Great group vacation! we all loved it :)

MSC Poesia Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
MSC Poesia

7 Night Mediterranean (Bari Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 01, 2018

Ship: MSC Poesia

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We were a large group with children (different ages: 5-7 year old kids and adolescents). we were so excited of that experience, we all enjoyed our time onboard (so many things to do, children never got bored, the staff was professional and trustworthy, the rooms were clean, the food was delicious). We chose this itinerary because it seemed to be interesting, with varied destinations and that is exactly what we got: archaeological sites, must dos, trendy spots, a medieval town and a completely unknow country (Albania) which amazed us so much! will definitely choose MSC again, for our next cruise vacation!


4 out of 5
well organized, not messy, no stress.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
food was always plentiful and delicious

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
we enjoyed our time onboard and the staff is professional, but pools and Spa were often too crowded


5 out of 5
we loved the shows at the theatre!!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
our kids enjoyed all the activities, we trusted the staff very much and left our kids onboard while on excursion

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
they were careful and discreet (but they sometimes didn't understand english)

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
big (about 30 squared meters) and confortable. very clean and...nice view!

Ports of call

Bari, Italy

5 out of 5
very nice city! beautiful old town!! you can catch a little red train for a 1.5 hour tour or go for the free walking tour. We optedfor the free walking tour and that was very interesting!

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

4 out of 5
The archaeological site is very big and interesting but also very crowded (it would take around 5 hours to visit it all and that gets even slower when it's crowded, so it's impossible to visit it all when on a cruise stop) and St.Andreas beach is very close (take a taxi and ask to bring you to both places...remember to haggle if you want to get a better price )

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5
great great place. wonderful place! we rented a scooter and lost ourselves in the little streets of the town. cool typical mykonian objects found in little shops.

Sarande, Albania

5 out of 5
what a surprise! we read negative reviews about this port but were curious to visit it anyway. booked an excursion with a local agency "saranda jeep". their team was great, they told us about the history of their country and showed us so many amazing places we couldn't have reached by ourselves. great memories of that day!!

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5
no words to describe how beautiful this city is. take the cable car to enjoy it at its best

Venice, Italy

3 out of 5
amazing city but too expensive. Inhabitants are quite rude with tourists and make them feel not welcomed. disappointed.


5 out of 5
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