Mediocre At Best for Cruise (poor food and ok evening shows): MSC Poesia Cruise Review by famof4inchi
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Mediocre At Best for Cruise (poor food and ok evening shows)
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
If you eat your meals in the dining room - and you only speak English, be ready to be very patient and keep your fingers crossed that you get what you order. I wanted grapes for my boys (which I got before at another breakfast) but he brought Grapefruit. The wait staff's English is very poor overall. Our dinner waiter kept apologizing because he knew his English was so bad. He at least tried - the breakfast and lunch staff didn't even try.
The ice cream was good in the dining room. Every night they had a flavor of the day. Free Ice Cream on the pool deck too all day.
Wait & cabin steward staff was nice but no nice towel animals or personal touches on the cruise. Like chocolates on your pillow at night.
When we left the cruise at the port terminal we had help with our luggage the lady asked how the cruise was and we said not soo good. She said she has heard lots of people complaining about it. We also meet 3 girls from Germany that we shared an excursion with in the Bahamas. They had the same thoughts on the cruise.
If you have kids under 3 - you can't participate in any of the children activities even if you are there.
Entertainment was ok - only had 2 people that sang so you got tied of listening to the same thing every night. It became a joke - here she comes again. The girl sang 80% of the time.
Highly recommend looking at other cruise lines before booking on this line. I only recommend this to someone you don't like.
Good things about the cruise....fast elevators, nice towels, good ice cream. Energenic entertainment team. Less
Cabin review: 12
Typical Cruise room with Balcony. Not very big but sufficient. Terrible beds - they were like cots. Same mattress on beds as pullout couch in the room. Towels nice...bedding old. Pillows - stuffing was lumpy and clumped up. Not comfortable.
Port and Shore Excursions
We hired a guy at port since our tour got nixed - limo for 3 hrs $90. Ask to see the actual car before agreeing with the driver. Our limo was not the one outside, it was an older one that had seen it's better days.
Go to Atlantis while your here. Impressive to see - cost $4 Billion to build.
Called Port Promotions and they told me they were using a new tour operator there - their old one got sick earlier this year. Don't recommend the island tour here.
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