Friday, February 28, 2014

MSC Divina: Divine Entertainment

Nello Russo plays the
“Mesmerizing Sax”
From a solo saxophone, a rocking duo, and classical trio, to dueling pianos, bands for dancing under the stars, and high energy production shows, there’s music all around aboard MSC Divina.

In the reception lobby and decks surrounding it above we’ve enjoyed classic favorites performed by the Elegance Trio and Igor. Carey and Lee duel it out on pianos playing audience requests in the Golden Jazz Bar and Duo Ameritalian fill La Luna Piano Bar with some of the most beautiful songs ever written. In a variety of lounges, Nello Russo can be found playing his “Mesmerizing Sax” while Trio Latin Mambo and Duo Devotion fill various dance floors with their hot Latin, rock, Motown, and Island sounds.

International music with a Caribbean flavor in Black and White Lounge and live bands on deck poolside round out tonight’s dance music. And that’s just a sample of the talented artists that have been entertaining us nightly in MSC Divina’s lounges.

Devotion Duo poses for Cruise Diva
Nightly shows in the Pantheon Theatre have focused on performances created for the international audience onboard with heavy emphasis on visual entertainments—we’ve seen some amazing Cirque-style acrobatics performed along with talented singers, dance troupes, and adagio teams. Production show themes have included a tribute to popular operatic arias, pirate stories, Wonderland (as in Alice and other characters from Through the Looking Glass), and the Witches of Paris, French variety at its best.

All shows have been beautifully executed, but my favorite was “Simply Italian,” featuring the songs of Italy and a surprise for the American guests on board MSC Divina. Toward the end of the show the stairs behind the lead male vocalist lit up in red, white, and blue as he executed a stunning rendition of The Star Spangled Banner. When those of us from the United States stood in honor of our national anthem, many of the guests from other countries did so as well, making it a heartwarming experience. Of course the show ended with the emotional Con te Partiro, known to English speakers as Time to Say Goodbye and, for most Americans, probably the most recognizable of Italian songs.

And there’s even more. Other entertainment has included Cinema al Fresco—poolside movies and recorded concerts under the stars—as well as late night adult comedy and dancing into the wee hours in the Galaxy Disco.

There’s no such thing as boredom on MSC Divina and the entire ship is a divine feast of entertainment.

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1 comment:

Daniel Stock said...

Entertainment it is gives pleasure and delight to all passengers on the ship, When the sun goes down, your ship begins to come alive with the hum of conversation and music,
And you can be sure of a memorable night. This is really great! I am excited to go for a cruise trip to experience the wonderful entertainment of the ship.