MSC Divina Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Cruise Worth The Price

Sail Date: August 02, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Cabin: GTY

Purchased 2 Balcony ( Double Occupancy ) via a Travel Zoo deal of $299 pp + tax per room. These cruise for 2 adults & 2 kids cost about $1900. Based on this price it was a good cruise.


MSC still has along way to go to compete in the American market. I read reviews that claim " Cruise From Hell " or " Worst Cruise Ever ". On this I disagree. Had very good service. Had no problem with people not speaking English. The Food ( dinners ) in main dining room was fine. The buffet area needs some work as to how it flows & refilling of empty dishes but nothing that you can't get around. 


Had an issue with the Steak House. Way over priced for what I received. Steak was not good at all. Everything was ala cart. Should have been price fix.


Pools were good. Not really crowded even on Sea Days. New ship. Very beautiful. Entertainment was also very good.


Their communication skills need a lot of work though. There was a problem getting on the ship due to problem at the port. People stood in lines for hours. MSC had no backup plan to deal with this. Poorly handled. 


Last thing, ports of call ( This was Western Caribbean ) Jamaica was a waste of time. Don't bother getting off the ship. Also Great Strip Cay ( NCL's private Island ) was a disappointment .


Over all, for the price we paid, we had a good time. I'm not so sure that if I paid $4,000 for this cruise I would have been as happy. Would I cruise with MSC again ? Price, price price. That's the deal maker.

Ship Quality
Ship 2 years old. Beautiful ship.
Food and Dining
Dinning rooms good. Buffet ok. Steak House, awful.
Service and Staff
No problems. Everyone spoke English.
Much better then expected.
Children's Programs
Teen club was acceptable.
Onboard Activities
My 12 year old loved the Bingo games
Destinations and Excursions
Jamaica waste of time. Great Struip Cay , disappointing
Cabin / Stateroom
Balcony. Lots of room for 2 people.
Miami, Florida
Port of Miami had a gas leak. Took over 8 hours to load ship. Miami itself ok of course
Falmouth, Jamaica
Don't even get off the ship !
George Town, Grand Cayman
7 Mile Beach great
Cozumel, Mexico
Beach Break good option
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Not even close to Disney's Castaway Cay. Really a bummer


Eat in dinning rooms for all 3 meals. Only use buffet as a fill in when you're hungry.

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