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MSC Poesia Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Curate's egg - good in parts.

MSC Poesia Cruise Review by Padicoch

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2016
  • Destination: the Western Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Performed with Corws Colin Jones Chorus as part of entertainment..

The ship is huge and depending on the location of your cabin , a lot of walking isinvolved to get from your cabin to the various restaurants.

The food selection is excellent and plentiful - but invariably warm and not hot. Coffee in the cafeteria awful. Go early as there is a scramble at food times and the Italians are not used to queuing! Most passangers are Italian.

Rooms are comfortable and clean - as is the whole ship.

Staff are most helpful and courteous. Shore visits are a delight but cheaper if booked on the ports and not on the ship. E.g I managed to get to Pompey and back for 30 euros including entry, dockside .It's 55 euros on ship.

In Sicily the train station is 10 minutes walk . Return to pretty Taormina was 8.5 euro.Trains clean and run on time.

To explore Malta take bus tour from dock area. Reasonable at 8-10 Euro. For Valetta take dockside lift. Taxis are costly!

Palma is a waste of time. Arrival is at 21.00 and departure 04.30.

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Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B1 10018

Adequate size. Comfortable bed. Shower good. Toilet excellent. Wardrobe space aplenty. TV and mininbar. Small balcony with table and two chairs.

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Tour rather compacted but interesting. Huge queue outside aquarium! Gave up and walked around. Pleasant city but heavy traffic!!

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Taormina (Messina)

Took train to Taomina. Well worth the trip . A pleasant resort to spent a few hours. Trains clean and on time.

Mdina Walking Tour

Good value and informative

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Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Waste of time calling here. Docked at 21.00 and sailed 04.30! Trip ashore only for the young!

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