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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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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
LeeElla269
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 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

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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
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

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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
2,690 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
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

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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
1,437 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
alanschiff
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2013
I have been on 11 previous cruises on RCCL, Carnival and NCL. It could be said, I know a little bit about low end cruises. When I read the reviews of this ship I was surprised at how many people complained about the food and service. ... Read more

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Forever Autumn
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I saw an ad for the Moody Blues cruise on an email I received from a site that keeps me informed of all the Moody's happenings. I thought, man, I'd love to do that. It would be a once in a lifetime experience. You see, I'm not a "well to ... Read more
jkopp1212
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Problems we had: 1. We were never told that the cruise was being renting out by a group. The group was Cruise to the Edge. Instead of leaving entertainment for those that weren't there to see that, the ship catered to them and left ... Read more
DaddyOfClaudine
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Poesia is a beautiful, pleasant ship. Our experience was far better than many negative reviews have described. There are unusual features such as performances by real, Italian opera singers. The buffet is filled with Italian foods ... Read more
CTGirl74
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
71 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2013
I went on the Monsters of Rock cruise in March. I would say it was a good cruise for my first time, but I would definitely cruise with a different line next time. The pros: -Service was great. I never found anyone to be less than ... Read more
releck97
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
93 forum posts
1 helpful vote
35 year cruise veteran's MSC Poesia Blog Day 1 - March 30, 2013 We drove to NYC the night before from Ithaca and utilized a park/sleep/fly package at the LaGuardia Hotel. Cheap and efficient. Our flight departed LaGuardia with no issues ... Read more

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