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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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72 MSC Holiday Cruise Reviews

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PBMooney
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
This was our second MSC cruise, having been on The Posea a couple of years earlier. The whole experience was brilliant, fabulous food, loads of choice, lovely waiters and cleaners. Other staff on the boat - hairdresser and cruise ... Read more
southmiamicruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Let me preface my critique by saying, we are seasoned cruisers that take a cruise every Christmas or New Year. We booked our Christmas cruise in June. We were so looking forward to cruising on MSC. What a disappointment! We paid for a ... Read more
Aza1972
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
98 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
Firstly this is a long winded and somewhat disjointed review and our personal experience. It is honest and straight to the point and I appologise if I offend anyone but I think it is important for people to be aware of some of the ... Read more
Celso F
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a family vacation time during the Christmas week, departing from Santos - Brazil heading to Montevideo / Punta del Este (Uruguay) and Buenos Aires (Argentina)... Our expectation (we had a group of 5 balcony cabins to our family) was ... Read more
a2Guy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked a Christmas cruise with some Family and friends December of 2014. First the good The Ship is very nice and clean comfortable rooms, shows and activities were all good and the Kids had a very good time. Now the not so good The ... Read more
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simale
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose to spend our Christmas on msc Armonia, and we had a wonderful week. First let me point out the not so good aspects: the transfer and flight we had from Rome was very bad: time, transfer and flight itself with Meridiana from Rome ... Read more
kimkubinski
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
MSC is new to the US market. The staff are rude and their systems and processes are dysfunctional. Ex: Key cards for the room stopped working 6 times for 1 person in our group and 4 times for another. Food: horrible quality. The waiters ... Read more
marybor
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
198 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
It was my first time cruising with family, son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter 16 and grandson 10. Having cruises previously with different cruise lines, it was my first time with MSC and they did not disappoint. From the moment the music ... Read more
gkbair
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We just got back from a 7 night caribbean cruise with MSC. We had a fabulous time. The wife and I have cruised with Celebrity and Princess before and we would put this right up there with Celebrity. I can't understand some of the negative ... Read more
suzannegra
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I have taken many cruises on Holland America, Carnival, and Royal Caribbean and we were a little hesitant to take a Christmas Cruise on an MSC ship because of mixed reviews we have read. Most of our concerns were put aside ... Read more

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zebulon
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
PERSONAL Review Special Note: This review is presented in two parts: first, my own ‘Personal’ review (what happened to me) which is followed by a somewhat more objective view of the MSC Divina based on an Western Caribbean ... Read more
silver-10
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from a 7 night trip with MSC and was compelled to write a review. What a great time we had! The check in at Miami was very good, prompt and efficient, our only negative comment on this was that other cruise lines we have ... Read more
attielattie
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
We were on the 1-15 March back to back cruise, and I've never been so glad to end a holiday. This was our third cruise, previously we had done the Med on Celebrity Summit, and the Caribbean on the P&O Ventura. There was no comparison. ... Read more
p4ddyw4ck
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just returned from the Christmas and new year back to back Caribbean cruise on the Divina. We were in the yacht club and I have to say that if we were travelling non-yacht club I would be unhappy. Boarding with the butler service ... Read more
Benkins
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
My Wife and I decided to do a Cruise this Christmas to get away from it all. We flew to Dubai on the 20th December from Dublin, good flight. The Hotel overnight supplied in Dubai was excellent and we were up graded to a Junior Suite(not ... Read more

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TNGALOHA
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
2,949 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our Christmas Cruise on the MSC Divina This was another fabulous cruise with MSC. With the MSC Divina being a new ship, and all the pomp and circumstance of her arrival, we were very excited to be cruising on her. Our embarkation was ... Read more
spicton
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
We just completed Christmas week on Divina. Reading prior reviews we were quite apprehensive as we are new to cruise holidays. In our opinion this was "first class" all the way. Embarking and disembarking is seamless and extremely ... Read more
NellieVA
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
158 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just returned from a seven-day sailing aboard the beautiful MSC Divina over Christmas week. As perhaps many of you reading this review, I spent the past several months reading fervently on these boards seeking out as much information as ... Read more
tammez
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
58 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
The MSC Lirica is a medium ship, doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the mega ships but nether less is spotless and service was great. Our teenage family tend to go for an itinary that will engage the kids and this was ticked the ... Read more
jazzmanmitchell
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I was hesitant to write a review after reading some of the comments in these threads- but since I think I have a unique perspective, here it goes: This is my 6th cruise, 1st on MSC. I traveled with my spouse, our 2 children (3 and 10 yrs ... Read more

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alexkrn46
Member Since 2002
6 reviews
4,031 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
We are a family of four husband and wife and two adult children, we choose the Divina Yacht Club, since we have been on MSC once before in Europe. We flew in to Fort Lauderdale since we had originally had booked two balconies on the ... Read more
Craigmri
Member Since 2013
1 review
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
Let me begin with my cruise experience which is somewhat limited. Prior to sailing on the MSC Divina I have sailed on the Carnival Destiny(now renamed I believe) and the Carnival Inspiration. With that being said my point of reference is ... Read more
sharonsew
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was fairly well advertised in North America, in hopes I think of getting a slice of the North American market. It failed miserably. The food was terrible. There was very little beef or shellfish available and what there was, ... Read more
TNGALOHA
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
2,949 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2012
Tom and I enjoyed the cruise very much. We had a great Christmas on board. We were a group of 12 ranging from 3-64. Everyone enjoyed themselves very much and are anticipating this coming Christmas onboard. We were invited to a vow ... Read more
marcs2
Member Since 2009
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed October 2012
we had sailed on msc from quebec city to ft. lauderdale 2 years ago and the cruise was excellent in all respects. in oct. we sailed from venice on armonia and the ports were great but the ocean view cabin was so small or the minibar was so ... Read more

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