The Poesia is a beautiful ship. The cabins are updated with energy efficient ques to put your key. It also tells the steward if you are in your cabin. The staff are pleasant but most do not speak very good English. You will need to approach the staff for conversation. The staff are very friendly after that. You get the feeling that you are in Europe due to the guest population. The food is plentiful, but very bland and generic. I could not wait to try food at the ports of call-looking for flavor. Avoid any cabins on deck 12. Our balcony cabin was right under the cafeteria with wooden floors and chairs that echoed in our cabin for every meal. The early mornings are the worst-bring earplugs-they helped out with other noises as well. If you like the disco and other dancing activities, get your nap in. The disco does not even start until after 11:30 PM and the other bars and lounges offer only light music. MSC is new to marketing the United States guests. They have been a very popular cruise lines for Europe, which is why there are so many Europeans and Canadians guests on board. As long as you do not compare this cruise lines with another, you will enjoy the European flair that MSC has to offer.
Sail Date: March 01, 2010
Pros: The itinerary was nice and relaxing. Not a lot of activities to consume our time.
Cons: The food was not enjoyable on this cruise. Mostly very bland and generic food. The gelato was very good, but you will need to purchase this seperately. We had an upgrade to deck 12, but it was right under the cafeteria with sliding tables and chairs echoing during dining times and in the morning.
Recommends MSC Poesia? Yes!