Talk about an elegant ship....WOW!!! From the moment you step foot on this ship, you know you will be pampered!
There is marble and mirrors everywhere , but tastefully done. The décor, including Swarovski crystal-covered glass staircases, glass elevators and dramatic lighting, is simply amazing. Highlights include the breathtaking atrium, glitzy Pantheon Theatre and sophisticated Black & White Lounge.
Another big hit is the Yacht Club. Once travel in this category, you won't be able to imagine traveling anyway else! It includes larger cabins, butler & concierge services, a private restaurant, lounge & pool area. Spaces within the yacht club are both elegant and relaxed. Butler service there is excellent; somehow, butlers seem to anticipate your every need without being overbearing. Perks include complimentary beverages and access to an ultra-private pool area.
The gym and spa are very big for a ship, with first-rate equipment and services. There is also a well-stocked sporting goods store in case you forgot something vital for your trip. With five pools, the ship has more than enough space for taking a dip and plenty of loungers for sunning. Divina also has the closest thing to a true infinity pool that I've seen at sea. In my opinion, it's one of the best spots on the ship.
In November 2013, Divina began sailing full-time Caribbean itineraries from its new Miami homeport. To get the ship and its crew ready for the change, MSC made some modifications to appeal more to the tastes of its North American market: enhanced entertainment, a movie screen poolside, a sports bar, a more restrictive smoking policy. The crew also went through some massive training as well. There are major differences in the way North Americans and Europeans view vacation and what is expected of the staff and facilities. While the ship and crew maintain a Mediterranean feel, the new touches are certainly noticeable.
Passengers onboard MSC Divina are generally North American. All announcements are made in English, which is the primary language spoken onboard. (This differs from MSC's other ships, which usually offer all announcements in five languages to cater to a variety of European passengers.)
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