When it comes to a Caribbean cruise, you have options. Princess, Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Celebrity, Costa, Holland America and NCL all sail from Florida like clockwork to ports large and small--and honestly, any of these cruise lines will give you a good cruise experience.
But if you want to really stretch your cruise dollar (and who doesn't?), then take my advice and look into the MSC Divina.
Why? For a lot of reasons, the Divina is the best choice this fall and winter (2014-2015).
First off, there's the ship itself. It's new, bright and shiny and spacious. Entering only its second year of service, everything works and everything shines like new. It is new! Cabins are reasonably sized, especially the balcony staterooms which are among the most reasonably priced at sea.
There's a cabin for everyone--from modest interior cabins to comfortable ocean-view cabins to balcony cabins in three different price classifications to suites. And then there is the Yacht Club, MSC's super-deluxe classification for those who will settle for only the best--and are willing to pay for it.
Public rooms on the Divina are gorgeous. In places, they approach an "over the top" sumptuousness, but they never quite get there. Instead you have the sense of a luxurious hotel without a trace of arrogance.
Meals in the Divina's two dining rooms are well presented and almost always appealing. Special diets, including gluten-free, are handled discreetly but competently in the dining room. The somewhat chaotic pool deck buffet, on the other hand, is not as easy for those with special needs. There is a vast variety of food, most of it looks quite good, but it's impossible to know what's in it. If you'll settle for a salad and a hot dog sans bun, you can lunch comfortably. If you want more, head to the dining room where breakfast and lunch are served every day, including port days.
While ports are not too exciting on the Divina, the ship has so much going for it you might not care that you're in St. Maarten, San Juan or Nassau. Movies and parties on deck, great pools (three of them), bingo, a casino, acres of sun deck, lounges with live music and a breathtaking theater make the ship the destination for many passengers.
The single best reason to book the Divina, however, is this: there is no better value at sea this fall. For $599 per person (plus taxes), you can secure a balcony stateroom--and you'll probably qualify for some onboard spending money!
To make sure you get the very best price, call Pat Crane's 7 Seas Cruises toll-free at 1-866-424-1090 or drop him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pat is simply the best cruise agent anywhere. He'll make sure you get an incredible price and he'll help you select the ideal cabin. He'll help you get onboard credit, too.
This is the fall to sail the Divina! You'll love the ship and you'll love the price!