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MSC Divina Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Great cruise!

MSC Divina Cruise Review by rdsleep

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2020
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

We spent 7 nights on the Divina and had a fine time. The food was just ok but when you're cooking for thousands of people, you've got to keep things pretty generic. Finding a table at the buffet was sometimes hard but that, too, can be typical when feeding so many people. The ship was clean, there were plenty of activities (our kids love the twice daily trivia), and getting off and on the ship at each port was easy. We didn't love the daily night shows but they weren't terrible.

Our only real complaint - waiting for the elevators. Those who have priority status literally have priority over the elevator. They put in their card and can bypass floors to get to their own. Several times a day, we would see the elevator go past the floor we were on, so as to stop first at the floor the priority folks were on. As someone who has severely arthritic knees, the elevator was my only option. I'm all for giving those who pay for an upgrade an upgrade. But allowing priority over elevators? Enh. I'm not down with that.

We got a great deal on wifi (worked fine) and the easy drink package. Yes, it's true that it only includes drinks that are $6 and under. If you want a pina colada with rum...order the pina colada as a virgin and ask for a shot of rum on the side. Easy peasy. You can still have your fancy drink and the rum, too! Every bar seemed to have a different menu, so try them all and ask to view the menu at each.

We also pre-purchased the fun pass. If you have kids, I highly recommend doing this. It's good for the entire cabin and means both you and the kids can bowl, race in the F1 simulator and go to all the 4D movies you wish.

Overall, we had a great time and would travel with MSC again.

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Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom

It was a little cramped with four of us but we made it work. Our room was cleaned regularly and our guy, Justin, was really friendly. He cam in twice daily - once to tidy up in the morning and again in the evening for turn down service. We loved it!

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

San Juan

We didn't get here until late in the day and everything was closed at 6pm. The Forts were recommended, as well as a pina colada from Marilyns. The two things we wanted to do were closed by the time we got to them. The only thing to do was wander the streets.

St. Maarten

It was a nice three hour tour of both sides of St Maaten/St. Martin.


Three hour tour that included stops at a rum cake factory, wine tasting and chocolate factory, as well as a 30 minute stop at an outdoor market and 45 minutes at the Atlantis.

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