"LIVE" from MSC Divina - May 28, 2016

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#21
Haines City, Fl
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Looking forward to your review. I was on the Divina a few weeks ago, and loved it. We are booked on the Seaside for May,2018. I believe the Divina goes back to Europe in April, 2018, then to return in the fall of 2018.I doubt they need 2 ships in the summer for the Carib. All the other lines also cut back drastically for the summer, except, maybe, Carnival.
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#24
Ocala, FL
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Looking forward to your review Radio. Thanks for taking the time and effort. We will be cruising her for two weeks next month and are very much looking forward to trying MSC out.
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#25
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Hello everyone. . . I arrived at BWI at 7:30 this morning. I heard that the TSA lines were very long, but with PreCheck it only took 2 min.

I have a leisurely wait until my flight at 10:30. . . We board at 10AM.

See you in Miami

Radio

I have arrived








American Airlines check in counter







TSA area is slow today. . .






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#26
Maryland
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Have a safe flight Mark! Sending positive vibes

Ginger
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#28
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Originally posted by Buffett fan
Have a safe flight Mark! Sending positive vibes

Ginger
Thanks Ginger. . . Should be leaving soon.


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#29
Maryland
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You have a beautiful, sunny day for your flight - let us all know when you land. Enjoy that amazing take off!
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139 days at sea so far...and looking forward to many more!

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#30
Haines City, Fl
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Have a great trip.
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Serenade of the Seas(12/15)
MSC Divina (05/16)
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MSC Divina (11/18)
Symphony of the Seas (03/19)
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#31
272 Posts
Joined Apr 2005
Radio, You made my day!! Your reviews have helped me immensely in the past. My husband asked me the other day if Radio ever did a "live" on the Divina!!! We'll be following along. We are on the Divina in July.

Have a wonderful cruise!

For you MSC folks who don't know Radio, he's well known on other boards and does excellent live reports.
#32
South Florida
945 Posts
Joined Jan 2015
How do you do a LIVE Trip report? Do you upload all your pics on your computer and then go to a Photobucket type site and post or does the Tapatalk app let you upload directly from your phone pics?
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#34
Boca Raton
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Joined Mar 2006
Welcome to South Florida ! We will be on the Divina starting Saturday as well, it's our 2nd time on the ship and in the YC. Loved it last time, high hopes for a repeat, enjoy the cruise, look forward to comparing notes.
#35
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Joined Sep 2000
Hello everyone . . . I have arrived in Miami. Whew. . . I must say, I never thought I would be flying again. This is the first flight I have completed since March 2001. I usually drive or take the train to cruise ports. I know, I know . . . It is much cheaper to fly and I get to my port city quickly. It was a smooth flight, and I was able to get a good deal on a 1st Class ticket with American Airlines. The crew was very friendly, and I won’t be as nervous when I fly back next week.

After I claimed my luggage, it was a long walk to the MIA Mover. This is a 1.25-mile-long automated people mover system between MIA and the Miami Rental Car Center. The mover only takes about 3 minutes to get the rental center. It didn’t take too long to drive from the Airport to the Hotel (15 min) as the traffic wasn’t too bad.

I am staying at the beautiful Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami. I was able to get a room facing the port of Miami. The weather this afternoon is sunny and hot. . . I love it. I was in heaven when I saw there was an Illy Café here at the Marriott. I enjoyed a wonderful Illy Espresso Americano. I predict I will be there a few times before I leave.

Tomorrow I will be able to see Norwegian Sky, Enchantment of the Seas, and Carnival Fantasy sail away. I will chill out tonight, and tomorrow my plans are to simply rest and maybe watch the news for a few hours while lounging at the pool. I may run over to a local Publix to grab a few items. I will be meeting with a few friends that will be joining me for a pre cruise dinner tomorrow night.

Here are a few pics from today . . . Thanks for tuning in.

Radio


I can see the Port of Miami








I am on my way to the Hotel









My home for a couple nights









I am happy that Empress of the Seas is back in Miami









My pre Divina Press Room









I have a good view . . .







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#36
6,207 Posts
Joined Sep 2000
Here are a few more pics. . .


Radio




I really liked the MIA Mover










I think all airports should use this system



Image Courtesy of Miami International Airport © Steven Brooke Studio




Carnival Splendor was here today also (She left at around 6:30). . . Empress of the Seas is scheduled to leave here on Saturday





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#37
Boston, MA
57 Posts
Joined May 2014
Really looking forward to your review! My family and I are sailing for the first time on Divina/Yacht Club on July 30th sailing. Was planning on paying it forward with a review of my own as I've benefitted and appreciated so much the reviews that others have left.
Have a great time! Really looking forward to sipping some of that coffee!


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#38
Rathdrum, ID
803 Posts
Joined Jan 2013
Thank you Radio for doing this live review. I have read many of your other reviews and they are so informative! You are one if my favorite writers.
My two sisters and I will be on the Divina in the YC next April. It's still a while away but it's going to be fun doing the research since this will be the first time on MSC for us as well. We are really looking forward to learning more and enjoying a different cruise line. Have a wonderful trip and thanks for taking us with you!
Annie
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#39
Alaska
949 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
@Radio,

looking forward to sharing the fun with you

~Brian
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