MSC Italian Melody???

Old Dec 25th, 2002, 05:52 AM
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Elaine
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MSC Italian Melody???

Found an April transatlantic crossing and wanted to get a little more info but can find nothing. What is this line and how are they rated? Has anyone out there sailed with them? Where can I find out more?
 
Old Dec 25th, 2002, 11:04 PM
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Hi Elaine,

I cruised on the Melody about three years ago and it was a fantastic experience. Although very Italian (like a visit to Italy) I did not have a language problem. It has old-world charm and the staff will pamper you. It is truly an old-fashioned charmer.

Paul
 
Old Dec 26th, 2002, 03:06 AM
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Finally found more info on the Melody, along with mixed reviews..mostly good, added to yours, Paul.

My husband is concerned about the ship size and an Atlantic crossing. Thinks a bigger ship might be preferable in this case. Would there be a lot of rocking and rolling?

Also, does anyone know if MSC has a website or if there is a cruise website that posts their prices? I just wanted some idea and hate to bug my TA when I'm just being curious.

Thanks again!
 
Old Dec 26th, 2002, 06:59 AM
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www.msccruisesusa.com
 
Old Dec 26th, 2002, 02:21 PM
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Bug your TA...that's what they're there for.

They're not your friend, they're not your relative, they are a commissioned agent working for the cruise lines no matter what they tell you. It may be in their interest to match you with what you want, but don't forget they are paid by the cruise line, and are swayed by sales promotions from the cruise lines--not you.

So let them work a little!
 
Old Dec 26th, 2002, 11:55 PM
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The Melody looks exactly the same as it did in 1982 when it was with Homeric. The ship was built specifically for ocean cruising. Whether you are on a huge ocean liner or a smaller ship a rough sea will make any ship roll.

As far as travel agents are concerned it stands to reason that anyone that has the lifestyle and budget to cruise MSC are good prospects for becoming a future client. Therefore there would be no reason to place a client on a line where a commission will be a factor. Granted a $700 cruise would be a different story.

Paul
 
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