The Divina is a beautiful ship, for sure. Clean, elegant, spacious. Definitely NOT American. And that's not a bad thing. We have plenty of "American style" cruiselines and to have another option is a plus.
We've recently returned from a 20 day Transatlantic journey and over the course of the cruise I've formed many opinions of this ship and the cruiseline in general. I'll start from the beginning. Sit back and relax- this may be information overload, but a lot of questions will be answered.
Embarkation. Your cruise ticket will have a recommended time for your embarkation. Ignore that and get there when you want to. 11:00 am is fine. They will not turn you away. We did, however, have to wait awhile because as we found out once onboard, two crew members jumped ship in Miami. Defected. Left. So of course, immigration was investigating. We didn't have to wait long, however. We were onboard by 1:00 pm. Once we crossed over the gangway to the ship we noticed a lot of the ship was cordoned off and we had to go up to the Buffet- along with everyone else. So of course, it was crowded. Embarkation day- that's to be expected. No worries. We got our food, found a table and enjoyed our first Divina meal.
Deceiving advertising. Ther website shows pictures and disks of balcony cabins with sofas. We expected a sofa in our cabin for the amount we paid. No sofa and no explanation of why there is no picture of the cabin we had anywhere on their website.
We rented a cat 8 and explored on our own.
Too cold. Did not get off the ship.
Port was skipped.
Embarkation was slow.
Malaga is a beautiful port. We thoroughly enjoyed just walking around.
We did a free walking tour of the city. Very nice.
Nice port for wandering around.