Our last cruise was a first time on MSC line and we booked a guarrentee inside. All our papers we received from them stated the cabin number being an inside on deck 8. At check in when the lady punched in the cabin number she came back with some Italian name, definitely not us. So she then put in our booking number and all she said was of you've been moved to a very nice cabin. We get on board, MSC then has a room steward escort you to your cabin and we were escorted to a balcony (on the Lirica they call them suites).
Only thing we could figure out was the TA I booked with had been working with MSC for years and that had to be the reason.
We will continue to book the guarrentee inside and if we get an upgrade great but don't plan on it.
Star Princess 2005, Sun Princess 2005
Caribbean Princess 2006, MSC Lirica 2006 , NCL Pearl 2007, Majesty of the Seas 2008, Carnival Destiny 2008, MSC Lirica 2009, Carnival Valor 2009,Carnival Legend 2010, Carnival Liberty 2010,Carnival Fantsay 2011,Carnival Valor Feb 2012, MSC Poesia Dec 2012, MSC Poesia April 2013, Carnival Legend Nov 2013, MSC DIVINA Jan 2014