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RonP
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
We have done some 26 cruises and not all were great but most were but nothing could be worse than an MSC cruise. I would never ever cruise with MSC unless it was free. To start with we left Venice on a cruise to Miami and virtually none ... Read more
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Couplady
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
JUKSINKENT
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Previous reviewers made me wonder if we'd made a mistake booking this cruise again (we'd enjoyed it so much 2 years ago on the Melody) but we need not have worried. Also having paid a very low price we expected that there may have been ... Read more
meggie-mo
Member Since 2011
1 review
20 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2013
Booked this our 2nd cruise with MSC for the itinerary & price .Did our own flights & transfers flew into sharm el sheik airport and was soon watching a lovely sunset as we were driven to the port. ... Read more
sidari
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
6,424 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2012
MSC Poesia Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale November 2012 As we flew out over the sea to make our turn and descent to Barcelona we could see ahead of us the Poesia fresh from a dry dock visit and her Bigger sister the Fantasia which were both ... Read more

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K`s Gran
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The interior of the ship is nice; cabin adequate; theatre, dining room, cafeteria, bars are all tasteful. The problem is poor, COLD food; for a newish ship why it is not fitted with adequate heating for the food heaven knows; everything ... Read more
oceanicmyfirstlove
Member Since 2012
1 review
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I started to cruise in 1965 with Home Lines on the SS Oceanic. It was just a week's cruise to the Bahamas, but it was the start of a love affair that went on for many many years. After Home Lines retired, I tried Pacquet Line on the MV ... Read more
love of cruising
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2012
We boarded the ship in Rio de Janiero after we were told our cabin was occupied by a travel agent for a 1 night cruise from Santos to Rio. We paid the same price as all the other passengers who boarded in Santos. Our balcony cabin was ... Read more
forestgrump
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation was total chaos - it took an age to be called from the reception hall to check-in, then the check-in seemed very long winded. The cruise began with a four hour delay in sailing from Buenos Aires due to problems with the ... Read more
keith goodlad
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We actually had 2 different cabins Grade 11 for two loops of the Caribbean then Grade 12 suite foe the transatlantic section. Some of the recent negative reviews have commented on a lack of cleanliness- I can only say they must have been ... Read more

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Larry & Maisie
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
MSC Poesia is a beautiful ship, however it left a lot to be desired lacking relevant information at every level. When embarking on the ship,staff didn`t help in finding our cabin, we were just told to turn left !There were quite a few ... Read more
Donatsea
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
Stephen Johnson
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
We travelled from Venice to Rio de Janeiro (18 nights) in December 2011. Check in was fast (we had done web check in which speeded things up), and were shown to our cabin much earlier than most cruise lines would allow. There had ... Read more
dlittledike@bigpomd.com
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We Arrived in New York 21st overnighted then Boarded next day Saturday. No Luggage labbles available/supplied until the Bus has arrived at the dock & we had waited over 20 minutes. Boarded the Poesia & escorted to our Cabin on Deck 12 ... Read more
stephen wilson
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2011
I read previous reviews and started to worry.No need.An absolutely beautiful ship.Excellent staff,even at the unfairly slated reception.Food ranged from o.k to very good,never fantastic but certainly never bad.The choice at lunch in ... Read more

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Linda Morton
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2011
Beautiful ship, very friendly staff from booking in at Southampton,to the maintainance men who always said hello. Breakfast and lunch,as good as other cruise lines. the evening meal was tasty, but the presentation was not very good,it did ... Read more
Jim Yates
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Boarded the MSC Poesia at Southhampton for a 14 day cruise to New York. The ship itself I could not fault. For cleanliness and design it would take some beating but this is were it ends. The food was awful, with the same menu's on offer ... Read more
Brian Spencer
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2011
We were all hit by this company making a charge of nine dollars per person per day 'for our convenience as tips'. On top of this everything drink purchased had a 12% service charge. Add all that up at the end of the holiday and it amounts ... Read more
Awelon
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
34 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed April 2011
Well, after all the worry after reading some of the reviews on this Cruise Line, we did actually go with an open mind. We where not dissappointed the ship was beautiful. After a very long flight we actually boarded just after 1pm plenty of ... Read more
Puppydoug
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I had never been on a cruise before, although my partner had. We found the boarding process (in Rio) to be as efficient as could be reasonably expected. The ship itself is large and it was easy to get lost! But it's very clean and well ... Read more

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Terry
6 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2010
Ode to MSC If you like to travel and are thinking of a cruise Consider all your options and be careful who you choose Royal Caribbean and Princess are just fine Celebrity and Carnival and P&O sublime But if you want ... Read more
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Boddon P,& T Scott
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having taken a plane to Nice and then a coach to Genoa in Italy, to the ship!! We arrived to find a cold buffet,no water and no coffee or tea. there is no tea or coffee or WATER available for the rest of the day. No water on ... Read more
Wendylooking
Member Since 2011
1 review
26 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2010
I waited a long time to try cruising and so pleased that MSC targeted the Australains last year. We became a number of 1700 Aussies or so out of more than 2200 passengers...or numbers something like that! MSC were testing the waters so to ... Read more
MMDown Under
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
8,655 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose MSC Poesia's transatlantic voyage because of its unique itinerary and early autumn sailing. We went with the attitude to "not sweat the small stuff". As I liked the size of MSC Lirica, which my husband and I had ... Read more
bvm49
Member Since 2009
13 reviews
526 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We're Australians in our late 50s with only 5 previous cruises with which to compare (none on this line). Despite negative reviews of this cruise line we sailed with an open mind. As a large proportion of the cabins were balcony type, ... Read more
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