The MSC Divina is a large cruise ship owned by Italian cruise line MSC Cruises. The 3,500-guest ship has multiple dining venues, each of which has something different to offer.
The ship has two main dining rooms. Both have two seatings (6:30 or 9:00 pm) for dinner with assigned tables. The Villa Rossa is aft on deck 6 and features panoramic views of the sea and seating for 766 diners. The Black Crab Restaurant spans decks 6 and 7 and is located mid-ship. This large venue seats 1,155 guests and also serves breakfast and lunch with an open seating. Both of these main restaurants specialize in Mediterranean cuisine and classic North American favorites.
Galaxy Disco Restaurant features a la carte dining in the evening and a daily brunch. This panoramic nightclub/disco/dining venue has marvelous views from its location on deck 16.
Ristorante Italia is an intimate, 30-seat venue adjacent to Eataly only open for dinner. This specialty restaurant features a different menu each night that was created by the Eataly chefs.
The Eataly Steakhouse serves modern and traditional Italian food. The Eataly on the MSC Divina is fashioned after the famed restaurant in Eataly’s Manhattan location. Those who want to take a piece of Italy home can purchase authentic Italian and artisan products, including olive oils, dried pastas, regional sweets and aged balsamics in the adjacent boutique marketplace. The a la carte menu at the Eataly features large portions of delicious foods. I'm a big fan of beef carpaccio, and this appetizer was plenty for two to share or to eat as a main course.
Calumet and Manitou are the two buffet restaurants on the MSC Divina. They are found on deck 14 and are open non-stop for 20 hours per day! These casual eateries feature many different specialty corners, including a salad bar, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, daily hot plates, and various international dishes.
The next five pages take a more detailed look at some of these dining venues on the MSC Divina.