FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (September 5, 2013) â€“ With the upcoming arrival of MSC Divina to PortMiami, MSC Cruises is expanding its smoke-free policy in order to accommodate the North American market.
Effective November 2nd, when MSC Divinaâ€™s Grand Voyage departs Venice en route to Miami, smoking areas on MSC Divina will be limited to two general areas: the Cigar Lounge and port side of designated outside decks (away from all bars and food areas). The Top Sail Lounge, located in the prestigious and private MSC Yacht Club, and the Black & White Lounge will also become 100% non-smoking. In addition, the casino has been designated as non-smoking. At the discretion of the casino manager, smoking will be occasionally allowed for playing guests, during certain hours and in limited areas that will be clearly designated as smoking permitted.
As with all other MSC ships, smoking will continue to be prohibited in staterooms, on balconies, and in corridors, elevators, stairways, and public bathrooms.
About MSC Divina
Christened by legendary actress and â€œdivaâ€ Sophia Loren, MSC Divina features 1,751 staterooms, 322,900 square feet of public space, a casino, seven restaurants, 18 bars and lounges, five swimming pools (including an infinity pool), a bowling alley, theater, gym, spa, internet cafÃ©, kids and teen areas, and the lines signature ship within a ship, MSC Yacht Club. In the Caribbean, MSC Divina will introduce several new, exciting enhancements. In the area that previously hosted the Tex Mex specialty restaurant and the Sacramento Hamburger House, MSC Divina will now showcase two entirely unique Eataly dining venues; the upscale Ristorante Italia and spectacular regional steakhouse, Eataly Steakhouse, fashioned after the famed restaurant in Eatalyâ€™s Manhattan location. MSC Divina will also be the first ship to offer Aqua Cycling at sea, allowing guests to take spinning to new heights while cruising the Caribbean.
About MSC Cruises
On board MSCâ€™s twelve vessels, guests experience the passion and vibrancy of MSCâ€™s Mediterranean way of life. From world-class hospitality and entertainment to authentic regional cuisine, guests are enveloped in our unique Mediterranean spirit. On board, guests are encouraged to slow down and savor every moment their MSC vacation has to offer. As a family-owned company, MSC also prides itself in ensuring kids 11 and younger sail free when sailing with two full fare paying guests in the same stateroom. Children 12 to 17 sail at a reduced rate.
MSC Cruises is a privately-held, family-owned, Italian cruise line with a fleet of 12 ships: MSC Armonia, MSC Divina, MSC Fantasia, MSC Lirica, MSC Magnifica, MSC Musica, MSC Orchestra, MSC Opera, MSC Poesia, MSC Preziosa, MSC Sinfonia and MSC Splendida. The fleet cruises year-round in the Mediterranean and seasonally in the Caribbean, Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the French Antilles, Canary Islands, South America, South and West Africa and The United Arab Emirates. Starting November, MSC Divina will begin sailing the Caribbean year-round from PortMiami. For more information, visit www.msccruisesusa.com.