MSC Cruise of Western Mediterranean

Sarah Smith on 01 August 2013
The MSC Divina is great if you’re looking for a family orientated cruise that’s laid-back, casual and full of fun. There’s also a dash of sparkle and sophistication thrown in with lounge bars and tempting menus!

The ship’s design was inspired by screen legend Sophia Loren. As a result there are sumptuous lines plush decor with Swarovski crystals embedded in the stairs, and overall the ship is pristine.

We chose an itinerary departing from Venice, which almost looked like a miniature village as we sailed off through the lagoon.

Highlights were:- a trip to Olympia, with a fascinating insight into how the modern Olympics came about and a chance to run on the original Olympic 'track'.

Sea kayaking around the old fort, islands and coastline of Dubrovnik.

The hustle and bustle of the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul and the bazaar in Izmir with the eclectic mix of pet shops, hang bag stalls, kebab shops, the largest array of pashminas and fresh fish markets!

TIP - Prepay the all-inclusive drinks package on board, relax and enjoy.