MSC Poesia Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

You Get What you Pay For

Sail Date: October 01, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Pros: Ports Visited

Cons: Organization and training of staff

Recommends MSC Poesia? Yes!

Food and Dining
Our dining time was 9pm!
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Some staff was great, while most were unhelpful and rude.

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