MSC Poesia Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Deck Hand

Experience
7+ cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
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1 out of 5

Average Cruise LIne

Sail Date: December 26, 2010

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Balcony

Controlled payments to dinner staff and cabin stewards when poor service is provided was inappropriate. Embarkation was a huge conflict with personnel waiting and the 1 person in charge (much yelling by the MSC person). Poor food service. Poor menu. We have been on 30 cruises, and won't go on this line again.

Pros: Evening Entertainment

Cons: Food and Ports

Recommends MSC Poesia? No.

Food and Dining
1 menu the whole cruise. No selections. We ate at the buffett more than at the dining room. At least there were selections.
Service and Staff
Many of the staff were rude when you talked with them.
Children's Programs
Kids <12 had well structured times to meet, but was very limited on when the kids could go to the club unlike Disney Cruise Lines. Teenagers, no structure and much rude behavior. We didn't let our son go to the teenage meetings, he doesn't need to learn rude adult behavior.
Cabin / Stateroom
staterooms were average.
Entertainment
Evening shows were good.
Ship Quality
Average ship amenities.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Very nice port, one of the reasons we selected the trip.
Don't Miss: Shopping on the Drake Passage.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Very nice port, also a reason we went on the cruise. We were in port too short, this seemed like a shorting for the passengers.
Nassau, Bahamas
We didn't go to Nassau, we went to Freeport. I would have not booked this cruise if I knew it was going to Freeport. It was falsely advertised.


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