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MSC Poesia Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: October 01, 2009
Ship: MSC Poesia
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
The ship was new and well maintained. The rooms were small, but adequate. It took us awhile to learn the best ways to get around the ship, but once we did it was easier. The food was average; very European. The majority of the staff seemed to not really know what was going on most of the time. They seemed poorly trained - although well intentioned. The staff at the Reception desk were not helpful and were even rude. Onboarding and offboarding was often choatic and confusing - with little communication coming from the staff. Overall, we would not cruise with MSC again. Our previous experience with Royal Caribbean was much better in comparison. We got a great deal on this cruise, but after realizing that you pay for everything on the ship in euros, it didn't turn out ot be such a great deal afterall. Plus the ship wasn't as inclulsive as we thought it would be. There are many add-ons you find out about after you get on the ship.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Our dining time was 9pm!

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Some staff was great, while most were unhelpful and rude.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Pros: Ports Visited

Cons: Organization and training of staff

Recommends MSC Poesia? Yes!

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