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Old August 16th, 2014, 08:38 AM
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Default Is this discrimination against single cruisers?

I tried to book an interior cabin on the MSC Divina October 18 ,2014 cruise. I got the message " not available for occupancy requested " message. I had indicated single occupany when I was booking. I figurered that the message meant that MSC only wanted double occupancy in the cabin. Has anyone else encountered this situation?
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Old August 16th, 2014, 11:16 AM
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You would definitely get that message if you were trying to book a triple or quad occupancy cabin.

Singles do have their own set of hurdles in booking cabins. Most of the time they will pay double for a cabin unless there is a single supplement.

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Old August 16th, 2014, 01:13 PM
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First, let your agent do this - that's their job.

Second, MSC does offer some good single rates - just have to know when and where.

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That is a very common message seen in Europe.
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It's not discrimation at all. Same as when I try and book a FV cabin on Celebrity M Class. They won't sell them to just 2 people until very close to sailing time.
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Old August 25th, 2014, 07:05 PM
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I was just able to book either an I1 or I2 category inside cabin for the October 18 cruise on MSC Divina, as a single passenger. (I did a dummy booking on their website)
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