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MSC Poesia Review

4.0 / 5.0
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481 reviews

Loved every minute of it......

Review for MSC Poesia to the Mediterranean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Sep 2018
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom
Another ship sailing off into the sunset
Nutella Crepe Afternoon

I chose this particular cruise because of the ports of call, and no ‘at sea’ days. Booked well over a year in advance, I started reading reviews on many different sites and was becoming a little concerned but thankfully fretted over nothing (surely couldn’t have been worse than my P&’n’O experience earlier this year.

Onboard announcements were in a number of languages, English being first, and all were clear and informative. There were many Italians, French, Spanish, German, American, Australian and few British passengers onboard, I actually liked having a great mix of cultures.

The ship was well laid out, from the sun terraces to the lounges. Very easy to navigate.

Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom

Cabin B1

Great size, a little larger than most I’ve been on in the past. Well presented in furniture comfort and colour scheme.

A kettle would have been nice.

Being at the back of the ship a little bit of vibration but nothing to bad.

Port Reviews


Really easy shuttle ride from the Airport to the Port. Embarking was so simple, and onboard within 10 mins of arriving.


Bus ride required into Bari itself. I think it was an 8€ fee.

Katakolon (Olympia)

I walked from the port into the town, 10mins. I was going to sit on the beach, but a big storm had passed through the day before and it was a bit of a mess!!

I then discovered a little train, bus thing that you could ride to one of the better beaches just outside of town.


Beautiful place. Mandatory boat ride from new port to old 6€. So, so many people everywhere though....... made it difficult to navigate most of the many narrow and winding streets.

Athens (Piraeus)

Stayed onboard the ship, been to Athens many times.


Tender to shore for this port. Stayed onboard the ship due to a number of negative views about this place. However, it looked nice from the ship !!!

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