I'm also a teacher (retired) and single parent (12 y/o girl) who needs occasional kid-free time just as you do. This is precisely why I stay away from known kid-pleasers like Carnival and MSC during major holiday break time unless I'm with my kid. If you really prefer adult company during that time, try Celebrity or Holland-America. Note: if a ship has a waterslide, it's going to have a lot of kids. Also, MSC and Costa, being European, have a more lax and leisurely attitude toward children because that's how they parent. The things that we may find rude and inconsiderate in their children they find snobbish, stuffy and overbearing in ours. Two sides to every coin.
Review by misslaurie
In response to review, MrChocoholic says ...
Thanks for the review. Very nicely done, glad you had a good time.
Hi Laurie, thanks for the review! I donât know about your sailing specifically, but MSC often offers âKids Sail Freeâ promotions that will be particularly popular when schoolâs out. There are some wonderful cruise options out there for when itâs time to get away from the kids! Let us know here at cruiseline.com when youâre planning your next trip and Iâm sure youâll get plenty of suggestions! Happy cruising!
I have sailed on MSC twice, on the Poesia & the Divina. I enjoyed both immensely. The Kids Sail Free policy practically guarantees that there will be kids on board. I suggest that you try other cruise lines that do not not offer this policy and stay away from holidays or the summertime when kids are off from school Also I suggest you try longer cruises. There are usually less kids on longer cruises. .
We appreciate you taking the time to share a review! We're glad we were able to celebrate New Years with you! We value your feedback and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you aboard again in the future.
Thank you for taking the time to share a review. We're so happy to hear that you loved celebrating the New Year on MSC Divina. We've taken note of your feedback and will be sure to share with the appropriate departments. We hope to welcome you back aboard MSC Divina in the future.