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253 Caribbean MSC Poesia Caribbean Cruise Reviews


RonTravelWorld avatar

RonTravelWorld

1 Review Written

Sail with the MSC line

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It was another year of travel. And this year we decided to travel once more on an MSC line. We had been doing it for several years for the least 15 years or more. It was delightful. It was the right size ship with ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Hackhurst

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good in parts

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We wished to visit the Caribbean islands, and also to celebrate my husbands birthday & retirement. We liked the idea that we would fly to Barbados to pick up the ship. ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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berty6

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A mixed bag

Some good points - nice balcony cabin, very pleasant staff in all areas, good itinerary visiting lots of Caribbean islands, food and service quite good in main restaurant (where we ended up having 3 meals a day) and ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Ottawaquail

11 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Some hits and misses, but overall way better than expected

For our eighth cruise, my husband and I decided to try MSC for the first time because of the itinerary, which included two islands we had not visited before (Guadeloupe and Dominican Republic). We have sailed with ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Strawberry Ginge

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise, Excellent Staff

This was our 5th MSC Cruise and as always it exceeded our expectations. We embarked and disembarked in Barbados. Embarkation was very quick and our cabin was ready and waiting. Disembarkation was excellent. Our ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Just back and fuming

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

If you didn't vote Brexit you would after this!

If I'd been told that the crew were working to rule after a nasty trade dispute I'd understand. Otherwise why be so rude, inefficient and unco-operative? Food always cold, nasty smell on upper decks and ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Scuppermebilgepumps

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Ship but food needs fine tuning.

We are well travelled independent travellers however this was only my second cruise, the first being as a 11 year old on SS Northern Star !!! in 1973. However having done substantial research and engaged several ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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benick

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never Again

We were a party of 13 yet MSC decided to book all 300 English passengers on the BA flight as one booking so no one was able to book seats for the plane it didn't get much better embarkation went ok and cabin was ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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chris beck

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Dissapointing

I have been on 30 + cruise ships all different, this one was a last minute booking for 12 of us, we boarded ship at Barbados,check in was very quick and easy,balcony room was as good as any other company,but ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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colbuck

8 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary but service is becoming worse and worse.

Plus: - very convenient fly&cruise package: MSC took care of our suitcase which was delivered straight to our cabin without the need to pick it up from the belt at the airport and carry it on the bus. This is the ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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jdohants

6 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Caribbean cruise of horror, Dreadful, noisy, smoke filled cabin, poor, cold food

Chosen for warm area of cruise, the Caribbean. This cruise with MSC was a dreadful experience, our worst ever cruise of 15. Bad cabin, noisy, cigarette smoke from a/c unit no chair. Very poor food in quality and ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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jolybunch

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Been on 5; liked this the best.

we began cruising with MSC when they arrived in the US. We have sailed on the opera, orchestra, divina, and poesia twice. We like this the best. It is not as big as divina and the staff is better. The ships ...
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Sail Date February 2013


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Minnieme321

1 Review Written

No rating

Spring break family vacation

We had a wonderful time on MSC Poesia. We went with another family for a total of 8 of us. The kids were 15, 14, 12, and 12. Both families had been on other cruise lines. .. Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Disney. We ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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NigelMark

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Ship

We had a Balcony Cabin on the 12th deck. This ship is really beautifully decorated, and is a pleasure to walk around and marvel. Our cabin again was very well decorated and very spacious and comfortable. We had a ...
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Sail Date March 2012


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Theo Cay

7 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Second Poesia Cruise

My wife and I have been on many cruises, and we really liked MSC and Poesia is a beautiful ship. The food is above average for cruise food, which you must remember is institutional. 2000+ plus meals served in 4 ...
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Sail Date February 2013


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Forever Autumn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

MOODY BLUES CRUISE EXPERIENCE

I saw an ad for the Moody Blues cruise on an email I received from a site that keeps me informed of all the Moody's happenings. I thought, man, I'd love to do that. It would be a once in a lifetime experience. You ...
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Sail Date March 2013


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Janan

6 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC is definitley an option for this cruiser!

My wife and I recently returned from our 7-day cruise on the MSC Poesia (sailed 4/6/13). It was our second journey on MSC, (the first one being on its sister ship, the Orchestra), and truly one of the best cruising ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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jkopp1212

1 Review Written

Horrible Cruise and Horrible Customer Service DO NOT GO!

Problems we had: 1. We were never told that the cruise was being renting out by a group. The group was Cruise to the Edge. Instead of leaving entertainment for those that weren't there to see that, the ship ...
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Sail Date March 2013


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DaddyOfClaudine

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very pleasant vacation...not too quiet, not too boisterous.

The Poesia is a beautiful, pleasant ship. Our experience was far better than many negative reviews have described. There are unusual features such as performances by real, Italian opera singers. The buffet is ...
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Sail Date March 2013


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sharecruises

4 Reviews Written

New Improvements on MSC Poesia - Review of April 6, 2013

Ship was beautiful and sparkling clean, looks brand new Decor is lovely, and even the hallways are light and attractive. This was my 3rd time on Poesia and she is as beautiful as ever and now some new additions and ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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lorenzod

34 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

MSC ROCKS!

We were so surprised that our embarkation went so smoothly. We had booked the Poesia cruise first and then we discovered a wonderful deal to cruise on the Caribbean Princess that left the week prior to the Poesia. ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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vmzfla

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC Poesia, for a relaxing cruise experience...

I am a seasoned cruiser and have cruised most of the mass market lines. I was attracted to MSC because of the value rates offered for single travelers. Yes, I did this one solo! Being alone I would be able to see ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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bloake4321

1 Review Written

MSC Cruise - Best Cruise Yet

Ship: Ship was immaculate, well done, well pointed, luxurious, clean and was cleaned everyday; amenities were top notch, decor high level Food: Exceptional. The buffet was half Italian and half American. The ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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Mustard_drill

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC Poesia April 2013 Review

My recent voyage on the MSC Poesia was my very first cruise, and I researched it heavily before we sailed via reviews from prior passengers. To anybody who is familiar with reviews of this ship, you will know that ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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tigerlily_scuba

1 Review Written

No hand holding on MSC

I wanted to be sure to give good advice for anyone else who is considering MSC. I have been on Carnival, RCL & NCL before and I wanted to try something new, I can tell you there is no hand holding on this cruise ...
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Sail Date March 2012


MSC Poesia Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.1
Dining4.03
Entertainment4.03.4
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.4
Family3.02.9
Enrichment3.02.9
Service4.03.5
Value For Money4.03.5
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