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Renju

Age: 30

Occupation:Hospitality

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises

Ship: MSC Divina

Sailing Date: 2014-05-19

Itinerary: Miami to Rio

PLEASE DONT BOOK MSC DIVINA WORLD CUP CRUISE 2014

We have booked the MSC WORLD CUP CRUISE 2014 from Miami to Rio de Janeiro. Initially the cruise suppose to depart Miami on 24th of May 2014 and arrive on 11th June, now they changed the cruise dates. Now departing 19th May 2014 and arriving on 6th June. Keep in mind the world cup opening ceremony is on 12th June. We have already booked the flight tickets as well. Now we have to rebook to flights to Miami which will cost me around $500 plus we reach Rio 5 days before the world cup even starts. Because its season time extra 5 dates accommodation in Rio is going to cost us $2000 on top of it another $1000 for food and other expenses.

MSC CALLS IT WORLD CUP CRUISE. ITS REACHING RIO 5 DAYS BEFORE WORLD CUP. WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO IN RIO FOR 5 DAYS, PLAY SOCCER IN STREETS.

We are trapped by booking MSC DIVINA. Because by booking the return flight tickets from Brazil, we cannot change those return dates now, all the return tickets are full because of world cup. Which means first planned 4 weeks holiday become 5 weeks. Even if we cancel the trip now, we won't get any refund. And we have to leave 1 week before than we planned means extra one off work and pay.

This is our first ever cruise. We thought it will be great experience. Funny thing is that all this inconvenience started even before the cruise. MSC not just change the dates they even changed many port which they first told.



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