Smooth Sailing: A 6-Night MSC Meraviglia Cruise to Bermuda
In September of 2023, I took a 6-night cruise with friends and family to Bermuda on the MSC Meraviglia. Bermuda, for its pristine beaches and serene beauty, along with the cruise line are both highly recommended for either couples or families. MSC is recommended for its comfort and the wealth of experiences it delivers at great value. The staff were proactive and took kindly to one-off requests. The ship’s program included a diverse cuisine, great entertainment, and family activities to keep all ages engaged. I would take an MSC cruise again and highly recommend it to my clients.
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Bermuda, the island destination of our MSC Meraviglia cruise, is a paradise in the Atlantic Ocean. It captivates with its blend of natural beauty, rich history and vibrant culture. From pink sand beaches to historic sites like the Royal Naval Dockyard and UNESCO-listed St. George, Bermuda offers an idyllic backdrop for all, whether honeymooners or multi-gen groups like ours.
Msc Yacht Club Upgrade Priviledges
The MSC Yacht Club, a ship-within-a-ship concept, provides luxurious perks:
Dedicated Butler: Personalized service from unpacking to reservations.
Luxurious Accommodations: Spacious suites with balconies.
Private Dining: Exclusive gourmet restaurant.
Exclusive Lounge: Ocean-view lounge with complimentary drinks.
Priority Boarding: Swift embarkation and disembarkation.
Private Sun Deck: Serene sun deck with a pool.
Complimentary Drinks: Inclusive premium beverages.
Private Entrance: Smooth check-in with a dedicated reception.
Concierge Services: Assistance with special requests.
Exclusive Entertainment: Priority seating at shows.
Spa Access: Saunas, steam rooms and more with priority.
Enhanced Privacy: Ideal for romantic getaways.
The Aurea Experience Upgrade Highlights
Balcony Cabins: Enjoy ocean views from spacious balconies.
MSC Aurea Spa Access: Complimentary spa thermal area.
Flexible Dining: Choose preferred dining times.
Priority Boarding: Swift embarkation.
Spa Discounts: Savings on spa treatments.
MSC Voyagers Club: Points and cruise discounts.
Entertainment: Access exciting onboard activities.
In-Cabin Comfort: Premium cabin amenities.
Room category samples
Interior Staterooms: A comfortable king bed (convertible to singles) and an armchair. Spacious closet, bathroom with shower, and amenities. Ours was a Deluxe Interior with
about 230 sf of space, comfortable for a cruise ship.
Deluxe Balcony Aurea: King bed (convertible), private balcony with sea views, sofa, spacious closet, bathroom and amenities.
MSC Yacht Club Interior Suite: King bed (convertible), ample storage, bathroom and amenities.
MSC Yacht Club Royal Suite: Spacious suite with a king bed (convertible), private balcony with whir
lpool bath, separate living and dining areas and amenities. About 600 sf space.
Amenities, activities, experiences
Our 6-night MSC Meraviglia cruise from Brooklyn to Bermuda was a memorable multi-gen adventure. With the exception of the upgraded stateroom, our group chose no other upgrades, such as the Yacht Club or the Aurea. We still enjoyed:
Spacious Deluxe Interior Stateroom.
Excellent buffet selections.
Attentive staff accommodating vegan requests.
Entertainment at the 'Broadway
Abundant amenities, including whirlpools and a water park.
Generous time in Bermuda for exploring Hamilton and St. George.
$50 per room ship credit for our base package; much more if MSC Yacht Club.
Upgrade options include MSC Yacht Club's exclusive privileges and Aurea Experience highlights.
The selection at the buffet was excellent, along with the quality of offerings – the wide selection benefitting from the large 4400 passengers sailing. Crew size was about 1400. Our party dined on the buffet for breakfast/lunch & enjoyed the sit-down restaurant for dinners. Some in our party were strict vegans with special requests, and the manager along with our assigned server took personal care with great attitude. The manager also obliged our request to change from early seatings to late seatings, normally not allowed or else requiring a change fee. On separate days,
buffet highlights included my fav salmon lox for breakfast (twice) and lamb chops for lunch; In the sit-down restaurant, one of the dinners included surf & turf (filet mignon & lobster tail).
Need to Know
I enthusiastically recommend MSC Cruises to Bermuda or any of the captivating Caribbean islands. Regarding vacationing, the key is to make every dollar count toward enhancing the experiences that truly matter to you. MSC Cruises offers an exceptional blend of value and quality, from its culinary and entertainment offerings to spectacular sightseeing, making sure that you get the most out of your travel investment alongside a trail of cherished memories.
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