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  • Elegant decor that evokes a boutique hotel
  • Stellar entertainment, from acrobats to singers

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All cabins are decorated in cream, black and gold tones with major accents (curtains, carpeting, couches and chairs) in one of three colors: green, blue or red. Colorful art adorns the walls and adds to the hotel feel of the accommodations.

In terms of inside cabins, 275 of them measure 151 square feet each; there are also 12 wheelchair-accessible insides that clock in at 215 square feet apiece. Some inside cabins offer pull-down beds that fold out from the walls to accommodate one or two more passengers. All cabins have decent closet space, dual nightstands, vanities/desks, hair-dryers, in-closet safes and mini-bar fridges underneath small flat-screen TV's, which offer a ship information channel, a Web cam channel and lots of international music, movies and other programming in a variety of languages. There is also an Internet hookup near each in-cabin TV, but wireless connections are not available in cabins, so bring an Ethernet cable if you're planning to use your laptop.

Standard oceanviews (173) offer 183 square feet of space, while the two wheelchair-accessible oceanviews are 215 square feet. Each of these cabins has a large porthole window. Note that some may have obstructed views, and some also offer pull-down beds for additional cabinmates. All oceanview and higher cabins come equipped with a small plush chair, small glass table and ottoman.

More than 60 percent of Poesia's cabins feature balconies. These are divided into three categories: Standard Balcony, Superior Balcony and Balcony Suite. Each balcony includes two faux wicker chairs and a table.

There are 380 standards (161 square feet), three of which are wheelchair-accessible (215 square feet). Each balcony measures 38 square feet. Desk/vanity size increases, beginning with Standard Balcony accommodations.

Superiors number 432, none of which are wheelchair-accessible; they measure 191 square feet each, with 43-square-foot balconies. Our Superior Balcony room offered three tall closets (and two bathrobes) with plenty of shelves and hangers for clothing. Drawer space was also plentiful in the cabin's desks/vanity and dual nightstands. Additional storage space was available under the beds, which converted from a king to two twins.

The ship's 18 suites take up 269 square feet apiece, each with a 48-square-foot balcony. None are wheelchair-friendly. In addition to the above amenities, Balcony Suite passengers also get walk-in closets, sitting areas with coffee tables, sofa beds and bathrooms with tubs.

Some adjoining cabins are also available for families or other groups.

Bathrooms, which are cream in color, offer adequate shelf space for toiletries. Bar soap is provided, as are shampoo and shower gel from in-shower wall-mounted dispensers. Beware of clingy shower curtains. One curious feature is a combination cigarette holder/ashtray next to the toilet.

MSC Poesia Cabin Reviews 197 Cabin Reviews
   Cabin 11248
January 2015

This cabin is very well located, facing back the ship and allows a very interesting view of the sky at night. The only problem is that the balcony is protected from wind when the ship is moving and if your trip includes a stop in a place that has mosquitos, they will...continue

   Cabin 11018
January 2015

Our balcony cabin wasn't the best--on the smallish side--but not the worst either; with a comfortable bed and adequate closet space. The TV was tiny and only had 1 English channel with everything else in Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and French. FYI to guests, keep a...continue

   Cabin 11170
November 2014



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Crew: 987
Launched: 2008
Decks: 13
Tonnage: 92,627
Passengers: 2,550
Registry: Panama
CDC Score: 94
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