Amazing Venice & Adriatic Cruise

MSC Poesia Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
MSC Poesia

7 Night Adriatic & Greece (Venice Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 28, 2017

Ship: MSC Poesia

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12 163

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

A never-to-be-forgotten experience. Will do it again when we've saved up enough money. A great ship. Great staff. Visited great places with a nice mixture of history and relaxation. We were a family made up of three generations from 14 to 71. Everyone had a tremendous time.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Queues quite long, but handled very well

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Lots of lovely food and helpful staff

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Jaccuzzi sauna

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Went a couple of nights to the theatre. Very enjoyable. Preferred to relax in our cabin at night on the other nights.

Children's Programs

Our children and grandchildren are grown.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
5 stars must go to Zdravko Todorovic, our waiter at table 701 in Il Palladio restaurant. A very friendly, efficient and fun-loving guy. We looked forward to meeting him each evening. Wellington from Brazil was also a joy to meet. Our room steward was also very friendly. He was always smiling. Nothing was a trouble to him.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
As it was our first cruise, we thought on the first night that we would never find our way around. But everything was well signed and floors, lifts etc easy to negotiate. All was spotlessly clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Spacious cabin. Again always spotlessly clean. Very comfortable bed and neat little bathroom. Easy to work shower.

Ship tip

Book a Balcony cabin like we did. It's well worth the extra money. Take advantage of all the facilities on board and if you're fit, explore each port. There is such variety.

Ports of call

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5
We had time to walk right through the town and visit all the major attractions. Our son had done his homework before the cruise started, so he made a wonderful tour leader! We then enjoyed a leisurely ride back by boat the length of the Grand Canal. Loved Venice - every bit of it!

Bari, Italy

5 out of 5
We took a taxi ride to Alberobello. Amazing little place. We loved it. Well worth a visit.

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

5 out of 5
Another highlight of our cruise. We had pre booked booked a minibus to take us there, and it was very worthwhile. We also went to visit a small honey farm nearby. A pleasant experience run by a delightful family.

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5
What a pretty place with lots to see and do. We crossed on the boat from beside the cruise ship and made our own way. Lovely coffee shops and unique little shopping streets. Took lots of photos.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
This was the highlight of the tour for me because of a log awaited visit to the Acropolis and Mars Hill for my husband. We evn had a mars bar each on Mars Hill

Sarande, Albania

5 out of 5
A leisurely day in the port, swimming in the sea and sunbathing. Did a little shopping too. Pretty little port.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5
Loved the old buildings and quaint streets. So much history to take in. Very enjoyable experience.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Went like clockwork. How did they get so many people of the ship in such a short time?

Traveler Photos

Dressing up for Dinner
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