MSC CRUISES -THE 'REAL STORY'
12/23/2010 12:31:40 PM Link 0 comments
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We met with MSC earlier this year here in Boston -MSC is a quickly expanding Italian Cruise Line owned by the 2nd largest containership company in the world. Secondly we had a chance to tour their ship POESIA again here in Boston during one of her Foliage Sailings. Each of these steps seemed to give us more confidence in the product, but felt personal inspection was really needed. Online reviews have been very varied for this company -but they do offer many unique features which might be of interest to our customers?
We just got back from a 7 Day Caribbean Cruise and I have to say I don't understand what some of these reviewers are talking about? First of all the ship is beautiful. The wife of the owner does the decor & while it's very comfortable -it's also very elegant and classy. They also throw in a little fun -like the Zebra Lounge, but it's still pulled off with great style. I had a larger balcony -their version of a mini suite. Very roomy & a nice change with darker richer colors as well. All ships pay great attention to cleanliness -however don't think I've ever seen it quite taken so far! Incl. shampooing hallway carpets on an ongoing basis -really amazing. The windows in the Lido Restaurant were always sparkling clear -some other companies should take note of this!
The crew was very friendly & helpful, but did seem to have a bit more reserve than some lines -suspect the European training. I found the food to be very good -with the obvious 1 or 2 items in a week which I would've preferred made slightly different. But as the old saying goes "One doesn't Travel to find things just as they are At Home"!
I wonder if some of the complaints stem from multiple languages? MSC tried to minimize this, but even though over here most passengers are English Speaking. Other passengers need to understand what's being said as well. It's part of being on an International Product -but you also get a chance to meet people from different parts of the world as well. Every show I saw had an interesting situation -parts of each show were OUTSTANDING & then the other part would be acceptable. It wasn't that anyone was bad -just that some of them were so far superior it pointed that out. The spa product seemed to be amazing from what I heard. There is a Cigar Lounge for those who wish to smoke & have a drink.
MSC offers ships all around the world. They always let children cruise Free anywhere in the world -staying in their parents room, of course. Theme Cruises we can offer incl. Baseball, Big Band, Classical & many others. If your group would like to create a theme of your own we can help you out with that. We'll also be able to offer you even better pricing & onboard added perks! We also have a contract with this company to sell shore excursions, spa treatments in advance -so you don't have to wait in line onboard.
We currently have some amazing offers -don't you want to take a break from this cold weather? These values are also a great time to upgrade your experience with a better room. When I'm slogging thru the snow I recall having breakfast on my balcony looking at the waves the ship is making as she cruises to the next port.
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