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#41
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Originally posted by dwpolicelli
The pizza was incredible! I couldn't believe it was that good and was available almost 20 hours a day. We also got a pizza in La Cantina di bacco. It was a step above for a reasonable up charge.


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We did not try the La Cantina di bacco, but heard great things about it.

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Originally posted by jerseygirl777
Hi Gambee, Have been waiting for your review & here it is today! You & Chris both do the best ones. I'll feel like I am cruising on the Divina & looking forward to your family fun with relatives- Linda
Hello there Linda, thank you very much for the compliment. I hope this review is as much fun for you, as the cruise was for us
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Following too! Thanks Gambee. looking forward to more.
I have been silently following your reviews. They are wonderful. Sorry to hear about your Grandmothers passing. Hope this cruise was soothing for you and your family.
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#48
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Originally posted by NewEnglandNANA
Following too! Thanks Gambee. looking forward to more.
I have been silently following your reviews. They are wonderful. Sorry to hear about your Grandmothers passing. Hope this cruise was soothing for you and your family.
Thank you for your kind thoughts, they are very much appreciated. Hard times as such, merit so time off from everything. Divina did that for us
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Fllowing along as well love your reviews I remember your Breeze review got me excited for my cruise on it and it was everything you said it was
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Just look at the SIZE!!!





Their balcony was really nice and long!




My room was also very nice. The only bad thing about it is that it was right next to a wall. So I basically had no aft view since the wall blocking everything. If I had the option to select a room, I would never book this room, what is the purpose of booking a balcony if half the view is blocked by a wall. Remember, we had balcony guarantee reservations.






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Yes!!! I am so glad your review has started. I am sorry to hear about your grandmother, what a great way to reconnect with your family after a rough few months.

I agree, cruising with first time cruisers is THE BEST!

Keep up the great work, Gambee. Thank you for all your time and effort.

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#54
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Originally posted by TOMMYCRUISER
Fllowing along as well love your reviews I remember your Breeze review got me excited for my cruise on it and it was everything you said it was
I am so very glad that the Breeze review got you pumped, that is precisely what I try to accomplish with them.


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#55
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Originally posted by gambee



Ok, so let's talk buffet food. I will just try to be as honest as possible. I found out it to be ok. A lot of reviewers say it's fantastic. Others say that it is inedible. I thought it was to be just about average. Definitely a much larger selection than I find at home , but not up to par with all the other cruise lines that I have sailed on. The main problem that I found was the absence of variety, especially for breakfast. They have about 5 stations with the same eggs and bacon. There was also never eggs Benedict and smoked salmon, you could only get it in the main dinning room.

The taste of the food was good on some items, while others not so much. Personally, I did not care for the burgers at all, the meat-tasted kind of funny and they just seemed like they sat on the heater for too long. Needless to state that the only burger that I tried was that one, and one on Great Stirrup Cay.

The pizza is absolutely PHENOMENAL!!!! The problem is that one cannot live on pizza for 7 days, especially when you have a lactose intolerance problem like myself.

The pasta was good for the most part, but I think I can pull off a better fettuccine Alfredo than the one they have aboard.

The meats are good, tasty and tender, just wish there were more of them.

Fish is rather limited and a lot of the days, and finding tilapia and swai fish is very common. A few times they had mahi mahi and other options. By the way the swai fish smelled horrible, I got a picture of it. No one touched the tray. I think there was one piece missing. Everyone avoided, personally I would not have put that fish out there.

Seafood… Good Luck… Rare sightings, I found calamity once, and like I said popcorn shrimp in the kid’s section.

All that said, you just have to come back and realize how much I paid for the cruise. It was good food, you cannot board a ship of this price and expect the food that I have received in say Disney or Celebrity. The main problem here is that the ship is absolutely gorgeous, it is one of the nicest ships that I have sailed on. So when you have such an amazing ship, with this type of food, it has a tendency to throw you off guard. Well, at least that is what I think. Because the food was somewhat comparable to my NCL Sky food, but for the Sky it was decent food. MSC Divina is in an odd bracket. I will try to talk more about this. They are trying to please too many people from different cultures and ethnicities and that in itself is almost an impossible thing to do. Like I said I will approach this later on.

Oh, by the way the president of MSC USA was aboard our sailing. I never saw him, not a knew what he looked like on the first place.


Here is my food. Everything was enjoyable, but the burger, I took 1/2 a bite and that was it.



We sat and ate our lunch, my uncle and aunt also got more food. Their personal opinion was that everything was phenomenal. I am simply sharing this detail. Mom knew me better, she asked me how everything was, but she already knew how I was about to answer.

That terminal reminds me of the Airport in Denver, very neat!




Gambee- Nice review so far..remember that food is VERY subjective...what you like, others don't and visa versa..I toured the Divina in March and ate at the buffet...I thought the burgers were pretty good, albeit a bit dry..and in 29 cruises so far, I have found Eggs Benedict ( my fav) ONLY in the breakfast buffet on the Disney Dream, which IMO, had the best buffet I've ever had...I love lamb curry and thought it was very good also..point is everybody ( like your family) has different tastes regarding food...the Divina is best known for their shows & entertainment , as well as great pricing...I LOVED the Odyssey Lounge, Black & White lounge & indoor pool...3D theater was cool, too...also, Jennifer from Cruise Critic went on the Divina and said the steak in the Eately was THEE best steak she's ever had- anywhere including on land...big statement..her review is on the MSC site.....con ganas de mas de su opinion...

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#57
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Originally posted by SwellBee
Yes!!! I am so glad your review has started. I am sorry to hear about your grandmother, what a great way to reconnect with your family after a rough few months.

I agree, cruising with first time cruisers is THE BEST!

Keep up the great work, Gambee. Thank you for all your time and effort.

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Thank you for your kind words

My uncle certainly gave us lots of laughs!

I am very happy having you here, hope you love the review
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#58
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Originally posted by big al
Gambee- Nice review so far..remember that food is VERY subjective...what you like, others don't and visa versa..I toured the Divina in March and ate at the buffet...I thought the burgers were pretty good, albeit a bit dry..and in 29 cruises so far, I have found Eggs Benedict ( my fav) ONLY in the breakfast buffet on the Disney Dream, which IMO, had the best buffet I've ever had...I love lamb curry and thought it was very good also..point is everybody ( like your family) has different tastes regarding food...the Divina is best known for their shows & entertainment , as well as great pricing...I LOVED the Odyssey Lounge, Black & White lounge & indoor pool...3D theater was cool, too...also, Jennifer from Cruise Critic went on the Divina and said the steak in the Eately was THEE best steak she's ever had- anywhere including on land...big statement..her review is on the MSC site.....con ganas de mas de su opinion...

Big Al

Hello Big Al, like I said, I offer nothing more than my opinion, and like you said everything is subjective. I am simply stating my experience. There is much more to come, on shows, entertainment, etc.

I know many will express their opinion, and I know many will not like what I have to say about certain things. But then again it is nothing more that my honest opinion. I hope everyone understands that.



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I have found eggs benedict on the buffet on most of my cruises. I think the Sky was the only that did not have them... Oh wait, maybe the Allure as well. But X, Breakaway, Disney and even the Breeze had them.
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