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MSC Poesia Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
MSC Poesia

12 Night Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 12, 2019

Ship: MSC Poesia

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11165

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Before we left, I read lots of reviews about MSC, so we didn’t expect a typical cruise experience. The price was right, the ports were great and the food was fine. The most enjoyable part of being on the ship was the opportunity to practice my French chatting with Europeans on holiday. Adjust your expectations for MSC and you’ll have a good time.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Off the boat first thing in the morning and a 9pm seating time, so we only used the buffet. Great salads and fresh fruit. Lots of pride in good Italian cheeses and deli meat. Pizza was sadly American with a soft crust. Mains and desserts were not great, not terrible. Relentlessly okay.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Spring for the sauna and hot tub package. Totally worth it after a long day walking.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

You didn’t go to Europe to eat on the ship, did you?

Ports of call

Genoa, Italy

5 out of 5

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5

Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete

5 out of 5

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

5 out of 5

Corfu, Greece

4 out of 5

Valletta, Malta

5 out of 5

Marseille (Provence), France

5 out of 5

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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