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monsterl

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    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    Spain

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  1. It's crazy that again - only 72 hours after the opening of this cruise - almost all suites on the transatlantic cruise are full ... Some will certainly be on sale after the option period has expired. Nevertheless, the pricing was probably a bit too cheap again ... Incidentally, I am also booked on the transatlantic inaugural cruise! 😄
  2. Next round of cancellations...MSC has taken all cruises on Grandiosa with embarkation in Genova out of sale throughout November & December. Edit: The Grandiosa can currently be booked from Civitavecchia. Perhaps only Genova will be canceled as the embarkation port? The reason is probably due to increasing Covid19 cases across Europe, new travel restrictions and declining bookings from switzerland (Liguria is for Switzerland a "risk area") and the rest (schengen countries). Source: bookingsystem
  3. I just got this email from MSC UK: "Dear Guest, Firstly we hope you and your family are well, and despite the challenging circumstances of this year, you are safe and healthy. We are writing to you with regards to your cruise onboard MSC Magnifica. Following a difficult year, we’re sure you are very much looking forward to your cruise holiday next year on board the MSC Magnifica as it returns to the UK for a second full season sailing from Southampton. We are incredibly excited and look forward to sharing all that the ship has to offer with you. With four restaurants, two pools and 1,200 seat theatre, that will feature a different show every night of your cruise we are sure that you will not be disappointed. As well as all the great facilities onboard the MSC Magnifica, we will be back with all the ‘Best of British’ favourites that our guests have come to love on ships sailing out of the UK. From tea, coffee and kettles in cabins to English breakfast items and roast dinners in the buffet, combined with the European flavours and atmosphere we’re already famous for. For those guests sailing with families, our award winning Children’s Clubs will offer a wide range of activities and experiences for you all to enjoy together in a safe, fun environment. Due to the consequences generated by the Coronavirus pandemic, we have been forced to make some changes to the scheduled refurbishment programme for MSC Magnifica and we have decided to postpone the work to a later date. Due to this decision, we will be adding to your booking £50.00 on board credit per cabin. We look forward to welcoming you on board MSC Magnifica in 2021."
  4. Plus about 1000 passengers board the ship in Civitavecchia and approximately 500 passengers each in Naples & Palermo.
  5. Yes I can confirm that. I booked a YIN on Seaside Marseille-Genova-Marseille (2 nights) 3 days ago and also received only 50 € OBC. In this case, booking the significantly cheaper outside cabin would have been the "better deal" for me...
  6. I think that the 4-night departures from Galveston, TX will be taken out of the sale even later (maybe today? tomorrow?). The 7-night cruises over christmas 2021 and new year's eve are then also affected. My booking on 02/19/2022 with 5n out of Galvestion is no longer available in my Carnical-account.
  7. Yes, Carnival Breeze is no longer bookable on 5-night-cruises Jan-Mar 2022 with Cozumel & Progreso ...
  8. MSC will shortly publish new trips until the end of October for MSC Magnifica in Greece and MSC Grandiosa with a new route from Genova (for Grandiosa with ports in Italy plus Marseille). That is the reason why MSC Magnifica & Grandiosa can no longer be booked until the end of October.
  9. No, try to select a specific cabin. "Sold Out" on all cruises in October.
  10. Next round of cancellations...NCL has taken all cruises out of sale throughout October. Source: bookingsystem
  11. Yes, correct. Between Kiel Grenzstraße (about 10-12min from cruise terminal, easy walkable) and Kiel Central Station you can use the Bus (Line 11, every 15min). Tickets are available on the bus (€ 2.80 one-way, only cash!)
  12. 2000 € was my estimate for the surcharge on the longer cruise ... I paid now 677€ (for the cancelled 4n-Cruise MSC Divina 19.-23Dec / Inside Fantastica for 3 Pax) plus the surcharge in the amount of 488€ for the longer 7c-cruise on MSC Grandiosa 20.-27Dec in Balcony Fantastica, in total 1.165€ incl. 200€ OBC. So much cheaper than I originally thought. In case the trip takes place on December 20th 😉
  13. My surcharge from 4n-Divina 19.-23Dec (booked in I2/Inside Fantastica, 3 Pax) to 7n-Grandiosa (with complimentary upgrade to B2/Balcony Fantastica): 488€ or 162,66€ per person - 200€ OBC included 🙂 I think this is a fair deal for a christmas cruise...
  14. Yes, MSC is unlikely to miss the "Christmas surcharge" on the 20.-27Dec-Cruise. I know MSC extremely stubbornly in this relationship. In my case, the surcharge for the 7-night Grandiosa tour for 3 people is over € 2,000 (!) - for just 3 nights more... I have already objected to the rebooking without my authorization and requested a rebooking to another short MSC cruise using the FCC. I'm excited to see what happens next. I also booked through MSC Spain. @little britain: you in UK?
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