MSC Meraviglia Review

Yacht Club Disapointing

Review for the Western Caribbean Cruise on MSC Meraviglia
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2023
Cabin: Yacht Club Inside Stateroom

This was our first and probably our last cruise with MSC. We booked the Yacht Club as we wanted to experience an upgraded experience. Our background is many cruises with NCL and a few on other cruise lines but never in the premium areas. We’d grown tired with NCL and especially with the downgraded entertainment. However MSC YC dinning was just OK. Food often not very flavorful and often served lukewarm. We’re not big drinkers so can’t really comment on liquor quality. Mainly screw top wine by the glass at meals. In spite of asking repeatedly for IPA beer in both our room and at meals it was rarely available. I was told several times my best bet was to go to the pub and get it myself. At the servers urging we requested a special Indian meal but when we arrived for the dinner it was clear no one knew about it. Took over an hour to served and while fine it lacked any appropriate sides. While the YC public areas were nice and not very crowded, they all had overly loud background music that repeated every couple of hours for the whole trip. There were no public areas without music. Service was frankly poor. While the servers were well meaning it seemed like they were understaffed and under trained and communication was often poor. Long waits to be asked for drinks or refills or even to clear dishes and old drinks off tables. At the end, it just didn’t feel special. YC sun deck was an oven with zero shade. Really poor design as the glass panels just trap the heat. We did a back to back and four ports were cancelled due to weather with no compensation or alternatives except more sea days. In several cases cancelations we’re unnecessary. I would say food and cabin in NCL non-Haven was superior to MSC YC and a lot cheaper.

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Yacht Club Inside Stateroom

Basic inside. Nothing special.

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