The MSC Experience

The MSC Experience

MSC Cruise Line have four different pricing bands, for all of their cabins. Each price band is known as an experience. Here I have details on each.

The entry level experience is called the “Bella Experience”. To help me remember what is included with this, I think of this as the basic experience. This is literally the cruise only cost, any extras on board would be at a fee, such as breakfast in the cabin. Also, if the dining times are full, passengers booked on the Bella Experience may have to dine in the Buffet restaurant for their main evening meal. They are not guaranteed dinner in the Dining room with Waiter service. The terms and conditions of booking the Bella Experience are more strict than the others. Any changes made to the bookings will incur a £100 per change fee.

The next experience is called the “Fantastica Experience”. If the cruise line are not offering a free upgrade at the time of booking, this is usually just £50 per person in total to upgrade to. This will give you the extras which are payable with the Bella Experience. So, you can have room service for no charge, better cabin choices, more dining choices and flexibility with the booking conditions. You can make a name change free of charge up to 3 weeks prior to sailing.

The third experience is known as the “Aurea Experience” which is only available on the Balcony and Suite Staterooms on board. Passengers on the Aurea Experience receive all of the benefits from the Bella and Fantastica experiences plus more such as priority boarding, unlimited drinks with meals, access to a private sun deck and a brilliant spa package with unrestricted use of the Thermal Area throughout the sailing.

The most expensive and inclusive experience of them all is the MSC Yacht Club. Known in the industry as a ‘ship-within-a-ship”. This experience offers passengers private areas on board for sun bathing as well as dedicated Concierge. The exclusive Yacht Club Restaurant offers passengers flexible dining so they can dine when they like. All cabins have 24 hour butler service who is there to help with as much or as little as you need. Want to shop alone? MSC Yacht Club passengers can have out-of-hours shopping accompanied by their Butler. This means you, and only you have the shops on board to yourself, to get those great Duty Free Bargains!

Shops on board the ms Fantasia
Shops on board the ms Fantasia

MSC Yacht Club is currently only available of the four largest ships in the fleet: MSC Presziosa, MSC Spendida, MSC Fantasia and MSC Divina.

Top Deck. MSC Splendida
Top Deck. MSC Splendida
ms Splendida top deck
ms Splendida top deck

English is the first spoken language on board all sailings with MSC Cruise Line.

With another 10 ships joining their fleet by 2025, there is plenty on the horizon for MSC. Watch this space.

Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1). That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: Michellehaslam@cruiseclubuk.com or 0161 798 2512

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