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MSC Divina CONFIDENTIAL - A Review of MSC Divina cruise ship with pictures, cabins & balconies guide, information on the ship's design, "everything food" (restaurants, buffet, menus), entertainment, well-being at sea, specials like "Yacht Club", bars and so on...

 

Before we start

 

Essential reading for this review.

1. This is my preview-review posted in the "Reviews Secton". I did mention some facts about the ship and added my comments.

It's time to go deeper into the world of a mega cruise ship with detailed illustrations.

Illustrations are worth 1000 words.

It's important for a review to present ships' facts so that you readers are able to select things tat are important for you. Author's comments can be taken into consideration or easily skipped.

 

There are no bad cruise ships but some of them are better than others.

What is "balanced review"? On what scale should it be balanced?

Should my review of Wienna Opera House be 50/50 "positive"/"negative"?

Shall we follow this method when speaking of Noro virus?

 

Neither so-called "positive" nor so-called "negative" reviews have value unless they are factual.

So, in my opinion, there are two types of reviews: factual and no reviews.

Note: we can read some nice vacation stories but those reports are not ships' reviews.

 

Therefore here is another link to what I consider essential: How to read reviews. And also here.

 

This is a necessary preamble as opinions on the Divina are very different. Reading Divina's reviews is like eating fish with bones...

 

Don't panic - watch the baseline.

The baseline: cruising is a pleasure. That's why all cruise ships (including the ugliest ones) normally sail full.

 

The Divina of course does not belong to the ugliest ones.

I was not impressed with the product but some aspects of the event called "Divina" were interesting.

After the cruise, I thought that my MSC Fantasia class (to which the Divina belongs) was closed.

But.... looking at the exciting MSC ship in project I am starting thinking that this name does not mean a dead end of the street (to say the least!)

 

What has prompted me to start this review:

1. I am a ships enthusiast.

2. It will help many prospective cruisers.

3. Cruise lines sometimes listen to their customers.

 

At this point I am saying good bye to those who are not interested in MSC product.

 

To the rest of us - prospective clients and cruise ships enthusiasts (like us!) - Welcome to MSC Divina!

 

 

A techical remark.

This is mostly a pictorial review.

Preferable equipment for reading (watching!) pictorial reviews are those based on IPS (or PLS) technology and properly tuned monitors.

If you use a simple TN monitor, you'll probably miss a lot of details - especialy of the darker tones.

 

 

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MSC Divina is a mega cruise ship built in 2012.

 

Some basic statistics (per the cruise line):

 

Gross Registered Tonnage - 139,072 tons

Length - 333.3 m (1,093 feet)

Beam - 37.92 m (124 feet)

Draft - 8.68 m (28.4 feet)

Capacity (DO) - 3,502

Capacity max - 4,363

Displacement - no info. We can assume it's about 65,000 tons.

 

The Divina is a derivative of MSC Fantasia (2008) / Splendida (2009) cruise ships (Fantasia class).

 

 

How does the Divina look?

You know how - I have just posted a photo.

But you go online...Mama Mia!

 

 

Misterious MSC Ships

 

 

For some unknown reasons MSC marketing department does not bother to provide us with accurate images of MSC Divina.

The method often used: take an old ship picture/diagram and photoshop a new name on it!

Even MSC official website is not free of these inaccurate quikly fabricated images.

Honestly, it does not make credit to the brand.

There is a good word for this: not professional.

Can you imagine a picture of an old car with a new name attached to it?

 

 

This an official MSC Divina post card.

Guess what ship is this?

 

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This is an earlier version of..... because changes were made to the original Fantasia/Splendida: different life boats arrangement resulted in conversion of several balcony cabins into porthole cabins. Some other changes to the hull are visible as well:

 

 

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This is Divina's diagram in progress.

Above - the older one.

Below - the newest.

They only added the forth bow thruster.

 

None of them are the Divina.

Both images are inaccurate even if we consider them to be Fantasia/Splendida.

There is a significant distortion of the forward part. Some lifeboats are missing.

 

 

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Rebuilding the Divina!

 

 

 

Your Obedient Servant has taken care of that.

 

Below is a corrected image of the Divina that is now much more accurate.

A lot of changes have been made.

 

 

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This is a link to a larger picture. It's also available in higher resolution.

This is my gift to MSC.

Please feel free to use it if you find it helpful.

 

 

To be continued...

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What cabin and balcony on the Divina is right for you?

 

 

Cabins and balconies arrangement on the Divina is rather complex and confusing.

That's why it's so important to have accurate images and deck plans before we book a cruise to prevent disappointment.

 

More confusion has been added recently: very different cabins are now belong to the same price category.

 

Let's set up terminology: what is what on the Divina cabinswise?

 

 

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The wide-body forward "Jumbo Jet" head of the superstructure (#1) is followed by a middle narrow part #2 (cabins/balconies "recessed in").

Next is the Middle Hump #3 - a premium location on the ship.

#4 is the least desirable part of recessed in balconies - the "Canyon".

The rest of the ship is Aft Hump #5.

 

 

This is a cutaway image of the Divina (that again is actually not the Divina).

Nevertheless, its high resolution version will help us brows public areas of the ship when we rich that point in the review..

 

 

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Concerned of motion sickness?

 

In this case the most affecting factors can be pitching and rolling.

 

The closer to the bow the more noticeable pitching is.

Unlike ocen liners, cruise ships have their center of buyoancy slightly aft from the middle.

This area is the least affected by pitching.

As you can see, it's exactly the middle hump.

 

 

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Upper decks are more affected by rolling (see the diagram below):

 

 

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This explanation provided just in case.

The vast majority of cruises are smooth and pleasant.

 

 

To be continued...

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Upper decks are more affected by rolling (see the diagram below):

 

 

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This explanation provided just in case.

The vast majority of cruises are smooth and pleasant.

 

 

To be continued...

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Ships don't roll around a point on the keel (as in your diagram) but at a point close to the cente of gravity (which moves with the motion of the ship) called the "transverse metacentre". This is probably close to deck 5 or 6 on a Fantasia class ship, and so those are the decks least affected , deck 4 (and possibly deck 5) will have MORE movement than a couple of the decks higher than it.

 

If you're going to try to be a purveyor of "FACTS" please ensure they are accurate and not flawed as yours are.

 

 

Pete

 

 

 

Basic image you should be using

 

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Ships don't roll around a point on the keel (as in your diagram) but at a point close to the cente of gravity (which moves with the motion of the ship) called the "transverse metacentre". This is probably close to deck 5 or 6 on a Fantasia class ship, and so those are the decks least affected , deck 4 (and possibly deck 5) will have MORE movement than a couple of the decks higher than it.

 

If you're going to try to be a purveyor of "FACTS" please ensure they are accurate and not flawed as yours are.

 

 

Pete

 

Basic image you should be using

 

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Hi Pete,

My diagram accentuates the difference of how rolling "feels" on the lower decks vs upper decks of the "hotel part" of the ship. For that purpose the diagram serves very well.

 

Yes, ships don't roll around the point on the keel. You can think of the lower part of the hull as "not shown" if you wish.

Your example (image) is a litle different story. It's too overdramatic for our unnocent case.

Free surface effect and shifted center of gravity is too much for our study.

 

This is probably close to deck 5 or 6 on a Fantasia class ship, and so those are the decks least affected , deck 4 (and possibly deck 5) will have MORE movement than a couple of the decks higher than it.

 

I cannot imagine that.

That would be a disaster.

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Cruisetrail, I sincerely appreciate that you spend do much of your free time with these lectures; however, they would be better suited to an audience of engineers.

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Understanding the Middle Hump

 

 

Choosing the right cabin is not an easy task on the Divina.

The ship is huge.

Cabins and balconies are located on the wider parts and in the recessed parts of the superstructure.

Many balconies are affected by the presence of lifeboats.

There is a huge overhang over deck 13.

Some balconies are facing firward, some facing aft.

Sizes of cabins and balconies vary as dramatically as their locations.

 

We'll go over the most categories of cabins and balconies.

 

I want to start from a standard balcony cabin as the most typical representation of Divina accommodations.

Location to start - the middle hump!

 

Cabins layout has gone though significant changes from the Fantasia/Splendida to Divina/Preziosa.

 

While total number of cabins increased by 110-120, 32 balcony cabins lost their balconies; 140 balcony cabins became smaller, so did their balconies.

 

Changes to the forward hump:

 

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The middle hump on the Divina has been extended aft to house more cabins.

Not that the hump on the Divina now features the "old part" with the most desirable standard cabins and also the extention with smaller cabins that share the premium midship location with the "old hump".

 

 

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The middle hump on the Divina (also note a huge overhang):

 

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Note the difference in the overhang:

 

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Balconies on the hump are closer to the sea and less affected by the lifeboats - compare with the recessed part:

 

 

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To be continued....

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Views down from deck 10 on the middle hump:

 

 

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This small Divina, when added to the pictures, will help us show direction to the bow of the ship:

 

 

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Cabins on the hump I would prefer: decks 10 to 12.

Deck 9 is still quite close to lifeboats.

Deck 13 is under the upper deck.

 

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To be continued. Next will be: Inside standard balcony cabins...

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Thank you cruisingcanadian and Host Juzzbeau!

 

 

We'll continue with cabins and balconies on the Divina.

 

 

What I like about Divina's cabins - all standard cabins have normal width.

No tricks squeezing them from the sides.

Some cabins are shorter, but no tricks.

 

Balconies fall in three major categories:

1. Old hump

2. Most typical (forwad and aft humps, narrow middle and the Canyon)

3. New extended hump.

 

There are also a number of non-standard balconies (aft looking, larger accessible cabins, suites...)

 

All three major categories have stadard width that corresponds to the width of standard cabins.

 

1. Old hump balconies measure about 107x59 inches.

2. A typical balcony is not as deep - about 51 inches.

3. Small cabins on the extended hump are shallow - about 43-34 inches.

 

So when I vote for the old hump cabins I vote for a standard size cabin, premium location and also deepest balcony. Well, the views are not perfect due to lifeboats below but not too bad.

 

If I agree to have a smaller balcony I would move to aft part of the forward hump or forward part of the aft hump for perfect unobstructed views from the balcony.

 

 

Standard balcony cabins on the Divina

 

 

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To be continued...

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MSCDivinaStandardBalconyCabin8_zpsf196d63a.jpg

 

 

 

 

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Typical standard balcony cabins are similar in size and layout (there are minor exceptions).

What is different?

Location and balconies.

 

This is a hump balcony (standard cabin) that is about 59 inches deep.

 

 

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To be continued...

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Hi cruisetrail,

I wonder if you will cover in your balcony reviews those metal enclosed balconies where if you sit down on a chair you have no view outside at all (as long as you are not really a tall person). We had a balcony cabin #9075,and were not too happy about it (my TA is my cruise mate,and did not want to go through all the hassles calling MSC USA and waiting forever on hold,which she had already done while booking our cruise).

 

Thank you for doing your very thorough review; I do believe that it will help many people in making their decision regarding cruising on the Divina. :)

Oh,and by the way, the balcony chairs have,in my opinion,extremely low back-I do not remember to have such chairs on any other ship.

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Cruise tail can you tell me anything about aft balcony room 9275? I had corner balcony 9225 for the August 15 th sailing but switched to 9275 for a few reasons one being the aft location. I realize that aft balconies on 9 are much smaller than on 10 and 11. Thanks for the info

 

 

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Cabin Amenities

 

 

All cabin categories below suites (again, with some exceptions) have standard sets of amenities - modified to fit a specific cabins design where necessary.

 

 

Bathroom

 

Total majority of cabins are equipped with shower stalls.

However, some cabins happen to feature tub/shower combos.

The combos require a bit larger bathroom cabin that follows by different layout of the whole cabin - we'll see it later.

 

A standard bathroom is as compact as possible while keeping it functional.

 

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The shower stall has glass doors.

They are not sliding doors. They open like regular doors - but it both directions - inward and outward.

Sliding doors would require a regular shape shower cabin for which there is no enough space.

This shower stall is functional but a bit small.

A clever decision but...

Warning: don't use the doors as a support. They are quite flimsy and can open unexpectedly.

What we did not like about this design: the floor in the shower is actually bathroom floor - "tile & cement". It requires more aggressive cleaning to look fresh.

 

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Bottle opener and ashtray

 

 

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To be continued...

Edited by cruisetrail

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Cruise tail can you tell me anything about aft balcony room 9275? I had corner balcony 9225 for the August 15 th sailing but switched to 9275 for a few reasons one being the aft location. I realize that aft balconies on 9 are much smaller than on 10 and 11. Thanks for the info

 

 

Send from Danny

 

If you want the bigger balconies you need to go up. Although afts are nice and its not like the ones on deck 13

 

Stay with 9275.. Here is an example of an aft on deck 10.

 

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Deck 11

 

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I realize that aft balconies on 9 are much smaller than on 10 and 11. Thanks for the info

 

 

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Yes, you are right.

9275

 

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What about cabin 16006?

 

 

 

It's in the YC.

A large (1.5x wide) forward looking cabin listed as accessible.

The picture below will give a general idea of how spacious it is and what kind of balcony it has.

 

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If you want the bigger balconies you need to go up. Although afts are nice and its not like the ones on deck 13

 

 

 

Stay with 9275.. Here is an example of an aft on deck 10.

 

 

 

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Deck 11

 

 

 

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Thanks !

 

 

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We are returning to

 

Standard Balcony Cabin Amenities

 

 

Furniture

 

A thing I found inconvenient - stylish cubes instead of regular chairs.

 

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Beds are regular size.

Quite hard but not bad.

Pillows - as I posted im the preview - lumpy. The worst we ever had on a cruise ship.

This can be easily corrected. There is no need to rebuild the ship for that...

 

Storage space - OK for 2 people.

 

 

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Interactive TV

 

 

 

The equipment used - cheap TN screens.

 

 

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There is HDMI IN connector.

We did not test it.

 

 

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Below are interactive TV options:

 

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TV Channels

 

 

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Safe

 

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The opening measures 12.5 inches (31.7 cm) wide, 7.5 inches (19 cm) high and 14.3 inches (36.4 cm) diagonal.

 

The inside shelf can be folded.

 

 

Note that some space is taken by the door:

 

 

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My 13" slim laptop miracuously managed (after careful manipulations) to get into this safe.

I believe this is the largest laptop to fit into. It was in upright position at 60 deg angle.

The laptop measures 324x225x18 mm

 

 

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To be continued...

Edited by cruisetrail

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Unfortunately, they removed these nice sun loungers from the corner cabins with large balconies. We had them in Europe in 2012, but they got removed in 2013. I asked few people why would they do it, and the only explanation was around some US regulations. Unfortunate...

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It's in the YC.

A large (1.5x wide) forward looking cabin listed as accessible.

The picture below will give a general idea of how spacious it is and what kind of balcony it has.

 

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I don't believe 16006 has a balcony,,that pic looks like it is the balcony from 16008 or 16007.

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Interactive TV

 

 

 

The equipment used - cheap TN screens.

 

 

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There is HDMI IN connector.

We did not test it.

 

 

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The Tv is far from cheap. Samsung LT22A300 is an LED Display which has a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 @60hz or 1080p. If it's cheap tv's you are looking for,,try sailing on Carnival Valor,,those are cheap tv's.:rolleyes:

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Some excellent details here *packs HDMI cable for the ipads*

 

MSC may disable the plug and play option for their tv's, which will not allow you to select the HDMI 2 input for your I-Pad, but,,where there is a will,,there is a way;);)

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You make a good point. But the cable doesn't take up much room so it's worth a try! :D

 

Yes it is Kat,,but since you are sailing in the Yacht Club, there is a Wii console in the stateroom which is plugged into the HDMI 1 input I believe, at least on Divina there is,,,I would assume the HDMI 2 input would then be available to use. I'm curious about this now, so I'll have to try it out in August.

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A wii console? Seriously? Does it come with games? *wonders what I would do with a wii console*

 

Our YC1 stateroom on the Divina had one, but we never watched the tv so I couldn't comment on the games available for the console.

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Our YC1 stateroom on the Divina had one, but we never watched the tv so I couldn't comment on the games available for the console.

But there is no mention of that on this thread?

 

Also I find it very strange that there are no personal effects on view in any of the cabin pictures.

 

Almost as if no-one was staying in them....

 

Sent from my GT-I8190 using Tapatalk

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TV Channels

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My 13" slim laptop miracuously managed (after careful manipulations) to get into this safe.

I believe this is the largest laptop to fit into. It was in upright position at 60 deg angle.

The laptop measures 324x225x18 mm

 

 

To be continued...

 

 

Shame you forgot to take a picture of it actually inside the safe. Now that would have been really useful.

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Shame you forgot to take a picture of it actually inside the safe. Now that would have been really useful.

 

Gaddie,

 

But in January when I was researching my cruise on Divina I came across a fantastic, lengthy video on Divina. The English gent who made the video actually discussed this and showed how to put it in. Got to run to work right now, but I'll see if i can find it for you later!!

 

Thankfully I can fully separate work and vacation time and don't have to pack my laptop!!

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We are returning to

 

Standard Balcony Cabin Amenities

 

 

Interactive TV

 

 

 

The equipment used - cheap TN screens.

 

 

MSCDivinaTV_zps6cd9e609.jpg

 

 

There is HDMI IN connector.

We did not test it.

 

 

MSCDivinaTV1_zpse2eeae0a.jpg

 

 

 

This set of pictures I find intriguing as an ex-communications engineer.....mainly because I never thought of it before. I noticed in the last picture that the Divina uses TVs with a PAL connector instead of an "F" connector used on NTSC TVs. Therefore, are the TVs PAL only versions or multisystem TVs (multisystem will have a PAL connector as well......I have never seen an multisystem TV with an F connector)? If PAL only, do they use an NTSC satellite receiver while in Caribbean waters and then convert the NTSC signal to a straight audio/video signal (AVI or MPEG2) and then convert that signal to PAL or if the TVs are multisystem, just have two different satellite receivers on board (PAL and NTSC or possible a multisystem receiver)? Then I thought, what does Carnival or RCCL do when in European waters since their TVs are NTSC only TVs (with an F connector)? The engineering possibilities are exciting to ponder! :)

Edited by Out to sea!

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But there is no mention of that on this thread?

 

Also I find it very strange that there are no personal effects on view in any of the cabin pictures.

 

Almost as if no-one was staying in them....

 

Sent from my GT-I8190 using Tapatalk

 

Or they took pictures before they unpacked. ;)

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This set of pictures I find intriguing as an ex-communications engineer.....mainly because I never thought of it before. I noticed in the last picture that the Divina uses TVs with a PAL connector instead of an "F" connector used on NTSC TVs. Therefore, are the TVs PAL only versions or multisystem TVs (multisystem will have a PAL connector as well......I have never seen an multisystem TV with an F connector)? If PAL only, do they use an NTSC satellite receiver while in Caribbean waters and then convert the NTSC signal to a straight audio/video signal (AVI or MPEG2) and then convert that signal to PAL or if the TVs are multisystem, just have two different satellite receivers on board (PAL and NTSC or possible a multisystem receiver)? Then I thought, what does Carnival or RCCL do when in European waters since their TVs are NTSC only TVs (with an F connector)? The engineering possibilities are exciting to ponder! :)

 

Only one system is needed as all the equipment required to receive satellite broadcasts are localized on the ship. I think this would become an issue if you required a land based connection to receive programming.

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I'm afraid yiou are wrong about the forward suites not having balconies

 

I don't believe 16006 has a balcony,,that pic looks like it is the balcony from 16008 or 16007.

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THe suites 16001 to 16006 certainly do have balconies and the balcony picture is of 16006

 

 

16001/2/3/4 have balconies like this one below

 

 

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Here is an earlier version of the Divina deck plans along with the legend which shows cabins that have balconies having the symbol of two rectangles standing vertically, wheras those without balconies have a dot inside a rectangle on its side. THe suites with panoramic windows are the YC 2 suites (deck 12) and the S3 suites on decka 9/10/11

 

 

deck13b.jpg

 

 

yc2.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

And this is the balcony for a YC1 suite such as 16008

 

 

YCpoundbalcony.jpg

 

 

 

Hope this clears up any misunderstanding and/ or inaccurate information

 

 

 

Pete

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Here is anotherv image of the balcony of 16006 to back up my assertion in the post above

 

 

balconyoyHcabininYC.jpg

 

 

 

pete

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But there is no mention of that on this thread?

 

Also I find it very strange that there are no personal effects on view in any of the cabin pictures.

 

Almost as if no-one was staying in them....

 

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What are you suggesting?

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But there is no mention of that on this thread?

 

Also I find it very strange that there are no personal effects on view in any of the cabin pictures.

 

Almost as if no-one was staying in them....

 

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Here you go an image of the YC1 suite I had complete with some of our personal effects

 

 

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Pete

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