MSC Divina was launched in 2012 and, at 139,400 tonnes, is one of the largest ships in the MSC fleet. Its interior decor is stunning with an Italian flare. It has a three-deck high atrium with a glass staircase full of Swarovski crystals in the main lounge. It caters to younger cruisers and families with many activities and services offered. MSC Divina has 13 passenger decks and carries 3,502 passengers and 1,388 crew.
[fa type=”bed”] Accommodation
There are total of 1,751 cabins on board MSC Divina broken down into eight categories, from small interior cabins to large balcony suites. All cabins are furnished with a double bed that converts to two twins, television, bathroom with shower (suites have baths), mini-bar, personal safe, telephone and Wi-Fi (for a fee). Room service is available around the clock. Cabins range in size from 148 to 568 square feet. The Yacht Club offers suite accommodation in a private enclave with butler service and exclusive facilities.
[fa type=”cutlery”] Food
A wide array of dining options is available on MSC Divina. The main restaurants are Villa Rossa, which seats 766 and serves International and Italian cuisine, and Black Crab, which can seat 626 passengers. Other restaurants include Galaxy (a la carte), La Cantina Di Bacco (pizzeria for dinner) and Calumet and Manitou, two cafeterias that offer self -service buffets for breakfast and lunch, and casual served dinners. A variety of lounges, cafes, and bars are found throughout the ship.
[fa type=”ticket”] Activities
MSC Divina’s Aurea Spa offers a large selection of massages and spa treatments such as acupuncture and Botox. It has two aromatherapy saunas and steam rooms. There is also a beauty salon, a fully-equipped gym with classes and personal training, three pools, mini-bowling, mini-golf, power walking track, shuffleboard, table tennis and a court for tennis and volleyball.
[fa type=”group”] Families
There is a variety of activities for children aged three to 17 years, segregated into three different clubs based on age (Main Club, Junior Club and Teenager’s Club). MSC Happy Diners allows children to select a meal from the kids’ menu and when they have finished eating, kids’ club staff take them to play while their parents enjoy the rest of their meal. There is also a video arcade, water slide and 4D cinema.
“…Our balcony cabin was spacious and comfortable with plenty of storage space. I loved going out onto the balcony before bed – the dark sky and the waves moving away from the ship were really relaxing and I found I could sleep much more easily. The food was very good – particularly in the buffet where there were choices of dishes from all over the world…”
– Cruise Passenger
“…I liked the variety of sugar-free desserts. We liked that the dinning room was open for both breakfast & lunch while at sea as opposed to Carnival being open for brunch only. Also DR was open for breakfast on port days. The buffet was very good but we used only on port days for lunch…”
– Cruise Critic