkation: This was easy. MSC changed our arrival time at least four times so we chose to arrive about 11. Don’t think anyone was following their arrival times or MSC enforcing them. There were huge crowds but a porter lead us over to the Yacht Club tent with our luggage. There we checked our luggage and was escorted inside through security to YC check in. Was quickly checked in and immediately escorted on the ship to our lounge. When our cabin was ready, we went to our cabin to check it out.