MSC Divina for Families
MSC calls itself a family company, and its "kids under 11 sail free" policy certainly supports that. Divina features numerous adjoining cabins and several that have third and fourth beds. It offers two areas designed for children and teens. For the wee ones, there's "Il Puffi" or "The Smurfs," a play area and water park that celebrates those blue cuties and comes complete with mushroom houses and teeter-totters. Older kids can hang at Graffiti Teen Disco, a space decorated in graffiti where teens can gather to play games like foosball. Both Il Puffi and Graffiti on Deck 15 are small but are located near to the arcade and waterslide.
Supervised kids club activities are broken down into five age groups: MSC Baby Time for those 10 months to 3 years old; Mini Club Sailors, 3 to 6; Junior Club Pirates, 7 to 11; Y-Team, 12 to 14; and MSC Generation Teen Club, 15 to 17. Activities for the little ones include crafting, painting, parades and scavenger hunts. Older kids can play in basketball and soccer tournaments, participate in dance competitions and sing karaoke. Teens also can play games on Xbox or Wii.
Babysitting is not offered onboard, but MSC Baby Time allows parents to stay with their little ones as they participate in staff-organized games and activities that take place at multiple times throughout the day.
Divina also offers a gratis Happy Dinners program for families with kids ages 3 to 11. Kids eat their dinners with their parents while Mom and Dad eat their starters. When the kids are finished with their meals, youth staff bring them to the clubs for evening activities. Four times a week, kids can skip the MDR altogether and eat with others their age (and youth staff) in a special section of the buffet area.