I normally don't jump into these things but this time I just can't help myself. I know this will probably raise the hackles on some folks but just like you - the below comments are my opinions. My point is this. You're supposed to be on vacation so relax, enjoy, don't be so critical of things and you'll probably be more relaxed.
I've been following this thread primarily just to see what other people think about the Divina. We've been on her 2 past times and are setting sail on her again in 30 days for a B2B. Can't wait!
One thing I've learned from following this and many other threads is there are some really "ultra" picky people but in the world of freedoms and rights, you have that right. Some of my comments are:
- if your focus is TV, why sail. Stay home and watch hundreds of channels on your cable.
- if you say you don't sail for the food, then don't complain about it.
- NYC tax on alcohol - If you have been following any other threads you would have seen the discussions on this and would have been forewarned. Wonderful NYC gov't decided to charge an exorbitant amount of tax. If you needed alcohol that badly, get off the ship and go to a local pier-side bar.
- many of the previous postings are opinions. provide some true egregious examples, not OMG, housekeeping forgot to put toilet paper in my bathroom or the bartender couldn't make a mixed drink.
- if you do state something - "This is only the 2nd time Divinia has been to the US." Be sure of your facts. Divina sailed the Caribbean from November of 2013 to April 2015 from Miami. She has since spent the summers in the Med and the winters in Miami.
- MSC is a huge corporation and just like corporations, sometimes everything doesn't always go as planned or anticipated. Here's what I mean. MSC was rolling out new ships, primarily Seaside with a home port of Miami year round. MSC did what I think was smart. They transferred many of their "seasoned" employees to the Seaside. American restaurant, bar, hotel, etc chains do the exact same thing when they open new stores. Regardless of that, when you have new crew members it takes a few cruises for them to get used to things.