Terrible cruise, worst ever.

MSC Poesia Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
Sail Date: September 01, 2010
Ship: MSC Poesia
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 7 years ago

Dull decor, no pizazz at all.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
This ship has without doubt the worst food and worst service I have every encountered on any ship. It's not like I cruise 6 star lines, my other cruises have been with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Princess, where I was very satisfied. The food - lowlights are the breakfast buffet, cold, hard to find where things were, eggs on one side of the buffet but not the other; lunch, very dull selections and of course dinner. Incredibly slow service and the food was so dull and tastless if I had been on land I would have walked out on several occasions, something I never do. I really thought an Italian ship would have decent food. Wrong! The only good thing was that the terrible food was a major icebreaker with other passengers on elevators etc, it was the main topic of conversation on board.


1 out of 5
Wasn't impressed. No good comedians, nothing really to do except gamble - maybe that's their plan. But I won! A little bit, anyway.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Bartenders need to be taught how to fix drinks properly and how to catch a thirsty customer's eye. I can wait patiently if the bar is busy if I have had eye contact and an acknowledgement and know I will be served eventually, but these guys just never look up.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
It's clean enough, but it should be for a fairly new ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
OK, nothing special. Very hard to find the room steward, I have no idea what he did all day, probably cooking.

Pros: Leaving the ship so I could get a decent meal and some good coffee.

Cons: The food, the service, the attitude of the staff.

Recommends MSC Poesia? No.

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