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Radio May 25th, 2016 06:34 PM

"LIVE" from MSC Divina - May 28, 2016
 
Hello everyone . . . I am very happy to start my “LIVE” from MSC Divina. I will be leaving tomorrow for a 7 Night Western Caribbean sailing on Saturday. I will be staying in Miami for 2 nights prior for some rest before my sailing.

My “LIVE” on MSC Divina will include some pre cruise commentary as well as daily ship photos and comments. I am planning on obtaining a large internet package so I will be able to provide lots of photos and commentary about the ship and ports of call. (Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and Nassau)

I have wondered about how a premium Italian Cruise Line would work in the United States. I have read many reviews, and some weren’t too promising. It seems that MSC has changed the way the ships would appeal to American Cruisers as they do in Italy. I believe that MSC is here to stay after their announcement of MSC Seaside being launched late next year. There will now be 2 ships sailing year round from Miami.

Rick Sasso has been CEO of MSC Cruises (USA) Inc since 2004. He used to be with Celebrity as their President until he moved to MSC. He has been credited for much of the décor and design of MSC ships because of his association with new builds at Celebrity Cruises for 14 years. (1990-2004)

I have heard that the Segafredo Coffee on board is wonderful and there will be daily consumption of this premium beverage. Sit back and enjoy MSC Divina through my eyes . . . It should be a fun week!


Radio
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MSC Divina


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MSC Divina Aqua Park


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My Itinerary this week


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Cruisergal1208 May 25th, 2016 07:42 PM

Look forward to your reports. We really like MSC Divina and have Seaside booked for January 2018!!

Luvscruising44 May 25th, 2016 08:27 PM

Looking forward to your review, Mark. I'm sure it will be great as usual. Have fun, drink plenty of that coffee, and watch the news. Bon Voyage!

Mikesa1721 May 25th, 2016 08:27 PM

Awesome Radio!!! Actually,,Rafaela Aponte,,wife of MSC owner Gianluigi Aponte designed the interior of MSC Divina along with DeJorio Design International(http://www.studiodejorio.it//home.html). Looking forward to your review,,,you have big shoes to fill after Mauren's live review. Looking forward to your excursions and pics from Jamaica and Grand Cayman,,the only two islands we have never visited yet,,,Oh,,,and yes!!!! The Segafredo coffee is AMAZING!!!!

Cruiser21 May 25th, 2016 08:30 PM

Looking forward to your review. We are on Divina in three weeks.

BugsyCruiser May 25th, 2016 08:48 PM

Hello Mark! Looking forward to following along!

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Radio May 25th, 2016 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Mikesa1721 (Post 50084172)
Awesome Radio!!! >SNIP< Looking forward to your excursions and pics from Jamaica and Grand Cayman,,the only two islands we have never visited yet,,,Oh,,,and yes!!!! The Segafredo coffee is AMAZING!!!!


Thanks Mikesa1721, I love Jamaica, but haven't been in a few years.

Radio
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Mikesa1721 May 25th, 2016 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Radio (Post 50084397)
Thanks Mikesa1721, I love Jamaica, but haven't been in a few years.

Radio
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Radio,,,are you sailing in the Yacht Club??

CampbellCrewZ May 25th, 2016 09:33 PM

Looking forward to the review Radio! Myself, wife and four sons sailed the Divina last month and loved it! Defiantly has its differences to other lines but you are in for a treat! From what I have read and experienced, it seems like MSC provides a better cruise with each sailing. ( we had major problems with the website and other passengers info assigned to our booking, hope that didn't happen to you)
Have a great cruise!


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Radio May 25th, 2016 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Mikesa1721 (Post 50084447)
Radio,,,are you sailing in the Yacht Club??

No, I will have a Standard Balcony cabin. . .


Radio
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riclop May 25th, 2016 10:37 PM

Radio looking forward to it.

Host Clarea May 25th, 2016 11:40 PM

I've been waiting for this one!:)

ILoveCruising! May 25th, 2016 11:45 PM

Subscribed

Happy Cruising!

marty1950 May 25th, 2016 11:57 PM

Hey there Mark, It's been a while. Thanks for taking us along on your cruise. Gary

relaxatsea May 26th, 2016 01:46 AM

&quot;LIVE&quot; from MSC Divina - May 28, 2016
 
Yay, another Radio review! We'll be on the Divina in January, so really looking forward to your comments and photos. Thanks!

chris_kelowna May 26th, 2016 01:56 AM

This was in my calendar! Have a great cruise - can't wait to read all about it!

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Radio May 26th, 2016 02:33 AM

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Originally Posted by clarea (Post 50085513)
I've been waiting for this one!:)

Thanks Bob, I booked this cruise last summer . . . The pricing was very good and I have been considering MSC for some time.


Radio
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Suzcruz57 May 26th, 2016 03:33 AM

Thanks for taking the time. Looking forward to your cruise[emoji227][emoji924]

MedicKenK May 26th, 2016 06:37 AM

Fair Winds and Following Seas my Friend. And all those aboard that fine ship too.

pegasusa May 26th, 2016 06:53 AM

Bon Voyage
 
So looking forward to this LIVE review and photos. Itching to try MSC and curious to know how different it is from RC or Celebrity.

Have a fabulous time!


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