July 2016 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on MSC Divina
Excellent Staff but rude guests & too much in-your-face sales!
I enjoyed my cruise on MSC and plan to book with the cruise line within the next year. They have a ship which goes to Martinique and Guadelope. The decor of the ship is beautiful but it is spoiled by the numerous amounts of sales booths throughout the ship. I really enjoyed the dining service in the Black Crab, the beverage service in the Divina bar, the Cigar Bar and the casino. Because of my casino play, I received a discounted choice of cruises on MSC for an upcoming trip. There were too many rude children running throughout the ship and jumping in and out of the pools and hot tubs. Their parents [European] had no control over them nor did it seem that they cared. The guests were rude to the staff and others by shoving, reaching over other guests in the buffet area. The children would also sneeze anywhere without covering their mouths. I rarely saw anyone use hand sanitizer which was throughout the dining areas. The buffet food was excellent and quite a variety but there were too many guests, not enough staff to clean the tables properly nor effectively. The food on the steam tables did not remain hot but the pizza varieties were the best I have ever tasted anywhere. It ranks right up there with real Italian pizza in Italy. Overall, in spite of the rude guests, I would sail the MSC line again, but on a smaller ship and during the semesters when children are in school. I had a fabulous room attendant by the name of Urip from Indonesia.