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412 MSC Poesia Cruise Reviews
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chris beck
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
I have been on 30 + cruise ships all different, this one was a last minute booking for 12 of us, we boarded ship at Barbados,check in was very quick and easy,balcony room was as good as any other company,but that's about as good as it ... Read more
colbuck
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
36 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Plus: - very convenient fly&cruise package: MSC took care of our suitcase which was delivered straight to our cabin without the need to pick it up from the belt at the airport and carry it on the bus. This is the main reason we keep ... Read more
jdohants
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Chosen for warm area of cruise, the Caribbean. This cruise with MSC was a dreadful experience, our worst ever cruise of 15. Bad cabin, noisy, cigarette smoke from a/c unit no chair. Very poor food in quality and choice, almost always ... Read more
Nessy60
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Worst cruise out of 7 that we have been. We'll start with the food in the restaurant 1/ Black hair in the food on 1st night (for the wife),2/ Black hair in the food again a couple of nights later(for the wife).3/Chicken not cooked PINK in ... Read more
Rrr3h
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
The sheer hard work, friendliness and professionalism of the on board staff would be hard to better. The food is of a high standard, abundant and beautifully presented. Our cabin was superb, well attended, comfortable and clean as a new ... Read more
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mulcaster1
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Our first ever cruise! We joined friends at a weaker moment, worried we would be too young, wouldn't like the experience, sea sick and bored!! Well we could not be father from the truth. It was amazing. Loved the ship, so big there ... Read more
Peter Mendez
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose MSC due to its competitive price, the fact that we both love Italian food and the very good Itinerary of this particular Cruise. The ship was very nice, our room was very clean and nice, our dinner Waiter was superb and our ... Read more
lls1309
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because of it's itinerary and because it linked with another MSC cruise, The Orchestra, from Venice. We were two couples with no children. The Poesia is a well designed ship with modern interiors overall. The cabin ... Read more
ZapCity
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
19 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I’ve never added anything to the forum so though it was time to pay back for all of the great info. I have found during my research for a recent cruise. It really is a great place to find out what to expect, but it’s like most ... Read more
jcmankow
Member Since 2009
1 review
25 helpful votes
I have been on many cruises and found MSC Poesia a great cruise. I read all the bad reviews and book anyway because they were going to the destinations I wanted to visit. I'm glad I booked, I was happily surprised at how clean the ship ... Read more
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LondonerSE6
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We were disappointed by this cruise, and would never choose MSC again. Overall I would say that it was a bit like being locked inside a cross between a shopping mall (lots of marbled interiors), a holiday camp (lots of jolly ... Read more
Vernon William
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
The ship was clean, staff very friendly and helpful. Cabins were small but comfortable and beautifully furnished and decorated. Rooms were beautifully cleaned and staff was very professional. Signage inside ship was not very ... Read more
Freshwater1940
Member Since 2013
1 review
16 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
DISAPPOINTING (1) msc up graded our cabin (or so they claimed) and relocated us directly under the uper dance deck ..... imagine untill 2 am in the morning thump - thump - thump over your head. (2) 80% of the pasengers on the ... Read more
cheftom1
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
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
8 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
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BIinkyD
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
27 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
21 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
Stephen1963
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Getting to the ship was laborious no pick up or shuttle services. At the buffet on the first day there were Italian foodstuffs presented in the display cabinets(salamis, cheeses, anti-pasto etc.) but after that no sign of them just the ... Read more
Ccaascw
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 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
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gedjon1
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 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
6 reviews
200 forum posts
9 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
15 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
10 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
Mcwcruise
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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