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  • Mediterranean style in food and design
  • Features the ship-within-a-ship Yacht Club concept
  • MSC Divina Miami-based year-round
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735 MSC Family Cruise Reviews

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Merrykalia
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
5 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We chose to cruise on the MSC Divina with our two children, aged 8 and 11 and with another couple who are in their early 60s. The major contributing factor was the price. This is my 17th cruise and we have cruised with NCL, Carnival, ... Read more
sean4776@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
This was my 8th cruise. Previously 6 with Princess and 1 with RCL. The ship is beautiful and very clean. Food was very good! The shows in the theater was just fabulous, The only two complaints are: Very little or very bad ... Read more
Breezer1234
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We were very pleased with our first MSC Cruise so we decided to Cruise with them again . Our ship was the MSC Proezia one of the newest MSC Ships . We chose a balcony stateroom on the 11th deck . The room was typically small but no ... Read more
mmishreki@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Overall the ship itself is fine. The amenities are plentiful. The room is adequate (not large but not terribly small either). Here's a breakdown of each item: Itinerary - Excellent ports of call. They were all about the same, ... Read more
rosepetal_irl
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
32 forum posts
12 helpful votes
After 2 very rough years we needed a break away and this cruise came up at a great price so we went for it. As we always say, a bad cruise holiday is better than no holiday at all, although we wouldn't call it 'bad' just disappointing. ... Read more

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srogers
Member Since 2005
1 review
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We got a great deal on a balcony room when the special was buy 1 get 1 free and our MSC travel consultant got us on Deck 13 and was great food and shows. I would recommend it to anyone. The shows were great and especially the acrobatics ... Read more
photogcrazy
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
73 forum posts
14 helpful votes
I would sail Davina again in a heartbeat. We sailed from 5/21/16 through 5/28/16 on the eastern itinerary. The embarkation was flawless, quick and efficient. The cabin was ready as soon as we boarded (about 2:00). The first thing we ... Read more
AtlantaVol
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
248 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was our 19th cruise and our first on MSC. There are some good points but in many other areas, MSC is way behind lines like Celebrity, Princess and Royal Caribbean. I'll just hit some of our main comments/observations: PROS: We ... Read more
tomcruise227
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
From the food to the service, we (7 people) were very happy with our MSC experience. Embarkation was easy and quick in Barcelona, no crowds. The ship we sailed on (Fantasia) was always very clean, there always seemed to be staff cleaning ... Read more
Christine B
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
I chose MSC because they were going to unique ports of call that many others were not in Northern Europe. The ports of call were Gdynia (Poland), Klapedia (Lithuania), Riga (Latvia), Tallin (Estonia), St. Petersburg (Russia), Helsinki ... Read more

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DavieMike
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This ship was a very pleasant surprise! I have already recommended it to a number of people. While not perfect it was much better than the RC Oasis I had sailed 4 weeks previously. I strongly suggest you check this ship out, and see if ... Read more
raleprice
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
We are a family of four. Our children are both college aged boys. We were looking for a great itinerary (we've done this itinerary twice before) a good price and something to upgrade from Carnival. This cruise was 99% wonderful. The ... Read more
carmen.savva
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We had a fantastic trip and I can highly recommend this experience to anyone. The embarkation process went really smoothly without any problems. We loved the stop over ports, although they were all obviously a little rushed. Felt a ... Read more
mauimooners
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Don't believe all the negative reviews. I was a bit worried after reading reviews but decided to keep an open mind and judge for myself. We booked this cruise during the kids sail free promotion. We enjoyed this cruise. The ship is ... Read more
congapete@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
The ship is beautiful. We had a few areas of disappointment. 1. The buffet for the most part was boring and the quality was poor. We did enjoy the pizza from time to time. You had to watch to make sure it had a crispy bottom. If not is ... Read more

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SUSIEK
Member Since 2001
4 reviews
383 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Our background: Couple in our 40's with a 10 year old son. We live in Florida and cruise often. Other lines we have sailed... Carnival, Princess, Celebrity, Royal and NCL. Embarkation: Smooth and easy. With the Loyalty Match ... Read more
travelling Coco
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
WARNING! Do not ever go on MSC cruises! Here's why- I travelled with my mother, my father, my brother, His child (7), My husband and my two daughters (Age 12 and 7) Embarkation: We arrived at Barcelona airport and went up to the MSC ... Read more
wilfred09
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
First time on such a large ship (3200 Passengers) I have been on smaller ships. Unable to explore Venice because of timeline with arrivals and departures. The ship was excellent, cabins were good size and well equipped, only news channels ... Read more
TENERIFE1995
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Really horrible experience and will not advice anybody to choose this cruise. Food on 13th floor seems to be for cattles disgusting and no organisation at all. You will need to spend half an hour looking for a table. Although we went ... Read more
Trvlr37
Member Since 2001
12 reviews
2,531 forum posts
10 helpful votes
PROS - MSC Divina is gorgeous - very European and classy. - Crystal Staircase is beautiful and more gorgeous than in photos. - Lobster tail at dinner and large prawns served in main dining room. Many lines do not serve lobster ... Read more

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airpricing
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
There is a mixed message in the whole experience with MSC. This is also my personal opinion, and based on my expectations. The ship is really nice, and the decor contemporary, as well as the whole web checkin, pre-cruise emails, ... Read more
sandpiper35
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
112 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Review Divina April 9th through the 16th. Miami - Bermuda - Nassau - Miami I will try to make this as brief as possible and just mention items that may help other travellers. Booking: We do not use a Travel Agent we called an ... Read more
loudmusic1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
7 nights stopping in Bermuda and Nassau (Bahamas) Okay. Here goes: The Good Beautiful ship. The cabin attendants do the lord's work keeping the rooms spotless and replacing the towels before you even knew you needed them. The ... Read more
gemini16
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I booked this cruise through Groupon about a week or so before departure date at a price I thought was quite reasonable. I won't go into the frustration from MSC Johannesburg offices of not answering their phones and giving incorrect ... Read more
sanimene@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
I had so many thoughts before boarding the Divina due to the reviews many people gave it, but I was impressed and the cruise surpassed my expectations. The ship is EXTREMELY CLEAN. Ship staff are always cleaning and you can tell. The ship ... Read more

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