Eataly offers taste of Italy aboard MSC Divina

ABOARD THE MSC DIVINA – Tucked into my luggage are two bags of pasta, some almond cookies and a bottle of Chinotto, a carbonated soft drink produced in Italy from the juice of the fruit of the myrtle-leaved orange tree. These are “souvenirs” from my journey aboard the MSC Divina. When I get home, I plan to have an Italian dinner to commemorate my fantastic cruise aboard the beautiful Divina. I knew that the MSC Divina had …

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Bicycling in water new fitness craze on MSC Divina

ABOARD THE MSC DIVINA – How hard could it be, I wondered? After all, I’d ridden a bicycle since before I was even old enough to reach the seat. I had to stand to pedal and I wasn’t really good at braking. So this new exercise fitness craze should be easy, I thought. I was so wrong. Aqua Cycling by Hydrorider takes spinning to new heights and is an exclusive addition to MSC Divina’s Caribbean itineraries. The …

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Movie stars of the past honored on MSC Divina

A towering John Wayne stops to sign an autograph for a fan. Sophia Loren grasps a bouquet of flowers, a warm smile lighting her face. Kim Novak poses seductively for the press. Frank Sinatra jams his hands in his pockets and strolls down a street. Marlon Brando seems happily out of character, comfortably surrounded by children. And Robert Mitchum looks bored to death. Of course many of the actors and actresses in these old black-and-white photos displayed …

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Race care simulator on the MSC Divina

ABOARD THE MSC DIVINA – Sandy Sherma could barely see over the steering wheel of her Formula  One racecar. But she put the pedal to the metal and off she went. A few spinouts later, the Florida woman emerged from her sleek Ferrari and proclaimed, “Whew! I need a drink!” The race car simulator on the MSC Divina is so realistic, Sherma said, that she was breathless as though she had been running a marathon instead of …

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The divine MSC Divina left Miami this week 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 …

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