Smurfs now delighting passengers on MSC Divina

ABOARD THE MSC DIVINA – Those little blue creatures known as Smurfs are now delighting youngsters of all ages on the new MSC Divina. The 3,500-passenger ship has a Smurfs-themed Mini Club (ages 3-6) and a Junior Club (ages 7-11),  as well as other fun-filled family activities with the ship’s giant Smurf mascot as the guest of honor. The Smurf mascot plays a number of key roles such as DJ and sous-chef during family events. Activities include …

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MSC Divina has Smurfs on board for family fun

ABOARD THE MSC DIVINA – Those little blue creatures known as Smurfs are now delighting youngsters of all ages on the new MSC Divina. The 3,500-passenger ship has a Smurfs-themed Mini Club (ages 3-6) and a Junior Club (ages 7-11) as well as other fun-filled family activities with the ship’s giant Smurf mascot as the guest of honor. The Smurf mascot will pay a number of key roles such as DJ and sous-chef during family events. Activities …

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New MSC Divina cruise ship features Sophia Loren Suite

  ABOARD THE MSC DIVINA – 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 …

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Cruising the Caribbean on MSC Divina

Good Morning, your European ship has arrived in Miami North Americans may not be aware that saying “Hello” or “Good morning” to fellow passengers and crew, strangers whom you meet in the hallways, is not an ordinary exchange of greetings on a European cruise ship. Passengers from Europe do not expect a friendly greeting of any sort from their waiters or cabin stewards. As a result, for Americans traveling in Europe, sometimes a grunt is the best …

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MSC Divina offers free on-board ship app for passengers

Want to book a table at Eataly on your MSC cruise? Forgot what time the next trivia game takes place? Curious about weather in the next port of call? Or maybe you want to check when the aqua cycling class is scheduled? Now passengers on the MSC Divina will have access to that information and more in the palm of their hand. A new MSC Divina Traveler Web App is now free to download and use on …

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Eataly offers taste of Italy aboard MSC Divina

Craving some of that delicious pasta served in Eataly restaurant on the MSC Divina? Now you can buy some in the restaurant shop to take home and prepare yourself. I knew that the MSC Divina had a top-notch Italian restaurant known as Eataly and I was looking forward to eating there. However, I was surprised at the restaurant’s mini emporium that sells authentic Italian and artisan products, including olive oils, dried pastas, regional sweet and aged balsamics. …

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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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