MSC Divina

3.5 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: XL     Built: May 2012    
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MSC Divina is an extra large ship, carrying 4363 passengers and crew, and sails from Miami, Florida and LA JOLIETTE (MARSEILLE), FRANCE.

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BLAND FOOD ~ SMALL PORTIONS ~ POOR ENTERTAINMENT

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

BLAND FOOD ~ SMALL PORTIONS ~ POOR ENTERTAINMENT

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After over a dozen Carnival Cruises where we saw them cut back on quality we decided to try an MSC cruise to see if they were any better.

Our representative should have made us aware that when we spent the extra money for a high 13th Level balcony, we would have an obstructed view!

We were not happy with the food quality and the portions were small.

There was no "anytime" seating for the restaurants so you had to eat ether too early or too late. The food arrived cold on a few occasions. On the first formal night there was no lobster special, unless you paid extra. The surf and turf filet mignon special that they offered was a hockey puck size piece of meat and ONE shrimp. The onion soup was inedible mud. I expected more from an Italian cruise line. The buffet was pretty much the same food every day and the staff was slow to buss the tables so there was usually no place to eat without walking across the entire ship to find someone getting up and waiting for them to buss.

The entertainment was mostly pre-recorded with poor or no sets or stage design. I heard YMCA at least twice at different productions. The musical staff around the ship were also mostly playing along to recorded music.

The pool areas were taken over early in the mornings by people laying out their towels for the entire day so no chaise lounges were ever available.

They charged extra for things like gelato and bowling which they show on their website like it's all included.

They list times on the itinerary that we will spend at each port that are not actually true. When they say in their advertising we will be in San Juan from 7am till 4pm and then when we get there it's changed to 9am to 3;30 They are not being truthful and cheating you out of beach time.

ON THE PLUS SIDE: Carnival tries to sell you booze everywhere you are every day, and there is always someone trying to take your picture so they can sell it to you later. This is not the case on MSC. There were very few photographers taking photos and there was no drinking in the pools and hot tubs which means much less drunken idiots to deal with.

I don't think I would try another MSC Cruise, mostly due to the poor food portions and quality.

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

overall

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charge for ice cream at pool area should be nothing.  extra charge for certain items at dinner supposed to be all inclusive. only one hot tub was hot other was cold  did not get wake up calls when requested most were LATE   booked excursions online found out onboard were not done and did not get to go on any because they were booked up

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Contributor Level: Purser
1 out of 5

Don't Do IT

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Shifty, Lying, Awful cruise line! Please think twice before booking your next vacation with MSC! They give you these fabulous deals that aren't real. They don't back their deals! Though the ship is amazing ..... not if you need a mobility device! The ship is not designed with mobility devices in mind. The elevators are almost impossible for a scooter. I felt like I had to stay in my room, rather than inconvenience other guests by trying to navigate the layout of the ship on my scooter. The food is bland, boring, tasteless. All dining locations are so crowded with tables and chairs it's impossible to maneuver through them, without constantly being bumped, hit, or run into while trying to enjoy your meal! Honestly it's not worth the money you're going to pay.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

THIS WAS OUR 1ST CRUISE AND WHAT AN AMAZING 7 DAYS!!!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

YOUR ENTERTAINMENT TEAM WAS PHENOMENAL.... THEIR DAILY ENERGY WAS INFECTIOUS AND UPLIFTING AND JUST WHAT I NEEDED TO REMOVE THE WINTER BLUES...   ANDRE’ YOU WERE THE BEST… AND I KNOW MORE THAN 59 CABIN’S VIEW THE MORNING SHOW!!!! 

 

MY #1 FAVORVITE WAS THE BLACK CRAB RESTAURANT…. AND THE WONDERFUL SERVE THAT WAS PROVIDED.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Enjoyable & Relaxing Trip

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Overall the cruise was very good.  I really enjoyed Grand Cayman and all the other destinations.  I specifically liked that the cruise made 4 stops.  Latit was pleasure to talk to in the chocolate/lego store :-)

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
4 out of 5

Would recommend MSC

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staff was phenomenal & helpful. Would recommend  they offer free wifi minutes instead of making you pay for it. We did not purchase minutes & I know other cruise lines are offering free minutes. Did not feel this ship was a fit for children, more for adults. Entertainment offered was very good

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Contributor Level: Second Mate
4 out of 5

Beautiful Ship

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Ship is magnificent. Food service very nice. Cabin Steward Mr Jean was excellent.

Black Voyager Club member- VERY POOR / INCOMPLETE / INCORRECT club benefit info from both representatives (Eduardo, Ms. E??) on the ship. NOT ACCEPTABLE !!!

-No info overview/summary of Voyager Club activities in cabin. Had to ask reps.

- Missed the Black member party because on Monday, 2/23/17 Club reps told me it was on "Thursday". It was on Tuesday 2/24 - 2 days before !!!

- Found out by accident about 2 free specialty meals when I went to Eataly for a meal. or I would have missed this benefit also.

- Would be nice to have a special laundry price benefit.

 

No account balance on TV. Must go to Guest Svcs -wait in line. NOT ACCEPTABLE !!!

 

 

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Contributor Level: Second Mate
5 out of 5

Great time but the ports of call were not great.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Spent an inordinate ammount of time in Puetro Rico - 8am til 10pm. St. Martin was only 5 hours which prevented any real time to do much of anything. La Romana was a complete waste of time and Nassau was a bust. Lots of beautiful places to go in the Carrib but we seemed to miss them. Still we had a great time but we are the kind of people who could have fun in a sand box in the backyard. Also the menu choices in La Muse were limited. Felt like the same menu every evening. The staff was great but it seems as if MSC is cutting back on services.

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Poor Service and Cold Food in Villa Rosa Dining Room

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Very disappointed this trip on the Divina.  Our table in the Villa Rosa was extremely tiny for 4 people, and it was placed in the walkway/entrance of the restaurant.  We were lied to by the woman assistant mgr., who assured us that we would be reassigned the next day, but it did not happen. The service was always very slow, and unattentive, and the food always arrived cold.  We would request, for example, tea with the meal, only to have it ignored.  Got tired of having to ask 2 and 3 times for the same thing.  The entertainment was monotonous. There should be a variety of entertainment to include some comedy shows for the adults. We visited the Tshirt store in Grand Turks and purchased $100 worth of merchandise only to be told they did not have the "free" tote bag as Philip stated.  I left Philip a note from our cabin (11268) the night before our disembarking, but he did not attempt to contact me. The only positive experience we had was that our cabin attendant was excellent.  He always provided us with what we requested.  MUCH room for improvement.

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APOLLO DECK

The Apollo Deck features the third level of the Pantheon Theatre, La Luna Piano Bar, Gallerie D'art, The Sports Bar, Golden Jazz Bar, Caffe Italia, shops,...

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ZEUS DECK

The Zeus Deck features the second level of The Pantheon Theatre, Casino Veneziano, the Cigar Lounge, duty free shops and boutiques, Silver Lounge Bar and...

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AFRODITE DECK

The Afrodite Deck features the MSC Aurea Spa, Le Sirene Covered Pool, pool bar, Aqua Park, Tritone and Poseidon Bars, Calumet Buffet and Manitou Buffe...

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URANO DECK

The Urano Deck features staterooms in categories YC3, and YC1, as well as the upper level of the MSC Yacht Club, Sky & Stars, Virtual World, 4D Cinema,...

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cclark9731
Contributor Level: Third Mate

There are two hot tubs on deck 16 towardsthe back of this ship that are never crowded. A fun place to hang out with a group of friends

bmmartinez007
Contributor Level: Third Mate

If you want to avoid all the hustle & noise there is the Garden Pool (infinity Pool) at the back of the ship that is perfect to get away from all the madness. This is were we stayed all week.

NYCFinAdvisor
Contributor Level: Second Mate

Don't miss the Theater entertainment every night! It's Broadway on board. I live in New York City and the shows are in par with Broadway shows, no kidding! Don't miss having some pizza at the Pizza Place on the 6th Floor, the BEST PIZZA ever!

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Price

XL

Size

May 2012

Built

4363

Total Passengers

13

Number of Decks

1751

Total Cabins

29

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