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MSC Divina Cruise Review by ragbabys: MSC Divina - A Gorgeous Ship


ragbabys
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Cabin 5.5
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.5
Enrichment Activities 5.5
Entertainment 5.5
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 5.5
Rates Not Rated
Service 5.5
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money 5.5

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MSC Divina - A Gorgeous Ship

Sail Date: August 2014
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami

We've just returned from a one week stay aboard the Divina, there were 4 of us with 2 balcony rooms (highly suggested) mid ship deck 12. We have cruised with other lines but absolutely love the sophistication of this ship/ We traveled with the most kind and diverse group of people ( Italian, American, German , Asian, Spanish) yet were all got along great (even though not many of us were bilingual) It was NOT a stuffy crowd, we all partied together and made many friends. Our cabin Steward was GREAT, gave us privacy when we wanted it and kept the room clean, our ice bucket always filled and even let us hang in the room a little later before embarkation, I also have Crohns Disease and he helped make sure I kept plenty hydrated!

The formal dining room was great for Gala nights but we preferred the great buffet most nights due to time.

Love the midnight to 2 am fix your own sandwich bar and pizza bar.

One extremely special thing about this ship is Captain Scala More whom is a most generous , humorous, kind hearted man. He greeted anyone who wanted to meet him personally. He did several Q & A's about the ship, crew and himself and made himself as available to the passengers as possible. We Extremely enjoyed the way he docked the ship Aft first between the dock and another ship in St. Martin, that maneuver in itself was a thing of beauty ! It was nice having a Captain you can see around the ship instead of locked away somewhere all of the time. He cared genuinely about his crew and passengers.

The beauty of The Divina herself is just breathtaking from the outside but the inside is just one of the most GORGEOUS ships I've ever sailed on. Extremely clean !!! The lounges and bars were beautiful and there were many. Lots of activities for kids and adults. We were never bored at sea days. The swarkovski staircase reminded me of only what the Stairway to Heaven must look like. Had AWESOME photos made here on formal nights !! (I highly recommend this for all of the ladies out there, bring your prettiest gowns!)

The entertainment was very very good especially Wonderland, the Michael Jackson tribute and the Opera singers.

Port of call, St Martin ( my all time favorite- check out maho beach ( for the airplanes landing) and little bay for snorkeling and of course the shopping on front street and back street. haggle, they expect it !Take the water taxi to save time back to the boat, there is alot of walking her for shopping) DONT FORGET YOUR REAL GERMAN CHOCOLATE HERE AND YOUR GUAVABERRY !

Puerto Rico- Rough seas to snorkel the day we were they, we stuck to OLD San Juan, take the trolley for free and see Cristobal fort, the architecture of the city and the many artisan market stalls spread out everywhere. Good lunch at Lupis. Best things on sale here is the original artwork and tshirts !

Great Stirrup Cay- HOT< HOT< HOT. BEAUTIFUL place but not much shade (they have been planting more palm trees to fix this however wear WATERPROOF sunscreen) Snorkeling out at the rocks is great, lots of jellyfish but for some reason this variety does not sting. Lunch was great, souvenirs to high priced. DRINK< DRINK< DRINK not only water but some gatoraides too to replace the salts and sugars you lose in the sun. Less


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Cabin review: MSC Divina 12188

Comfortable room, very clean. Courteous and very accommodating room steward. Very good view (no obstructions) Balcony. Just right for a couple.

Port and Shore Excursions


Great Stirrup Cay- HOT< HOT< HOT. BEAUTIFUL place but not much shade (they have been planting more palm trees to fix this, however wear WATERPROOF sunscreen) Snorkeling out at the rocks is great, lots of jellyfish but for some reason this variety does not sting. Lunch was great, souvenirs are too high priced. DRINK< DRINK< DRINK not only water but some gatoraide too to replace the salts and sugars you lose in the sun as many ppl were falling out. Lots and Lots of sunscreen but all in all a very pretty place, nice amenities, beautiful beach and water. A great day to relax and unwind before heading back to Miami.


Puerto Rico- Rough seas to snorkel the day we were they, we stuck to OLD San Juan, take the trolley for free and see Cristobal fort, the architecture of the city and the many artisan market stalls spread out everywhere. Good lunch at Lupis. Best things on sale here is the original artwork and tshirts ! Cabs are usually 350.00 pp each way. Try the Monfongo for lunch !! Old San Juan is Beautiful !

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Port of call, St Marteen ( my all time favorite- check out Maho beach ( for the airplanes landing literally right above your head) and Little Bay for snorkeling and of course the shopping on front street and back street, haggle, they expect it ! Take the water taxi to save time back to the boat, there is alot of walking here for shopping) DONT FORGET YOUR REAL GERMAN CHOCOLATE HERE AND YOUR GUAVABERRY ! Islanders are very nice, taxis are scary but fun at the same time, about 7.00 pp one way. Beautiful jewlerly, dont forget to buy your Larimar stones , it's the stone of the Carribean. Duty free shopping !!

I will keep coming back to this island again and again until I have explored it all !

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