The long-awaited MSC Divina found its way home in late November, and I was fortunate enough to take part in her inaugural Caribbean sailing through a travel agent education offer.
Pulling up to the Port of Miami, all 18 decks of the MSC Divina greeted us, towering over nearby ships. Vacation embraced us as soon as a friendly bag porter took care of my belongings, and we made way to explore our new home for the next four days.
With cabin keys in hand, we were ushered past pre-cruise photographers and terminal hallways to an elegant entry. Clusters of twinkling Swarovski crystals illuminated the staircase, surrounded by merlot-shaded furniture, two reception desks and busy bar areas. At the center of this space was a baby grand piano, in front of two glass-enclosed elevators.
After walking for what seemed like a mile (this ship is absolutely enormous), we found our cabin on deck 9. The room was modern and spacious, with a deep-purple color scheme throughout. The furnished balcony was almost triple the size of a typical one and it gave us a huge breath of fresh air (pun intended) on days spent at sea.
After dropping off our things, we rushed to the pool deck; rose Champagne was toasted as fireworks lit up the Miami sky, a colorful celebration in honor of the Divina’s first real sailing from its new year-round spot.
Highlights of the ship include:
This trip was paid for by the cruise line.