MSC handles enrichment presentations somewhat differently from NCL and Princess, and so far I prefer their approach. I’ve done one session in the main showroom and one in a large lounge so far, and in both cases they insisted on using their own A/V system rather than connecting my laptop to their projector. I just hand them my thumb drive with the Powerpoint slideshow on it and they hand me their remote. That saves some time; no fiddling with aspect ratios or screen resolutions.
I have experienced terrific cooperation from ship entertainment staff. I have a firm commitment to an on-deck stargazing session in a darkened location; I have never managed that before on any cruise ship. There’s a perfect spot on Divina, too. It’s on level 18, above all other illuminated areas so it should be easy to maintain dark adaptation. As is usual, there’s plenty of passenger interest in that. There is a session scheduled for tonight if weather permits. We tried last night but the clouds didn’t cooperate. The down side of all this is that I’ve already put in more hours (3 ½ so far) than I normally would in an entire voyage. Still have one more 45 minute presentation and the rescheduled stargazing session. That’s no burden; I love outreach astronomy.
Presentation attendance has been good, and questions have been above average. Only one Planet X (Nibiru) reference so far and one undergrad student asking math exercise stuff (galactic rotation periods).
So far, I believe that I would recommend the Divina as a venue for those seeking enrichment gigs.