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MSC Divina

Our Ship Review
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger

MSC Cruises’ ships typically cater to Europeans, but the mix on board  3,502-guest MSC Divina often includes more North Americans, especially when the ship is cruising the Caribbean and Bahamas from Miami. The ship, launched in 2012 and refurbished in 2017, retains its Mediterranean flair, however: You can sip espresso at Caffe Italia and sample stracciatella at the poolside gelato bar. Afterward, adults can pedal off pounds at an Aqua Cycling class and kids can cool off at the 150-fountain water park.

What We Love

Pantheon Theater: There are two shows a night at this massive 1,600-seat theater, with performances including acrobatics, singing, dancing, comedy, and burlesque. 

Balinese Spa: The ship’s expansive spa is a sanctuary of stone and wood. Try an invigorating massage (there are 20 to choose from) with lava stones or Himalayan fossil salts. Or you can soak in the Turkish bath or relax with an aromatherapy treatment.

Best Known For

Being Inspired by Sophia Loren: The legendary Italian actress is the godmother of all MSC ships, but her influence here is most palpable. MSC Divina was inspired by Sophia Loren’s timeless elegance and glamour and there’s a suite in MSC Yacht Club named in her honor and featuring red velvet furnishings and framed photos from her heyday on the silver screen.

MSC Yacht Club: Booking a stateroom in this ship-within-a-ship complex feels like a real privilege. The private dining room and lounge are situated away from the crowds, and butlers and dedicated staff are at the ready 24 hours a day.

Who It's Best For

Value Seekers: While MSC Divina is not technically a budget ship, the starting prices for these cruises are more accessible than those of other lines.

Europhiles: Though this ship has more American travelers than other MSC ships, there are still many Europeans on board as well as the traditional Italian cuisine.

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

Food Is Average:The quality of offerings at the buffet isn’t anything to write home about — and lines can stretch on and on and on. Pay the à la carte prices at The Butcher’s Cut steakhouse when you can and, if you’re in port, try to skip the onboard food altogethe

Lisa Cheng
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger