A Ship within a Ship

MSC Yacht Club

We thought we knew almost every chic cruise line out there, but when we recently caught wind (hehehe) of the MSC Yacht Club, we were ready to scream, “Ahoy, Matey!”

The MSC Yacht Club is this: a ship within a ship aboard the prestigious foredecks of MSC’s designer flagships, MSC Fantasia (the largest cruise ship ever built for a European owner; greater in length than the height of the Eiffel Tower!) and MSC Splendida. The Yacht Club, in their words, “Provides a truly unique experience to its guests that is unparalleled in the cruising industry.  From the moment VIP Yacht Club members arrive to embark, they will be greeted with a staff that is there to attend to every possible desire they may have.” Ummm… so who’s going to fan me with banana leaves and tell me I’m gawgeous? Please say his name is Fernando or Alberto. Either one will do.

Guests of these fine vessels can also enjoy private access to an array of exclusive amenities like…

·         71 luxury suites – allocated to the MSC Yacht Club guests

·         Upper foredeck views from panoramic window or private balcony

·         Myform memory foam beds, Mascioni Egyptian cotton sheets, Dorelan pillows

·         Marble whirlpool bathroom with a full bath and shower

·         Spacious wardrobe, widescreen TV with Nintendo Wii consoles, in-suite laptop with payable Internet access, telephone, personal safe, air conditioning, in-suite mini-bar with complimentary soft drinks, cocktails, beers, wines and spirits, complimentary laundry and dry cleaning

·         24-hour butler service includes assistance during priority check-in and embarkation/disembarkation at each port, unpack/pack luggage, valet services, priority theater bookings, private shopping aboard

·         Exclusive complimentary dining at L’Etoile on La Fantasia and at L’Olivo on MSC Splendida, with exclusive menus and open sittings

·         The picturesque Top Sail Lounge dishes out a selection of complimentary drinks, gourmet snacks and desserts throughout the day – all served on fine porcelain tableware

·         The One Bar offers complimentary drinks and gourmet snacks throughout the day

Itineraries are to some of the most intriguing locales in the Mediterranean, with rates starting at a reasonable $2,799

Oh, Fernandoooooooo…



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