MSC Divina Cruise Review by Tommy26: First cruise
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Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Msc Divinia is a lovely ship and the staff were fantastic and the shows were good if not very short ie 1/2hr. We did the AI package which was well worth it. There were plenty of places to go in the evening to suit all people and the entertainment in the bars was good. We had a balcony room which was big enough and great to be able to leave the door open to the balcony. Wifi was very expensive! The Black and White bar was great, with a big dance floor and some good entertainment.
There was only two complaints:
1. The food in the restaurants was never hot and sometimes was nearer to cold. The portions were small so have most of the courses is my advice. The main buffet restaurant was a nightmare at times as hundreds of people tried to eat with not enough seats.
2. The sore excursions we did go on we're not great which was Izmir and Venice. The Venice trip was € 80 each and went to a glass factory which took up about 11/2hrs of a 4hr trip. We then More had to walk briskly to where the gondola trip started and the guide did not describe any sights on the way. The gondola trip lasted 1/2hr with 6 of us in and I was facing backwards and it did not go anywhere great. We then were left there by the guide to get back to our boat to go back to the ship alone. We had to nearly run across St Marks square to be on tine. Overall a rip off. I would not recommend their shore excursions and we did our own thing as much as possible. Less
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Port and Shore Excursions
Do not bother with a shore excursion just go left out of the port and walk a few hundred yards and enter the town by the gateway and you are quickly into the old town and its sights
We took the shuttle bus into the old town and it was well worth the visit. Lots to marvel at and wander through small alleyways. Will definitely go bak for longer visit.
There is a tram just to the left of the port which takes you to the main sites and was cheap and easy.
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Pros, Cons, and Bottom Line
MSC Divina didn't disappoint.