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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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390 MSC Poesia Cruise Reviews

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Tatka
Member Since 2003
1 review
6,425 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Prior to this cruise we sailed with all major cruise lines except for Costa & MSC. Our best overall line is Princess cruises, but also for different reasons we love Celebrity, NCL and RCI. Reading various review about MSC we were a bit ... Read more
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blackgraciecat
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailing with the Moody Blues should have been the experience of a lifetime for this 'Superfan', and it certainly had its high points, but there were a lot of disappointments. Not all of the problems involved the cruise line, and that will ... Read more
cruiselovinfam
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2013
My family and I have sailed many times before, but this was our first MSC experience! Firstly, embarkation... Embarkation was quick and efficient, we got to the port at around 11 and were on the boat having lunch in no time!! Our rooms ... Read more
MoodyStew
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We couldn't wait to go on this classic music cruise, we looked forward to it for months. The overall talent was tremendous, and the highlight of the cruise. Greg Lake's show was fantastic, and to me The Zombies stole the whole show with ... Read more
Reldan
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2013
MSC was easily the worst cruise line I've been on and the first time after sixteen cruises that I've actively wished the trip would end early. MSC should be ashamed of how poor the quality of service they provide is, but whereas a ... Read more

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Mr.V
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 12th cruise, and the first I have bothered to review. The 7 Princess, and 3 NCL cruises were great, and the Costa was a train wreck. So I took the MSC Poesia cruise with a little trepidation (Costa and MSC are both Italian ... Read more
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sdil
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I just got back from the WORST cruise experience of a lifetime aboard MSC. They booked a half charter to a group called "Cruise To the Edge" that included entertainment by rock groups including heavy metal Zebra. The ship had over 400 ... Read more
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jt1120
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
1,665 forum post
0 helpful votes
This will be a slightly different review as we were on a theme cruise and not a regular sailing. In other words, there are some things that I cannot rate on behalf of MSC because they were not under MSC's "control." This was a Moody ... Read more
Cherrysoda232
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As a first-time cruiser, I have to say that MSC not only met but highly exceeded my expectations! I was worried about all the negative reviews I'd read before I booked with them but I never encountered anything less than exceptional during ... Read more
grevlup
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The music was phenomenal on this cruise. The service was pretty darn good too. We ate in the main restaurant each evening and probably because a lot of travelers chose not to eat there, the service was quick and pretty much mistake free. ... Read more

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JDinWA
Member Since 2009
1 review
426 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I read lots of reviews of MSC, and the Poesia specifically, after I booked the Moody Blues cruise. If you've read any yourself, you know there are quite a few very critical reviews, so I was a bit concerned. Fortunately, the ship ... Read more
Ironsiren
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
we took a themed cruise (monsters of rock) to the bahamas on board the MSC Poesia in March 2013. we read the reviews on here prior to taking the cruise, but, since the theme chose this vessel, we lacked an alternative. If we had a choice, ... Read more
andysnovel
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
224 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After reading all the negative reviews and comments, I was a bit apprehensive about what my booked cruise would be like. Wonderful Cruise!!!! Staff was friendly and tried to help me with whatever issues or questions I had. The cabin crew ... Read more
monicajay
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
4,922 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second time on the Poesia and we found the ship in the same condition which is a good thing as two years has passed. It does take away from the wow factor to get back on the same ship as there isn't that 'day of discovery' as ... Read more
jolybunch
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
we began cruising with MSC when they arrived in the US. We have sailed on the opera, orchestra, divina, and poesia twice. We like this the best. It is not as big as divina and the staff is better. The ships are newer so things look ... Read more

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Theo Cay
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2013
My wife and I have been on many cruises, and we really liked MSC and Poesia is a beautiful ship. The food is above average for cruise food, which you must remember is institutional. 2000+ plus meals served in 4 hours. They do a great job. ... Read more
Maryanne2000
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2013
Having read all the negative reviews about this ship, and having recently sailed on theQM2 which was fab, we did have some reservations. However these were soon dispersed as we settled into our lovely balcony cabin, having been introduced ... Read more
GlamisNewEngland
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
There is one thing, no two things, that I really need to get off my chest first. I was very alarmed to discover that smoking is allowed in the cabins on MSC ships. We had a lot of trouble with smokers on the balconies around us (even ... Read more
Kazoomax
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2013
I realized when I got off the ship and received smiling, thoughtful, concerned service from a hot dog vendor that I had just spend a week with some real unhappy, careless and unconcerned cruise staff. Three waiters or waitresses showed ... Read more
glomarrone
Member Since 2011
20 reviews
328 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Last year I attended a local Irish Entertainment show. There were flyers on every chair announcing a 7-night Western Caribbean cruise on the MSC Poesia departing from Port Everglades, Florida (Fort Lauderdale) on February 2 called "Andy ... Read more

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travellovers2
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
921 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2013
We sailed on the MSC Poesia on Feb 2nd to the Western Caribbean. We have been to these ports before, except for Falmouth, so we mainly took this cruise to experience MSC. We heard their ship was beautiful, and that is exactly all we got, a ... Read more
lbc43
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2013
My wife and I sailed on the MSC POESIA around the Caribbean for 2 weeks starting 02/02/2013 for my 70th Birthday treat. I have tried to be honest and fair with my comments to help other travelers in forming their own opinions as to which ... Read more
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caribbean nut
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We stayed at the Bridge at Cordova, as usual, a small overnight hotel with a wonderful atmosphere. You are met at the airport and taken to your ship by the ownwer. Our firt stop was at the mall for a visit to Ross, where we buy yet more ... Read more
Bettyboop66
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
703 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose to sail on MSC because my father-in-law wanted to take a theme cruise. He saw a commercial for a Polka cruise with Jimmy Sturr. My in-laws will not cruise unless my husband and I go with them, so we thought why not? I had actually ... Read more
Greyt Dog.
Member Since 2007
1 review
611 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2013
I was on the Poesia in December 2011, again in December 2012 and also on Jan 19th of this year (2013). In December 2011 the food was almost all Italian and we enjoyed the experience. In December of 2012 it looked like they were making ... Read more

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