Live From MSC Poesia: Pronunciation

January 16, 2012 | By | 7 Comments

After spending three full days on MSC Poesia, I’ve seen shows, found out-of-the-way nooks and crannies and spent far more than I should have on discount purses. But after all of that, I still don’t know how to say the ship’s name.
So far, I’ve heard “poh-ee-SEE-yah,” “poh-EH-see-yah,” “poh-eh-SEE-yah,” “poh-EE-zsa,” and tons of others, all with variations on long and short vowels and accented syllables. I suppose that, with so many nationalities onboard, it’s understandable, but I wanted a definitive answer. Naturally, I deferred to the Italian pronunciation — you know, with it being an Italian ship and all.
So, which is correct?

A) poh-ee-SEE-yah
B) poh-EH-see-yah
C) poh-eh-SEE-yah
D) poh-EE-zsa
E) None of the above.
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    7 Responses to “Live From MSC Poesia: Pronunciation”

    1. Jennay
      January 16th, 2012 @ 11:27 pm


      Though if I am wrong, I will be very embarrassed and remain anonymous..

    2. Phil
      January 17th, 2012 @ 2:18 am

      Pretty sure it’s D since the “s” is pronounced like a slurred zed (zee for you Yanks…)

      Jennay – very courageous to go first!!

    3. Brian
      January 17th, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

      I’m guessing D. I’m basing my choice soley on how I THINK my Italian acquaintances would pronounce it.

    4. c-legs
      January 18th, 2012 @ 1:16 am

      C is my take on this.

    5. J####
      January 18th, 2012 @ 10:06 am

      C, because eh is prominent

    6. Cruise Critic
      January 19th, 2012 @ 12:51 am

      Hey guys. Thanks for playing! The correct answer is C.

    7. Geri
      March 13th, 2012 @ 12:29 am

      None of the given pronunciations are correct. C) is close but an ‘s’ in Italian is pronounced like a ‘z’ in English. The correct pronunciation is ‘poh eh ZEE yah’.

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