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 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 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.)
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.
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.
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 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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Arcadia, Breeze, Breeze odd rooms, Ecstasy, Infinity, Legend, Liberty, Pearl, Ruby Princess, Splendor, Veendam, Westerdam, Wilderness Adventurer
For a complete list of blogs about cabins see My Cruise Stories Ships and Cabins page.
WOW!! What a beautiful ship!
The yacht club gets a lot of perks. I know the suites often come with more perks then the rest of the rooms but it looks like the MSC Divina goes even beyond the rest of them with extras for the suite guests. Did the suites also include spa perks?
The brochure we have from them says that the MSC Yacht club area has a private lift (elevator) to take the yacht club guests to the spa where they have a massage and treatment room reserved just for them. It did not say whether or not using it was complimentary though.
Wow, that cruise ship seems to have it all! Does all include waterbeds?
Sorry, I could not control myself.
Well when you think about it the whole ship is on water.
Don’t book a guaranteed cabin. We had to move to a different cabin (same lowest category) right in the middle of our cruise!
How very strange. I can’t imagine why they would do that unless something was wrong with the room you had like the toilet stopped working or something.
Thanks for such an informative post. I’ve never been on a big cruise ship like the Divina, but I think it must be helpful to learn as much as possible before hand. I really appreciate you telling us all about the different room sizes and perks. I would like to go on a cruise like this someday, just to see what it’s like to be a guest instead of working. 😉
A cruise is what you make of it. I’ve enjoyed every cruise I’ve taken regardless of the ship or cruise line. They definitely do vary in size as well as in what they have to do on board so it’s always good to know what each ship has to offer before booking to find the one that’s right for you. There are people out there that will always find something to complain about even if it is as petty as they served the wrong flavor of ice cream, but I don’t suppose that sort of person really enjoys anything at all.
I just returned from a 7 day cruise on the DIVINA and WOW! What a beautiful ship! I would recommend this one ship to anyone. Excellent service….outstanding show’s….great food….don’t have a bad word to say about this cruise ship. Just that you gotta GO>>>GO>>>GO…6o believe it!
Mike Albano ….Clearwater, Florida
Wow!! This blog is so hot!!
Thank you for the information. I was considering the Divina for a December cruise and I came across your site. After finding out the actual numbers for the 4 large balconies, I was able to book one of the 2 large balcony rooms! Again thank you and I’ll update after my trip. This will be my first cruise!
I meant to say I booked one of the 2 large balcony rooms on Deck 9!
That was the exact room we had, one of the ones with the double balcony on deck 9. It was a great room, almost like two separate rooms.
I am going on 7 day cruise in Sept. 2014. We also booked room 9145. Can’t wait to hear about it!
I just put that blog up yesterday, with photos of the room and surrounding area. Read all about room 9145 here: https://mycruisestories.com/2014/07/28/the-awesome-cruise-ship-cabin/
Cant wait to sail on Divina on July 1st 2015. I’ve been on Pacific Sun in 2007 and then Oasis of the Seas in 2012 and I love cruising it’s the best way to travel
I agree, cruising is my favorite way to travel too. Have fun on the Divina, it’s a really nice ship.
Thank you for the post. Just booked for Dec. 2015. Any recommendations or hindsight on the drink packages and whether to buy them or not? (I know about the 15% on board upcharge.) Thanks in advance!
I’ve never looked into the drink packages because we just drink whatever they have for free.