An Absolutely Amazing Yacht Club Experience

MSC Divina Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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MSC Divina

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 09, 2017

Ship: MSC Divina

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 16020

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was our 4th time on the Divina, but our first time in Yacht Club. We had a wonderful cruise, met some new friends, and have become completely spoiled by Yacht Club.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
This was the fastest embarkation we have ever experienced! As soon as we pulled up to the white tent, the dedicated Yacht Club porter took our luggage, the butler took our carry-on, escorted us through our very own security line, and then took us to the Yacht Club waiting lounge where we were given champagne while the butler completed our check-in process. We were onboard the ship in less than 15 minutes (including the time we lounged in the waiting area).

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We ate the majority of our lunches and dinners in Le Muse. I was happy to see that both menus change daily. During lunch on sea days, the maitre d', Antonio, would make a different fresh pasta-to-order each day which were all delicious! We ate most of our breakfasts at the One Pool bar area where they had fresh fruit, waffles, french toast, pancakes, sausage, bacon, potatoes, smoked salmon, a variety of breads and pastries, and made-to-order omelets. We did have dinner at Galaxy Restaurant twice during this cruise- all I can say is that lobster pasta and the lamb chops are sooo tasty.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5
The shows we saw in the theater were good- the Michael Jackson tribute show on the last night is always great, so get there early to get a good seat. There is a nice variety of live entertainment throughout the ship at night for most people to find something to enjoy. The themed parties didn't seem as cohesive as in the past- maybe they have new entertainment staff still trying to adjust.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We spent the majority of our time in the Top Sail lounge where we were able to enjoy a spectacular view along with great service. The butlers, waitstaff, and bartenders in the Top Sail lounge and One Pool bar go above and beyond to meet your every need. By the 2nd night, they already knew what we would want as our nightcaps.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is beautiful and still looks brand new. We constantly saw crew members cleaning every inch of the ship. They also did some touch-up painting to the outside while the ship was in port at St. Thomas.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The Yacht Club suites are only slightly larger than the regular balcony cabins, but still enjoyable. However, they do have a nice size walk-in closet and a marble bathroom with a tub/shower. Our butler, Mevin, and room steward, Lavish, kept the cabin spotless and the minibar stocked. I also enjoyed the nightly Venchi chocolates left on the pillows at turndown.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
We decided to do our own thing and spend the day at Beachlimerz which is a restaurant on Ft. James beach that is very secluded. There were only 2 other couples there the entire time we were there (almost 5 hours). It is like having your own little piece of paradise!

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
We took a taxi to Lindquist beach to enjoy a quiet beach day. There was hardly nobody at this beach because it doesn't have any rental facilities/restaurant/amenities. The only thing here are bathroom/changing facilities and picnic tables. We brought drinks and snacks with us and had a nice time. Just beware of the sand fleas.

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
It was a surprisingly quiet day in Nassau with only 1 other cruise ship in port. We had lunch at Doc Sand's restaurant in Potter's Cay- they have the best conch salad and it is the only place on the island where you can get jerk conch. The lady that owns the restaurant, Angie, will make you feel like family.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We hung out in the Top Sail lounge until we were ready to leave (more like we stayed until our butler told us we had to leave lol) a little after 10:00am. Our butler escorted us off the ship and we picked up our luggage, got through customs, and was waiting on our Uber by 10:30am.
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