MSC Divina joined the MSC Cruises' fleet in 2012. This stylish and elegant ship was inspired by film star, Sophia Loren. From the elegant Swarovski crystal staircases to the breathtaking infinity pool, there are signs of glitz and glamour all around MSC Divina. The ship sets sail with a maximum of 4345 guests and her 13 passenger decks are lined with luxury cabins and suites, restaurants, bars, swimming pools, water park, spa, real stone piazza, casino, F1 simulator, and Broadway-style theatre. There is also MSC Yacht Club; a ship within a ship, this exclusive area offers 24-hour butler service, concierge, private Top Sail Lounge, restaurant, and One Pool Deck, luxury suites, and all inclusive food and drinks.
The Black Crab Restaurant and Villa Rossa Panoramic Restaurant are the ship's two main dining rooms; both offer open seating at breakfast and lunch, an early or late sitting for dinner, and a menu of Italian and international culinary delights. Visit the casual surrounds of Calumet and Manitoa Buffet eateries for serve-yourself dishes from around the world. La Cantina di Baco offers authentic pizzas at lunch and dinner and a menu of international wines. Galaxy Disco Restaurant is the go-to place for luxury brunches with champagne, Mediterranean fusion cuisine evenings, and sushi fusion fare. Feast on hearty steaks and sides in Eataly Steakhouse or choose Ristorante Italia for tasty pizzas and pasta. Le Muse is exclusive to Yacht Club guests; offering fine cuisine complemented by open dining.
Unwind with a cup of coffee and a good book in Caffe Italia or stop by Piazza del Doge for people-watching, speciality coffees, gelato, cocktails, and wine. Sip ice-cold drinks at the poolside Tritone and Poseidon Bars or savour cocktails with a view at Le Sirene Bar and The Garden Bar. Mix bowling, live sports on screen, and a beer or two with friends in Sports Bar Bowling. Take your seat in Black and White Lounge for entertainment, dancing, and cocktails. Discover live jazz music at Golden Jazz Bar and live musical entertainment in Silver Lounge. Visit The Cigar Lounge for fine spirits and cigars. The One Bar and Top Sail Lounge are reserved for Yacht Club guests to enjoy gin and tonics and tropical cocktails.
There is something to entertain you both day and night on MSC Davina. Pamper your mind and body with a hot stone massage at MSC Aurea Spa or work out in the Gym. Aqua Park is a favourite for family-friendly water-based fun or escape to the tranquil surrounds of Top 18 Exclusive Solarium to work on your tan. Discover fun activities for younger guests at I Puffi activity centre and the Mini Club; while teenagers can enjoy arcade games at Virtual World and dancing at Graffiti's disco. Try your hand at racing car driving at the F1 simulator, keep in touch at Cibercafe, or admire the artworks at Galleria d'Arte. After dinner, watch live shows and entertainment at Theatre Pantheon or savour a unique movie experience at 4D Cinema. The ship also features Galaxy nightclub for music and dancing until late, as well as slot machines and gaming tables at Casino Veneziano.
Day 1: UK to Rome, Italy
Fly from your selected UK airport to Rome and make your way to your four-star hotel for your three-night stay.
Day 2 - 3: Rome, Italy
History is around every corner in Rome. ‘The Eternal City’ is one of the world’s most historically significant destinations, home to the Pantheon, piazzas, and Vatican City’s Sistine Chapel. Discover cultural remnants of the Roman Empire, awe-inspiring Renaissance art, numerous historic landmarks, as well as the culinary delights of la dolce vita - the sweet life.
Day 4: Rome, Italy (Embarkation Day)
After check out make your way to the cruise port where you will embark on board MSC Divina.
Day 5: Palermo, Sicily
A bustling, noisy port, Palermo yet holds an unrivalled display of Norman art and architecture and Baroque churches, combined with a warren of medieval streets and markets. With Sicily’s greatest concentration of sights, and the biggest historic centre in Italy bar Rome, Palermo is a complex, multilayered port that can easily feel overwhelming if you try to do or see too much in one Mediterranean cruise visit. The best thing to do here is just to wander as the fancy takes you, sifting through Palermo’s jumbled layers of crumbling architecture, along deserted back alleys, then suddenly emerging in the midst of an ebullient street market.
Day 6: Cagliari, Sardinia
Cagliari is the capital of the Italian island of Sardinia. Golden-hued palazzi, domes and buildings wind their way up the rocky hillside to Il Castello and the Old Town district. Stroll along the tree-lined boulevards by the seafront Marina. Stop by the impressive Cattedrale di Santa Maria or step back in time at Museo Archaeologico Nazionale. Take the lift from Piazza della Costituzione to Bastione San Remy for sweeping views. Spend a few hours soaking up the sun on Poetto Beach or enjoy a glimpse of local life at Mercato di San Benedetto. A visit to the pink flamingos at Parco di Molentargius is a must-do too.
Day 7: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Palma sits on the south coast of Balearic island of Majorca and is the island's capital city. The streets of this vibrant port city are lined with an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, galleries, shops, and heritage buildings. Explore the narrow alleys and lanes of the old town, before spending time at the impressive Palma Cathedral. Indulge in retail therapy on Avenida Jaume III, Passeig de Born, and the streets around the Placa Major. Palma Aquarium, Bellver Castle and the Joan Miro Foundation are well worth a visit, too. The dolphin, sea lion and parrot shows at Marineland and Poble Espanyol — a collection of Spain's famous buildings in miniature — are great for family times. Or why not take a scenic train ride to the town of Soller or travel inland to the Caves of Drach?
Day 8: Valencia, Spain
Situated on the east coast of Spain, Valencia blends history and culture with innovation and modernity. Although 4km from the port, the Plaza del Ayuntamiento is the central square and affords easy access to the city's many attractions. From the museums and art galleries to the famous cafes, bars and restaurants of Barrio del Carmen, there’s plenty of Spanish heritage to soak up in the old quarter of the city. At the other end of the spectrum, the City of Arts and Sciences is Valencia’s most prominent landmark and brings futuristic architecture and contemporary facilities to the heart of the city.
Day 9: Marseille, France
Marseille sits on the Cote d'Azur on the south coast of France. Meander around the Vieux-Port and watch the fishermen land their day's catch, before heading uphill to explore the local artisan boutiques and art galleries in Le Panier old quarter. Pay a visit to Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cathedrale de la Major de Marseille. Step back in time at Musee des Civilisation de l'Europe et de la Mediterranee (MuCEM) and Musee d'Histoire de Marseille. Spend some time enjoying the grand park, 19th-century water features, and museums at Palais Longchamp. Take a short ferry ride to admire the 16th-century Chateau d'If fortress.
Day 10: Genoa, Italy
Step ashore today at the lively Italian port of Genoa. Stroll around the old town district and uncover Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Palazzo Ducale, Piazza de Ferrari, and the Renaissance palaces on Via Garibaldi. Ride the Il Bigo elevator at the Old Harbour to enjoy panoramic views of the area. Visit Acquario de Genova for close-up views of colourful marine life or explore the city's maritime heritage at Galata Maritime Museum. Santa Margherita Ligure and the stylish resort of Portofino are just waiting to be discovered further along the coast.
Day 11: Rome, Italy to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way to the airport for your flight back to the UK.