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Crazy cheap cruise stopping in SXM #155724
02/28/2018 11:35 AM
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Just got an email from Cruise Critic, MSC Seaside, inside cabin sailing from Miami, stops in Bahamas, Puerto Rico and SXM, $429 a person for a week!! 3/31/18 sailing. Don't know anything about that cruise line, but boy that's cheap for a 7 day cruise!


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Re: Crazy cheap cruise stopping in SXM [Re: Carol_Hill] #155733
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It's the newest, biggest ship in MCS cruise line.

Re: Crazy cheap cruise stopping in SXM [Re: LBI2SXM] #155737
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Must be having problems filling it.


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Re: Crazy cheap cruise stopping in SXM [Re: Carol_Hill] #155738
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Great for you Florida people with flexible schedules.

Re: Crazy cheap cruise stopping in SXM [Re: SXMScubaman] #155740
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Florida people describes me, flexible schedule, not at all.. laugh


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Re: Crazy cheap cruise stopping in SXM [Re: SXMScubaman] #155747
02/28/2018 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
Great for you Florida people with flexible schedules.

Huh? Since it is a month away it would be pretty easy for people in other parts of the country to get to FL for this cruise. A lot of cruises depart from Miami/Ft. Lauderdale and they are not just for "Florida people".


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Re: Crazy cheap cruise stopping in SXM [Re: ruralcarrier] #155748
02/28/2018 04:28 PM
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I guess it was that Florida people might not have to fly, and thus saving that money.


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Re: Crazy cheap cruise stopping in SXM [Re: Carol_Hill] #155749
02/28/2018 04:53 PM
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True, but one has to get where the ship departs from one way or another.

BTW, just had a message from a friend who spent the day on SXM today via a cruise. They had been there before and enjoyed some speed boat excursion but she said the devastation was unbelievable.


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Re: Crazy cheap cruise stopping in SXM [Re: Carol_Hill] #155751
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As a cheapskate i have been drawn to MSC deals before. They supposedly are/were the largest ship operator in the world.

But weve never pulled the trigger.

I usually go inside as that is a nice dark place to sleep and i dont want to hang out in the room.

I would steel myself prior to departure expecting lousy food, bad service, etc knowing that their ocean is as blue as all the other ships and the beer just as cold and the ports will be there when they arrive.

I expect inwould be pleasantly surprised as ive never had a bad cruise only different cruises between ships and lines.

Ive heard expect Carnival minus with lots of non english speaking europeans. Kind of like a med cruise.

Re: Crazy cheap cruise stopping in SXM [Re: PelicanPirate] #155756
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I personally kind of have to have a balcony..


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Re: Crazy cheap cruise stopping in SXM [Re: Carol_Hill] #155758
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I have two friends who just returned from a cruise on MSC and said they were not impressed. Would not choose a cruise with that line again for various reasons. Cleanliness was a big problem.


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Re: Crazy cheap cruise stopping in SXM [Re: islandgem] #155760
02/28/2018 07:31 PM
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OK, guess there is a reason why it's cheap!!!! duh


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Re: Crazy cheap cruise stopping in SXM [Re: Carol_Hill] #155762
02/28/2018 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
I guess it was that Florida people might not have to fly, and thus saving that money.

Exactly

Re: Crazy cheap cruise stopping in SXM [Re: Carol_Hill] #155766
02/28/2018 08:15 PM
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Hey Carol, the Fox,s here. We just want to go back to BSV! NO CRUISE! Spoke to TRACEY yesterday,
with an update on BSV! Things are going great there with the construction! Send me a PM and I will fill you in. We will be there a week ahead of you. NOW you and Eric need to change your dates just to meet us, I know somebody, that knows someone, that knows somebody, that can get y’all in there, during our week! (SORRY TO HIJACK THIS THREAD....SORRY SORRY, ITS WHAT OLDER FOLKS DO) Please forgive.

Re: Crazy cheap cruise stopping in SXM [Re: SXMFOX] #155767
02/28/2018 08:21 PM
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Sending a PM now!!!


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Re: Crazy cheap cruise stopping in SXM [Re: Carol_Hill] #155779
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Had to laugh at islandgem's comment about cleanliness. Guess it's pretty hard to keep to keep those "inside" cabins clean when they're right next to the engine room! Bargain cruises usually aren't "such a deal" for various reasons.

Re: Crazy cheap cruise stopping in SXM [Re: Carol_Hill] #155891
03/02/2018 04:40 PM
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What is included in that price? I wonder how much the alcohol, soda, juice and coffee packages are per day per person? I wonder hw much the mandatory gratuity is per day per person? I find that when the base price is low everything else is expensive.


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Re: Crazy cheap cruise stopping in SXM [Re: candj] #155896
03/02/2018 05:04 PM
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Pretty much nothing is included in ANY cruise price! (except for the premium cruise lines) laugh


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