Take a look at the lovely Divina

//Take a look at the lovely Divina

divpool.jpgThere was limited time on board MSC Divina on Saturday to explore every nook and cranny of the 140,000-ton ship, which has 114 more cabins than sister ship Fantasia, and can carry 3,502 passengers compared with her predecessor’s 3,274.
I cannot, I’m afraid, report on the lavish Sophia Loren suite in the MSC Yacht Club, which the diva herself designed. She has also recommended a selection of 20 books which will be available to Yacht Club passengers – from Dickens’ Oliver Twist, through Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea and Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago, to Dante’s Divine Comedy and Tolstoy’s War and Peace. I’d love to come back in 12 months’ time to see how well-thumbed the volumes have become.
The red and silver theatre impressed me greatly, as did the Piazza del Doge which achieves the unusual feat of separating a Venetian courtyard from the surrounding shops. Outside, the infinity pool high up at the stern of Deck 15 (top) achieves an effect I have not seen on other cruise ships – most impressive.
Here’s a handful of pictures I took during my time on board, together with a selection of official pictures of the christening ceremony. Enjoy!
Having left Marseille MSC Divina will be based in Venice for the summer. Be among the first to cruise on the ship with a seven-night sailing from Venice to Bari in southern Italy, Katakolon (for Olympia), Izmir, Istanbul and Dubrovnik. Fares from £529 pp for an inside cabin and £699 for a balcony, including flights from London on July 7. Go to www.iglucruise.com or call 0208 544 6580.

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John Honeywell is a travel writer specialising in cruise ships and cruise travel. Winner of CLIA UK's Contribution to Cruise award 2017.

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