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Mike2016$
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
We travel extensively and have been on almost every line in the western hemisphere and many other in the rest of the world. I am retired from the leisure and hospitality industry after 40 years so I am very familiar with service, customer ... Read more
cruisedaddymiami
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 helpful votes
Repeat cruising family on the MSC Divina. We previously sailed Divina March 2015. I enjoyed the familiarity of the cruise, we had different ports of call this time. It was a VERY enjoyable cruise experience. Cruise line has also added some ... Read more
cmoro
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
15th cruise - yes, I DO have a clue :) Overall: Not impressed. I would go again only if we got the 4-person balcony for $1400 like those who booked 10 months in advance did. We booked 6 months in advance and paid $2800. This boat, ... Read more
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milaydaurena
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Before cruising with MCS Divina I read the reviews and they were very poorly so bad that I thought that by June things were going to be much better as a result of the previous reviews but I was so wrong. The personnel in the cruise ... Read more
Black_Sheep
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
40 forum posts
21 helpful votes
First time MSC-cruiser. American. Travelled with 24 of my family members, June 11-18, 2016. Ocho Rios, Cayman/Georgetown, Cozumel, Nassau. Have travelled on +/- 6 other cruises, on other lines. Quick review: Embarkation and ... Read more

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ERDocDoug
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
It is fair to say I boarded MSC Divina with rather specific expectations having spent some years of my life sailing all over the world aboard cruise ships both as a passenger and as a crewmember/Ship’s Physician. Overall it ... Read more
Jccreates
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
I had a lovely cruise! I've cruised many times on several lines, I found MSC to be as expected with 4,000 plus guest to cater to. Starting with embarkation, the lines albeit a little long, (remember 4000 guest) moved fairly quickly, ... Read more
goldi272
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
19 forum posts
122 helpful votes
I must apologize in advance for my very lengthy review, but felt I should be fair and practical in my findings. I will say that prior to this cruise, I had only sailed on Carnival, so in all fairness, it isn't a true apples to apples ... Read more
dr.anuraaggarg
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
this was the first cruise we took , that too after so many apprehensions that we may end up managing the motion sickness issue of mine and my daughter , but to our surprise both had no issue of nausea etc . at all . we stayed for one ... Read more
joyvogt
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise with MSC (previously on Presiosa and Splendida). Orchestra is a slightly smaller ship that those we’ve previously been on but it it still very big and has plenty on board. Great selection of bars, coffee ... Read more

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Two Jerrys
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
We cruised with MSC last year and loved it so booked again. This route was amazing - Venice - Bari - Olympia - Santorini - Athens - Corfu - Kotor. We are still pinching ourselves in disbelief that we saw so much in 7 days! We were on a ... Read more
ramos
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
MCS Divina, This was a good cruise. I spent a good time with my family. The spa was excellent is a beautiful place and on of my favorite is PUTU, very professional. But during does days the security during the night was very poor. In the ... Read more
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spclkrn
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise primarily for the itinerary and price. We were celebrating our anniversary and our granddaughter's high school graduation. My 87 yr old mom was with us as well. I was a bit concerned after reading the reviews about ... Read more
Merrykalia
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
5 forum posts
15 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
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

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Breezer1234
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 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
9 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
14 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
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

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AtlantaVol
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
266 forum posts
13 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
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
17 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
DavieMike
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
4 forum posts
8 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
19 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

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