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We took a cruise from Miami for 7nights with MSC Divina. We booked a "premium" Aurea suite for our family. The suite included a separate private pool area that we were looking forward. The suite also includes beverages (not the premium alcohol) and meals excluding three restaurants. One of the main reasons to booked the cruise was our children. They love boats and we a have been on a shorter cruises several times. Like I mentioned we had a suite and an area we could go to have a bit more peaceful time. we found out on board that children are not allowed there.. No worries we can spend time elsewhere? So we went to the kids club to organize something for our 2 and 4 year old. No, children under 4are not allowed to stay there?! Still we tough, no problem me and my wife can stay and play with our 2 year old so he could have something to do! Again NO! adults are not welcome with their kids except morning from 9am-10am and 9pm- 10pm. 9.pm in the evening?!?!? I don't know about the other family's but our kids are quite tired or in bed that time of day. After all this we still tried to make this a trip to remember and it was, but for all the wrong reasons... NEVER GET SICK IN THE CRUISE! That we found out that hard way. Yes there is a doctor and emergency room so you will get treatment but after that it is "code silence". The company does not give any document, comments, reports or statement of any kind. Our 4 year old got so sick on board that we had to leave the boat on our third day. So we were hoping to have some kind of documentation to our insurance company but nothing. So I recommend to video tape or take fotos if your looking to provide some evidence back home. After the cruise was over we were promised these documents from the company, but they don't even response to any emails. For the food and service point of view MSD Divina is average at best. We ate the first night in our food plan restaurant. After that experience we tried all the restaurants where you need to pay. Only good meal we had on the boat was the pizza place (where you need to pay). Gym was nice and that's about it.

Never ever sail with MSC Divina!

MSC Divina Cruise Review by markopekkonen

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2017
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Aurea Suite
We took a cruise from Miami for 7nights with MSC Divina. We booked a "premium" Aurea suite for our family. The suite included a separate private pool area that we were looking forward. The suite also includes beverages (not the premium alcohol) and meals excluding three restaurants. One of the main reasons to booked the cruise was our children. They love boats and we a have been on a shorter cruises several times.

Like I mentioned we had a suite and an area we could go to have a bit more peaceful time. we found out on board that children are not allowed there.. No worries we can spend time elsewhere? So we went to the kids club to organize something for our 2 and 4 year old. No, children under 4are not allowed to stay there?! Still we tough, no problem me and my wife can stay and play with our 2 year old so he could have something to do! Again NO! adults are not welcome with their kids except morning from 9am-10am and 9pm- 10pm. 9.pm in the evening?!?!? I don't know about the other family's but our kids are quite tired or in bed that time of day.

After all this we still tried to make this a trip to remember and it was, but for all the wrong reasons...

NEVER GET SICK IN THE CRUISE! That we found out that hard way. Yes there is a doctor and emergency room so you will get treatment but after that it is "code silence". The company does not give any document, comments, reports or statement of any kind.

Our 4 year old got so sick on board that we had to leave the boat on our third day.

So we were hoping to have some kind of documentation to our insurance company but nothing. So I recommend to video tape or take fotos if your looking to provide some evidence back home.

After the cruise was over we were promised these documents from the company, but they don't even response to any emails.

For the food and service point of view MSD Divina is average at best. We ate the first night in our food plan restaurant. After that experience we tried all the restaurants where you need to pay. Only good meal we had on the boat was the pizza place (where you need to pay). Gym was nice and that's about it.
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