September 2016 - MSC Divina to Caribbean - Western
We have cruised Carnival and RCCL multiple times this was our 1st MSC cruise. The Divina is beautiful and very comfortable. I have never been on a cruise line that carried such a diversity in passengers. There were at least 25 different languages spoken by just the passengers another 44 by the crew. Our Captain could speak about 20 languages and read another 5. It does seem to make some of the things you do seem to take a little long for all the translations but is so worth it. With the diversity in cultures they do an excellent job at the buffet trying to make sure there is something for everyone, so be adventurous and try new things. Don't forget its an Italian ship so you have to try the pizza! We loved and won all the trivia games, lol great way to make new friends. The only things I would change is the dining room food and service seemed a little bland and if your planning on staying connected during your trip their on-line plans are a waste of money, my husband an IT guy could not get connected most of the time so it is really not worth the Money. Also if you have built up points on other cruise lines MSC will match. Do it early it took ours over 3 weeks to go thru so we did not benefit on this cruise. But they took our diamond with RCCL and by status matching we started at their highest level - Black which comes with a whole list of benefits.