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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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398 MSC Poesia Cruise Reviews

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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
3 reviews
1,546 forum post
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
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

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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
Tatka
Member Since 2003
1 review
6,475 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
2 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

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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
7 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
Mr.V
Member Since 2013
1 review
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
2 helpful votes
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
1,670 forum post
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
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
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
JDinWA
Member Since 2009
1 review
429 forum posts
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
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

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andysnovel
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
224 forum posts
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
4,932 forum posts
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
3 helpful votes
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
Theo Cay
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
3 forum posts
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
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

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