MSC Divina Review

Escaping winter (briefly) on the Divina

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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2019
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom

This was my second time on the Divina and DH first time - largest ship we have sailed on to date. We chose the Divina for our winter escape for the itinerary and price - excellent value.

Embarkation- we arrived at the terminal at 1130 and after a short wait at security, breezed through the check in process and got to the waiting/preboarding area to the announcement that boarding would be delayed. Never got an answer to why Customs delayed it so...at 2:00 there were still small groups coming off the ship. Finally started boarding at 3 and on board at 3:30. Immediately went to see the restaurant manager to get our seating time changed and then up to our cabin. Our luggage beat us there, unpacked, then went to the safety drill. Note to MSC, thank you for having the drill in the various lounges, but don't have people bring the life vests if we aren't having to put them on. Huge tripping hazard when everyone is leaving dragging their vests behind them.

Dining: we ate all of our dinners at Villa Rosa and had excellent dining companions. Our servers were excellent as well. Food is subjective but I will say food was average to good. Best cheesecake I have had for a long time and I enjoyed the duck and different pasta dishes. Food was served hot but I noticed that service was uneven. Some with different servers were getting dessert while we were getting our entree. We enjoyed talking at our table so slow service was not an issue for us but would be for some. We ate breakfast and lunch at either the buffet or the Black Crab restaurant when open. Only used the buffet during "off" times as it was normally PACKED, not appealing. Pizza is very good and we liked the salad and fruit bar. Ate once at the Sports Bar, good wings! Wish they could expand their food service hours and seating area (lose the bowling alley). Did not do any pay restaurants- would like to see the Eatery revamped with more inviting seating and the Galaxy change to a steakhouse.

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Balcony Stateroom

Cabin B2

Aft cabin next to the corner stairwell, very quiet, very large balcony with 2 chairs, small table and a lounger. The occasional curious person would peek around from the stairwell, stained couch and small TV (Divina is starting to show her age in some areas), but comfy bed and large balcony made this a comfortable place to relax.

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