Cruiser’s Log: MSC Cruise Line’s Divina, Day 6 – December 18, 2014

Posted on December 19, 2014 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
The main outdoor pool on the MSC Divina

It’s my final day onboard the MSC Divina and disappointment has set in. Shortly after arriving at Norwegian Cruise Line‘s private island, Great Stirrup Cay, around 7:30am ET this morning, I got up, started to do some packing then headed up to the buffet for breakfast. As I approached the heaping pile of bacon, I suddenly […]

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Cruiser’s Log: MSC Cruise Line’s Divina, Day 5 – December 17, 2014

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
Yours truly in front of the MSC Divina in San Juan, PR

Speedos have made it to breakfast! While going through the buffet line this morning, two men, in what I would estimate to be their mid-60’s, were standing in line wearing their nut catchers with a pool towel draped over their shoulders. Today is a sea day, so it’s expected that casual would be the theme […]

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Cruiser’s Log: MSC Cruise Line’s Divina, Day 4 – December 16, 2014

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
The MSC Divina docked in St. Maarten

50% Dutch, 50% French, 100% avoidable. That about sums up St. Maarten and our port-of-call for day 4 on this eastern Caribbean cruise on the MSC Divina. If you follow my exploits, you know my feeling on Caribbean ports. They’re all lot like the McDonalds McRib. Once you’ve had a taste, you don’t want another. […]

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Cruiser’s Log: MSC Cruise Line’s Divina, Day 3 – December 15, 2014

Posted on December 16, 2014 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
The atrium of the MSC Divina features a Swarovski crystal staircase

Day three on the MSC Divina and I’m beginning to lament the fact that there are no name tag Platimum-DividendMiles-Pinnacle-GoldCard-Titanium Hook & Ladder Society members on board flaunting their cruise line status. They at least provided entertainment for me and others onboard Quantum of the Seas a few weeks ago. Instead of loyalists, we have […]

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Cruiser’s Log: MSC Cruise Line’s Divina, Day 2 – December 14, 2014

Posted on December 15, 2014 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
The Golden Lounge on MSC Divina

Living in south Florida, I often joke about how English is a second language and I need to sign up for Rosetta Stone Spanish lessons. Here on the MSC Divina, English is indeed a second language, with Italian being first. On signs and flyers, Italian is first followed by English and four other languages, including […]

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Cruiser’s Log: MSC Cruise Line’s Divina, Day 1 – December 13, 2014

Posted on December 14, 2014 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
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Fresh off eight days onboard Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, I’m back on the water again. This time I’m sailing on MSC Cruise Line‘s Divina for a seven day eastern Caribbean cruise out of PortMiami. MSC Cruise Line is a subsidiary of cargo shipping giant, MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company), and is primarily based in… […]

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“%$#@ Amazon!” Or, “Quit Complaining and Concentrate on What Matters Most.”

Posted on December 12, 2014 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
Amazon.com

This time of year many eCommerce store owners are busy on many fronts; handling an increase in customer calls, processing the influx of holiday orders, juggling inventory to make sure stock levels are adequate for the rush, and bitching about Amazon. While the bitching about “Big A” goes on every day, it’s more pronounced during […]

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“Next Up! MSC Divina.” Or, “More Travels and Top Cruise Questions & Answers.”

Posted on December 10, 2014 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
MSC Divina

On Saturday I’ll be boarding the MSC Divina out of Miami for seven days in the eastern Caribbean. I’ve been invited by the cruise line to check out their one and only ship here in the United States and write about my experience onboard. As a cruise line that predominantly sails their ships in the […]

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Cruiser’s Log: Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, Day 8 – November 30, 2014

Posted on December 1, 2014 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
A beautiful last day at sea on Quantum of the Seas

My final day onboard Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas started out sunny and warm as we were off the coast of Virginia when I got up in the morning. It was one of those perfect days to sit out on the balcony and watch the world go by, which I did. After the usual […]

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Cruiser’s Log: Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas – Day 7, November 29, 2014

Posted on November 30, 2014 by Scott Sanfilippo No Comments
Nightime at the pool on Quantum of the Seas

Well, it’s my final day onboard the beautiful Quantum of the Seas. We’re currently off the coast of Virginia, making our way back to Cape Liberty, NJ where a JetBlue flight is going to whisk me back to Florida Monday morning. That of course is assuming I actually make the flight. In an obvious lack […]

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