Early in the morning I joined the press clinging along the banks of the passageway into Miami to take photos and videos of the MSC Divina arriving at her new year-round home. From here she will be sailing around the Caribbean.
Italians being Italians they had to ensure they arrived with style. As the ship loomed into view with the morning sun behind her, we all struggled to set our cameras to deal with the light. Suddenly a buzz started among the waiting camera crews. We could make out little wafts and sprays of water zipping and zooming around the hull of the ship. Suddenly they broke away from the ship and headed towards us. They were a clutch of Fiat 500 cars speeding over the water! The iconic Italian cars were escorting the MSC Divina into her new home. Announcing that the Italians were arriving.
We all struggled then to decide what to watch. The grand new white ship gently drifting into her new home or the buzzing and playful Fiat 500s darting around in front of us. Both were magical. The Italians did it with style. As they always to. Now how can we get a ride on those cars…..?
See my photo essay of the arrival of the MSC Divina into Port Miami as I take a look at the people reporting on her arrival and how they reacted to the ship. Also see and read more about the MSC Divina on the Tips for Travellers MSC Divina page