Excellent yacht club cruise with alot of plusses and just a few minuses

MSC Meraviglia Cruise Review to Caribbean

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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MSC Meraviglia

Caribbean from Miami

Sail date: February 02, 2020

Ship: MSC Meraviglia

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 16014

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Review summary

Overall this was an excellent cruise, highly recommend the yacht club - level of service is super! Ship is gorgeous with only a few tweaks needed in order to make it outstanding.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We dined in the yacht club exclusive dining room, yacht club buffet, and Ocean Cay seafood specialty restaurant, but did not experience the main dining room and buffet so cannot comment on those.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pool, spa were excellent. However, a large complaint was the smoke in the casino. It permeated the entire place, including the non-smoking section. They are in need of a better filtration system! Better yet, now about no smoking at all in the casino? The overwhelming smell caused by a few smokers ruined the experience for a large number of guests.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Entertainment was good, however, our one complaint (and we heard this from other passengers as well) was that there was no pre-dinner entertainment in the yacht club lounge like there was in other areas in the main ship. This made for a rather boring pre-dinner lounge experience. Seaside had this type of entertainment in their yacht club lounge, why not Meraviglia?

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Loved this ship, all was beautiful and sparkling

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Very nice cabin but liked the comparable cabins on seaside better - their showers were larger and more storage/setup in cabin

Ports of call

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
Had a nice beach day and good lunch - water was much nicer this time with no seaweed, as compared to previous visit.

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
I did a ship shore excursion to Lamanai, it was wonderful and I would recommend. My husband went diving with a local diving company.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Beautiful island, although the beach we visited was a bit crowded

OCEAN CAY MSC MARINE RESERVE, BAHAMAS

5 out of 5
This is still being developed a bit but looking gorgeous. We didn't have the best weather when we visited, so are looking forward to going back when it is a warm sunny day, the water looked beautiful. Our only issue was that the yacht club restaurant was too small to accomodate the guests - will they be expanding or adding another restaurant venue?

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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