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FLY TO BARBADOS 2NT STAY & 12NT CRUISE CARIBBEAN TO THE MED £499.00 per person @ Cruise Nation

£499.00 @ Cruise Nation
Another 33 cabins are on offer at this price, just had email from Cruise Nation Friday 29th Jan 19th March, Fly from Manchester, 2 nights accomodation in Barbados (5 night option for extra £100) cr… Read More
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3m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Another 33 cabins are on offer at this price, just had email from Cruise Nation Friday 29th Jan

19th March, Fly from Manchester, 2 nights accomodation in Barbados (5 night option for extra £100) cruise on
MSC Poesia, Full Board

Looks like they have added a nights accomodation in Milan and flight back to the UK, and have increased price by £50 to cover this, which appears to be good value

Itinerary
19TH MAR 2017
BARBADOS STAY
20TH MAR 2017
BARBADOS STAY
21ST MAR 2017
BRIDGETOWN
DEPART 14:00
22ND MAR 2017
AT SEA
23RD MAR 2017
AT SEA
24TH MAR 2017
AT SEA
25TH MAR 2017
AT SEA
26TH MAR 2017
AT SEA
27TH MAR 2017
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE
ARRIVE 10:00
DEPART 18:00
28TH MAR 2017
FUNCHAL
ARRIVE 10:00
DEPART 18:00
29TH MAR 2017
AT SEA
30TH MAR 2017
CADIZ
ARRIVE 08:00
DEPART 17:00
31ST MAR 2017
AT SEA
1ST APR 2017
MARSEILLE
ARRIVE 10:00
DEPART 18:00
2ND APR 2017
GENOA
ARRIVE 08:00
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Clever fellas these cruise ship operators they let you pay for them to move the ship to the med
6 Likes
I've done this cruise myself, was amazing. MSC is brilliant for entertainment etc. Food is wonderful and lots of activities on board. my advice is give it a go. Thanks op.

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20 Likes #1
Clever fellas these cruise ship operators they let you pay for them to move the ship to the med
3 Likes #2
...plus a flight home from Genoa to add on too I assume?

Also "Booking fee (£0 - £29) & Baggage charges (£0 - £70) may apply (varies by supplier)."

Edited By: cdm22 on Jan 13, 2017 20:21
1 Like #3
MSC is not the best cruise line
6 Likes #4
I've done this cruise myself, was amazing. MSC is brilliant for entertainment etc. Food is wonderful and lots of activities on board. my advice is give it a go. Thanks op.
3 Likes #5
This is a cracking deal for the number of days cruising and included flights.
Yes, flights back from Genoa are extra, but to put this into context, I've just paid £499 for a 7-night cruise from Southampton to Guernsey/Bordeaux/Bilbao/La Coruna on 6th May.
Heat from me!
4 Likes #6
Just come back from the cruise from the med to the Caribbean on the msc poesia no complaints at all very good value for money.
3 Likes #7
Even if you try to visit these places backpacking is gonna cost you more...Hot!
1 Like #8
gdale1
Just come back from the cruise from the med to the Caribbean on the msc poesia no complaints at all very good value for money.
How was the food and the entertainment? Really interested, have never cruised with MSC, only P&O, Cunard, very interested though! Thanks
1 Like #9
Flight home about £170 plus 1 stop.
The hotel for 2 nights stay doesn't look good.
Shame was interested
2 Likes #10
mousey
gdale1
Just come back from the cruise from the med to the Caribbean on the msc poesia no complaints at all very good value for money.
How was the food and the entertainment? Really interested, have never cruised with MSC, only P&O, Cunard, very interested though! Thanks
Have only been on 2 cruises both with MSC so can't really compare. Speaking with other passengers MSC is probably not as formal as Cunard etc but I preferred that. Always found something nice to eat buffet style, wide choice of pasta as MSC is Italian owned. All passengers agreed for the price it was very good value.
1 Like #11
gdale1
mousey
gdale1
Just come back from the cruise from the med to the Caribbean on the msc poesia no complaints at all very good value for money.
How was the food and the entertainment? Really interested, have never cruised with MSC, only P&O, Cunard, very interested though! Thanks
Have only been on 2 cruises both with MSC so can't really compare. Speaking with other passengers MSC is probably not as formal as Cunard etc but I preferred that. Always found something nice to eat buffet style, wide choice of pasta as MSC is Italian owned. All passengers agreed for the price it was very good value.
Thank -you for info, was the entertainment any good and service?
1 Like #12
mousey
gdale1
mousey
gdale1
Just come back from the cruise from the med to the Caribbean on the msc poesia no complaints at all very good value for money.
How was the food and the entertainment? Really interested, have never cruised with MSC, only P&O, Cunard, very interested though! Thanks
Have only been on 2 cruises both with MSC so can't really compare. Speaking with other passengers MSC is probably not as formal as Cunard etc but I preferred that. Always found something nice to eat buffet style, wide choice of pasta as MSC is Italian owned. All passengers agreed for the price it was very good value.
Thank -you for info, was the entertainment any good and service?
For me personally both were excellent and never heard any complaints from other passengers.
1 Like #13
I might just be being paranoid but the comments on this thread look pretty suspicious! Like those amazon reviews where people have got the product for free.
3 Likes #14
brooky
I might just be being paranoid but the comments on this thread look pretty suspicious! Like those amazon reviews where people have got the product for free.
Well all I can say is I'm genuine
1 Like #15
gdale1
mousey
gdale1
mousey
gdale1
Just come back from the cruise from the med to the Caribbean on the msc poesia no complaints at all very good value for money.
How was the food and the entertainment? Really interested, have never cruised with MSC, only P&O, Cunard, very interested though! Thanks
Have only been on 2 cruises both with MSC so can't really compare. Speaking with other passengers MSC is probably not as formal as Cunard etc but I preferred that. Always found something nice to eat buffet style, wide choice of pasta as MSC is Italian owned. All passengers agreed for the price it was very good value.
Thank -you for info, was the entertainment any good and service?
For me personally both were excellent and never heard any complaints from other passengers.
Thank-you so much for taking the time to answer my questions, appreciated! Think we might book, seems a good deal! Regards
2 Likes #16
mousey
gdale1
mousey
gdale1
mousey
gdale1
Just come back from the cruise from the med to the Caribbean on the msc poesia no complaints at all very good value for money.
How was the food and the entertainment? Really interested, have never cruised with MSC, only P&O, Cunard, very interested though! Thanks
Have only been on 2 cruises both with MSC so can't really compare. Speaking with other passengers MSC is probably not as formal as Cunard etc but I preferred that. Always found something nice to eat buffet style, wide choice of pasta as MSC is Italian owned. All passengers agreed for the price it was very good value.
Thank -you for info, was the entertainment any good and service?
For me personally both were excellent and never heard any complaints from other passengers.
Thank-you so much for taking the time to answer my questions, appreciated! Think we might book, seems a good deal! Regards
No problem best advice I could give is if budget allows go for a balcony room.
1 Like #17
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#18
Isn't there some crazy rules regarding obligatory service charges/ tips on cruise ships I remember reading?
1 Like #19
verysleepy
Clever fellas these cruise ship operators they let you pay for them to move the ship to the med

You forgot to mention the lovely calm Atlantic waves at that time of the year as well.
#20
Herc
Isn't there some crazy rules regarding obligatory service charges/ tips on cruise ships I remember reading?

MSC adds $12 per night per person to your on board bill for 'Gratuities'. If it's included in the cruise price it's usually mentioned, but I don't see it in the blurb here, so it'll be additional. I think you can ask to have these charges removed though whilst on board (never sailed with MSC though so not sure).

Edited By: FiveBobBill on Jan 13, 2017 22:52
1 Like #21
gdale1
mousey
gdale1
mousey
gdale1
mousey
gdale1
Just come back from the cruise from the med to the Caribbean on the msc poesia no complaints at all very good value for money.
How was the food and the entertainment? Really interested, have never cruised with MSC, only P&O, Cunard, very interested though! Thanks
Have only been on 2 cruises both with MSC so can't really compare. Speaking with other passengers MSC is probably not as formal as Cunard etc but I preferred that. Always found something nice to eat buffet style, wide choice of pasta as MSC is Italian owned. All passengers agreed for the price it was very good value.
Thank -you for info, was the entertainment any good and service?
For me personally both were excellent and never heard any complaints from other passengers.
Thank-you so much for taking the time to answer my questions, appreciated! Think we might book, seems a good deal! Regards
No problem best advice I could give is if budget allows go for a balcony room.
Totally agree, thanks again!
#22
Sailed on Carnival Disney and Msc Divina this past December and would highly recommend Msc obviously not Disney but not Disney price , this is an excellent deal we were in port in St Maarten and the Poesia was there as well ship looked really nice and whilst I can't speak for the ship itself the entertainment on Divina was excellent . I would recommend the prepaid photo package I think it was 39.00 for 10 photos and a DVD ,you will pay well more on the ship and also the pre paid drinks vouchers again this will save money
#23
hot from me too!
4 Likes #24
Not been on MSC personally however the ship gets a 50% rating from 411 reviewers on cruisecritic. That's pretty low Reviews

Celebrity Eclipse that sails from the UK in summer gets 82% as a comparison. That's a big difference. Better to rely on the views of hundreds of reviewers than one off subjective views I would say. Have cruised 16 times and from speaking to other passengers that have tried MSC I've yet to meet any who would sail with them again.

Plus as this deal excludes the service charge (£120pp) and return flight the price isn't complete.

Have done a transatlantic repositioning cruise and enjoyed it but you have to enjoy your sunbathing with all those sea days.
4 Likes #25
We go on a fair few cruises (5 in 2016). We have been with MSC 3 times and it's fair to say you get what you pay for. They are cheap for a reason. We have just returned from a 7 night Dubai on one of their bigger ships. Over 4000 Italians pushing, shoving, not holding doors, and generally being rude was not fun. You will meet the most unhappy bunch of staff on any cruise line here and the passengers look just as miserable. On the plus side they have bigger than average staterooms, the best photos packages, the best drink and Internet packages at sea. Restaurant food is poor compared to other lines, buffet good. They do pizza and coffee very well, but they are Italian so they need to get that right :). Gratuities can be removed from room but look after the few people on board that give you good service, they get paid f all. My advice save your money up, pay the extra and go with Royal Carribean or NCL...
2 Likes #26
Some seriously poor stops and too many days at sea, hot for somebody but not for me
4 Likes #27
It's no Boaty McBoatface though is it
3 Likes #28
Another trick from Cruise Nation. The offer advertised says including flights. This is untrue . +£78 Per Person + £24 Per Person + 2.5% Credit card booking.
More sharp practice from Cruise Nation
#29
WillieGophar
This is a cracking deal for the number of days cruising and included flights.
Yes, flights back from Genoa are extra, but to put this into context, I've just paid £499 for a 7-night cruise from Southampton to Guernsey/Bordeaux/Bilbao/La Coruna on 6th May.
Heat from me!


Which cruise is the 7 night one? if u don't mind me asking
3 Likes #30
candi
Flight home about £170 plus 1 stop.
The hotel for 2 nights stay doesn't look good.
Shame was interested

Or you could stay a day in Genoa and have an extra days holiday and fly back Monday from only £22.
#31
Chrisandaud
MSC is not the best cruise line

Lindanutnut
I've done this cruise myself, was amazing. MSC is brilliant for entertainment etc. Food is wonderful and lots of activities on board. my advice is give it a go. Thanks op.

Some like it Some don't only once you have been there and done that than you can say that "BTDT"

Sailing in the sea sounds good to me... Thanks OP for sharing.
1 Like #32
verysleepy
Clever fellas these cruise ship operators they let you pay for them to move the ship to the med

Absolutely, which is why re-positioning cruises are much cheaper. Why sail it empty? My parents love these type of cruises as there is only one long-haul flight. The downside being the lack of stops but if it's the ship experience you love more than the visits then well worth it.

Edited By: Ferengi on Jan 14, 2017 11:53
1 Like #33
These are called repositioning cruises.
Always good value if you happy to stay on a boat & not bothered about stopping off at places
#34
Johnnnnnnnnn
Yep 7 days out of 12 at sea ... sounds like fun, not
Personally, having done it, it was really enjoyable. Very relaxing, with the option of lots of activities.
#35
Herc
Isn't there some crazy rules regarding obligatory service charges/ tips on cruise ships I remember reading?
I've done 4 MSC cruises. Gratuities are mandatory and 9 euros per person per day.
#36
And don't forget the drinks!
1 Like #37
marlenepinheiro
Herc
Isn't there some crazy rules regarding obligatory service charges/ tips on cruise ships I remember reading?
I've done 4 MSC cruises. Gratuities are mandatory and 9 euros per person per day.
Gratuities are not mandatory, yes they are automatically added to your on-board account but if you prefer you can have them removed.
1 Like #38
marlenepinheiro
Herc
Isn't there some crazy rules regarding obligatory service charges/ tips on cruise ships I remember reading?
I've done 4 MSC cruises. Gratuities are mandatory and 9 euros per person per day.
I have done 2 cruises with MSC & both times have had the gratuities removed and just paid those I thought worthy. No problem.
#39
Price raised to £549 plus all added costs on top
#40
orinocojazz
WillieGophar
This is a cracking deal for the number of days cruising and included flights.
Yes, flights back from Genoa are extra, but to put this into context, I've just paid £499 for a 7-night cruise from Southampton to Guernsey/Bordeaux/Bilbao/La Coruna on 6th May.
Heat from me!
Which cruise is the 7 night one? if u don't mind me asking
Hi orinocojazz. It's the Crown Princess (cruise 3712), booked through Broadway Travel. £499pp was for an inside cabin (which the cruise in this post will be) so we upgraded to a balcony which was £699pp.
Prepaid tips are quoted as £75pp (for the week) but I will probably get these removed, as I always tip individually as and when deserved.
Car parking for the week (8 days, actually) right on the dock (so no transfer or long walk) was £92 using a company called CPS (cruiseparking.co.uk).
Post back if you'd like any more info.

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