Super time on this luxury liner with some fab visits to some beautiful cities

MSC Poesia Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
MSC Poesia

7 Night Adriatic & Greece (Venice Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 07, 2017

Ship: MSC Poesia

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12196

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Didn't really know what to expect from a cruise but we had really lovely week. Would recommend anyone to try at least one. Oct was a good time to cruise as the weather was mid 20's so not too hot.


3 out of 5
Embarkation is slow but nevertheless efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We preferred the food at the buffet restaurant to the main dining room. Waitress was lovely though and very helpful.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Pool and Jacuzzi were great


5 out of 5
Stage shows were just long enough. Costumes and stage setting were really good. Thoroughly enjoyed the magician and the acrobatics. Great variety

Children's Programs

We had no children with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Room service was excellent and non intrusive. Staff always on hand and very pleasant/helpful. Cleaning etc was constant and ongoing.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Entire ship was very well maintained. So vast that I still lost my way at end of week ! Info at lifts will always lead you to where you want to go.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We loved the cabin which was regularly maintained. It had everything needed for our comfort. The only thing was that we couldn't get our account details on it.

Ship tip

You'll have a fabulous time- take note of whether your cabin number is odd or even and you won't get lost!

Ports of call

Venice, Italy

2 out of 5
Spenf a few days there before and after cruise. Not my favourite.

Bari, Italy

3 out of 5
No excursion. City centre not too exciting and most shops closed as it was Sun

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

4 out of 5
Excursion to Olympus which was great to see

Mykonos, Greece

4 out of 5
No excursion but rambled around the quaint streets. Very enjoyable area and would visit again.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
Super place to visit. So much history. Amazing. Tour was very informative. Great little shops. Would like to spend more time there.

Sarande, Albania

3 out of 5
Not a pleasant place portside. Too many taxis looking for business. Very nice however along the coast where the traders have some stalls with jewellery and pottery etc.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5
Favourite port. Old city is beautiful. Took a tour up the mountain and the views are spectacular. Will definitely be returning


3 out of 5
Due to fog we couldn't disembark till late eve. However the process was completed as it would have happened earlier. We were well catered for in the meantime. Process was relatively straightforward

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