MSC Poesia - The Best of Both Worlds!!: MSC Poesia Cruise Review by californiacruisingnana
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MSC Poesia - The Best of Both Worlds!!
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The public areas were beautiful. We could always find recliners on deck to relax in and the pools and spas were not crowded. My teenagers loved the disco and the dancing every night. They did more of that than my husband and I. They loved being able to meet people from all over the world. That was one of the things we all loved about the Poesia - it was so international. I didn't mind the announcements in several languages; they were short and it was just what I would appreciate if I were cruising in a foreign country. The staff was great. I could hardly believe they did such a great job of communicating in so many languages so well. It was a tour de force!
The entertainment was great. My husband and I saw the show every night, it was that good! It was much better than the lame comedians I'd seen on other cruises. We loved the singers, particularly the female - she was unbelievable!!
The ports were good and we had a good time in all of them. We docked in Cozumel instead of tendering in Playa del Carmen, but that was because of rough seas - the cruise line couldn't do anything about that. Embarkation in Fort Lauderdale was quick and smooth.
There were some problems with disembarkation, but that was caused by the weather (winds messed up the gangway and they couldn't get it fixed, so people had to disembark directly onto the dock.) Weather also caused problems with our flight back home at the airport, and i wish the airlines would have been so considerate and helpful. We had some rough seas coming back to Fort Lauderdale from the Bahamas, but the ship handled it really well.
Overall, we really enjoyed our trip and being on the Poesia made it even more special. I heard some people complaining, but they were the kind who think Mickey D's is haute cuisine and don't want to hear any language but English. If you're that kind, stay away from the Poesia. But if you love truly good food, great service and entertainment, and a cosmopolitan, international atmosphere, you will love MSC and the Poesia!! Less
Cabin review: out
Closets and drawer space were very good, bathroom was large enough and had lots of space to store things. The beds were comfortable. Only one chair so eating with room service was a little hard. Interactive TV was nice to book excursions, but other offerings were limited. We were fairly close to an elevator, but the room was quiet. Occasionally, we heard neighbors (slamming doors), but overall it was quiet.