|MSC Divina docked in Cozumel|
During Easter season, featured 7-night sailings from Miami on MSC Divina include:
• April 12: Sail to Falmouth, Jamaica, Georgetown, Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Mexico, and the private island of Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; starting at $369.00 for an interior stateroom.Also check out several special rates available on those select April itineraries. Visit the MSC Cruises website and go to the dropdown menu to choose the offer that best meets your needs.
• April 19: Visit Phillipsburg, St. Maarten, Road Town, Tortola, and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; starting at $349.00 for an interior stateroom.
• April 26: Visit ports of Falmouth, Jamaica, Georgetown, Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Mexico, and the private island of Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; starting at $369.00 for an interior stateroom.
Children's Easter Activities
In addition to the wide array of kids activities offered on board year-round, children sailing with MSC Divina will enjoy a variety of specially created "Easter themed" activities, including talent shows, Kids "Easter hunt", costume parades at the Pantheon Theatre, pool games, line dancing, special productions with MSC dancers and artists, arts and crafts and Easter chef classes. Chocolate Easter eggs will of course, be part of the celebrations.
Easter Dining Delights
On board MSC Divina and across the fleet, guests will enjoy Easter menus in the ships main restaurants. Guests can savor a delicious Easter Gala dinner on April 20th, featuring dishes such as Swordfish and oven roasted tomato slices with thyme and, an assortment of soups and salads, homemade pasta and risotto dishes, such as Risotto with Swiss chard and roasted sea scallops flavored with orange and entrees, including "thyme crusted lamb chops" and "salmon steak au gratin with butter and thyme". Divine desserts will feature Italian traditional Easter Dove Cake, "Pastiera Napoletana" Neapolitan tart with cooked wheat berries, Ricotta cheese and orange blossom water and a mouth-watering Easter chocolate cake.
On April 21st, guests will be treated the a special Easter lunch "La Pasquetta", featuring traditional Italian dishes, such as "Torta Pasqualina", a puff pastry pie filled with spinach, Ricotta cheese and egg, "Cannelloni gratinati al forno" au gratin filled with salmon and asparagus, "Mezzemaniche con broccoletti" with broccoli in monkfish sauce with fresh basil and international delicacies, such as stewed duck in Marsala wine sauce with braised spring onions and roasted champignons and Leg of Lamb accompanied by potatoes au gratin with bacon and fresh thyme, among many other tasty options. For all menus, specialty wines & cocktail suggestions will also be offered.
In addition to the many Easter celebrations, guests on MSC Divina can enjoy a slew of exciting features unique to North American cruising. Two dining venues were created in partnership with Italian restaurant emporium Eataly. The upscale Ristorante Italia and spectacular regional steakhouse, Eataly Steakhouse, fashioned after the famed restaurant in Eataly's Manhattan location, are now available to MSC Divina guests at an extra charge. MSC Divina is also the first ship to offer Aqua Cycling at sea. Also unique to the ship, is the popular Formula 1 simulator, 4-D Cinema, Infinity Pool, and new Segafredo Coffee Bar.
If you go, take my advice and try the gelato! You'll thank me.
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