Like all cruise ships, the MSC Divina has a range of staterooms for passengers to choose from. Prices vary from the lowest category inside cabins to the highest category of Yacht Club suites. Also like most ships not all cabins within the same category are created equally, so it pays to know what you will get for your money before you book if booking into a specific cabin rather than a category guarantee. Sizes of the cabins vary within a given category and here and there some rooms have oversized balconies so it really helps to check out the deck plans before choosing your cruise ship cabin. Bring the family and save money sailing with MSC where kids under 18 can sail for free or at a reduced fare. Or take a longer vacation and get a 10% discount when booking two back to back cruises of 7 to 11 nights each.
Disabled Accessible Deluxe Yacht Club Suite
Disabled accessible cabins are the top of the size range for any given category, allowing for wider doorways and more maneuvering space for wheelchairs. As with other cruise ships, the same room on a higher floor is often listed as a higher category. Closer to the middle of the ship also tends to raise a room’s category rank, though on the Divina the highest ranked balcony cabins are at the bow end of decks 12 and 13.
Inside rooms cost the least, therefore allowing passengers to spend less on their vacation or have more money available for things like shore excursions. On the Divina, inside stateroom sizes vary from 12 to 29 sq.m (139 – 258 square feet.) Passengers per cabin varies from two to four depending on whether a given room has a sofa bed or bunks that descend from the ceiling to accommodate more than the standard two guests.
Oceanview cabin with porthole window and drop down bunks
Oceanview rooms cost more than inside and less than balcony cabins. The cost is closer to inside than to balcony, so oceanview rooms are a nice way to save on the vacation dollars while still having a room with a view. The Divina has some really nice oceanview rooms, but check the location carefully before booking one because some of the rooms on deck 8 in the area just behind the atrium where there are also inside cabins are smaller than the very nice rooms on deck 5. The oceanview cabins on deck 5 and the larger ones on deck 8 have pull-down bunks in the ceiling and could sleep 4 people quite comfortably with plenty of floor space for a family since the bunks don’t take up any extra space on the ground. Oceanview cabin sizes range from 12 to 29 sq.m (129 – 312 square feet.)
Divina standard balcony
Balcony cabins offer passengers some private outdoor space of their own. Some are standard size compared to the balcony cabins on some of the other ships I’ve sailed on while others are larger, but the Divina has tiny balcony cabins too.
check the deck plans before choosing your cruise ship cabin
Watch out for the staterooms in the same area behind the atrium with small oceanview and inside rooms though because the Divina has some particularly small balcony cabins in that section on every deck from 9 up. If you can get the room cheap because of the small size it’s fine, but try to avoid booking a tiny room for the same price you could get a larger one elsewhere on the ship.
Cabin 9145 has a double balcony and inside seems almost like a two-room suite
The Divina has some particularly nice balcony cabins ranked the same as those around them. We had cabin #9145, which sits with the long side to the outside of the ship rather than the short side like most cabins. This cabin had a double sized balcony, and inside the room was more like two rooms than one. There are only 4 cabins like it on the entire ship. Look near corners where the ship has contours to find other cabins with larger than normal balconies.
Balcony cabin with double couch bed
standard shower with doors inward to make more bathroom space
Balcony cabins sleep from 2 to 4 passengers and range in size from 17 sq.m to 42 sq.m (183 – 451 square feet.) A unique feature of this ship (also offered on the MSC Preziosa) is the Superfamily cabin, which sleeps up to 6 people. This is comprised of two connecting 3-person balcony cabins and is priced for the cabin rather than the amount of passengers using it.
The space-saving bathrooms in the regular rooms have showers in which the doors can open in or out and when not in use can stay inward to give the rest of the room more space. When in use, the showers do not offer a lot of area for large people to move about.
disabled accessible suite has a larger shower than regular rooms
suite bathroom with tub
Passengers who like nicer rooms and are willing to pay the price can book suites. For those who just want a nicer room, the Divina offers the Auria suites. Suites on the Divina have walk-in closets and except for disabled accessible suites they have bathtubs. All of the Auria suites are at the bow of the ship on decks 9, 10, and 11. Some have balconies and others picture windows. They range in size from 21 to 47 sq.m (226 – 505 square feet.)
Balcony on Yacht Club suite at the bow
Guests of the Divina who want the privileges of an exclusive club can book MSC Yacht Club suites. These suites come with a lot more than just a nice room. Priority check-in, concierge, and butler service are just the start of it. MSC Yacht club suite keys open the door to a whole private area.
Swarovski crystal staircase in the MSC Yacht Club private area
Drinks are on the house at the MSC Yacht Club bar
The MSC Yacht Club area includes a golden Swarovski crystal staircase, a private bar where drinks don’t cost extra, indoor and outdoor buffet areas, an exclusive dining room with great views overlooking the infinity pool at the stern of the ship, and a private outdoor deck with pool, hot tub, and views over the bow.
Le Muse, the MSC Yacht Club private dining room
Hot tubs in the Yacht Club pool area
The Yacht Club lounge sports the best views at the front of the ship. The indoor space in the Yacht Club private area even includes a posh library with lots of books and places to sit and read them.
MSC Yacht Club Library
Deluxe Yacht Club Suite
All the perks are mainly what Yacht Club deluxe suite guests pay for since these suites run from 26 to 39 sq.m (280 – 420 square feet) with the only large ones in the row across the bow on deck 16.
Sophia Loren Royal Suite
The Executive and Family suites at 45 to 53 sq.m (484 – 570 square feet) and Royal Suites at 52 sq.m (560 square feet) have considerably more space than regular rooms in addition to the yacht club perks.
Accommodations on other ships: Breeze, Liberty, Pearl, Westerdam
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