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104 MSC Group and Theme Cruise Reviews

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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
22 reviews
2,762 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
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
CTGirl74
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
71 forum posts
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
blackgraciecat
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 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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MoodyStew
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
9 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
jt1120
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
1,673 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
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

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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
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
glomarrone
Member Since 2011
21 reviews
331 forum posts
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
lbc43
Member Since 2013
1 review
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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Bettyboop66
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
718 forum posts
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

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PedroPedro
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
Selected MSC because of their Kids Sail Free promotion. We had invited our ten grand-kids, their parents, and my sister's family. Nine cabins, 22 people. Did not know what to expect from MSC, especially with ten children in tow. As it ... Read more
OnTheWaterNow
Member Since 2013
1 review
We took the Dec 1 to Dec 11 cruise to the Southern Caribbean on the MSC Poseia. We had never cruised before. My companion and I are in our early 50s. We had read reviews and understood that this line has a strong European flair. We like ... Read more
theperrys
Member Since 2011
1 review
It was our second time on the MSC Poesia for a Jazz Fest at Sea cruise. The MSC Poesia is a pretty ship nothing spectacular but very clean and well maintained. The 11-day itinerary was excellent and so was the jazz performances. We were ... Read more
Donatsea
Member Since 2012
1 review
EMBARKMENT Embarkment was fast since we arrived in the early afternoon when departure was at 7PM. The MSC Port Everglades Terminal is rudimentary with portable wall partitions and a painted concrete floors. We had to fill out the ... Read more
glomarrone
Member Since 2011
21 reviews
331 forum posts
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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sharecruises
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
4,631 forum posts
I jumped on this cruise at the last minute, great great rate...19 of my friends decided to sail with me. I was on Poesia last Nov with over 100 people and many headaches...MSC had a lot of problems honoring us a group, and the first ... Read more
havnfunmis
Member Since 2012
1 review
The ship itself is beautiful - we were thrilled at first! Our MSC Poesia room (we upgraded to Outside Balcony) was nice for a cruise ship. Our "Butlers" were fantastic!! So nice and attentive - my sister was even sick one day and they made ... Read more
PBC29
Member Since 2009
1 review
307 forum posts
Embarkation We were at the pier at 11:50 and in and out of the cabin to drop off the carry on bags and up at the buffet by 12:15. I had 12pk soda in my carryon luggage and 2 24oz bottles (of stuff) in my checked bag everything got to ... Read more
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filmstarco
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
So first, let me start off by saying this was my first cruise. My expectations for food, cruising experience, cabin, etc were not high bar by any means since I'm fairly easy going and honestly, wasn't sure what to expect from a cruise. ... Read more
sharecruises
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
4,631 forum posts
first the good >>> absolutely beautiful clean ship, looks brand new very lovely....beautiful purple theater, the zebra room is a real treat for the eyes, not annoying, actually quite stunning....all in all a very very pretty ship Cabin ... Read more

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