Don’t be surprised when I tell you that the best word to describe the gorgeousness of such a luxurious ship would be simply – divine. Msc Divina, a goddess in her fleet, to me personally is more than just a ship. There is something special about her, something you can’t feel on another Msc ship, something you can’t feel with another cruise line either. The atmosphere and the spirit on board will let you believe that you’re in fact in a different, better world; while the majestic elegance will pamper you with sights, allowing you to soak your body and mind deeply into the luxury experience. But enough of nostalgia – I’m here today to show you the cruise ship tour, show you the various facilities that make Divina unique and emphasize my personal opinion on why I feel this or that way about certain elements after my stay there. So without further ado, if you’ve been looking for reviews for Msc Divina – you’re at the right place! Let’s begin.
Reviews for Msc Divina:
- Cabin (+ Trivia)
- Pool Areas
- Bars & Lounges
- Technical Card
- Msc Divina Cruise Ship Tour
For my Msc Divina cruise, I have chosen the interior cabin, since I wasn’t planning to spend a lot of time there, but rather outside or in the ship’s common areas. I’ve cruised in interior cabins with Msc Cruises before, for example on Msc Orchestra or Msc Musica, so I was sure I would get a similar cabin on Divina too. Turns out, I was incredibly surprised! The interior cabin was twice as spacious as the ones on the ships from Musica class, and aside from the regular king size bed, wardrobe, nightstands, the dressing table with a mirror and the room’s bathroom, there was also a spacious armchair along with a table, where you could sip your morning coffee or eat the breakfast ordered to the cabin. Comparing this interior cabin to the ones from the other ships or even other cruise lines I’ve been on, I would give it a 9/10 rate for the interior cabin overall.
Did you know that Sophia Loren is the godmother of Msc Divina? Due to that, there is a special Sophia Loren Royal Suite in the realms of Msc Yacht Club, designed especially for and with the help of the star herself, with photos from her iconic roles and a real replica of her own dressing table. There’s only one cabin like this – in its uniqueness – so of course it’s also the most expensive one of the entire ship. However, if you’re planning a honeymoon or a special occasion, maybe splurging a little more on it would be a good choice?
Typically, as every other Msc ship, Divina has a spacious Aqua Park area located on the upper deck. It’s modern, perfectly clean and sterile always, and due to the spacious areas, it was hardly ever full (at least when I was there), which is a plus, since on many ships the crowds are just too much. Around the corner of the main pool, you’ll also find Whirpool Baths for a more relaxing experience.
The Garden Pool (Infinity Pool)
I won’t hide that I’ve always wanted to get into an infinity pool, as I think the feeling of being “on the edge” is thrilling, and I was extremely excited to find out that Msc Divina had one. It’s located at the back of the ship, with a designated tanning/sunbeds area. When I got there, I was surprised to see that aside from me, there were only 2 couples chilling in that area, however there was nobody in the pool (monitored by the lifeguard). Well, I’ve thought it’s a wonderful possibility to have it all to myself, right? You can imagine my face when I dived in, only to find out the water was freezing cold. Since it wasn’t in a summer season, I was expecting the pool to be heated (like on different ships), but it wasn’t – which made it unusable, at least for me. I ended up staying there for maybe around 10 minutes and then got out; and that’s it for the infinity pool until the end of my cruise. I was quite disappointed by the lack of heating, but I have to admit that the views and design were breathtaking, so I can imagine how wonderful would it be to swim there during the summer season, when the temperatures are higher.
The One Pool (for adults only)
When I want to fully unplug, I need peace and tranquillity, especially when it comes to the sounds surrounding me. Those who spend a lot of time around kids can most probably relate – that in these moments, an adult only pool really comes in to save the day. It’s intimate and small, but mostly “unpopulated”, so it’s possible to take advantage of it at most times.
Le Sirene Covered Pool
For the out-of-season weather, like the one I encountered, the covered pool is the perfect option. However, I am not personally into the covered pools on the ships because of the overall scent of chlorine, the echo of every noise, and the feeling of so many people packed in one place (even though that’s an illusion based on the fact that it’s a closed place. The amount of people is comparable to the outside deck, however the place being wide open looks more spacious).
Bars & Lounges
Black & White Lounge
I always participate in the themed evening parties, where the “main thing” is going on according to the Daily Program. If you’re the same, then Black & White Lounge is going to be the place where you’ll spend most of your time while on Msc Divina. The modern, elegant design pleases the eye, and the ellipsis shape of the dance floor makes the dancing nicer without the stage-like feeling of being in front of all the rows.
Tip: don’t sit in the first row immediately after the stage, as you won’t see most of the things going on, as the show mostly happens on the ellipse part of the dance floor. On the first evening I sat in the first row thinking I’ll have the best view and I was wrong – penultimate seats are way better!
Msc Divina Bar
Another bar where I spent a lot of time during my cruise was the Msc Divina Bar, located right by the splendid Swarovski stairs in front of the reception. The view of the crystal-embellished heart of the ship is enough of the reason to sit there and admire it, however, it’s also close to the exit that leads you on shore – and the waiters were nice, so you can’t blame me 😉
Golden Jazz Bar
The Golden Jazz Bar is very close to the Silver Lounge bar and usually offers an alternative evening party where you can dance salsa & bachata at night and listen to Live Jazz on other occasions. Even though I love latin dancing, I’ve found it not spacious enough, especially since it’s usually the passing place from Silver Lounge to the other spots of the ship and vice versa.
Silver Lounge Bar
If you’ve read my other ship reviews, you probably know that I don’t really like the “passing” bars, so places where a lot of people just pass by through to get to different locations, as it creates kind of an unnecessary chaos for me as I’m sitting and enjoying my drink. Silver Lounge is one of them – hence I didn’t really spend much time there, but who knows – you might enjoy it.
Caffe Italia is the one exception to the previous rule – even though a lot of people pass by, the coffee there is just marvelous – the choice is wider than in other bars – and the view on the stairs from above compensates the inconveniences.
Piazza del Doge
I would dare to call it another heart of Divina, since the rotunda shape of the bar reminds me of an amphitheater design from Ancient Rome (it’s probably just me though, haha); what I liked a lot though were the oriental shapes and designs around the place. It gave the whole bar kind of an Arabian vibe, which I truly enjoyed.
The Cigar Lounge
As a non-smoker, I don’t spend a lot of time at cigar lounges, however I always pass by at least for a moment to see the design – as the chunky Chesterfield leather sofas always fascinate me to the extent where my debut novel (coming out soon) has a few scenes located in the cruise ship’s Cigar Lounge!
Sports Bar Bowling
There’s also a Sports Bar where you can play bowling, however aside from briefly visiting, I didn’t spend a lot of time there, since I don’t practice bowling on a cruise (rather sporadically in my hometown).
Poseidon Bar & Le Sirene Bar
These 2 pool bars, one exterior and one interior, are great for sipping summery-like drinks, such as Pina Colada (for some reason, it tastes even better there, can you guess why?). There’s nothing special in them if compared to the pool bars of the other ships from the Msc fleet.
The One Bar (by the adult only pool)
Last but not least, you’ll find another pool bar just by the adult only pool, The One. It’s small and intimate, but those are rather advantages than disadvantages.
The Black Crab
The iconic main restaurant of Msc Divina extends on to 2 floors and it’s the most gorgeous ship restaurant I’ve seen so far. The darker atmosphere of black, gold and purple at times creates a romantic, seductive kind of atmosphere. I was lucky enough to get a double table right in front of the stairs, which gave me the perfect view for the chef’s show, toasts and other special events going on during the course of the meals. And the meals themselves? If I have to compare it to my other cruises, it was certainly the best journey for my palate.
The buffet on Msc Divina is incredibly long and spacious with a huge variety of food for your choice, and most importantly – open to the very late hours, which you can use to your advantage for a midnight snack.
Other restaurants you can find on Msc Divina are: Butcher’s Cut, La Cantina del Bacco, Galaxy Kaito Restaurant, Villa Rossa Panoramic Restaurant & Le Muse; however as those are specialty restaurants, they come with an extra fee. I personally don’t splurge on these things since I am always perfectly satisfied with the main dining menu.
The Msc Divina’s casino is actually very spacious – with its own dedicated stairs and a bar twice as long as the casino’s I’ve seen on different ships. I personally don’t spend a lot of time in casino’s, however I do play a little and the design of the location is also important to me. So far, Casino Veneziano was the most beautiful I’ve seen off and onshore and the biggest I’ve visited on board.
Galaxy Bar (Disco)
I don’t always like discos on cruise ship’s, however Galaxy Bar has really captured my attention – aside from it being spacious, having a large dance floor, great space design and a bar located in a way that’s easy to socialize, it also has the greatest view on the entire exterior of the ship, from above.
The modern theatre kept in silver and red had my interior design heart fall for it. It was just gorgeous; one of those that I would love to perform on!
Other entertainment facilities include bowling, Virtual World (arcade and video games), the Art Gallery (Galleria d’Arte), Library, Photo Shop, shopping areas with lots of luxury boutiques and the relaxing Msc Aurea SPA & Gym.
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Msc Divina Cruise Ship Tour
Check out a short video that sums up the beauty of Msc Divina:
Don’t you think she’s just gorgeous? When I used to check reviews for Msc Divina before departure, I knew it’s going to be a great adventure, however I didn’t expect the ship to be THAT beautiful in reality! If I’m to sum up my experience on Msc Divina in just a few sentences, I would say: A thief of hearts. Msc Divina goes all the way in terms of design, accessibility, beauty and comfort, and as a guest, I was positively surprised by the attention to smallest details, as well as the quality of service. In comparison to other ships I’ve been on, Msc Divina is the best one so far – under every aspect.
To be completely honest, it looks far better in real life than on the pictures or even the video. If you’re planning to sail on her (and if you’re here, you probably do), let me know on my social media, I would love to chat and share our views, reviews for Msc Divina and opinions on the ship together! You can contact me on Instagram @milenacorleoneofficial, Instagram @ship.me.there, Twitter @MilenaCorleone, Pinterest @lenacorleone, BuyMeACoffee @MilenaCorleone. And if you loved the content and would love to be notified about new posts, you can follow me on Bloglovin @ShipMeThere and subscribe to my Newsletter!
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