we are on the same cruise.
We have arranged our own flights and are stopping in genoa for a night before the cruise.
Anyone know which berth the ship is sailing from
Eric, West Yorkshire.
We have received our information this week, our flight has been changed from Gatwick to Manchester (for which we are grateful) looking forward to this as we love MSC, .
You have obviously been with MSC before.
This is our first trip with them. Any special recomendations?
Are the drinks reasonable price?
We haven't been with MSC before but have only heard good things about them, we have cruised quite a few times with other company's,we are really looking forward to this cruise,we fly to Nice and they arrange for us to be taken to Geneo, don't which berth the ship leaves from.
I have been in touch with MSC. The ship will be located at Ponte Dei Mille.
Hi there, thanks for letting us know which berth the Melody sails from, did you happen to find out about the price of drinks on boasrd? Did you book your own return flight? Janice.Christchurch.
We are a party of 4, Myself and my wife and two (mature) ladies. I have booked the whole thing myself as seperate items. We didn't see the cruise until late and my wife and I got the last outside cabin and the ladies who booked later got the last inside cabin (or so we are told.) The cruise apparently was completely booked a few days after it was launched. In fact MSC have offered us places on the 2009 cruise. We are flying from Manchester to Genoa. We have booked an Hotel overnight near the port. When we get to Durban, we have hired a house about an hour away and are spending a few days exploring the area. Then we are going to drive up to J' burg and fly back to Manchseter.
We have all visited South Africa before and love the place, but I have only been on one sea cruise before to Alaska. I am a bit apprehensive about Sea Sickness, but am determined to overcome it.
About drinks, no I wasn't able to read the menu's which are on the internet for some reason, but all the reviews seem to show them as reasonable. The gratuities are $3.00 per person per night added to your bill (according to MSC whom I contacted)
Hope this helps and we meet you sometime