A New Diva Arrives in Miami (SLIDESHOW)

MSC Divina, the first MSC Cruises ship to home port year-round in North America, is now sailing from Miami. The ship sailed Wednesday night on a three-day preview cruise with news media, guests and 1,700 travel agents onboard. The ship is operating an itinerary with port calls at Port Canaveral and Great Stirrup Cay in The Bahamas. 

Our cruise editor, Susan J. Young is sailing this week and staying in Suite 16020. You'll see her original photos of the MSC Yacht Club here. This exclusive, ship-within-a-ship enclave is within a key-card exclusive access area on Decks 14, 15, 16 and 18. The club has 69 suites with private balconies, as well as private decks, 24-hour concierge and butler service, a private pool, whirlpools, lounge, bar and library. 

Guests staying in the MSC Yacht Club also receive priority boarding and have exclusive access to Le Muse, an elegant alternative dining venue at the other end of the ship; this restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

The MSC Divina is the line's first positioning of a Fantasia-class ship in North America. Stay tuned for a complete review of the ship in Monday's cruise newsletter. 

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