MSC Poesia is the third cruise ship belonging to the Musica project with a water displacement of 92627 tons and a passenger capacity of 3223 people launched in 2008. The Renovation (overhaul) has not been carried out since the vessel’s construction, and yet, according to the passengers’ reviews, it has been still in a good condition.
The interior cabin’s area equals 13-14 sq. m. whereas the maximum number of passengers it can accommodate is 4. Additional sleeping places are represented by Pullman beds located above the central sleeping accommodation.
Beds in the cabin can be joined together or separated.
The oceanview cabin’s area is equal to 16-17 sq. m. Maximum number of people to be accommodated there is 4. Additional sleeping accommodation is represented by Pullman beds above the main sleeping berths. Most cabins located on deck 8, have a limited view from the window (it can be partly or entirely covered by the lifeboat located behind the window).
The area of the balcony cabin is 17-21 sq. m. Most of the ship’s cabins are designed for double accommodation, yet a part of such can accommodate even 3 or 4 passengers.
Additional sleeping accommodation in such a cabin is represented by a sofa and a Pullman bed. There is also a coffee table and chairs on the balcony.
The suites have an area of 28 square meters. The maximum number of persons to be accommodated is 4. A folding sofa serves as additional sleeping accommodation. The balcony is equipped with a coffee table and chairs. Such cabins are located on deck 15.
Each cabin has a TV, a safe deposit box, an air conditioning system, a hair dryer, a telephone, a mini bar, an ice bucket, and glasses for water. There are also 220-V outlets in the cabins.
A shower cabin located in the bathroom has a curtain. There is also a liquid soap dispenser installed there, whereas there are dispensers containing shampoo and shower gel in the shower cabin. There are enough shelves in the bathroom where you can put your toiletries and cosmetics.
Bathrooms in the suites on board are equipped with full-sized baths.
The cruise cost includes food that is available in the following restaurants:
Le Fontane is the main restaurant serving food according to the à la carte system. It is located on deck 5. Breakfast is served there from 07:30 to 09:30, lunch is available from 12:00 to 14:00, and dinner is also offered there. The first seating starts at 18:30, whereas the second seating is available from 21:00. During breakfast, passengers are served on a first-come-first-served basis, and yet, for dinner, each passenger has a designated table.
Il Palladio is another à la carte restaurant that can be found on deck 6. It is open for dinner only. The beginning of the first seating is at 18:30, the second one starts at 21:00.
Villa Pompeiana represents the buffet restaurant located on deck 13. It is open for breakfast from 06:30 to 11:30, for lunch from 12:00 to 16:00, for snacks from 16:00 to 18:00, and for dinner from 18:30 to 22:00. The “grill” station is available from 12:00 to 17:30, and the pizzeria is open from 12:00 to 24:00. Drinks (tea, coffee, and water) are available round-the-clock.
Kaito Sushi Bar is a specialty à la carte restaurant which can be found on deck 7. It is open from 12:30 to 14:30 for lunch and from 18:30 to 00:30 for dinner. A preliminary table reservation is required (to be extra paid).
The cruise ship offers passengers the following entertainments:
- 2 swimming pools;
- 4 jacuzzis;
- SPA center, available from 9:00 up to 21:00 (deck 13);
- running track (deck 14);
- sports ground (deck 16);
- mini golf (deck 15);
- shuffleboard (decks 14 and 15);
- gym which is open from 6 in the morning up to 10 in the evening (deck 13);
- casino (deck 7);
- theater (shows are performed in 2 seatings);
- excursion office;
- stores (deck 6);
- library (deck 7);
- cigar lounge (deck 7);
- photo gallery (deck 7);
- kids’ club (deck 14).
Cruise Ship Peculiarities
- Lack of the covered swimming pool
MSC Poesia Passengers’ Reviews
Vlad52: "It is a good vessel deserving a solid "four". If the price is attractive and the itinerary is exciting don’t hesitate to choose it. It would be better if the ship had a covered swimming pool as MSC Magnifica has. Interior decorations deserve 4, the cabin wins 5 points, food gets 4, whereas service and entertainment can get 5”.
Alexandra: "I traveled on the MSC Poesia cruise ship to the Norwegian fjords which is an amazing beauty! I’ve got a lot of impressions! I liked the cruise ship itself, of course, as well as the numerous cafes, bars, and entertainment. It is felt that it is an Italian cruise line (which is reflected both, in interior design and cuisine). The staff on board is very friendly and the service is perfect! In general, emotions are exceptionally positive. I was on a cruise alone, and yet, I was not bored, as I met a lot of interesting people and made new acquaintances, so I always had ideas about where to go and whom to talk to. I noticed that there was a wonderful kids’ club on board and a playground. Those who go on a cruise with children need not worry that they can be bored”.
Bondar: "The ship is beautiful both inside and outside, and yet, when I was watching a virtual tour everything seemed significantly more spacious than it turned out to be in reality. Everything was very well: check-in procedure, boarding, landing, as well as evening performances in the theater. Nevertheless, some minor flaws drew my attention. It was not our first cruise, so we unwittingly compared the ship and the cruise line with the others. There were enough shortcomings that, perhaps, could not have been noticed by all the passengers. For instance, we felt the “overcrowding” of the ship. There were a lot of people everywhere, besides, it was impossible to find a free table at the restaurant upstairs. It can be explained, of course, by the fact that it was cold enough during the cruise and as a result, open decks were almost empty, and yet, 3000 passengers turned out to be too much for a vessel of such a tonnage”.
OlgaK: "The cruise ship is very comfortable, beautiful, and clean. I had a cozy balcony cabin. We spent all our time, free of excursions on the deck near the swimming pool. It is located outdoors but we were lucky with the weather and swam. We were impressed with performances as well (especially opening and closing shows).”