This Poem Needs Editing...: MSC Poesia Cruise Review by NCboatboy

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Sail Date: March 2010
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
We thought we would give a different cruise line a try and see what the differences may be. Previously, we have cruised with all the large "American" lines so we felt we had a good basis for comparison.

Embarkation was great, the ship beautiful and cabins satisfactory. Service in the dining area was better than some lines but the food quality was sub-par.

Room steward and other staff were very good, buffet tables cleaned almost immediately.

We did not go to Playa del Carmen, as anyone reading CC knows, but the ship insisted on continuing the charade by even giving out tender tickets the night before, but of course we went to Cozumel.

Unfortunately we missed Grand Cayman due to rough seas.

Port times were short, and due to the time change and Cozumel/Playa question I recommend you take the ships excursions on this cruise, and we normally book independent.

Drinks and Internet time were fairly priced.

Debarkation was More quick and efficient, and our on board account was correctly billed.

We gave this cruise a B-, with deductions for quality of food, port times and closing the pool early, all matters that can be easily resolved by MSC. Less

Published 04/10/10

Cabin review: OV8XXX

Port and Shore Excursions

We did not go to Playa del Carmen as advertised but went to Cozumel instead. We had an ATV excursion with beach break and enjoyed it very much, beach break cancelled due to rough water. Short port time and the time difference between ship's time and local made it even shorter.

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Been here many times, surprisingly there is not much to do after you've visited the few tourist attractions. Port time was very short on this cruise, so we just walked the downtown area and got something to eat.

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At Mo Bay we were pleasantly surprised, we had heard just how "bad" it was but we did not fell threatened at all anytime, we have certainly been to worse.

We enjoyed a catamaran snorkel and visit to margarita ville, then walked to the pork pit before taxiing back to the ship.

Another cruise ship favorite, at this port we had day passes to the British Colonial Hilton and enjoyed the beach. Try the Grouper fingers for lunch...

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