Credit

Courtesy of MSC Cruises

Find a Cruise on MSC Poesia

Call to plan a cruise: 1-877-978-2693

with a cruise advisor

Overview

Launched in 2008, MSC Poesia offers some unique onboard amenities, like the Kaito Sushi Bar (which touts its own Zen garden) and the laid-back Mojito Bar. Guests can unwind at the MSC Aurea Spa or by one of the three pool areas, while those looking to be more active can take advantage of the jogging track, mini-golf course or Sports Center. Nighttime entertainment includes variety performance shows, dancing in the nightclub and table games at the casino.

The ship offers four cabin categories: Interior, Ocean View, Balcony and Suite. The majority of cabins offer balconies, but those who splurge on one of the 18 Suites receive more space and bathrooms with tubs. All staterooms come equipped with minibars and TVs.

Still, the ship offers just four dining venues. And with 3,223 passengers and 1,039 staff members, service isn’t as specialized as that of other mainstream competitors. 

In 2018-19, MSC Poesia departs from ports in Italy, France and Brazil for MSC's Grand Voyages and sailings in the Mediterranean.

READ MORE 

Launched in 2008, MSC Poesia offers some unique onboard amenities, like the Kaito Sushi Bar (which touts its own Zen garden) and the laid-back Mojito Bar. Guests can unwind at the MSC Aurea Spa or by one of the three pool areas, while those looking to be more active can take advantage of the jogging track, mini-golf course or Sports Center. Nighttime entertainment includes variety performance shows, dancing in the nightclub and table games at the casino.

The ship offers four cabin categories: Interior, Ocean View, Balcony and Suite. The majority of cabins offer balconies, but those who splurge on one of the 18 Suites receive more space and bathrooms with tubs. All staterooms come equipped with minibars and TVs.

Still, the ship offers just four dining venues. And with 3,223 passengers and 1,039 staff members, service isn’t as specialized as that of other mainstream competitors. 

In 2018-19, MSC Poesia departs from ports in Italy, France and Brazil for MSC's Grand Voyages and sailings in the Mediterranean.

Ship Size
L
Price
$$$$
Year Built
2008

Pros & Cons

  • Unique bars and restaurants, such as the Mojito Bar

  • Only four dining venues

3.35Scorecard
  • 3.5Expert Rating »
  • 3.0Traveler Rating »
  • 4.0Health Rating »

Rankings

MSC Poesia ranks #11 out of 15 MSC Cruises Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Cabins

MSC Poesia offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

See all cabin descriptions »

Deck Plans

MSC Poesia contains 13 decks. Find out which features are available on each MSC Poesia deck.

See full deck plans »

Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 229 guests have reviewed MSC Poesia, giving it a rating of 3 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3 out of 5(229 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples42.6%
Families w/young children15.7%
Singles/Friends15.7%
Families w/older children12.2%
Groups6.1%
Read most recent traveler reviews »

Ship Photos

View all 5 photos »

Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship’s Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 22 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship’s Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.