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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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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
travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,443 forum post
0 helpful votes
I have been at the MSC Poesia before so I knew what to expect in terms of condition of the ship. The Poesia is a very elegant and beautiful ship. I had booked the fantasia category and I had a very nice balcony cabin on the 9th floor. ... Read more
pmacher61
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
980 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
I confess. I disliked immensely my previous cruise aboard an MSC ship. In the hopes of discovering that MSC in So Am has improved, I hopped aboard the Poesia since I was already in the departure port (Buenos Aires) and it was only a 3 ... Read more

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travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,443 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was my second cruise with MSC cruises. The first one was with the MSC Magnifica. The MSC Poesia is similar in layout to the MSC Magnifica. It is a very nice ship and it is in a very good condition. My cruise was 8 nights. From ... Read more
fille_canadienne
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
29 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
This was our first cruise with MSC - I can't say I hated it but I am sorry to say that I wouldn't take another MSC cruise again. We didn't have any major issues but there were so many imperfections that it's just not worth it to me. I ... Read more
irelandflorist
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
My wife & I travelled with MSC on Musica in 2006 shortley after her launch so I was interested to see if there had been any changes We Boarded in Copenhagen, no problems quick easy and efficent, ship is truly BEAUTIFUL and in perfect ... Read more
benecar
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We did the Baltic cruise with MSC after looking into Royal Caribbean's rate, which were DOUBLE. Baring that in mind, I did not expect the same level of accommodations or boat as Royal Caribbean. The boarding was quick and flawless, much ... Read more
Minnieme321
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed April 2013
We had a wonderful time on MSC Poesia. We went with another family for a total of 8 of us. The kids were 15, 14, 12, and 12. Both families had been on other cruise lines. .. Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Disney. We werent sure what to ... Read more

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LeeElla269
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have gone on cruises with other cruise lines before and never had such an experience as we did on this MSC cruise. The hygiene level of the crew needs to be improved. At the buffet service alone I never saw a clean cloth used to ... Read more
Couplady
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2013
This was an 18 day cruise with an extra 5 days in Germany. This Cruise Line had no idea of how to treat Customers. The Reception Staff was rude with whatever question you had. We lost 2 nights of sleep crossing the Atlantic because ... Read more
Janan
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
2,239 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I recently returned from our 7-day cruise on the MSC Poesia (sailed 4/6/13). It was our second journey on MSC, (the first one being on its sister ship, the Orchestra), and truly one of the best cruising experiences we've had ... Read more
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Feather42
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I am going to start with the good things we found on this ship. It was absolutely beautiful! The lounges and sitting areas and the dinning rooms were really very nice. There was always someone cleaning the brass railing. We were on the ... Read more
SAILOR14
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2013
Since both my husband and I are seasoned sailors, we tend to prefer smaller ships; however, the price for a trip to Bermuda was right so we decided to go on this cruise. Let's start from the beginning! Processing of passengers at the ... Read more

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beausmom129
Member Since 2010
1 review
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2013
My spouse and I are also experienced cruisers and have cruised with multiple companies. We went with a group of friends and had a wonderful time. We did have a few issues with our cabin but these were rectified promptly and we received ... Read more
Maverick430
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
240 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2013
This was our ninth cruise overall, our first time with MSC. We cruised previously with Celebrity, Princess, Royal Caribbean, NCL, Carnival, and Holland America. After reading the reviews, we embarked with low expectations. Since we ... Read more
hoffhack
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just like her Sister ship, The Orchestra, The Poesia (pronounced PO-E-SEE-AH) Is a gorgeous ship! Spotless, modern and appealing to the eye!! Though the embarkation area was a bit tired (as it was in 2009) signs boasted a new and ... Read more
sharecruises
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
4,631 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Ship was beautiful and sparkling clean, looks brand new Decor is lovely, and even the hallways are light and attractive. This was my 3rd time on Poesia and she is as beautiful as ever and now some new additions and new things make her ... Read more
lorenzod
Member Since 2008
20 reviews
2,693 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2013
We were so surprised that our embarkation went so smoothly. We had booked the Poesia cruise first and then we discovered a wonderful deal to cruise on the Caribbean Princess that left the week prior to the Poesia. Our big concern was how ... Read more

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Mustard_drill
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My recent voyage on the MSC Poesia was my very first cruise, and I researched it heavily before we sailed via reviews from prior passengers. To anybody who is familiar with reviews of this ship, you will know that many of them were quite ... Read more
bloake4321
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Ship: Ship was immaculate, well done, well pointed, luxurious, clean and was cleaned everyday; amenities were top notch, decor high level Food: Exceptional. The buffet was half Italian and half American. The Italian was exceptional, ... Read more
vmzfla
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
I am a seasoned cruiser and have cruised most of the mass market lines. I was attracted to MSC because of the value rates offered for single travelers. Yes, I did this one solo! Being alone I would be able to see all the negativity that ... Read more
Laurnat
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2013
Cruiseline is Italian owned. Expect an European feel throughout the entire ship. They try to accommodate the North American clientele, while keeping with the European flair. Embarkation We arrived at the the terminal just after ... Read more
VASOXFANN
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
1,477 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was my sixth cruise, but first on MSC, and it was Mark's first ever cruise. We flew from Baltimore to Fort Lauderdale the day of the cruise, and arrived about 2:30. We took a cab to Port Everglades and were there in about 10 ... Read more

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