Lovers of MSC Cruises are abuzz with excitement: in May 2012, their latest ship, the MSC Divina joins the fleet. As part of the Fantasia class, this ship will be the largest in the fleet (139,400 tons) and feature design enhancements such as increased capacity (with 3502 guests), an Infinity Garden Pool and beach zone.
The ship will also feature a new fresh water production system that takes 40% less power, making it a greener alternative to previous versions.
The MSC Divina will, however, stay true to its sister ships’ MSC Yacht Club feature, which showcases 69 suites in a “ship-within-a-ship” concept. Guests of the MSC Yacht Club enjoy personal butlers, complimentary wines and spirits, and the MSC Yacht Club’s exclusive lounges and pool area. This ultra-exclusive area includes several private venues, including Le Muse panoramic restaurant and the Top Sail Lounge.
All MSC Divina guests will enjoy three restaurants and a Tex-Mex “alternative dining restaurant”, and the Acqua Park. The ship will also feature the MSC Aurea Spa with Balinese-inspired treatments, children’s and teen areas, interactive 4-D Cinema, and entertainment in the 1,603-seat Pantheon Theatre.
The ship will be christened May 26 in Marseille, France, then embark on a 6-night cruise to Venice, calling at Civitavecchia, Messina, Valetta and Dubrovnik.
Once the maiden voyage has been completed, the ship will make voyages of 7-night Eastern Mediterranean roundtrip itineraries from Venice and Bari, calling in Katakalon, Izmir, Istanbul and Dubrovnik, through October 2012.