Author: Peter Whitton
This was our second cruise, two weeks over Christmas and New Year from Miami around the Caribbean on the MSC Divina. Our first cruise a year ago was aboard the Celebrity Century from Fort Lauderdale through the Panama Canal ending in San Diego, again over Christmas and the New Year. Whilst the Divina was a brand new ship, the service was definitely below that of the Century. Had the MSC Divina cruise been our first, we would probably have been very satisfied. But we were comparing it with the Celebrity Century and it fell a long way short. The food and menu selection were good but not as good as on the Century. There were hosts of little things that made the difference between good and excellent. For instance, every night when we returned to our Century cabin the sheets were turned down and chocolate was on the pillow. Not necessary but a nice touch. But not on the Divina. Since we were onboard over Christmas and New Year the Century made an extra fuss of us. Complimentary drinks and fancy hats, again not necessary. On the Divina you would hardly know it was a time of celebration, just another day. Having been on a Celebrity and MSC cruise, we would not chose another MSC cruise.