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MSC Poesia Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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MSC Poesia

10 Night New England & Canada (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 28, 2011

Ship: MSC Poesia

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Review summary

Beautiful, clean ship with rude staff and terrible food. Very disorganized.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Food was terrible, worse than fast food. Very little variation to the menu in the Dining Room. Fish overcooked and tasteless. Steaks grizzly and fatty. Everyone very disapoiinted. Cafeteria was even worse.


3 out of 5
One great singer every night, dancers not professional at all. shows barely lasted 25 minutes.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Wait staff was friendly and courteous, however other Italian staff was actually rude.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Rooms clean, beautiful ship, however, public restrooms smelly.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Decent statement but extremely small bathroom and shower.

Ports of call

Quebec City, Quebec

5 out of 5
Short tour of Old Quebec City and then to Montmorency Falls. Went back after for a walk around the Old City and Mount Royal. Beautiful City.

Sydney, Nova Scotia

3 out of 5
Not much to see, very old fishing village.

Newport, Rhode Island

5 out of 5
Did our own walking tour. Great city, walked all the way down Thames Avenue to shopping and Harbor Market. Get time.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

5 out of 5
Beautiful island. Went all the way from Charlottetown to the North Shore to a wonderful lunch at the PEI Preserve Company. Wonderful lobster lunch and gift shop.

Pros: Beautiful ship and very clean

Cons: Food and staff

Recommends MSC Poesia? No.

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