STAY OFF OF MSC CRUISE LINES ESPECIALLY THE POESIA This cruise lines is the Wal-Mart of cruise lines. Let me start off with the standard disclaimers, we have cruised over 37 times on most all lines. We really like Princess, Carnival, and NCL. We just took this cruise to see the fall foliage and New York City as we are southerners and this sounded like a great itinerary. The cruise left New York on October 11th 2011 and traveled to Halifax & St John Canada along with Bar Harbor, Maine - Boston, Newport RI, then back to New York than onward to Florida and then the Southern Caribbean.
Let me take it by steps.
Embarkation -â€" Our cabin was changed from Deck 11 to Deck 12, Why? Well deck 12 really sucks, the noise from the pool/buffet deck is never ending. There is absolutely no insulation on this ship, you can hear every noise from above clearly in your cabin. The rooms, if you have a connecting door, you can hear every word in the next cabin. The line was a little long but it moved along quite nicely. Went aboard had a buffet, which was only OK. Our room as I have said was really the PITS.