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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 239 guests have reviewed MSC Poesia, giving it a rating of 3 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3 out of 5(239 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples43.9%
Families w/young children15.5%
Singles/Friends15.1%
Families w/older children11.7%
Groups6.3%

Most Recent Reviews

A great time on the world’s okayest cruise line

Nov 24th, 2019

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.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Wonderful cruise, nice staff, good service

Nov 13th, 2019

We enjoyed the cruise. Ship, service, food, kindness left a good impression. Only at the reception we did not have a good experience

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Un crucero agradable

Oct 27th, 2019

Crucero con una ruta algo diferente, el barco está muy bien, de tamaño mediano, con el personal muy atento y amable, siempre encuentras alguien dispuesto a ayudar.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Ok

Sep 4th, 2019

The ports of call were nice the ship not catered to uk residents at all

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

An excellent adventure

Sep 2nd, 2019

A lovely cruise around the eastern med, Albania was a real highlight. Bari was lovely, we went for a wander around the town and had lunch, Athens was disappointing however the Parthenon was great to see. Dubrovnik was very very hot and quite over crowded, but well worth a visit.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

Wonderful except that British Airways failed to deliver our luggage and we had to buy a complete outfit to be in the cruise.

Aug 7th, 2019

We enjoyed the trip. The staff were very informative and helpful The excursion guides except at Tallin were very informative. If we had our luggage during the trip we would have enjoyed it more

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

MSC is an adventure in international travel

Aug 7th, 2019

Overall MSC does a pretty good job of managing 3000 passengers who speak many different languages. I applaud them for that. The service is variable and reflect language problems and different ideas of what service is compared to North American standards. The food is obviously mass produced and has to cater to many different tastes. Don't take this cruise if you want excellent onboard cuisine (but occasional they would surprise me with something wonderful). If you are a native English speaker (and that is your only language) be aware that finding someone who knows conversation English will be a challenge which to me really was major negative for this trip. But if you want a really international experience and want to me folks from many different countries (and not just Americans, Canadians, Aussies and New Zealanders) and or you speak some conversation Italian, French, German or Spanish, then MSC is the cruise line for you.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Jun 12th, 2019

Went on this ship with a friend. I wish that there was more food late night. We got stuck eating wrapped sandwiches. We did have a lot of fun, was difficult when we were docked and the ship was so quiet and we could hear all the partying on the ship docked behind us. I would still def go on more MSC ships as i do love them very much!

Beautiful destinations cruise

May 28th, 2019

It was luxuary, relaxt and full of new impressions. I would not do this cruis without excursions.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

4-6 cruises

May 25th, 2019

Cute and quaint ship. Most of the staff were friendly. Clean ship for its age. Very easy to navigate. The spa was not as aggressive as my previous MSC experience. Even when walking into the spa area, I was never asked for a service. This shocked me. A few staff members had no idea about the voyagers club status levels. I was told the only difference is the color of your hard. I tried to keep a straight face, hope I succeeded. It was obvious they were new to the cruise industry as every line has differences in status levels.

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