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luvbigdogs
Member Since 2006
1 review
84 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I am just back from a week on the MSC Poesia and thought I would share some highlights of the week’s activities and port excursions. We cruised round trip out of Venice to the Eastern Mediterranean. Keep in mind when you read my ... Read more
carolinacruiser72
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
13 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for the itinerary and it did not disappoint! I have sailed with MSC before and enjoy the cruise line. The Poesia was a beautiful ship. The food was fantastic as was the service. We embarked in Genoa, Italy and spent the ... Read more
Paulhan61
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was our 4th MSC cruise and 12th cruise in total, so whilst not cruise experts we are able to compare our experience with previous trips. Although this ship is almost 10 years old, she is in pretty good shape and certainly provides ... Read more
Ottawaquail
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
For our eighth cruise, my husband and I decided to try MSC for the first time because of the itinerary, which included two islands we had not visited before (Guadeloupe and Dominican Republic). We have sailed with Royal Caribbean and ... Read more
Hackhurst
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We wished to visit the Caribbean islands, and also to celebrate my husbands birthday & retirement. We liked the idea that we would fly to Barbados to pick up the ship. We had only been on ... Read more
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berty6
Member Since 2012
1 review
15 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Some good points - nice balcony cabin, very pleasant staff in all areas, good itinerary visiting lots of Caribbean islands, food and service quite good in main restaurant (where we ended up having 3 meals a day) and drinks package worked ... Read more
Strawberry Ginge
Member Since 2013
1 review
14 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our 5th MSC Cruise and as always it exceeded our expectations. We embarked and disembarked in Barbados. Embarkation was very quick and our cabin was ready and waiting. Disembarkation was excellent. Our return flight wasn't till ... Read more
Ewa Lisowska-Szczypka
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Great ship. Expedition life. Every day, another island. Excellent organization when boarding. Staff very nice and cultural. Food very good and diverse. In the evening a very good dinner and great service. Our table handle Urias Miguel and ... Read more
chris beck
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
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
4 helpful votes
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
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Scuppermebilgepumps
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We are well travelled independent travellers however this was only my second cruise, the first being as a 11 year old on SS Northern Star !!! in 1973. However having done substantial research and engaged several seasoned cruiseists I feel ... Read more
benick
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We were a party of 13 yet MSC decided to book all 300 English passengers on the BA flight as one booking so no one was able to book seats for the plane it didn't get much better embarkation went ok and cabin was clean and ready on arrival, ... Read more
jdohants
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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
2 reviews
3 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
9 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
11 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
6 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
5 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
2 forum posts
22 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
28 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
27 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
6 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
9 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
14 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
9 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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