MSC Poesia Cruise Reviews

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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
lena085
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
9 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
4 reviews
1,097 forum post
7 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
2 helpful votes
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
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tomonthebay
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 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
learyjim
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
7 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
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Susievick
Member Since 2014
1 review
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
BCSurvive
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
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
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
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
11 forum posts
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
1,518 forum post
1 helpful vote
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
1,010 forum post
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
travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,518 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
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
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irelandflorist
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
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
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
LeeElla269
Member Since 2013
1 review
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
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
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