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MSC Poesia Review

4.0 / 5.0
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502 reviews

Mediterranean Cruise

Review for MSC Poesia to the Mediterranean
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Allen Gray
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2017
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom

Just completed a Mediterranean cruise on MSC Poesia. As mentioned by others, the buffet was limited selection, repetitive menu, and poor quality food at best. In general the guests were pushy and rude at the buffet. "Hog feeding," is the image that came to mind. Servers were unresponsive and detached. We were refused service in the deck five dining room and left after 30 minutes of waiting and being ignored by a disinterested staff. Servers that we felt were good, we tipped directly and had the $10.00 gratuity removed from the bill. Entertainment was generally good but lacked variety from the latin rhythms. Regardless of the nightly theme, within a short time would usually revert to latin line dancing. We are avid tennis players but the onboard court was only available twice in 7 days. We didn't bring our own equipment to save space and because it was supplied only to find the ship's racquets were ancient and needing restringing and the balls were dead and virtually useless. On the bright side, the ship was immaculate, nightly shows were entertaining, the casino was fun. The bar staff was very professional and accommodating. Would we go on a MSC cruise again? I don't think so.

Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom

Cabin B1

Cabins are small but adequate. Very clean and well maintained on a daily basis. Great water pressure and hot water.

Port Reviews


Interesting sights, amazing churches

Katakolon (Olympia)

Walking tour of Olympic ruins

Athens (Piraeus)

Bus tour of city and ruins and museum


Not really worth seeing. Walked along the shore and returned early


Bus tour of the city and surrounding hills. Walking tour of the old city.

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