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MSC Poesia First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

MSC Poesia
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Family Cruises


Group and Theme Cruises


Senior Cruises


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First-Time Cruisers


19 MSC Poesia First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

BIinkyD avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Maiden Voyage for Us!!


We chose this cruise as we were unsure if we would like cruising at all. It was an excellent price. Embarkation couldn't have been easier- even with a wheelchair. Luggage was waiting at our cabin when we arrived. ...
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Sail Date May 2016

oscularia avatar


1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

MSC Poesia

Never thought a cruise will be such as awfull as this. 80% Seniors and zero organization: - Not enough shadow for 10% of passangers outside while full sun. - No care for making people follow rules and not ...
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Sail Date February 2016

gedjon1 avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Pretty Good

This was my first real cruise trip so was pleasantly surprised how good it was . Firstly the whole check in and out process works really well considering the number of passengers. The airport is used to the sort of ...
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Sail Date September 2015

Mikebyrne avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise- very good experience!

As it says, this was my first cruise so I have no base line to compare. I thought the embarkation was a little slow booking in, but we were then boarded very quickly and had our first look around. The Poesia is a ...
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Sail Date July 2015

Forever Autumn avatar

Forever Autumn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote


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

jkopp1212 avatar


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

Mustard_drill avatar


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

CTGirl74 avatar


2 Reviews Written

Good For My First Cruise

I went on the Monsters of Rock cruise in March. I would say it was a good cruise for my first time, but I would definitely cruise with a different line next time. The pros: -Service was great. I never found ...
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Sail Date March 2013

Cherrysoda232 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing Service & Great Vacation!!!

As a first-time cruiser, I have to say that MSC not only met but highly exceeded my expectations! I was worried about all the negative reviews I'd read before I booked with them but I never encountered anything less ...
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Sail Date March 2013

putter232000 avatar


1 Review Written

Great Cruise,wonderful ship!

My wife and I booked the Christmas cruise (2012) with our teenage kids and had 3 rooms altogether. Decent sized, nicely appointed with a courteous staff always close by. Embarkation was a very smooth process. We ...
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Sail Date December 2012

ShaNayNay34 avatar


1 Review Written

Nice time on Poesia - good way to see ports on the Baltic!

Background - We were first time big ship cruisers so we did not have anything to compare the experience to except a River Boat and they aren't even comparable! We are Americans living in Germany so are quite used ...
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Sail Date June 2012

cherishted381 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC POSEIA Great Cruise

The wait to get on board took us about an hour and half. Found our cabin and within 5 minutes our cabin attendant came and introduced herself,she was very attentive and even when my husband wasnt feelng well she ...
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Sail Date February 2012

super100 avatar


1 Review Written

Fun with a side of laughs

I am a first time cruiser. I appreciate so much the people on this web site for the helpful hints and questions answered prior to the trip. I regret not being able to meet anyone. The ship was pretty and I ...
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Sail Date December 2011

42go avatar


1 Review Written

First Family Cruise

We are a family of four and this was our first cruise. We were hesitant to book a cruise since my husband hates crowded conditions and waiting in line, but the price was just too good to be true! We live in ...
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Sail Date February 2011

kiki_caprice avatar


1 Review Written

1st Cruise in the Caribbean

This was our first cruise, my bf and I travelled with my parents. The ship was very nice and they were able to accommodate our dinner seating by putting the 4 of us together. I guess I'll start with the ...
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Sail Date February 2011

robinhess avatar


1 Review Written

MSC Poesia-fantastic first cruise!

We just got back from a 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise on the MSC Poesia, and I literally could not wait to post this review. After reading several somewhat negative reviews about the ship, I wanted to offer our ...
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Sail Date January 2011

sand0516 avatar


1 Review Written

A Lifelong Dream Come True

This was my first and not my fifty seventh cruise, so it is possible that my perspective is than some of the other reviewers but it had been a lifelong dream of mine to cross the Atlantic Ocean by sea and MSC made ...
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Sail Date October 2009

andre93@live.ca avatar


1 Review Written

First time wonder

First of i would like to point out that this msc cruise is the first one I've done but many people from my group that traveled with me had done other cruises with different lines. The ship has many flaws most of ...
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Sail Date March 2010

marcchristina avatar


1 Review Written

Happy with first cruise

My wife and I were recently on the Jan 30 - Feb 6th Eastern Caribbean cruise. This was our first cruise and overall we had a terrific experience. We chose MSC for 2 main reasons, price and age of the ship. We booked ...
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Sail Date January 2010

MSC Poesia Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.4
Value For Money4.03.5
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