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MSC Preziosa Northern European Cruise (Sept. 30-Oct. 7, 2022): Daily Planner, Food, etc.

I’m currently working on my write-up of this cruise on the MSC Preziosa, but overall I wasn’t super impressed. I enjoyed my balcony cabin, my room steward was very nice, and the ship decor was fun in a kitschy way. The ports were also interesting and the weather/sea/etc. was pretty good for this time of year. However, I didn’t like the food*, the layout of the ship, or how so many passengers coughed with their mouths wide open.

Anyway, I took photos of all the daily planners (minus one because I never got it), two MDR menus (they never seemed to be available when I went down there to check), some buffet food and the gelato bar. I also have a list of TV channels for the onboard television, and the opening times page for the restaurants and shops.

Click to enlarge the photos.

Opening Hours

The stores’ opening hours changed if we were in port or not, but the restaurant times were the same.

Complimentary Dining


  • 6:00-11:45 Inca/Maya Buffet
  • 7:00-9:00 The Golden Lobster


  • 12:00-4:00 Inca/Maya Buffet
  • 12:00-5:00 Grill Corner
  • 12:00-1:30 The Golden Lobster


  • 5:45-10:00 Inca/Maya Buffet
  • 5:45-10:00 Grill Corner
  • 5:45 First seating at The Golden Lobster
  • 8:15 Second seating at The Golden Lobster

Ship Activities

Main Dining Room Menu

Buffet Food

These aren’t the best photos — it’s surprisingly difficult to take photos of things while holding a plate and trying to dodge other cruisers with THEIR plates. I do have pictures of everything I ate, but they’re DEFINITELY not pretty. I’ve included some anyway just for curious folks.

Venchi Gelato Bar

TV Channels

1 Safety (English/German)
2 Safety (Italian/French)
3 Safety (Spanish/Portguese)
4 MSC Cruise Info (not working)
5 MSC Your Cruise (no sound?)
6 MSC Excursions (text + photos, no sound)
7 Future Cruise (bad sound)
8 Satellite Internet @ Sea (tips for using it and how to purchase a package)
9 Behind the scenes videos/documentaries?
10 Front of ship camera view
11 MSC Casino (only seems to talk about Doremi)
12 Sky News International (English)
13 CNN (English)
14 Das Erste (German)
15 ZDF (German)
16 kabel eins (German)
17 SAT.1 (German)
18 ProSieben (German)
19 3sat (German)
20 Arte HD (German)
21 DMAX (German)
22 KiKA (German)
23 TV5MONDE Europe (French)
24 France 24 HD (French)
25 Rai 1 HD (Italian)
26 Rai 2 HD (Italian)
27 Canale5 HD (Italian)
28 Italia1 HD (no signal)
29 SKY 4 (Italian)
30 TVE Internacional (Spanish)
31 24H (Spanish)
32 Spare HD (Portugeuse)
33 BVN TV (?)
34 Italia1 HD (Italian)
45 Something about safety in the cabin? In German?

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