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  • Mediterranean style in food and design
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Freespir8
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
764 forum posts
We just got back from our cruise and had an amazing time! Everyone has been so helpful on the boards and reading everyone else’s experience was instrumental in our choosing MSC. We are in our 40’s and 50’s and we usually ... Read more
Carol Griffin
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
For 20 years my sisters and I enjoyed an annual trip with our Mom....the Kat and Kittens' Trips. Mom passed away last December. She wanted to assure we Kittens would continue to have fun together. We decided a cruise would be a ... Read more
bselliott
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because it covered the ports that we wanted to see around the Med, unfortunately there was too little offshore time in some ports, especially when we cleared immigration later than the published time, and we still ... Read more
edspec
Member Since 2011
1 review
57 forum posts
26 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Just returned from the 4/15 Eastern Caribbean Divina cruise. A little background...we have cruised Carnival once, 1999, and it was fun. I didn’t think I ever needed to cruise again, but in 2003 we tried DCL for the first time, and ... Read more
Sysdeath
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
26 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
It was our first time on an MSC cruise. We loved the cruise and the people that we met. I wouldn't recommend this cruise line for first timers. We will definitely do MSC again! Pros: - Beautiful and elegant ship - Most of the ... Read more
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jcollin
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
37 forum posts
9 helpful votes
There were 7 of us for this cruise, in 3 rooms. Embarkation was very smooth. We arrived about 12:00 and were on board eating lunch in the sports bar by 1:00. We received 12 drink coupons. Our dining room waiters didn't seem to know how ... Read more
ZaynieR
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
My family and I travelled on the MSC Sinfonia this past Easter weekend. We had booked 7 rooms in total and what was mean't to be a great trip turned into the Cruise from hell! After travelling on Cruise Ships abroad, you would expect a ... Read more
mcmuff
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We booked this mini cruise as an alternative to a break in Barcelona over Easter. AT the time of booking we had to fly from Dublin (Aer Lingus) as flights from Northern Ireland were not available on the websites and as there were 6 adults ... Read more
TheHannans
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our 1st cruise experience, so im writing this without a comparison to other cruises. I was a tad worried about the MSC Fantasia, based on some reviews - they were unfounded! We were on a Genovo - Barcelona - Marseilles - ... Read more
jcvargas41
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
My wife and I where excited at booking this cruise for our 25th anniversary celebration.we strter planning early August 2016. We booked excursions, had plane fares ready and also planned to stay in Venice, Italy extra time before and after ... Read more
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patootie456
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
MSC Divina Cruising with my husband and two sons – 11 and 8. This is lengthy but I try to cover everything in detail! One of the reasons we picked MSC was because we wanted to go to Grand Cayman as one of our islands, needed to go ... Read more
maganini
Member Since 2011
12 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We sailed on the Divina last fall and since we had such a great time, we booked another cruise onboard for April, 2017. This cruise was even better than last year's. We already have a cruise booked for next year on their new ship, the ... Read more
kazol2005
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
7 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Ship - Gorgeous, interior cabins are spacious, but the bed and the pillows are very uncomfortable. Pools - a lot of them, but no music during the day or ever, like other cruise line do, it was sad at times and depressing. Pool desk was ... Read more
curbeloj
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
Having sailed 9 times on 4 other cruise lines, I had high expectations of my experience on what was billed as a premiere ship. It is a gorgeous vessel...the theater shows are outstanding and the entertainment team was top-notch. However ... Read more
ryanthecruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Pros: - The itinerary was great. Genoa, Barcelona, Morocco, Tenerife, Madeira, Malaga and Rome. - The ship was clean - The price was affordable - The kids had fun at the pool - Shore excursion in Rome was great - The spa ... Read more
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ray13255
Member Since 2017
1 review
22 helpful votes
An honest review I wills start with the PROS I) Service in the bar and restaurants excellent. 2) The guy attending to our rooms was excellent 3) Service in the breakfast and dinner restaurants excellent 4) All transactions on ... Read more
jtyler22
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
First trip on an MSC ship. Chose the Divina out of Miami on April 1 because of the $400 price. Arrived in FLL on Jetblue and took an UBER to Brickell in Miami. With a $20 first time user coupon, the UBER cost a total of $4.74. Much ... Read more
jimmyfoxy
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Don't let the negative reviews stray you away from the Divina. Our family of 4 had an amazing week. I'll categorize below: Cabin - We had a balcony cabin. It turned out to be a handicap cabin (I didn't realize I booked that). It had ... Read more
amandaepperson21
Member Since 2007
1 review
207 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we booked rather last minute and our options were limited. As a family of 6, finding a cruise without spending a fortune was challenging. The price and "kids sail free" grabbed me. We've taken a ... Read more
Sandy4322
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we could take our grandchildren (5) and our two daughters and husbands at a reasonable price. We all felt that the ship was beautiful but the food and entertainment could use some help. The main dining at ... Read more
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JD.Steele
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
The ship was amazing to look at inside and out, however, if you have children that are not teenagers there is extremely limited activities on board for them unless you want to drop your kids off and collect them at the end of the day. ... Read more
PGPrendy
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
144 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Although this was my 5th cruise, this was my first MSC cruise, and I loved it. My mom, my husband, my 6-year-old son, and my 2-year-old son sailed together on the MSC Divina, from March 25, 2017 to April 1, 2017, from the Port of Miami to ... Read more
hummer2407
Member Since 2005
1 review
50 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I am a 46 year old from Indiana. I traveled with my family which consisted of my wife, my 2 10 year old boys, my 70 year old mother and her 68 year old sister. We have all cruised before on Princess, NCL, Celebrity, Disney, and MSC. ... Read more
Silent1958
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with MSC after 6 with Thomson’s. We cruised from Abu Dhabi on the 19/03/2017 for 7 nights. On arrival at ship we were informed that itinerary had been changed. We had a Balcony cabin and up-graded to a ... Read more
RobertoF
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
85 forum posts
17 helpful votes
I was really rooting for MSC. We sailed MSC's maiden US voyage on the Poesia in 2009. At that time, MSC was completely disfunctional. I had hoped a lot had changed since then. Unfortunately, MSC still does not have its act together. ... Read more
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