MSC Poesia Cruise Reviews

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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
Janan
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
2,245 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
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
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
16 forum posts
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
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
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
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
23 reviews
2,782 forum posts
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
1 helpful vote
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
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
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
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
4 reviews
2,074 forum posts
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
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
1 helpful vote
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
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
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
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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Tatka
Member Since 2003
1 review
6,564 forum posts
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
6 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
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
11 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
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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