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We have been on seven cruise lines, we wanted to try a different line we saw the advertisement for MSC cruise line for seven days. Our first dinner was not good, we picked sirloin steak it was so small we thought it was a pork chop. The next night we got prime rib, and it was so small we thought it was a small steak. The third night we got clams and mussels the shell was an inch and the clam was ½ inch and onlygave one each. This went on for the whole cruise, the food was terrible and the service was even worse. We would order eggs after we were finished we would get toast. We had lobster with no dipping butter. What we would order never came and would go to the next coarse. All eight hot tubs were full of kids and they were snorkeling, one hot tub had nine children in it. The pool bars were very small they were run with only three bartenders (1 man) would make drinks for the people (2nd man) would make smoothie for the kids, (3rd man) made drinks for the waitress. Fights broke out every day and yelling at the one bartender. About 300 people waiting for (1) man to fix drinks. The food court was like a feeding frenzy. The children were piling their plates up and then spilling it all over the food court and the hallway plus the elevators. The shows were awful except one show was over the top GREAT. The other shows were operas and ballet not Broadway style. The ship was always late leaving the dock because they would wait for the rude people to come aboard. The other cruise lines blow there horns 3 times and then leave. When you had tours, the tour guide off the ship held a small number and you had to run to find him; a lot of people lost their tour had to go back on the ship. The club had 10 year olds sitting at the bar at 1:00 in the morning; my husband and I stayed just to watch what was going on. The dance floor was all teens, and we saw older young men buying drinks for these 15 year olds. It was one big teen dance with no regulations of crew members to stop children from entering the club. The bowling alley looked like a teen dance could not even get in the door, children running everywhere. There were 30 children walking with the ships babysitting service and we saw only two crew members with all these children. The disembarkment for early disembarkment was CRAZY they had a line of people getting off the ship from the theater thru the casino up the hallway seems like 200 hundred people were overcrowding the deck. We were the last to get off the ship at 11:00 because they had so many people getting off at once, we were delayed for hours. In closing I will say it was the cleanest cruise line we have every been on. The employees were cleaning non stop, the walls and rugs and disinfecting the whole ship everywhere. We guess because all of the children spilling food and drinks everywhere. This ship was too big too many people and not enough staff, no supervision or standards of children from the management.

Not worth the money you saved.

MSC Divina Cruise Review by Wanalda

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We have been on seven cruise lines, we wanted to try a different line we saw the advertisement for MSC cruise line for seven days. Our first dinner was not good, we picked sirloin steak it was so small we thought it was a pork chop. The next night we got prime rib, and it was so small we thought it was a small steak. The third night we got clams and mussels the shell was an inch and the clam was ½ inch and onlygave one each. This went on for the whole cruise, the food was terrible and the service was even worse. We would order eggs after we were finished we would get toast. We had lobster with no dipping butter. What we would order never came and would go to the next coarse.

All eight hot tubs were full of kids and they were snorkeling, one hot tub had nine children in it. The pool bars were very small they were run with only three bartenders (1 man) would make drinks for the people (2nd man) would make smoothie for the kids, (3rd man) made drinks for the waitress. Fights broke out every day and yelling at the one bartender. About 300 people waiting for (1) man to fix drinks.

The food court was like a feeding frenzy. The children were piling their plates up and then spilling it all over the food court and the hallway plus the elevators. The shows were awful except one show was over the top GREAT. The other shows were operas and ballet not Broadway style. The ship was always late leaving the dock because they would wait for the rude people to come aboard. The other cruise lines blow there horns 3 times and then leave. When you had tours, the tour guide off the ship held a small number and you had to run to find him; a lot of people lost their tour had to go back on the ship.

The club had 10 year olds sitting at the bar at 1:00 in the morning; my husband and I stayed just to watch what was going on. The dance floor was all teens, and we saw older young men buying drinks for these 15 year olds. It was one big teen dance with no regulations of crew members to stop children from entering the club. The bowling alley looked like a teen dance could not even get in the door, children running everywhere. There were 30 children walking with the ships babysitting service and we saw only two crew members with all these children.

The disembarkment for early disembarkment was CRAZY they had a line of people getting off the ship from the theater thru the casino up the hallway seems like 200 hundred people were overcrowding the deck. We were the last to get off the ship at 11:00 because they had so many people getting off at once, we were delayed for hours. In closing I will say it was the cleanest cruise line we have every been on. The employees were cleaning non stop, the walls and rugs and disinfecting the whole ship everywhere. We guess because all of the children spilling food and drinks everywhere. This ship was too big too many people and not enough staff, no supervision or standards of children from the management.
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