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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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267 MSC Senior Cruise Reviews
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miamigoland
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
25 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our second cruise on the MSC Divina. Unfortunately the experience was not as good as the previous one. This was a short Saturday to Tuesday - 7/8/17 - 7/11/17 to the Bahamas, for a couple ages 61 and 65. Embarkation was slow ... Read more
sandip
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
We wanted to go on a relaxing cruise, since have already been to the ports several times. We did not realize that children sail free...which means you DO NOT find room to sit by the pools most of the time. We did take advantage of using ... Read more
Retired Adventurer
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
This is my first cruise and i really loved it. We embarked at Barcelona and it was very easy and no hiccups, arrived on board at noon and rooms were ready at 1.30pm. Our room was 8012 no balcony but a large porthole view. Room was a ... Read more
FLACRUISER99
Member Since 2004
1 review
11,691 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Their Status match Loyalty program is great. The ship is beautiful not a bit of rust anywhere. The best shows we've ever seen and we have a 1000+ nights at sea. Service was excellent. Food very good. The high speed Internet was very ... Read more
scottburgh
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We have travelled on m.s.c. Now for the 4th time, and 2 on the sinfonia. In 2013 from c.town to genoa hit was a great trip and we were so happy with everything on the ship excepting the air conditioning which went from freezing in the ... Read more
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Flashpoint
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose this ship on recommendation of travel agent.It all kicked off at Barcelona Airport where the MSC rep could not be found. We looked everywhere and eventually spied him behind a pillar. The embarkation was a pain as there was only ... Read more
jasjpp
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
The price was very reasonable. Their Loyalty program is great. Ship is beautiful. Some of the best shows we've ever seen. Service was excellent. Food very good. Very smooth sailing. They treated us like we were regular MSC cruisers even ... Read more
A_Florida_Villager
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
13 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Our daughter and two of her friends were looking to book on NCL or MSC on those specific dates. We were considering going with them until daughter suggested otherwise. I had been wanting to cruise "upscale" in a suite and ... Read more
malaymooi
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
The price and destination are just perfect for my price range. The places which we visited were Baltic and the overnight stay in Saint Petersburg was a plus. I did not participate in the ship shore excursion as I wanted to work on my own ... Read more
Mike.deV
Member Since 2017
1 review
The return trip from Cape Town is a long cruise, but allows you to settle into cruise life and really relax, as opposed to the short cruises, where its go, go, go. One gets to know the crew a little better and also to meet and mix with ... Read more
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normana
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We are retired and live in a small town (Montagu) some 180 km from Cape Town and chose the cruise for its length of 21 days as well as for the countries visited culminating in Venice. The embarkation/disembarkation processes were well ... Read more
Dannylam
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
You can't argue with the price for this 21-night cruise from Cape Town to Venice, with return flights included in the price. It was a good value for money cruise. Would I go on the MSC cruises again? Most probably not because :- 1. The ... Read more
Podium
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
The pick-up from the airport and boarding the ship, went very well. The facilities at the ship is very good, but that is probably all at the positive list. The service in the 2 receptions, were non existing. There were a huge lack of ... Read more
Lucieman
Member Since 2014
1 review
166 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Cruised out of Miami in late April, 2017. Embarkation started at 1 pm and was on ship 30 minutes later. I noticed that most passengers in the check in line were not holding USA passports. This is important as you must be comfortable ... Read more
shem56
Member Since 2008
1 review
3 forum posts
26 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We normally go with NCL and the cruise we were planning to do on the Norwegian Epic was full and our travel agent suggested giving MSC a go. We were very apprehensive about this due to reviews we have seen about food etc. However, it was ... Read more
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JackAZ
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
442 forum posts
9 helpful votes
chose this cruise based on price , perks associated with status match and Fantasia cabin.Black card gave us priority boarding sparkling wine,chocolate covered strawberries and 2 dinners at specialty restaurants (only had 2 because we ... Read more
ray13255
Member Since 2017
1 review
24 helpful votes
An honest review I wills start with the PROS I) Service in the bar and restaurants excellent. 2) The guy attending to our rooms was excellent 3) Service in the breakfast and dinner restaurants excellent 4) All transactions on ... Read more
Luckyone2
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
268 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
My husband and I have cruised four times with MSC: twice each on MSC Poesia and MSC DIvina. This review comes from the perspective of being a non-drinker, non-smoker, and non-gambler. We are senior citizens who simply love being on the ... Read more
andysnovel
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
224 forum posts
2 helpful votes
What a gorgeous beautiful ship, such detail and European Flair!!! This is a large ship with crowds of people everywhere. The crew was outstanding and friendly and always responsive to our needs. Giovanni and Miguel were our wait staff in ... Read more
Mathieu
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I made this cruise with MSC and never had such a bad experience. I reported my complaints at MSC and the even refused a compensation!!!!!! The transfer was a mess, the embarkation was very bad. I booked an Aurea Suite(!) no window to ... Read more
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hummer2407
Member Since 2005
1 review
50 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I am a 46 year old from Indiana. I traveled with my family which consisted of my wife, my 2 10 year old boys, my 70 year old mother and her 68 year old sister. We have all cruised before on Princess, NCL, Celebrity, Disney, and MSC. ... Read more
shiny49
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise after a short 'taster' cruise last year on Splendida. We were so impressed with the service after years with RCI that we decided to give MSC another try. We were not dissapointed. Boarding in Abhu Dhabi was Quick and ... Read more
heythereyou
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
607 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had friends sailing MSC Divina for the first time and Wanted to sail with them and wanted to see if things were better this time. We had sailed MSC Divina for the very first time in Dec 6 2016. We were quite please this time, many of ... Read more
antonywalto
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Myself along with my wife, son and family had a holiday by MSC Fantasia Cruise ship from 11 to 18 March 2017 from Dubai and back to Dubai. This was something tremendous I can imagine. we were booked in Deck 10 Sogno and Deck 5 Fantasia. ... Read more
ilovegoldens
Member Since 2012
11 reviews
1 forum post
31 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise as there wasn't a lot of choice for the time of year. We have visited most of the ports before, so the main purpose of this trip was to chill out. We are seasoned cruisers and have used most of the main cruse lines, ... Read more
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