MSC Meraviglia Review

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Something for everyone! THANK YOU GRAHAM!!

Review for the Bahamas Cruise on MSC Meraviglia
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JA5467
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Aug 2023
Cabin: Balcony Aurea
Traveled with children

Just got back from a cruise to the Bahamas from August 7th to the 13th with a family of four. With a teenage boy and a teenage girl, I can honestly say all of us had the time of our lives! Whatever you're looking for on the ship, it has it. If you're looking for quiet spaces, even though there's always something going on, an activity or dj at the pool, the ship is so big that you can find a quiet spot somewhere to just lay back and relax. We sailed with 5400 people, the ship at full capacity, and the flow of people was really never an issue. Sometimes at peak times for lunch and early dinner, the buffet would seem a little crowded but you can adjust your timing by a half hour or so and that is not an issue. The buffet had everything that a normal person would want, a variety of vegetables meats, grains, pastas and different foods and desserts to satisfy pretty much anyone. If you want more of a sit-down menu you can sit at one of the three restaurants the ship has to offer or make reservations at one of the optional specialty restaurants (for a fee). While on board we saw every show that the ship had and must say that they were all outstanding! The singers and dancers were all exceptional and at some times we forget we were on a ship. Also throughout the ship at various times of the day, there or a variety of small bands and different singers to keep people entertained and enjoying the cruise. there were three stops on the cruise which were port canaveral, their private Island Ocean k, and nassau. looking over there ar excursion options you can pretty much find something to satisfy of your interests and keep you busy. Besides the entertainment, the exceptional highlight of the cruise was the cruise activities director GRAHAM! if you enjoy dancing the night away on the private island beach, at the ships pool or somewhere in the ship where there's a band playing, then this man will find a way to motivate crowds of hundreds of people to enjoy themselves and have a good time. I have been on a few cruises and I must say that without a doubt, this man and his team of entertainment people do the best job I have ever seen to get people up and moving and having a great time Every night that there was either a party somewhere, or a band playing, he would show up and his energy and and fun-loving spirit would kick the party into high gear and as a result everyone looked like they were having the time of their lives! Kids, old and young alike were all dancing and enjoying the great music and good times with friends. If you're the kind of person who wants to go on a cruise and dance and enjoy yourself and listen to great music and have fun, then by all means don't walk, run and book this Cruise! You will not be disappointed. Comparatively speaking the cruise is fairly inexpensive when compared to other Cruise lines and it's a bargain for what you get. The ship is fairly new and the rooms were clean, beyond that, what seperates all cruises is the feel or atomosphere that you are looking for. A big, new clean ship, bargain price, good food and entertainment, florida bahamas itinerary, old and young alike, cruise activity director and team looking to make sure that all prople are enjoying themselves, and a feeling like your are part family, makes this particular cruise at this time the best family vacation i have ever had!

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Balcony Aurea

Port Reviews

Nassau

Nassau was fine. We have been there a few times and now we just go and shop a little and walk around and maybe go to the beach and jet ski.

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

Exeptional place that has a very relaxing vibe. You can relax by the beach throughout the day and enjoy the water or jet ski rentals, or snorkeling and take in a beautiful sunset as well. at night there is a spectacular light show that emanates from the man-made Tower and it is beautiful to see.

Port Canaveral (Orlando)

Port Canaveral has the Kennedy space center which if you can book that it's a really good time. There are also Manatee excursions and other excursions as well. The only one which was lacking was the space Coast highlights and Cocoa Beach tour. you don't really do or see much and it can be drawn out without much activity to keep your interest. If you can, book something a little more engaging and you'll enjoy it more.

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