• MSC Divina to homeport from Miami for 2013-2014 winter season

    For the first time ever, MSC Cruises is sending one of its acclaimed Fantasia-class ships to homeport from North America, offering guests embarking in Miami the opportunity to discover Caribbean itineraries from its largest and most celebrated class of ship.

    From 20 November 2013 until 12 April 2014, guests can visit some of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean while enjoying the divine onboard experience of MSC's newest flagship MSC Divina, a vessel whose elegant design and subtle innovations bring an entirely new level of luxury to cruising.

    MSC Divina boasts 1,751 cabins and 30,000 square metres of public space which include a casino, 7 restaurants, 20 bars and lounges, 4 swimming pools, a bowling alley, a gym and the superb oriental paradise of the MSC Aurea Spa.

    Out of the many innovative features found on Fantasia-class vessels, it is the MSC Yacht Club which will really set Caribbean cruise fans’ hearts racing. This trend-setting “ship-within-a-ship” is designed as a distinguished sanctuary for guests seeking peace, privacy and exclusivity but with entrée to all that large cruise ships offer. The MSC Yacht Club offers 69 butler serviced superior suites, 24 hour concierge service, the dedicated restaurant Le Muse, a private swimming pool featuring the One Bar, private decks, private lift access to MSC Aurea Spa, complimentary wines and spirits and sweeping sea views from its private Top Sail Lounge.

    The concept has become a benchmark of exclusive travel since first launched on Fantasia-class flagships MSC Fantasia and MSC Splendida. On MSC Divina, with several new design innovations including an exclusive suite designed by and dedicated to MSC Divina godmother and screen legend Sophia Loren, guests can experience new heights of exclusivity on their Caribbean adventure.

    “In addition to enjoying the sophisticated design, international entertainment, Mediterranean cuisine, exotic MSC Aurea Spa and international experience that are the hallmarks of MSC Cruises, guests will now have the opportunity to depart from Miami to enjoy the MSC Yacht Club private haven of luxury suites that previously had only been available on European sailings,” said Rick Sasso, President and CEO MSC Cruises (USA).

    On 2 November 2013 MSC Divina will depart from Venice, Italy for a 19-day/18-night transatlantic cruise to her new homeport in Miami. MSC Divina’s course will take her from the Mediterranean Sea on a westbound voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean with scheduled stops in Valletta in Malta, Malaga in Spain, Funchal in Portugal, Philipsburg in St. Maarten, Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas, San Juan in Puerto Rico, and Nassau in the Bahamas.

    From 23 November 2013 to 5 April 2014, MSC Divina has a full schedule of eastern and western Caribbean 8-day/7-night cruises, departing every Saturday from Miami.

    Three different itineraries will allow guests to choose the destinations in the Caribbean they would prefer to explore.

    Four 8-day/7-night cruises call at Philipsburg in St. Maarten, San Juan in Puerto Rico and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas.

    Ten 8-day/7-night cruises call in Falmouth in Jamaica, Georgetown in the Cayman Islands, Cozumel in Mexico and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas.

    Six 8-day/7-night cruises call at Philipsburg in St. Maarten, Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas; and 1 8-day/7-night cruise features two overnights in in Bermuda (Hamilton) and a call at Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas.

    During their divine Caribbean experience, guests can enjoy the region's most fascinating attractions and discover its breathtaking beauty. These itineraries offer the perfect balance of relaxation, discovery, and adventure through a diverse choice of shore excursions, while the Mediterranean design, cuisine and hospitality that MSC Cruises is famous for is the perfect onboard complement to the onshore Caribbean adventures, offering guests a truly unique way of discovering this beautiful region.

    MSC Divina will bid farewell to North America on 12 April 2014, when she starts her 19-day/18-night return cruise from Miami to Venice in Italy. Scheduled stops are San Juan in Puerto Rico, Philipsburg in St. Maarten, Saint George in Grenada, Funchal in Portugal, Malaga in Spain, and Valletta in Malta.
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