MSC Poesia Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4 out of 5

MSC La Poesia delightful!

Sail Date: January 02, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

We weren't expecting much from a 2 night cruise, but what a wonderful experience!
The ship was new and absolutely immaculate. Workers were constantly painting, polishing. Very nice.
We have never had an inside stateroom, but this was excellent. Large mirror on back wall made the room seem bigger, room on both sides of the bed. Lots of drawer and closet space. Bathroom had lots of storage space also. What we loved when we entered the ship was all the staff greeting us and directing us to everywhere you wanted to go.
The buffet food was very good, as well as the dining rooms. Wasn't exceptional but was very good. The choices were smaller than what we were used to.
The evening onboard entertainment was fantastic! Almost like a Circque de Soleil. We got to hear Tito Puente, who was excellent - as well as the salsa dancers. Place was packed. There was entertainment all over the ship; that made it very enjoyable.
The ship was beautifully decorated and very clean. The staff was wonderful. Service was also very good in stateroom and in dining rooms. We really loved this boat, would definitely go on it again for a longer cruise.

Pros: Entertainment, music everywhere on board

Cons: Food was very good, not fantastic. Adequate choices.

Recommends MSC Poesia? Yes!

Service and Staff
Very friendly, greeted us and directed us on the first day of cruise. Made you feel at home and servers were very helpful.
Ship Quality
Very nice, didn't even get to all the decks. Layout was great. Lots of elevators throughout the boat, never had to wait long. Not jammed up at elevator area either. Extremely clean and beautiful decor.
Food and Dining
Restaurant dining room was wonderful for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Service was quick and servers very accommodating. Wine prices were reasonable. Ambiance nice. Didn't have a ton of choices for entrees, but they were certainly more than adequate. Never got to specialty restaurants, but looked nice.
Cabin / Stateroom
Very comfortable room for inside stateroom. Although no light from outside, lots of mirrors to make the room look bigger. Liked that there was room on each side of the bed to manuever. Condition was excellent, and lots of storage space. Lovely room.
Excellent entertainment and lots of activities, especially for such a short cruise.
Nassau, Bahamas
Always enjoy a trip to the Atlantis. Took a limo there. All taxi rides are $4 per person, whether van or limo. Town is nice, as well as market at dock. Change from last trip to Atlantis - now they charge for everything. Atlantis has a wonderful aquarium, but you have to pay for it now. Would recommend taking a day trip from the boat there so you can enjoy their pool and beach. It is well worth it.
Don't Miss: The Atlantis!

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