NYCFinAdvisor
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Hometown: New York, NY
Joined: 12/02/2015
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About NYCFinAdvisor

Investment Banker, 53 years old, love cruise ships, travel worldwide frequently for work and on vacation too



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MSC Preziosa

June 2015 - MSC Preziosa to Europe - Western Mediterranean

An AMAZING Cruise ship!

I also LOVE the "PREZIOSA"!

After sailing on the DIVINA twice, and having a fantastic time on board in both occasions, we decided we wanted to take another trip on board another MSC Cruise ship.  We learned that the PREZIOSA, the DIVINA's sister vessel and one year "younger", goes around the Western Mediterranean in the summer time, so we booked another AMAZING MSC trip on the PREZIOSA out of Rome (Civitaveccia) on June.   

Me and my family have cruised to Brazil, in the Caribbean, and now in this great ship in the Mediterranean!  Everything is almost the same as in the DIVINA, as it is its twin-sister ship, so we "felt at home".  We also loved this ship and its crew - attentive and responsive ALL THE TIME.  The cabins with balconies at the back of the ship are very big and comfortable, and the balconies are HUGE!  You can fit 2 lounge chairs to sunbathe as well, in addition to the 2 chairs and table provided in the balconies.  This was perfect for us, because the view from the back of the ship has NO COMPARISON to the view from the other cabins on the sides of the ship (which are great also).

The food on board IS EXCELLENT too, with more European flavors in the menus, and great quality and variety as well, day in and day out!  AND, the specialty restaurants are also very, very good, including "the Pizzeria" on the 7th floor (it has its own wood-fired pizza oven), it is also AMAZING!  you have to try it, THE BEST PIZZA ever! (MSC should start a Pizza chain in Italy..... the best pizza I've ever eaten in Europe).

 

Having cruised on the DIVINA twice, and this time on board the PREZIOSA, MSC did not let us down.... Without a doubt, we will continue traveling with them into the future.  QUALITY and GREAT SERVICE, have been the norm on board these 2 cruise ships.  In this third cruise with MSC, our experience with the PREZIOSA was AMAZING as well.  

 

MSC has done a fantastic job with these 2 ships, their largest and newest ships in their fleet; we will cruise with them AGAIN and AGAIN.  The "european" culture in the PREZIOSA, and also in the DIVINA, is way above other American cruise lines experience; this european cruising culture and great Italian service is way above other cruise lines...... comparable to Celebrity and just below Cunard, but excellent overall.

 

Ah, and don't forget to go to the Theater Show, every night.  The shows are spectacular, as good as in the DIVINA.  The shows are also in par to Broadway shows.  I think no other cruise line has the shows that the PREZIOSA, and the DIVINA, have on board, simply AMAZING!

 

 

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MSC Preziosa

June 2015 - MSC Preziosa to Europe - Western Mediterranean

"AMAZING cruise ship and itinerary in the Mediterranean"

The PREZIOSA, another AMAZING cruise ship!

I also LOVE the "PREZIOSA"!

After sailing on the DIVINA twice, and having a fantastic time on board in both occasions, we decided we wanted to take another trip on board another MSC Cruise ship.  We learned that the PREZIOSA, the DIVINA's sister vessel and one year "younger", goes around the Western Mediterranean in the summer time, so we booked another AMAZING MSC trip on the PREZIOSA out of Rome (Civitaveccia) on June.   

Me and my family have cruised to Brazil, in the Caribbean, and now in this great ship in the Mediterranean!  Everything is almost the same as in the DIVINA, as it is its twin-sister ship, so we "felt at home".  We also loved this ship and its crew - attentive and responsive ALL THE TIME.  The cabins with balconies at the back of the ship are very big and comfortable, and the balconies are HUGE!  You can fit 2 lounge chairs to sunbathe as well, in addition to the 2 chairs and table provided in the balconies.  This was perfect for us, because the view from the back of the ship has NO COMPARISON to the view from the other cabins on the sides of the ship (which are great also).

The food on board IS EXCELLENT too, with more European flavors in the menus, and great quality and variety as well, day in and day out!  AND, the specialty restaurants are also very, very good, including "the Pizzeria" on the 7th floor (it has its own wood-fired pizza oven), it is also AMAZING!  you have to try it, THE BEST PIZZA ever! (MSC should start a Pizza chain in Italy..... the best pizza I've ever eaten in Europe).

 

Having cruised on the DIVINA twice, and this time on board the PREZIOSA, MSC did not let us down.... Without a doubt, we will continue traveling with them into the future.  QUALITY and GREAT SERVICE, have been the norm on board these 2 cruise ships.  In this third cruise with MSC, our experience with the PREZIOSA was AMAZING as well.  

 

MSC has done a fantastic job with these 2 ships, their largest and newest ships in their fleet; we will cruise with them AGAIN and AGAIN.  The "european" culture in the PREZIOSA, and also in the DIVINA, is way above other American cruise lines experience; this european cruising culture and great Italian service is way above other cruise lines...... comparable to Celebrity and just below Cunard, but excellent overall.

 

Ah, and don't forget to go to the Theater Show, every night.  The shows are spectacular, as good as in the DIVINA.  The shows are also in par to Broadway shows.  I think no other cruise line has the shows that the PREZIOSA, and the DIVINA, have on board, simply AMAZING!  

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MSC Divina

December 2014 - MSC Divina to Caribbean - Western

AMAZING cruise ship and EXTRAORDINARY Food and Theater Entertainment!

I LOVE the "DIVINA"!

Me and my family have cruised to Brazil and in the Caribbean in this great ship!  We loved the crew - attentive and responsive ALL THE TIME.  The cabins with balconies are very big and comfortable, specially those in the back of the ship.  We never got water coming from the infinite swimming pool above, never!

The food on board IS EXCELLENT, and the specialty restaurants, especially the Pizza place on the 6th floor, is AMAZING!  The BEST PIZZA ever!

 

Having cruised on the DIVINA twice, we booked a trip to the Mediterranean this past summer in the PREZIOSA and it was AMAZING as well.  

 

MSC has done a fantastic job with these 2 ships, the largest ships in their fleet, and we will cruise with them AGAIN and AGAIN.  The "european" culture in the ship is way above the American cruise lines experience; this european cruising culture and service is way above other cruise lines...... comparable to Celebrity and just below Cunard, but excellent overall.

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MSC Divina

December 2014 - MSC Divina to Caribbean - Eastern

"Christmas cruise with the family"

MSC Divina

May 2014 - MSC Divina to World Cruise

"Great repositioning trip from Miami to Rio"

Legend of the Seas

December 1998 - Legend of the Seas to Panama Canal, Central America

"Great service on board"

NYCFinAdvisor's Tips

Genoa, Italy - If I could stay somewhere in Italy for a long period of time, that place is Genoa (Genova). THERE is SOOOO MUCH to see and visit there, that in a day you have to choose what to visit quickly. There are many private and public collections of art in the area close to the Main Square with the beautiful fountain...... and don't forget to stop by the House of Christopher Columbus, and the City Walls next to it. And the view you will have from the ship to the Palace in front of the Port is picture-perfect! Enjoy it! I know you will.
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands - Don't miss the Cathedral, and take a guided or auto-guided tour of the Cathedral. One of those impressive gothic Cathedrals of Europe. If you have a chance, then go to the Castle of Belver..... the views of the city from the tower are unbelievable!
Palermo, Sicily - Visit the Castle and the Cathedral, which are a few blocks away, it takes a 5 minutes walk from one to another. If you can, take the little tourist train around the city center, it will give you a good idea of how nice Palermo is.
Valencia, Spain - Don't miss the city center by foot and also the City of Arts, with all those modern buildings of Architect Santiago Calatrava........ and of course, EAT SOME PAELLA there! THE BEST in Spain.
Cagliari, Sardinia - WHAT A CITY! BEAUTIFUL port! If you can, take a tour in a Tricycle, like those tuk-tuks in Manila, which will take you all over the city through small streets all the way up to the Cathedral.... the city and the views are something you will always remember about Cagliari. There is a stand of this city tours on the pier, where the buses take you from the ship to the city center..... a very affordable tour!
Marseille (Provence), France - Walk around the Old Port and then take a Hop-on Hop-off to the Church on top of the Mountain. Also visit the Cathedral, it is a great building that you cannot miss.
MSC Preziosa MSC Preziosa - DON'T MISS the shows at the Theater every night! AMAZING shows! And, don't miss having the BEST PIZZAS ever, at "The Pizzeria" on the 7th Floor. You will not regret it! ;-)
MSC Preziosa MSC Preziosa - DON'T MISS the shows at the Theater every night! AMAZING shows! And, don't miss the pizzas at "The Pizzeria" on the 7th Floor, the BEST PIZZAS ever!
MSC Divina MSC Divina - Don't miss the Theater entertainment every night! It's Broadway on board. I live in New York City and the shows are in par with Broadway shows, no kidding! Don't miss having some pizza at the Pizza Place on the 6th Floor, the BEST PIZZA ever!

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