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Launched in 2008, 92,600-ton, 3,000-passenger MSC Poesia is the third of Italy-based MSC Cruises' four Musica-class vessels. Tastefully exuberant decor -- brass handrails on the staircases, marble ...
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393 MSC Poesia Cruise Reviews

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cheftom1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We had previously cruised with Royal Caribbean for a 10-day trip of the Greek islands and mainland 5 years ago. While the MSC Poesia ship itself was comparable in design, size and amenities, the major disappointment was the quality and ... Read more
seatravels2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Unfortunately poor experience. First about the good things: destinations, views, tours, ports and excursions By myself. Then about the other things: it was very difficult to find the right port in Genoa had to go By taxi and they even ... Read more
BIinkyD
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as we were unsure if we would like cruising at all. It was an excellent price. Embarkation couldn't have been easier- even with a wheelchair. Luggage was waiting at our cabin when we arrived. I can't think of any ... Read more
Ilse
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We choose (me & 6 friends) this cruise for the nice tour (Genua, Naples, Sicilië, Malta, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Marseille, Genua). And indeed the tour was nice....for cultur, sight-seeing, shopping....we did the ... Read more
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oscularia
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Never thought a cruise will be such as awfull as this. 80% Seniors and zero organization: - Not enough shadow for 10% of passangers outside while full sun. - No care for making people follow rules and not take all chairs and ... Read more

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Ccaascw
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We have cruised in Carnival and Disney Cruise before. Honestly, I read the review before booking this trip and the review was just so so and I did not have much expectation. However, this trip was the only one fit into our dates. Food ... Read more
gedjon1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was my first real cruise trip so was pleasantly surprised how good it was . Firstly the whole check in and out process works really well considering the number of passengers. The airport is used to the sort of numbers so it all flows ... Read more
marybor
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
197 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was my 2nd cruise on MSC, the 1st being last Christmas on Armonia, and as my title says, it's getting better and better. The ship is very luxurious and more comfortable than what is usual on cruise ships. My cabin was roomy and ... Read more
Tinkerbellisima
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I am not very picky when travelling, but this time I have to say something about it! I had read the less than stellar reviews given to the cruise line and to its ship Poesia. I blamed the low ratings to American tourists who are not used ... Read more
Melatsea
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
My daughters and i did a cruise on this lovely vessel in August. Super high season. There are many mixed reviews about the ship but from someone who has cruised before and worked on-board a cruise liner - i must say you get what you pay ... Read more

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Mcwcruise
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Having sailed with American companies before, the complete lack of service from MSC was a bit of a shock. There were no nice little touches like towel animals, which is irrelevant really, but you missed it when it wasn't there. We had a ... Read more
lena085
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My husband and I had not previously cruised with MSC. Despite reading some rather mixed/ negative reviews of the company, because of the fantastic itinerary and even having already visited some destinations , we decided to go ahead ... Read more
Holstebro
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
1,090 forum post
3 helpful votes
Having cruised with Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Costa and MSC before, you can hardly call me loyal to any one cruise line. However, even though I would probably prefer Norwegian and Royal Caribbean to MSC, I still think MSC does ... Read more
Mikebyrne
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As it says, this was my first cruise so I have no base line to compare. I thought the embarkation was a little slow booking in, but we were then boarded very quickly and had our first look around. The Poesia is a big, beautiful ship. ... Read more
tomonthebay
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Let me start off by saying that my wife and I are Americans and have cruised many times and traveled throughout southern Europe before. We are not ones to complain, more or less we assume everyone is doing the best they can. But this ... Read more

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learyjim
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The cruise itself was very nice. Cabin was clean, the menu and service were very good. The entertainment was varied including jugglers, acrobats, magicians, singers and an attempt at stage production. The staff was polite and attentive. ... Read more
Celso F
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a family vacation time during the Christmas week, departing from Santos - Brazil heading to Montevideo / Punta del Este (Uruguay) and Buenos Aires (Argentina)... Our expectation (we had a group of 5 balcony cabins to our family) was ... Read more
olesia
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
That was our 3rd cruise with MSC. We experienced Fantasia and Opera prior to this one and I must say this one was the worst one of them all. Where do I begin. Entertainment was 0 to nothing, shows were awful, daytime there was nothing to ... Read more
Kid Jedi
Member Since 2006
1 review
39 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
My husband and I sailed on the MSC Poesia Oct 28th-Nov 6th. This was our first cruise with MSC and I admit being a bit scared after having read other reviews here. This was our experience: FOOD: Breakfast was our least favorite. There was ... Read more
Susievick
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
If I hadn't already been on a Carnival cruise and the trip on the MSC Poesia had been my first cruise, I wouldn't consider going on another. The embarkation was queue after queue and then put into a holding area for what seemed like an ... Read more

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BCSurvive
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
We have limited cruising experience (most recently Celebrity and years ago NCL and Princess) so we were very open minded when we choose MSC. We loved the itinerary as it was a repositioning cruisep that took us many interesting ports. The ... Read more
ACECOM
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
76 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2014
I would never go on the MSC "Poesia" again after the Glacier and Mediterranean trip I just experienced. To begin the Australian and New Zealand people were misled when they said it was a 23 day cruise. Only later did we discover it was 3 ... Read more
cruisecph
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
As for the rest of the MSC fleet, MSC Poesia is a beautiful and generally well-maintained ship. However, several minor and major flaws on our Baltic cruise made us consider another cruise line for our next tour. Here are a few examples: ... Read more
iou
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2014
The boarding process was a complete chaos. the photographers want to take photos of everyone who go aboard, and when someone has refused they chased him or her. then there was the counter for the drinks packages. again, a little bit of ... Read more
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AJCORLA
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
Really enjoyed our second cruise & debut with MSC. The Poesia is a well maintained, modern ship & there were zero problems embarking in Copenhagen. Our taxi from the airport was aware that the port has moved further out & we ... Read more

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