My husband and I are from the USA, and boarded the Preziosa in Guadelope. Our taxi dropped us off outside the main gate with all our luggage about 12:15pm, and the guard would not let anyone with luggage (new passengers) enter until 2:15pm, even though on many of our cruise documents it said board at 1pm!! It was very hot, with no water or restrooms.
This was the worst part of the trip. The rest made up for this slight inconvenience. We were then finally escorted to the Yacht Club check in, where we were greeted by a friendly staff with cold towels and prosecco. The Yacht Club is definitely worth the splurge. The service, location, rooms and food are all excellent.
The majority of the guests do not speak English, luckily most of the staff does. The staff was very accommodating to this, for the international guests. All of the announcements, shows and information was broadcast in at least 4 languages. During the shows it became very tiresome. The shows ranged from very good (My Life in Music and the Mask), to what is this (Woodstock) and horrible (the crew talent show, and Ghostbusters).
Large room in great location. Close to elevator and very quiet. Long balcony with 2 chairs and small table. Bathroom had one sink and bathtub with shower, and was stocked with amenities daily. Large walk in closet with robes and slippers. Minibar is included and replenished daily as is bottled water, but there is no coffee maker in room. Room service is included, but we opted for the quick walk upstairs for the delicious coffee at the 18th floor.