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MSC Poesia Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean Wonders (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 19, 2010
Ship: MSC Poesia
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
First time on MSC and was very disappointed with the departure and arrival time. Originally cruise was to depart Sunday at 7:00pm, this is late compare to other cruise lines, instead we departed at 11:00pm (supposedly waiting for other arriving passengers). Arrival was due on Sunday at 8:00 am, instead we arrived on Saturday at 11:00pm. Again no reasons given. Food service was non-exinstent after dinner and food quality was somewhat average for an Italian cruise line. Did enjoyed the diversity of people on the ship. Europe, Asia, The Americas, all were represented on the ship. The ship was fairly new (2008) and the cabins were really nice, clean and spacious (We had balcony). There were many areas for family gathering but the ship lacked a large gathering place(main entrance). Entertaiment was acceptable, but not as good as other cruise lines. Anthony and his "diversion" team were very good. Translating every announcements into five different languages was over top. Port of calls were OK and did not have much in terms of sightseeing or shopping, except for Cozumel which had fairly decent places for souvenirs. Did not care much for Ocho Rios Jamaica. Cayman Island and Cozumel are very good places for snorkling and/or scuba diving.

Pros: Diversity of people on a newer ship

Cons: Schedule cut short for no apparent reasons

Recommends MSC Poesia? No.

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