Babies with diapers in the pools- EWWWW!!!

MSC Divina Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 18, 2016
Ship: MSC Divina
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9162
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Children in the pools and hot tubs is bad enough, but when they are babies in diapers and when pool personnel are informed they say it is okay, that is way to much. I have been on several other cruise lines and never seen this in the full sized pools, kiddie wading areas yes. Babies should not ever be in a hot tub - EVER! If the parents are ignorant of this fact, pool personnel should inform them.


Buffet - Food is not rotated and goes bad and tables not thoroughly cleaned


No urinals in Mens Restrooms - Seats not lifted and was a mess consistently


Room Steward - Rarely available, did not clean well (drew a heart in steam of bathroom mirror and it was there days later), had to call for towels on 2 occasions.


No trashcans, except staterooms and restrooms. Trash was seen all over the ship just tossed down wherever.


Issues with purchased photo package - 10 (8X10) photos included, but they print all your best pictures huge and expect you to pay $30 each for them. After contacting a manager with were given an exception, but only would print in color, not B/W or Sepia. 


Gelato bar - Had 14 flavors listed, same 8 every day, and every day I asked if they would have a different flavor and was told "Tomorrow", tomorrow never came. 


Reasons for 2nd Star:


Ship was pretty, atrium staircase phenomenal and pictures do not do it justice.


Main Dining Rooms (Eat ALL your meals here) - They are open for Breakfast and Lunch - Food excellent - very small portions (order more than 1 entree if you are hungry). had to keep on servers to bring ordered items at times (i.e. milk, toast, side orders)


Desserts - Heavenly! 


Ship staff were friendly and approachable, not always easy to talk in English with.  


I would never intentionally book another cruise with MSC, unless I am assured sanitation issues have been addressed. 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
MDRs - Good Buffet - Horrible

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Bingo was not fun - 1 Game (Blackout) Casino was very tight Not many activities for 50 somethings WiFi extremely slow and disconnected frequently, paid for a package and never used it all, due to frustration with connectivity.


5 out of 5
Michael Jackson tribute excellent, other shows were okay.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Design was okay, a lot of elevators was good. Cleanliness a BIG issue.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
No chair or couch, had an ottoman only. Hard to use a PC on a bed while sitting on an ottoman.

Ship Tip

If you want to swim in the pools, go when they first open. less change of contamination and will not be crowded.

5 out of 5
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