September 2014 - MSC Divina to Caribbean
I realize that some people cannot be satisfied but having many cruises under my belt, I feel immenently qualified to give this cruise two thumbs down. First off, we found a rotting pear and partial chocolate chip cookie and crumbs behind our bacony curtain. The food in the dining rooms was mediocre at best. Veal Parmesan consisted of a thin piece of fried veal with a small slab of cheese melted on top with a dollop of mashed potatoes. Prime Rib was worse, a paper thin piece of meat would have been impossible to cook as per my request medium rare. Realizing how bad the fare was in the dining rooms, we decided to chance the Buffet deck on the fourth day of our cruise for the evening meal. What a mistake, not only were there minimal Buffet stations open but the variety was very limited. Now let's face it a cruise is pretty much a culinary experience. All night sandwich (make your own) was non-existant although it is prominently advertise in the brochure. Beverage stations were only on the main Buffet area and few and far apart located in tiny cubbyholes. Water and tea. Plastic drinking cups ran out almost immediately and relegated to styrofoam cups which when empty flew all over the place in the wind. Finding rest rooms was a challenge. Enough of the bad, now the good. Pizza was outstanding but crowded due to hungry passengers late night. Pay-For bars and restaurants were all over the place. Used to be a time when there was one Steak House you could opt for. Seems they forcing us to spend extra to eat. The entertainment was OUTSTANDING. The shows were top notch and proffesionally done! Lastly, since when do past cruisers not get a free cocktail party or free drinks at the "Meet the Captain Party". Talked to many people of the same opinion on the cruise. Overall Ok, but would definitely not recommend this cruise when the others are so much better.