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MSC Poesia Cruise Review to Caribbean

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
Sail Date: February 01, 2010
Ship: MSC Poesia
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 8 years ago

The ship it self was beautiful. This was the cleaniest ship we have ever been on. However the childrens activities such as foosball ,ping pong.and all the pools are in the smoking section of the ship. As well all the pools and hot tubs close at 7pm which make them almost impossible to use as you are on land all day. If you are english speaking there is a major language barrior with the staff as several of the staff do not understand the english language. The buffet at lunch was the same food all 7 days hotdogs hamburgers and sausage along with a large selection of salads and deserts.In our late dining there were only 3 choices of entrees each night in which 2 of the choices were always pork and pasta.We puchased excursions through the ship 3 months prior to our arrival and when we boarded the ship they were no longer available and they gave us a piece of paper for us to get a refund from our credit card company ourselves. They would not refund our money or let us use the credit toward another excrusion.During the day no entertainment unless we were at sea.When we asked staff for directions they would only point and wave us away not very helpful at all. We did not get any of our daily programs until after 9pm every night so we had no idea what time our excursions were the next day until the program came as the staff we delt with in the excursion office could not understand what we were asking them in english.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Pros: Most beautiful ship we have been on

Cons: Service

Recommends MSC Poesia? No.

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