MSC Poesia Review

Awesome itinerary for a quite reasonable price

Review for Around the World Cruise on MSC Poesia
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Sail Date: Jan 2023

We did a 119 night World Cruise, don't know why the menu here in CC says its only 50 nights. MSC delivers a lot of bang for your buck, though not everything was perfect. But the itinerary and the dining were awesome, although strangely the famous Kaito-sushi restaurant was closed during the whole trip. The staff was excellent, I wish shore hotels would have staff as nice and attentive. The Voyagers-club event was mainly designed to sell cruises so we skipped those after the first one. The ship is in good shape and is maintained very well. Entertainment is repetitive but OK. The complimentary dine and drink package was very good as the waiters were not too strict. One thing that was quite bad was the excursions department, any MSC-excursion seems to be double the price and half the fun of what you can organize yourself. Half the hours in port that is, as the MSC excursions never fully use the time available in a port. Here are some considerations for those who book an MSC-excursion:

If you don't receive your tickets at least 48 hours in advance, go and ask. Their system is not reliable, they “lost” three of our excursions, that is about one in 10.

Always double check your tickets, MSC once booked us in separate tourbuses, and several times in buses with a language that we do not speak (they operate guided tours in several languages).

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Our inside cabin was just fine, and the cabin steward was very attentive as really they always are.

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