November 2014 - MSC Divina to Caribbean - Eastern
Although the cruise ship is beautiful it takes more than a beautiful ship to make a wonderful cruise. We did not like being assigned to a specific dining room (unless we wanted to pay for additionally for a specialty restaurant), nor did we like being assigned a time to report for dinner unless we wanted to always eat at the buffet. We enjoy being able to go to the dining room of our choice, at a time of our choice (which may differ each night) to wait our turn to be seated with different individuals each time - not having to eat with the same people each night unless we have gone together as a group - we enjoy meeting different individuals each night.
During our time out to sea there was not enough activities to do. Unless we wanted to go to the Casino and gamble or go to the bars and drink (which we don't do), or go to the pools and decks and sunbathe, there was nothing else to do. The TV stations were all in foreign languages except CNN USA - even TNT which is an American station - the actors were speaking English but it was blocked and translated into a foreign language so unless you lip read you couldn't watch that station either. The nightly entertainment main show was good but too repetitious - like a circus act with dancers, acrobats, juggling acts - all in beautiful different outfits and themes each night but still circus acts. The entertainment in the various lounges was not of a high quality. It was truly an International group of guests which we had nothing in common except we were all together on the ship.
I would not recommend this cruise line to any of my friends.