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MSC Poesia Review

4.0 / 5.0
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482 reviews

Worst cruise ever! Awful food! UNETHICAL BOOKING!

Review for MSC Poesia to the Mexican Riviera
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Nov 2011

Beautiful ship, and cabin kept well, but our compliments end there. Balcony cabin was cramped, but we expected that due to the bargain price. We seldom saw the cabin steward, and he missed service one day, but overall the cabin was well kept and clean.

Worst cruise food ever; 1st cruise that we did not enjoy. We've been on a few where the food was merely average but nothing as awful as Poesia's food: less than poor. Would not cruise MSC again, for multiple reasons including the very, very poor food.

Even the cocktails were bad except for the pina colada which came out of a pre-mix machine and tasted great. We're not big drinkers but when we cruise, in addition to traditional dry martini's we enjoy some specialty drinks: Rum punch; Mai Tai; Long Island Iced Tea; Appletini; Pina Colada; etc.

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