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The MSC Divina was a wonderful experience! It is about time that a competing company presented some Meditteranian class to the Caribbean with impecable Italian service. Other cruise lines should take note of this product. Embarcation was delayed, more than usual, due to a previous charter that demanded the attention of US Customs. Apparently, they over-indulged and did not want to get off the ship! If you are in the Yacht Club, you have to be on the lookout for a little white tent on the pier. There, you are met by a Butler, bypass the line, and are excorted to a VIP Lounge, wherre you are checked in. From the moment we got out of the taxi, to the moment we arrived in our cabin, we were escorted all the way, The baggage arrived within the hour. One thing I particularily liked about the Devina was that it pitched and rolled like a real ship; not so much as to bother anyone, but enough to make you feel you were at sea. The ship itself is a work of art. Check out the crystal stair cases. For Yacht Club Members, the dedicated lounge, right over the bridge, gives fantastic views and unparralled sevice. We don't cruise the Caribbean for its ports of call, necessarily, but one thing I would recommend is going to "Airport Beach" to watch the famoous activity of jetblast and tourists in St. Martin. Puerto Rico was a bit of a bust for us, and we didn't get off the ship, as we had been there before. The last call was Grand Turk. A word of advice here, as I was told that Carnival owns the dock, and if you hadn't previously booked a shore excursion there, you would be denied at the pier, as the vendors only took cruise cards, We wanted to do a Segway tour, but it was sold out and they would not sell us one ashore. Instead, we went to Margarittaville again and watched the fun. This itinerarey had 3 sea days, which I really enjoyed. Last but not least was the high quality and variety of the entertainment in the main theatre. It was abave and beyond that which was expected. The staff were all excellent and did everything and anything they could do to make us feel welcome and satisfied. I highly recommend the MSC Divina. Give it a try and you will not be disappointed. Happy cruising, Carl

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MSC Divina Cruise Review by JetJock_YHZ

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2015
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Yacht Club Deluxe Suite
The MSC Divina was a wonderful experience! It is about time that a competing company presented some Meditteranian class to the Caribbean with impecable Italian service. Other cruise lines should take note of this product.
Embarcation was delayed, more than usual, due to a previous charter that demanded the attention of US Customs. Apparently, they over-indulged and did not want to get off the ship!
If you are in the Yacht Club, you have to be on the lookout for a little white tent on the pier. There, you are met by a Butler, bypass the line, and are excorted to a VIP Lounge, wherre you are checked in. From the moment we got out of the taxi, to the moment we arrived in our cabin, we were escorted all the way, The baggage arrived within the hour.
One thing I particularily liked about the Devina was that it pitched and rolled like a real ship; not so much as to bother anyone, but enough to make you feel you were at sea.
The ship itself is a work of art. Check out the crystal stair cases.
For Yacht Club Members, the dedicated lounge, right over the bridge, gives fantastic views and unparralled sevice.
We don't cruise the Caribbean for its ports of call, necessarily, but one thing I would recommend is going to "Airport Beach" to watch the famoous activity of jetblast and tourists in St. Martin.
Puerto Rico was a bit of a bust for us, and we didn't get off the ship, as we had been there before.
The last call was Grand Turk. A word of advice here, as I was told that Carnival owns the dock, and if you hadn't previously booked a shore excursion there, you would be denied at the pier, as the vendors only took cruise cards, We wanted to do a Segway tour, but it was sold out and they would not sell us one ashore. Instead, we went to Margarittaville again and watched the fun.
This itinerarey had 3 sea days, which I really enjoyed.
Last but not least was the high quality and variety of the entertainment in the main theatre. It was abave and beyond that which was expected.
The staff were all excellent and did everything and anything they could do to make us feel welcome and satisfied.
I highly recommend the MSC Divina. Give it a try and you will not be disappointed.
Happy cruising,
Carl
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Cabin Review

Yacht Club Deluxe Suite
Cabin YC1 15013
The cabin was excellent! It provided a very comfortable bed and a nice deck to which to retreat at night, while reading a favourite book and listening to the sea.The bathroom and amenities very nice.One great thing about staying in the Yacht Club is your ability to escape to a beautiful ship-within-a-ship.There are several dedicated area for Yacht Club Members, so you can enjoy a non-crowded space.The dedicated dining room is at the back of the ship, and some people have complained about its non-proximity to the bow, but I found the walk aft every night was a very pleasssant experience. The food and service were excellent!There was one weird quirk though; anytime dining is not to be taken literally. You either take the show first and then dinner, or vice versa. This is arranged upon embarcation at the Yacht Club Consierge Desk with the maitre'd.The twice-daily servicing of the room and the stocking of the included mini-bar was excellent. Free drinks in dedicated places are included in Yacht Club accommodations. No chits to sign!I really have no major complaints. Our only regret is that we missed out booking the Sophia Loren suite he day before we confirmed. It would have been nice, but was sold while we debated.
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