"We had choosen a balcony cabin on the port side and thought it very nice and comfortable (and had a lovely steward named Benny), but it also had a "serial vaper" in the cabin next to us, rendering it impossible to stay on our own balcony, due to all the smoke that even vrept into our cabin day and night.Portions were fine in size, but during the entire cruise we forgot to order side vegetables, due to us being so distracted by the hustle and bustle of the whole dining experience...."Read More
First Time Cruiser
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Being first time cruisers (this being a "trial run" before doing a TA with Cunard), we had read up on reviews and info re MSC and the Poesia somewhat beforehand.
The Western Mediterranean intinerary suited us well, as we had never before been to Portugal.
Having 11 days in port out of a total 14 was a very exciting prospect, too. On paper, at least.
More about this later.
About the Reviewer: I’m a middle-aged American male who traveled solo on this, my 52nd voyage. I have sailed primarily on NCL with over 25 voyages there and a handful of cruises with Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Carnival. This was my fourth MSC cruise and my second week on the Poesia. You can find my previous review for the Norwegian fjords in this same section of member reviews for the ship. My ...
About the Reviewer: I’m a middle-aged American male who traveled solo on this, my 51st voyage. I have sailed primarily on NCL with over 25 voyages there and a handful of cruises with Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Carnival. This was my third MSC cruise and my first time taking a ship based outside the USA for the brand. My previous experiences were on the MSC Meraviglia and the MSC Seaside sailing ...
Overall, we had a great vacation. My opinion is that the MSC Poesia is a “relaxed old school” type of cruise. We chose this cruise and itinerary because we had booked plane tickets to Copenhagen. We enjoyed the cruise after a week road trip in Denmark. We enjoyed the ports and itinerary, which was a 7-day Baltic cruise including Copenhagen, Warnemunde, Helsinki, Talinn, and Stockholm.
We have ...
We were a group of eight from Australia on a family trip to Greenland and we can recommend all facets of this cruise ship and ports visited. We had a great boarding experience in Copenhagen, greeted by a most helpful lady that had us onboard in no time with no fuss. This ship had one of the best crews that we have encountered on any cruise, they were all friendly and efficient. The Captain was ...
I went on the Northern-cruise with my mom & all over i think it was a great experience & holiday.
Nice crew, very interesting places we visited & the food was definetly okay.
The only comment i have, that's regarding the wifi. It is very expensive and it works poorly. We've paid +/- 300 euro for 8 days for multiple devices, but the wifi went off most of the time.
Without my knowledge my ...
Very good service
Everything very well organised
When you arrive, when you leave , good system with the luggage
Leaving the boat for an excursion and coming back was elaborate due to safety measurements
Good food in the buffets and restaurants (Tomi!!), good variety
Posibility for a small forfait to be able to drink freely, recommendable
Interior a bit over the ...
We chose this cruise strictly based on the number of new countries it stopped at (I was aiming for my 100th country) and the time of year (around my birthday in May). We really enjoyed it. Of particular note was the service on the ship. We had excellent service from the following individuals:
-Punia, the water at the Mojito Bar - star of the show! Helped us every morning and afternoon, chatted ...
If you want to be treated like a criminal, discriminated against and be at risk of burning to death on the open seas, MSC is the cruise line for you!
My issues started even before the cruise. As a solo traveller, and a gay man, I emailed MSC asking if they would hold an LGBT drinks event on the cruise, as nearly every other cruise line does. The email response did not address my question, so I ...
This ship seemed to have a primarily European clientele. However, being American was not a detriment. Every staff person that we approached for whatever reason, spoke English. All messages were announced in English (as well as many other languages). The staff on board were exceptionally courteous. The ship was impeccably clean and any minor issues that we needed assistance with were handled ...