7 night Adriatic & Greece cruise

MSC Poesia Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 46

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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MSC Poesia

7 Night Adriatic & Greece (Venice Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 16, 2017

Ship: MSC Poesia

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 1108

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Overall well designed itinerary and ports of call, good variety of food choices, service and entertainment. Cabin was spacious and staff was very good also. Biggest negatives were boarding experience and surprisingly narrow choices in drink package.


2 out of 5
I took a star off due to having to wait 1 hr off to side, while others were given priority, ( no explanation), Before being allowed to board. This makes you feel like an afterthought. Also had to take luggage almost a mile to ship...no info on a baggage service.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dinning was good, food good, esp if you like seafood. General cafeteria was very good choices and excellent salad and fruit bars. Would have been better if gelato was free or at least reasonable. Was never in dining choice that I recall....surprising for an Italian cruise. Had a drink ticket package that came w cabin, but was very limited on what it could be used for...even lower cost drinks were excluded, very disappointing. Would be nice to have post workout smoothies at the exercise bar.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Fitness center was nice


4 out of 5
Good entertainment every night w enthusiastic performers and dancers

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Waiters very good servers very good and courteous also

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Easy layout, clean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Larger than expected, comfortable beds and quiet and night, loved balcony.

Ports of call

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5
Was there before and after cruise. Excllent sights n sounds. Discounted shopping, excellent food

Bari, Italy

4 out of 5
Nice, old city very good and beach was nice.

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

4 out of 5
Better than expected, great sites, museums, people, and shopping

Mykonos, Greece

4 out of 5
Dry, but interesting. Rented scooter to go to 3 beaches. Beautiful water and shorelines.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

4 out of 5
All the sights better in person, took the double decker bus to acropolis, very nice.

Sarande, Albania

4 out of 5
Nice sights , best shopping of trip, nice people.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

4 out of 5
Went to fort. Recommend paying to access top of wall. It’s well worth getting away from crowds, beautiful and peaceful with great views.


4 out of 5
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