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MSC Poesia Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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MSC Poesia

7 Night Adriatic & Greece (Venice Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 01, 2017

Ship: MSC Poesia

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10242

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

THEY NEED TO TURN ON THE HEAT IN THE HOT TUBS AND GET MUCH BIGGER ONES. PERSONNEL SHOULD BE TRAINED TO BE MORE FRIENDLY. THE PORTS ARE GREAT WHICH IS WHY I CHOOSE THIS CRUISE.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Could be much faster.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
THE BUFFETS ATE PREETY GOOD. A LITTLE TOO MUCH PASTA THOUGH.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
NOT ENOUGH ACTIVITIES OFFERED. THANK GOD WE HAD ONE PORT A DAY, EVERYDAY.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The shows were excellent! The dancers are awesome!!!

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
My Room keeper Juni- from Indonesia was the best. He had a wonderful personality and made my whole stay very pleasant. The personnel in the sit down dining room were not that friendly. One waiter didn't say a word when my boyfriend asked if he could try another dish. He just returned with the dish. We never went back to the sit down dinners after that first night. I ALSO PREFER TO SIT ALONE WHICH WE COULD NOT. We were seated with other people.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
THERE SHOULD BE BATHROOMS RIGHT NEAR THE POOL. I CAN IMAGINE SOME PEOPLE DO NOT BOTHER TO GET OUT AND TRY TO FIND THE NEAREST BATHROOM. IT'S A PROJECT.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Juni- forgot the rest of his name from Indonesia was awesome. He made up for the other staff that are not friendly.

Ship tip

The Jucuzzi's are not hot and are way too small. There should be many more and hotter. Even the ones in the Spa are not hot at all. I was willing to pay extra, but when I checked if they were hot- they were not.

Ports of call

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5
Excellent. Very beautiful. St. Mark's Square is the best.

Bari, Italy

5 out of 5
We went to the nearby caves. They were the best caves I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE AND I HAVE BEEN TO MANY. POLIGNANO A MARE IS A VERY CUTE TOWN WITH MANY STORES AND RESTAURANTS AND THE BEACH IS RIGHT THERE. THE BEACH IS SMALL BUT VERY NICE. NOT FOR KIDS-THE WATER WAS ROUGH. THE WAVE THREW ME DOWN.

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

4 out of 5
WE DID A BEACH EXCURSION WHICH WAS PRETTY GOOD. A LITTLE SMALL THOUGH.

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5
MYKANOS IS THE BEST. IF YOU LIKE TO PARTY, GO TO SUPER PARADISE BEACH. WE TOOK A BUS THERE TO THE BEACH. THE DRINKS ARE EXPENSIVE SO TRY TO BUY ALCOHOL BEFOREHAND. THE FOOD AT THE FAST FOOD PLACE IS NOT THAT GOOD. DON'T HAVE THE MUSAKA THERE. IT IS HORRIBLE. YOU ARE BETTER OFF WITH FRUIT AND A SALAD. THEY PLAY TECHNO MUSIC LATER ON IN THE DAY AT ONE OF THE BARS. TOO BAD THE SHIP DOESN'T STAY AT MYKANOS FOR TWO DAYS. THE WATER IS VERY CLEAN. IT WAS VERY WINDY LIKE A HURRICAN THOUGH. BRING SOMETHING HEAVY TO WEIGH DOWN YOUR BAG AND TOWELS. MYKANOS IS USUALLY WINDY BUT IT WAS MORE THAN THE NORM THAT DAY.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
WE SAW THE ACROPOLIS AND LATER WE WENT TO THE SHOPPING AREA. THE SHOPPING IS THE CHEAPEST IN THE MAIN DOWNTOWN SHOPPING AREA. SAVE YOUR SHOPPING FOR THAT PLACE. THE TOUR ONLY GIVES YOU AN HOUR THERE WHICH IS NOT ENOUGH. IT SHOULD BE TWO HOURS. DO NOT SHOP AT THE SHOPS AT THE FOOT OF THE ACROPOLIS, THEY ARE LIKE DOUBLE THE PRICE.

Sarande, Albania

4 out of 5
VERY NICE. WE WENT TO THE BEACH EXCURSION AND RENTED A JET SKI. TRY TO GET THEIR CURRENCY RIGHT AWAY BECAUSE THEY DON'T LIKE DOLLARS AND EUROS.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5
DUBROVNIK IS VERY BEAUTIFUL. WE DID A SPEED BOAT EXCURSION WITH SNORKLING, LUNCH, AND TIME IN ANOTHER REMOTE AREA. THE REMOTE AREA DID NOT TAKE CREDIT CARDS AND IT TOOK A HALF AN HOUR TO EXCHANGE EUROS AT THE LOCAL POST OFFICE.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
MUCH FASTER THAN GETTING ON.
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