DAY 1 - 15 May 2023
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 7 PM
The world’s most popular cruise port with plenty to explore before, after or as part of your cruise. Head to Miami Beach and South Beach to rub suntanned shoulders with Florida’s rich and famous on the golden sands before heading to the star-filled bars and celerity-chef restaurants lining the way. Alternatively, head to the Everglades National Park to spot alligators and many exotic birds in the deep swamplands just south of Miami city.
Things to do in Miami:
Everglades National Park
With over 1.5 million acres of wetland, Everglades National Park is the third largest national park in the US. There’s plenty to explore in this stunning landscape, and visitors can take a tour with a guide, hop on a tram or simply hike one of the many trails.
With no shortage of vibrant, lively attractions, Miami Beach is the place to be for sunshine, sand and the beautiful sea. Visitors enjoy a plethora of bars and eateries in the surrounding area, hit the art deco district or simply relax on a lounger on the beach.
DAY 4 - 18 May 2023
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 5 PM
Puerto Rico’s capital city, largest urban area and cultural hub, boasts a myriad of things to do, see and taste for a true sense of all Puerto Rico has to offer. In the old city you'll walk the cobbled streets of the colonial Spanish architecture as well as the impressive defensive works of El Morro and La Fortaleza, dominating the skyline and boasting equally stunning views out of the city and coastline themselves.
Things to do in San Juan:
El Morro and La Fortaleza
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, La Fortaleza was built between the 16th and 20th centuries with the aim of protecting the city of San Juan. It has been a fortress, a prison and a residence, and is open for visitors to explore during the day.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
DAY 5 - 19 May 2023
Time at Port: from 9 AM to 6 PM
The capital of the southern Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. A sun-filled paradise, Philipsburg is perfect for making the most of the golden sandy beaches and crystal blue sea. One quirk of the city is the Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit - a must for any Star Wars fans!
Things to do in Philipsburg, St. Maarten:
Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit
This unexpected treasure in the Caribbean is an absolute must for movie fanatics and science-fiction enthusiasts. Showcasing the history of Nick Malley, who created Yoda from Star Wars, this museum boasts memorabilia from the franchise, such as scripts, storyboards and props.
DAY 14 - 28 May 2023
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 6 PM
This lush, green city found in the south of Madeira is a haven of relaxation, outdoor activities and beautiful gardens. For the most adventurous, visitors will love diving in the crystal-clear sea, catching some waves and even swimming with dolphins, while those looking to take things at a slower pace can enjoy whale watching. One of the most popular events in Funchal is the yearly New Year’s Eve Fireworks display, which is one of the largest in the world.
Things to do in Funchal, Madeira:
Found in the city centre, Funchal Cathedral is an impressive Gothic-style monument, popular with locals and visitors alike. Take a look inside to learn about the fascinating history of the architecture, including the altarpiece ordered in 1510 to 1515.
Monte Cable Car
For unrivalled panoramic views of Funchal Bay and the vast landscape, Monte Cable Car will take you to one of the best vantage points in Funchal. The fifteen-minute journey is a relaxing ascent towards Monte, with a souvenir photo at the end of the journey.
Monte Palace Tropical Garden
Occupying 70,000 square meters, Monte Palace Tropical Garden is home to a plethora of exotic flora and fauna from all corners of the world. You will get lost in the tranquil beauty of this garden, enjoying the space with black swans, colourful koi and vibrant peacocks.
Quinta do Palheiro Ferreira
Thanks to Madeira’s fertile soil, many tropical plants thrive here and Quinta do Palheiro Ferreiro’s gardens are an excellent showcase of this. The most notable collection are the camellias, first planted by the Count of Carvalhal.
DAY 16 - 30 May 2023
Time at Port: from 6 AM to 9 PM
As the largest city in Morocco, Casablanca is the modern hub of the country where business and art comes to prosper. The magnitude of the city means that while it may not have the intimate feel of a small town, there’s plenty to be discovered by simply exploring. Visit the spectacular Hassan II Mosque, discover the history of Judaism in Morocco at the museum and take a long walk along the scenic waterfront boulevard.
Things to do in Casablanca:
Hassan II Mosque
With the ocean as a picturesque backdrop, the Hassan II Mosque is a truly breath-taking sight. Take a tour of the largest mosque in Africa (with enough capacity for 105,000 worshippers) and admire the intricacy of the interior it took 6,000 craftsmen to create.
La Corniche Beach
Stretching for several kilometres, La Corniche is the perfect place for a walk at sunrise or a gentle stroll after dinner. Here you’ll find a lighthouse at the end of the jetty, sweeping views of the seascape and numerous restaurants and entertainment.
Museum of Moroccan Judaism
Originating as an orphanage in 1948, The Museum of Moroccan Judaism is now dedicated to the 2000-year history of the Jewish religion in the Arab world. Visitors will find artefacts, clothing, photographs and a reconstructed 1930’s synagogue.
Considered to have the best views of the city, Sky 28 is a bar and restaurant situated on the 28th floor of the Kenzi Tower Hotel. Dine in luxury while you admire the panoramic view of Casablanca, and enjoy live music, entertainment and delicious cuisine.
United Nations Square
This huge square is bustling with life and you’ll find yourself frequently becoming part of the crowd that passes through. Here you’ll find musicians and street performers setting the tone, as well as numerous restaurants, cafés and shops in the surrounding area.
DAY 18 - 01 Jun 2023
Time at Port: from 1 PM to 9 PM
This vibrant seaside city is home to unforgettable architecture and creative scenes from renowned artists. The buildings you’ll find here are unlike anything you’ve ever seen, such as Park Güell and Casa Batllo, while foodies will be spoilt for choice with 20 different Michelin star restaurants. At the end of a busy day of shopping enjoy the energetic nightlife, or relax on the beach with newfound friends. Whatever your interests, Barcelona has the perfect itinerary for you.
Things to do in Barcelona:
Visiting Las Ramblas is an absolute must when in Barcelona. Visitors can experience the weird and the wonderful, from the Museu de l’Erotica to the Miró Mural, in between trying a range of authentic tapas bars and cafes before a much needed siesta.
Although the Sagrada Familia is not technically complete, it’s still an impressive sight to behold. Designed by the renowned architect Antoni Gaudí, this spectacular Basilica hosts many masses, events and a place to simply marvel at in wonder.
Barcelona City History Museum
Home of the cultural heritage of Barcelona, the Barcelona City History Museum manages several sites of interest including archaeological sites and historic houses. Visitors will discover the Roman colony, prehistoric Spain, Barcelona’s Jewish community and more.
Comprising of vibrant gardens and beautiful architecture, Park Güell was designed by Antoni Gaudí and officially opened in 1926. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its outstanding showcase of Gaudí’s genius design, Park Güell makes a wonderful place to go for a walk.
Another one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces, Casa Batllo is a truly eye-catching building to explore. Visitors are able to explore this fantastic showcase of the designer’s work, and even enjoy live music and other events on the roof terrace.
This modernist building was the last residence to be designed by Antoni Gaudí and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can explore the building with an audio guide, and even enjoy rooftop shows on a romantic evening.
One of Barcelona’s oldest beaches, Sant Sebastià Beach features everything you need for a fantastic day in the sun. With indoor and outdoor pools, changing rooms and amenities for lounging, visitors can go for a dip, enjoy an ice cream and find dinner all in one area.
Camp Nou Stadium
With capacity for over 99,000 people, Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Spain and cathedral to the Catalans’ second religion- the beautiful game! Visitors can catch an exciting game of football here or take a guided or un-guided tour of the grounds.
Customer reviews for MSC Divina
Based on 30 reviews
Value for money
We have just returned from a week cruise on MSC Divina, in a yacht club suite. So here are a few bits and pieces you may need to give a clear insight into what to expect. Boarding will consist of you going to a cordoned off part of the terminal, where you will be given drinks, choose a morning paper for the coming week, and await your butler to accompany you onto the ship. Our butler had gone missing, so we had another to stand in. You are taken straight to the yacht club area, and given a brief chat, before the spa sales team arrive with a price list and receipt book, the latter she began to fill in as my wife scanned the prices. You are then shown to your cabin / suite, which is almost identical to a balcony cabin on Celebrity, but with slightly plusher décor. Again it should be your butler, but ours was still missing. Your baggage will be waiting for you at this point. You get a mini bar in the cabin, that is allegedly topped up with your requested drinks. This is not so. You get topped up with the same as is in it, and any request for anything different, is met with "ring room service if you want a drink" Didn't bother me, as I don't drink, but was not what we had been told to expect. We then met our butler (Audrey, male) who asked what time we were eating, as it his job to escort us there on the first night to show us the best route, as the restaurant is at the aft of the ship. We agreed to meet in Concierge at 18:55. He didn't arrive, so we made our own way. wasn't far, about 300 metres. The restaurant is pleasant, but the table cloths are to long, and if you don't sweep them up when sitting down, you will pull the crockery off the table with your leg. The wine choice is basic, and you get what they have at the time. Not a problem for me, but the wife was a bit miffed. There were not many choices on the menu each night, but I always found something, however the portions were very small, and accompaniment's were a little scarce. The steak option was just that. a plate of steak, absolutely nothing else. not a veggie or chip to be seen. Concierge reviews suggest that they will go out of their way to help you. No they wont. Requests to see the head butler were met with " he'll be 30 minutes" 3 times on the trot. A request regarding information of a place of interest and any helpful info was met with "get a taxi" If you plan on them helping you to arrange your own excursion, forget it. The top sail lounge is nice, very quiet all of the time, night and day, but the service is excellent. The pool and bar are good. Service is good, as is the food. Two points of note up here. There is very little shade and no umbrellas. If you like heat great, if you like a bit of shade you may have a bit of a shock. Secondly, the pool attendants seem to be allergic to glasses and plates. It is not uncommon for them to ignore an empty glass even if they have to step over it. Not a major issue, as most members of the YC have enough manners to not leave glasses on the floor, but just be aware it can happen, so watch were your walking. You can enter the pool area from the outside decks through a gate. Be aware that some people will hang around and wait for you to open the gate with your card and follow you in to get free drinks. The crew know this, but whilst they are prepared to moan at you for letting them in, they wont put someone there to stop it happening. Your drinks package is sold as "complementary throughout the ship" No, not true. One of the cocktail bars drinks start at 12.50 Euro and apparently, your package only covers up to 10. I pointed out that this was not what the web site said, and produced the web page. The ships bar manager said that although that is what they tell you, the crew are told differently, thus you have to pay. You only have a classic package for your cruise. Finally the butler. Other than hide, I'm not sure what mine did. I was due to meet him twice, once he no-showed, once he was late. He didn't do anything at all of any use. To be honest, I think it is a gimmick. They did have 2 guarding the seats in the theatre, but general crew are perfectly capable of doing that. So overall. The ship is very nice. Well laid out with plenty of bars. Entertainment is average. The theatre shows are ok, but an Italian classical singer singing AC/DC was a bit hard to take. The other entertainers and bands were very average, with no interaction at all. Possible due to the amount of different languages on board. Service is slow outside of the YC, but very good inside. Food is ok. I wasn't overly impressed, but my wife liked it, so make of that what you will. Is the cost of the YC worth it? If you want peace and quiet, and a guaranteed sun bed away from the masses, yes. If your happy to mix it with everyone else. then no, save your money and go on another cruise with your change.
23 Sep 2019
Cruise from Marseille Juky19. Lovely cabin on 9th floor with balcony, midships. Busy ship full of families and children, buffet usually very busy and sometimes manic. Gym busy period early evening, sauna and steam room additional cost, very rarely was there a second person us using spa. Evening shows entertaining, same singers throughout the week. Nice to have different port each day, no at sea days on this cruise. Six years since last MSC cruise, appears some cost reductions have occurred. Often only one person scanning cards when departing or boarding ship. Fewer staff serving at the various bars, no daily service charge added on this holiday.
26 Jul 2019
We chose this ship because of its itinerary. However there was a constant change of French and Italian passengers at every port. This combined with school break gave it a party ship atmosphere. The vessel was large enough to find a quiet space but not in the buffet which was chaos. Our cabin was at the stern and was noisy from the nightclub and shuddered badly when docking. We were fortunate to be able to change to another one due to a no show. Entertainment and crew were excellent but we would hesitate to choose another MSC large vessel.
2 Jul 2019
The Divina is a beautiful ship with a good mix of sparkle and more subtle areas. Most notable is the absence of gaudy carpets ????. The itinerary we chose around the Med was probably the reason why the ship atmosphere was loud and busy all the time, especially in the buffet at breakfast, finding a seat was a daily grind and until cruise lines create one way traffic in the buffets there will always be people wandering in all directions and getting in each others way. Food in the main dining room was very hit and miss but the great staff made it bearable most nights. We had the Aurea experience and thought it well worth it, the spa is one of the nicest we have used and much more reasonably priced than Canyon ranch on Princess and Celebrity. Cabin decor was very nice. Didn’t meet our cabin steward until day 3 and not much after that but he was quick to supply the missing things we requested. Tours were good value in our opinion. Drinks package is comical and the bar staff seem totally ms erased by the options as evidenced by being able to get Aperol Spritz in some bars but not in others ...we soon learned where to get the right deal. Not convinced we would do the Med with MSC again but would consider other routes now we have been status matched to top level.
4 Jun 2019
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