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Value For Money  4.00/5  (4.00)
Cabin Design  5.00/5  (5.00)
Entertainment  4.33/5  (4.33)
Fitness Center  4.00/5  (4.00)
Food Quality  3.67/5  (3.67)
Ship Maintenance  5.00/5  (5.00)
Specialty Restaurant  2.50/5  (2.50)
Staff and Service  4.00/5  (4.00)

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Value For Money  3.65/5  (3.65)
Cabin Design  3.91/5  (3.91)
Entertainment  3.33/5  (3.33)
Fitness Center  3.43/5  (3.43)
Food Quality  3.35/5  (3.35)
Ship Maintenance  4.57/5  (4.57)
Spa  3.89/5  (3.89)
Specialty Restaurant  2.90/5  (2.90)
Staff and Service  3.59/5  (3.59)

 
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MSC Divina
MSC Divina

Experience classic glamour in high-tech comfort

Look out for our new goddess of the seas. MSC Divina, named in honour of screen legend and MSC Cruises "godmother" Sophia Loren, will be christened in Marseille in May 2012. Modelled on her sister-ships, MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia, she features some remarkable enhancements.

The gorgeous Infinity Pool in the aft of the ship, with its "beach zone" adjoining the glass balustrade, offers a unique view of the ship's wake fading into the sunset. And if you're travelling in the expanded MSC Yacht Club, you can relax in style in the Top Sail Lounge.

Your cruise ship is your first and last destination each day. As well as a hotel, spa, sports club, shopping centre and entertainment complex, it should also be a place where you can enjoy a cosy coffee break, a quiet stroll or a romantic drink beneath the stars.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Italian crew should learn about service. They are cut and dried., August 7, 2014
Reviewer: vicious743
Pros: The Yacht Club
Cons: The Italian waiters at EATALY
Date of cruise: july 14, 2014
Departure port: Rio de Janeiro
Region visited: Caribbean - Eastern
Cabin category: Balcony
Found through: CruiseCompete.com
Good for children: Yes
Good for teenagers: Yes
    
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Value For Money   4.00/5  (4)
Cabin Design   5.00/5  (5)
Entertainment   4.00/5  (4)
Fitness Center   4.00/5  (4)
Food Quality   3.00/5  (3)
Ship Maintenance   5.00/5  (5)
Specialty Restaurant   1.00/5  (1)
Staff and Service   2.00/5  (2)

It lacks service and organization. Written policies don't really matter. Everything is permitted without any supervision....such as eating at the buffet without shirt and shoes, smoking where you are not supposed too, not wearing proper attire at the gym, barefoot is fine. Their webpage indicates that after 6 p.m. no shorts or flip flops are allowed in any bar and restaurant. The truth is that they don't care....shorts, jeans....whatever

If the ship is overbooked, be prepared for masses in small pools, loud, loud, loud all day long...those animators seems never to get tired....I'd say, "Leave us alone for awhile...please no more music or screaming in five different languages.... I wanted to relax outside and it seems the only time was at night when it was quiet without screaming. Perhaps this cruise was too popular for my liking.

The food was good, internet $300 for 24 hours....and it was a slow connection. There is nothing for free, aside from iced tea, lemonade, orange juice and passion fruit juice.
 
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(Review ID: 1070)
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
 
When I become rich, I'm going to book the Sophia Loren suite on the MSC Divina., January 26, 2014
Reviewer: Jacqueline
Pros: Classy ship, yummy food, loved seeing old photos of long ago movie stars.
Cons: Dining room noise was very loud. Need more insulation or something in there.
Date of cruise: December 2013
Departure port: Miami, Florida
Region visited: Bahamas
Cabin category: Balcony
Found through: AllThingCruise.com
Good for children: No
Good for teenagers: No
    
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Value For Money   4.00/5  (4)
Cabin Design   5.00/5  (5)
Entertainment   5.00/5  (5)
Fitness Center   4.00/5  (4)
Food Quality   4.00/5  (4)
Ship Maintenance   5.00/5  (5)
Specialty Restaurant   4.00/5  (4)
Staff and Service   5.00/5  (5)

Nope, it wasn’t my stateroom on my MSC Divina cruise. But I can dream, can’t I?

I did get to see the Sophia Loren Suite (Room 16007) and it is terrific. Just as I would have expected since it was designed by the legendary actress who is also the MSC fleet’s godmother.

Located within the Divina’s famous “ship within a ship” – the MSC Yacht Club – the suite has a rich luxurious red sofa and chairs, plus a lush red carpet topped by a swirly figured carpet in the living room.

Situated far forward on the ship, the suite has balcony openings from both the bedroom and the living room. A bottle of champagne was cooling in a bucket when I was there, with two glasses ready for a toast.

The bed has a plush red headboard, white bedcovers with a red fabric throw on the bottom of the bed and red pillows for accents. A replica of the special dressing table used in Sophia Loren’s own dressing room has been fitted for an extra touch of glamour.

My favorite décor items are the stunning black-and-white photographs of Loren’s most memorable movie roles decorating the walls. Movie buffs will love that, especially the one of Loren hoisting her honorary Oscar in 1991. She also won a 1962 Academy Award for best actress in Two Women.

In the Yacht Club Library, you can browse through a selection of Sophia Loren’s favorite novels. I think it would be fun to read the same 20 classics that sparked her imagination. Books often reveal something about the person who cherishes them so it might be possible to discover a little more about one of the greatest cinematic legends of all time.

Seems hard to believe Italy’s own Loren will turn 80 this Sept. 20. Maybe she will want to celebrate with a cruise aboard the MSC Divina. My birthday is in September as well and a cruise sounds divine to me.
 
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(Review ID: 1027)
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
 
The new MSC Divina is a welcome star for cruisers, January 9, 2014
Reviewer: Jackieblog
Pros: Decor of ship is beautiful and crew is excellent
Cons: I took a three-day cruise, really too short to get to know the ship in depth.
Date of cruise: November 2013
Departure port: Miami, Florida
Region visited: Bahamas
Cabin category: Balcony
Cabin number: 9136
Found through: AllThingCruise.com
Good for children: No
Good for teenagers: No
    
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Value For Money   4.00/5  (4)
Cabin Design   5.00/5  (5)
Entertainment   4.00/5  (4)
Fitness Center   4.00/5  (4)
Food Quality   4.00/5  (4)
Ship Maintenance   5.00/5  (5)
Staff and Service   5.00/5  (5)

The divine MSC Divina left Miami for her first voyage from her new home port in a dazzling display of fireworks.

For ship captain Francesco Veniero, it’s a dream come true. “I say mamma mia,” he said. “I never imagined that my dream would come true like this.”

Coming from a family of seamen, Veniero said his heart “was always about the sea.” But being able to captain the 4,345-passenger ship is a blessing he still can’t believe.

Now on a three-day Bahamian celebration cruise, the MSC Divina is the first MSC cruise ship to be based year-round in North America. Known as “a diva like no other,” the MSC Divina will call Miami her home. The family-owned company has 12 ships and is a major player in the European market, drawing cruisers traditionally from Italy, Germany, France and Spain.

“We have never forgotten where we come from and are proud to remain a family company,” Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC Cruises, told passengers. “Born in the Mediterranean, these roots continue to inspire every journey we make.”

The company’s goal is to greet each passenger with traditional Mediterranean hospitality. “You will experience the region’s celebrated values of authenticity, warmth and humanity and feel the Mediterranean spirit which reminds us that good food is a way of life and that following your heart is just as important as following your head.”

The MSC philosophy, Vaga said, is “that life should be measured in moments, not minutes and that each of these moments should be savored.”

To help guest savor the experience, MSC Divina has seven restaurants, 18 bars and lounges, five swimming pools, a bowling alley, casino, infinity pool, internet café, theater, gym, spa and one of the most unusual staircases at sea. The Swarovski spiral staircase in the three-deck atrium contains almost 50 genuine European Swarovski crystals on each step. It felt like walking on jewels.

Each of the ship’s 13 public decks is named for a god of ancient Greece – Zeus, Apollo, Minerva, Cupid, Mercury, Aurora and so on. My cabin deck is Minerva and it is one of the most spacious cabins I’ve seen on a cruise ship. It has a nice sitting area, a work desk, flat screen TV, big bathroom with a walk-in shower, plenty of floor space and a lovely balcony to watch the sea.

The line is quite proud of its Italian flair but has made adjustments to attract passengers from the U.S. market. Most crewmembers are fluent in English.

Announcements as well as signs, menus and other written material are in English as well as several European languages. Sports bars offer top games on TV.

And the smoking policy is more American than European. The ship is primarily nonsmoking, except for certain decks, parts of the casino and a cigar bar.
 
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