MSC Poesia Cruise Review to Caribbean

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2 out of 5

This was my first...

Sail Date: December 16, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This was my first voyage on MSC Poesia. The only reason that i sailed MSC Poesia was that I was attending a Seminar at Sea for travel sales training. I wouldn#39;t recommend MSC if you have a physical disability because it was difficult getting assistance and a wheelchair, if you needed assistance. Also, the balcony staterooms were small, if you had a walker to store inside the balcony stateroom.
There isn#39;t any adult area(s) if you wanted to get away from the 600 children onboard. However, if you are a parent with smaill children, this is the cruise to take the small children because children sail free up to a certain age.
I grew up on Italian pasta, and I cook the best Italian spaghetti. But, I don#39;t know what happened to the Italian cusinine on the MSC. Notwithstanding, I lost weight while I was on the cruise because I skilled a lot of meals.
The customer service on the MSC was the worst that I have ever experienced on a cruise ship. Most of the crew was from Indonesia, and they didn#39;t speak or understand English. The crew would point when you ask a question, never with a response. i was praying that I didn#39;t get sick on the cruise because the crew wouldn#39;t be any help.
There is always a silver lining to every review:
(1) MSC has a promotion going on. If you book an Inside Stateroom, you will be upgraded to a balcony cabinat no extra price.
(2) The MSC#39;sdance crews in the disco lounge made sure that you were dancing, if you didn#39;t have a dance partner. Both the female and male dance crews would come over to your table, and escort you on the dance floor. You didn#39;t have to worry about not having a dance partner.

Recommends MSC Poesia? No.

Cabin / Stateroom Balcony Cabin too small
Food and Dining Worst food
I wanted Las Vegas entertainment
Children's Programs
Kids had to be 3 or older to enroll in Kid Programs
Service and Staff Worst service
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
My first time in Roatan Island, Honduras

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