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Hi, All:

Just finished booking an Aurea suite on the Armonia for next year out of Tampa.  The package includes the Easy Drink plan.  We want to upgrade to Premium or Premium Plus, but our MSC experience is limited to three cruises in Yacht Club on the Seaside.  Does anyone have Premium or Premium plus drinks lists from Armonia?  DW is a serious red wine drinker, and I like better gins.  I can live without Hendrick's if the Plus plan is not worth buying, and she can live without premium champagne.  Don't really need to have the stocked mini-bar either.  Also, does anyone know if there is a bar or bar service in the Top 13 Solarium?

Thanks for any information! 

 

 

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My next cruise will be my first with the Easy package, it's going to be interesting because on all other MSC cruises I've either had YC or Deluxe and consider myself a fairly picky drinker.  You can get a deal on the Easy by booking the All In promotion where I think of it as the OBC and WiFi cut the cost of the drinks package from lows of $10pp/day on Armonia to up to $20pp/day on the newer ships.  A lot better than the asking price of $35pp/day, which I would never pay based on what's being offered drink wise.  It's hard to value Easy when booking Aurea, can't really say how you value the other Aurea perks. 

 

The main objection I have to upgrading the Easy package is the horrible rates to upgrade on US sailings.  $37 more for Premium and $44 more for Plus turns me off after multiple sailings with much better value.  Having just sailed Meraviglia with YC Premium around the ship was okay, but I found many, many drinks I would have preferred were not covered.  At least some were available in the YC.  Forget the Champagne bar and specialty restaurants with extremely limited choices there.  Might not be a problem on Armonia?  If you're not going to be happy drinking a lot less with the Easy package then I say go Premium Plus.  I need to start drinking less on cruises so I'm sticking with Easy for now, will report back how that goes.

 

MSC usually puts a bar cart on the Aurea deck of the smaller ships.  On Divina it was a cooler in a side room.  Drink choices were extremely limited.  In the MSC Armonia 360 virtual tour you can see a drink cart on the Aurea deck.

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1 hour ago, Até said:

MSC usually puts a bar cart on the Aurea deck of the smaller ships.  On Divina it was a cooler in a side room.  Drink choices were extremely limited.  In the MSC Armonia 360 virtual tour you can see a drink cart on the Aurea deck.

Thanks, Ate!  I'll look at the video.  An earlier posting talked about a few really good attendants in the Solarium so that should work.  I could use some exercise as well in the worst case!  I got the promotion on the original booking  for Easy.  The upgrade cost I am looking at is $27/day Premium, and the $44 you noted for Premium +.  I did get spoiled by YC on Seaside.  Just trying to get an idea of what they stock on Armonia.  Thanks for the reply. 

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Sorry, a typo on my post.  $27pp/day to upgrade Easy to Premium.  $378/week or $616/week for Plus in addition to what you already paid for Easy.  Hard for me to justify either.  I'm going to try the promotion discounted Easy for now, but if I ever decide to pay to upgrade it will be to Plus.

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