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  • Mediterranean style in food and design
  • Features the ship-within-a-ship Yacht Club concept
  • MSC Divina Miami-based year-round
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986 MSC Family Cruise Reviews
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Cruiserijn
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
A beautiful ship with lots of activities, restaurants, bars, swimming pools, top- cirque du soleil entertainment in a custommade theatre, nice promenade, very hard working staff BUT this ship is overcrowded during holidays, openinghours ... Read more
RSUMMERS67
Member Since 2017
1 review
21 helpful votes
Family reunion group of 14 - ages 12yrs-80yrs. Check in was a breeze at 12 noon: staff was efficient, courteous and pleasant. Our cabins were on decks 11, 12, 13 - midship near panoramic elevator. Inside cabins were dimly lit, needs ... Read more
Seapass
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We had never previously cruised with MSC (had always been with Royal Caribbean), but we were not disappointed. We sailed as part of the Yacht Club and after a busy, very hectic year it was exactly what we needed and wanted. Our check in ... Read more
Ade3experience
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
I loved this cruise. Everything was wonderful for us. The service in general was excellent for me and my family. The dining crew was very friendly, and professional at the same. Carmine was very courteous and patience each moment we had ... Read more
Babs1176
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Embarkation and disembarkation went surprisingly smoothly. Cabin was adequate but we couldn't enjoy balcony due to chain smokers on next balcony. Unfortunate because husband got quite ill with bronchitis and URI and were quarantined on ... Read more
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windlicht
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was only my second cruise, and my first cruise was to Alaska, so in some aspects I lack a point of reference - for example, it's hard to compare Caribbean to Alaskan excursions. However, I will describe and compare as thoroughly as ... Read more
sjones1234
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Wanted a multi-generational ship. What we got was a cruise without an identity. Ship is too large for a staff that is not well trained. Crew was polite enough, efficient to the point of being mechanical. Most were not very knowledgeable ... Read more
myBuddy7
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The MSC Divina was a very beautiful, very clean ship. We had the opportunity to upgrade to the Yacht Club. It was definitely worth it! Embarkation went swiftly and smoothly. We were escorted by a butler upstairs to our stateroom which ... Read more
ilovegoldens
Member Since 2012
11 reviews
1 forum post
36 helpful votes
I don't like to be completely negative in my reviews, so let's start with a positive:- It's a beautiful ship. That really is the only thing I can think of in it's favour. We embarked Meraviglia as a family of 5 at Barcelona. We ... Read more
madelinap
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Good: The ship was great, cabin very clean and very good food quality. Nice excursions with qualified guides. Good quality shows with very good artists Bad: Unpleasant dinning experience- too many people and not enough ... Read more
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Viki71
Member Since 2017
1 review
Fjords are a great place for vacation and doing it with a cruise is an excellent solution instead of a car or bus trip. This was our first experience of an MSC ship.The MSC FANTASIA is not a new ship but it is in an excellent condition and ... Read more
1cjdavis
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
First let me say, yes it is probably 1/2 American/Hispanic and 1/2 European, but hopefully you are not choosing a cruise line on the fact it is not all English Speaking folks. If that is the case you are probably not going to visit very ... Read more
seeseasport
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
114 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We were looking for an affordable cruise to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary, attend a wedding in St. Marteen, and celebrate some July birthdays. There were a group of 20 of us, all family, with 6 children between the ages of 9 and 17. ... Read more
4343TX
Member Since 2008
1 review
51 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This review is for our sailing on the Divina, June 24 to July 1st. We booked an Aurea Experience. It is with much regret that I feel the need to write this review and sadly I have to say that it was my least favorite cruise ... Read more
max996
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
86 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
My wife and I took our first cruise with MSC aboard the MSC Divina in Royal Suite 16008 from June 24th – Jul 1, 2017 and had a spectacular time! This review comes from the perspective of being a non-smoking couple who enjoys a good ... Read more
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sg1812
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
29 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Just back from a lovely cruise vacation on Divina. Although no trip is ever 100 percent perfect, we had a wonderful time. Met some nice people, ate well, enjoyed a few drinks, had some good family time, relaxed, danced - just what we ... Read more
jmozerka
Member Since 2007
1 review
124 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Family get together. When because of price and that I had cruised with MSC before. Normally, we would cruise in the fall, but this time I the summer. The pools were way too crowded. We did not even attempt to use them. The buffet ... Read more
djhe
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Have been on 8+ cruises and travelled on other cruise lines before (NCL, Holland America, Carnival, and Celebrity). Tried MSC based on itinerary and time available. Had read mixed reviews, but thought to give it a try. Cabin: PRO - ... Read more
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vnartker
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
We recently returned from a week on the MSC Divina to the Western Caribbean; Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Cozumel and Bahamas. I have several helpful tips for anyone who will be traveling on the MSC Divina. We had the Fantastica pkg which ... Read more
POD49
Member Since 2011
1 review
17 forum posts
8 helpful votes
The reasonable price got our attention so we thought we'd try a new cruise line. The itinerary was pretty good (with the exception of Nassau which is just ok). Our inside cabin was ok but there wasn't any type of chair except for a stool ... Read more
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aimshaws
Member Since 2017
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
I just came home from a wonderful vacation on the MSC Divina. I can't speak highly enough of the entire cruise, especially the wait staff and the entertainment staff. I have to admit after reading other reviews on this ship I was a ... Read more
srosenstone
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose MSC Cruises because of a friend referral. We will not use this cruise line again. The ship is glorious, the shows are great, Andre was the highlight of our week, but the food is not great and the service was horrible. We waited ... Read more
christycita
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
From the top down, the staff strive to provide an exceptional experience. This was my fifth cruise, first with MSC. The ship was beautiful, cabins more spacious and better designed (storage capacity, etc.) than my memory of other ships. ... Read more
alxime2000
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
We take two cruises a year and this is the first time we saw a disaster in the accommodation for the sitting at restaurants and fine-dining establishments. The service was terrible, with absolutely no manners from any part of the crew or ... Read more
capitalbarry
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
127 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Listen I have cruise MSC plenty of times as I am Black Member status with Msc.. This cruise was part of my b2b Mediterranean cruise. I thought that my cruise with Musica was bad and didn't think it could of got worse, BUT I was ... Read more
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