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    #16
    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

    Enjoy Carol

    Just another observation, it is those ships with the most extra charge eateries which appear to have the least available indoor seating.

    Annie
    When not serving meals they are a good source of extra seating especially for groups needing space for an activity.

    People just seem to avoid using them.

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      #17
      Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post

      When not serving meals they are a good source of extra seating especially for groups needing space for an activity.

      People just seem to avoid using them.
      Indeed if they are allowed to be used

      Annie

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        #18
        We tried sitting in the seats at the chocolatier on Meraviglia to watch one of the ceiling shows...we were very quickly asked to remove ourselves.
        Miserable sods as there were folks who obviously had mobility problems standing and they wouldn't let them sit there either.
        Regards
        Garf.

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          #19
          There were so many additional areas where extra seating could be put but it seems that image overrides functionality.
          www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk

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            #20
            The main cocktail bar, The Edge Bar, had 12 tables, each with 4 chairs round them, often occupied by 2 people sitting opposite each other and effectively making tables for 2, this lack of seating was reflected in most bars, the most spacious was the Sky Bar with lots of seating

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              #21
              Hi all
              Malcolms whole thread on Grandiosa has gone into the 'Unapproved' category,and it's in effect become a closed thread.

              I seem to be the last one to post on it,,,,I simply C&P a tweet by Tim regard the MSC app being fantastic,at odds with others views.
              Agreeing with Malcolm's comment about views being like Marmite.

              Is this somehow not allowed or is it something else?

              JC
              C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
              "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                #22
                I also noticed that JC, I did not see anything untoward in the thread.

                John

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Haworth, Wokingham View Post
                  I also noticed that JC, I did not see anything untoward in the thread.

                  John
                  Hi John
                  Its OK now,,,,,must be magic!!

                  JC

                  C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
                  "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                    Hi John
                    Its OK now,,,,,must be magic!!

                    JC
                    Your influence JC, a man in the know!

                    John

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                      Hi all
                      Malcolms whole thread on Grandiosa has gone into the 'Unapproved' category,and it's in effect become a closed thread.

                      I seem to be the last one to post on it,,,,I simply C&P a tweet by Tim regard the MSC app being fantastic,at odds with others views.
                      Agreeing with Malcolm's comment about views being like Marmite.

                      Is this somehow not allowed or is it something else?

                      JC
                      It probably is the links to Twitter.

                      Re the chat on the app, as there's just us two on the booking, we can only see each other. I *think* cruise dot had a group booking / allocation, so if you're all on the same booking reference together that would be the reason why you can see each other's details. The chat app is useful as it works when connected to the Wifi but not actually paying for the WiFi. With the size of the ship if you get split up, or have kids with you then it's handy.

                      We're loving the ship - we didn't like Meraviglia so much but the changes are quite noticeable, with more seating, the Bistro is a really great spot although the menu maybe isn't to our personal preference. Cabins seem pretty good. Service throughout the ship is fabulous.

                      No cirque yet is a bit disappointing but on the sea day it would have been too rough.

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by Haworth, Wokingham View Post
                        The main cocktail bar, The Edge Bar, had 12 tables, each with 4 chairs round them, often occupied by 2 people sitting opposite each other and effectively making tables for 2, this lack of seating was reflected in most bars, the most spacious was the Sky Bar with lots of seating
                        Hi John
                        Why do cruise ships have such big chairs,smaller chairs means more chairs......this photo from Wans,,,,chairs far too big,chairs with backs facing the dance floor? On my cruise on Meraviglia this was the reason people walked aimlessly up and down the promenade,,,,if they could sit down they would buy drinks.

                        p1250762-1884585842.jpg

                        Its not only MSC,,Cafe el Bachio on Celebrity is the same,,,,.huge armchairs,4 to a table,always packed out.

                        K39.jpg
                        Very comfortable but not very practical,,,,thats why people sit there for hours on sea days.
                        JC
                        C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
                        "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post

                          Hi John
                          Why do cruise ships have such big chairs,smaller chairs means more chairs......this photo from Wans,,,,chairs far too big,chairs with backs facing the dance floor? On my cruise on Meraviglia this was the reason people walked aimlessly up and down the promenade,,,,if they could sit down they would buy drinks.

                          p1250762-1884585842.jpg

                          Its not only MSC,,Cafe el Bachio on Celebrity is the same,,,,.huge armchairs,4 to a table,always packed out.

                          K39.jpg
                          Very comfortable but not very practical,,,,thats why people sit there for hours on sea days.
                          JC
                          Usually asleep, memorably described once when ourselves and another couple were looking for a seat and surrounded by slumped, snoozing and snoring bodies.

                          ”It looks like a doss house in here”

                          He was right

                          John

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post

                            Hi John
                            Why do cruise ships have such big chairs,smaller chairs means more chairs......this photo from Wans,,,,chairs far too big,chairs with backs facing the dance floor? On my cruise on Meraviglia this was the reason people walked aimlessly up and down the promenade,,,,if they could sit down they would buy drinks.

                            p1250762-1884585842.jpg

                            Its not only MSC,,Cafe el Bachio on Celebrity is the same,,,,.huge armchairs,4 to a table,always packed out.

                            K39.jpg
                            Very comfortable but not very practical,,,,thats why people sit there for hours on sea days.
                            JC
                            Fortunately those huge armchairs form the minority seating in the Café.

                            Wheelchair users find it very difficult to use that space.

                            The availability of seating for the fare paying passenger is further reduced when the Deck Officers decide to spend time there.

                            Annie

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                              #29
                              Well wife and daughter just got home, plenty to write about, asked if they would do 2 weeks on her...............only if there were more places to sit down

                              We like to be around the ship, different bars, lounges, we don't spend time in the cabin. They said it took ages to find somewhere to sit and relax.
                              Last edited by andyn, Bucks; 13th November 2019, 10:58 PM.

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                                #30
                                Very interesting reading all different views. Thank you.

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