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MSC Poesia Cruise Reviews
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"A friend and I chose this cruise because of the itinerary (Eastern Mediterranean) and getting a fairly good deal on a balcony cabin. The Embarkation was very slow as we had to wait in at least 4 lines to get the..."Read More
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breault

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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2nd time cruiser

Review for MSC Poesia to Baltic Sea

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Bcconws

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Have done one previous Cruise on Carnival in the Caribbean. My review is thus going to be comparison to that one. Things I liked more about this cruise. They do less announcements as Carnival would be woken up with announcements about going to shore and things going on that day. This one kept announcements to minimum though did take awhile due to being in 5 languages. This could be ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


Not recommended for Brits

Review for MSC Poesia to Mediterranean

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Lisaandmikec

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We booked this over a year before sailing. MSC would not let us bolt on a couple of days in Venice and the return flight home was too early to have an excursion, so sadly we did not get chance to go into Venice, although you did get to see the edge of it on the sail away. I also had to chase the flight details and paperwork information a couple of weeks before departure as I had not received ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


Convenient to see as many countries as possible in short time

Review for MSC Poesia to Mediterranean

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JBauermeister

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

The boat is very neat. Our cabins were clean and more than enough space. The people cleaning our cabin was very friendly and helpful. Buffett meals were very nice. And all that you need. More than enough food even between meals were food served. The entertainment staff was entertaining and friendly. Biggest disappointment for us was people working as bar staff on the pool deck. After a hot day ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children

2 Helpful Votes


Not as bad as some reviews might suggest

Review for MSC Poesia to Mediterranean

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brayshaw_17

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

We made the mistake of booking the cruise before checking out reviews. Had we read the reviews first we would likely have booked with another cruise line. Having said that, our experience was not as bad as other reviews might lead you to believe. We've previously cruised with both Tui and Royal Caribbean, and it's clear that MSC isn't quite up to that standard. Embarkation was a little ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes


Could be better

Review for MSC Poesia to South America

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ScotsCouple500

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise having never been to South America before. The itinerary suited us i.e. Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil together also the dates. This was our 7th cruise and first time with MSC. Despite reading some poor reviews because of the above we decided to book. We flew via Heathrow to Buenos Aires on an 18 year old 777 with British Airways BRUTAL It took 2 hours to clear B.A. ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: San Francisco

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


A decent cruise but with flaws

Review for MSC Poesia to Mediterranean

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scott1686

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

My wife and I primarily chose this cruise for the ports and excursions, knowing full well that it got mediocre reviews, since it seemed to be the most cost-effective way to see all the different places that it visited. And from that perspective, it definitely delivered. As for the cruise itself, it wasn't the best but it wasn't the worst either. It was the third cruise we've ever been on (the ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

5 Helpful Votes


Stunning ship but overall experience language driven

Review for MSC Poesia to Transatlantic

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Kaeloxelus

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This sailing was a repositioning from South America to the Mediterranean. Embarkation in BA was well organised taking only one and half hours from arrival at the cruise terminal to reach our cabin. One case was already there and the other arrived a couple of hours later. Neither was damaged. Correct protocols were followed for the emergency drill and the exercise was more professional than ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: San Francisco

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Not a bad experience but some improvements would be great

Review for MSC Poesia to Mediterranean

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aurora.distadio1

First Time Cruiser

Age 20s

This was the first time going onto MSC Poesia, it was a very nice cruise but wasn’t too happy for the things onboard. The food in the buffet wasn’t the best, everyday was the same food over which became boring very quickly. There was a sushi bar, which I loved, the food was amazing, and you could taste the freshness in the fish. The accommodation wasn’t too bad but 3 of us in a small room was hard ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom – Wellness

1 Helpful Vote


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