MSC Poesia Cruise Ship Profile

Ship Features, Itinerary, News, Photos, Review, Accommodations, Notable Rooms, Dining Venues, Kid's Areas, Deck Plan, Outdoor Spaces, Smoking Sections



The MSC Poesia sails itineraries. Visit the MSC/USA website for a complete schedule.

CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating: 96 (Nov)
2010 Rating: 100 (Mar)
2010 Rating: 95 (Nov)
2011 Rating 93 (Apr)
2011 Rating 95 (Oct)
2012 Rating 95 (Mar)
2012 Rating 94 (Dec)
2013 Rating 87 (Mar)

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Deck Plan

Sport Deck

Solarium, Table Tennis

Alfieri Deck

Mini-Golf, Shuffleboard, Passenger staterooms

Pascoli Deck

Passenger staterooms, Jogging Track, Children's Outdoor Pool & Games Area, Children Indoor Playroom, Shuffle Board, S32 Disco, Virtual Games, Dinosauri Children's Playroom

Foscolo Deck

MSC Aurea Spa, Piraña Bar, Coral Bay Pool Area, Mojito Bar, Cayo Levantado Pool Area, Villa Pompeiana Cafeteria, L'Obelisco Ristorante

Leopardi Deck

Passenger staterooms

D'annunzio Deck

Passenger staterooms

Carducci Deck

Passenger staterooms

Ungaretti Deck

Passenger staterooms

Tasso Deck

Passenger staterooms

Manzoni Deck

Teatro Carlo Felice (upper level), Casino Royal, Card Room, Library (forward), Kaito Sushi Bar, Cyber Cafe, The Hitchcock Lounge Cigar Room (midship), Photo Arcade, Grappolo Oro Wine Bar, Pigalle Lounge (aft)

Boccaccio Deck

Tender access

Petrarca Deck

Passenger Staterooms, Medical Center, Reception, Le Rendez-Vous Bar, Le Fontane Ristorante (aft)

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Children's Menu

Italian favorites like pasta and pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs and delicious pastries and desserts. The My Teen Card makes it convenient for kids 12 -17 to make pre-paid purchases while onboard.

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MSC Poesia

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The MSC Poesia cruise ship introduces a new dimension of enjoyment. Onboard this elegant ship you will discover luxury cruising at its best––a spectacular waterfall with bridges in the foyer, a zen garden in the sushi bar and a serene 13,000 square foot spa. The MSC Poesia, the third Musica class ship, offers the latest eco-technology to safeguard the environment, without compromising comfort and luxury. Suites and staterooms are spacious and elegant, most with private balconies. Guests can enjoy a wine tasting bar or casual outdoor Mojito bar and movies under the stars on an immense screen by the pool. And for the kids - a Stone Age dinosaur-themed play area.

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Ship Class: Musica

Launched: 2008


GRT: 92,400

Length: 964 ft.

Draft: 26 ft.

Speed: 23 Knots

Passengers: 2,550


January 7, 2012, MSC Poesia runs aground in Grand Bahama.

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Air conditioning, telephone - Availability of Internet connection on your own lap top (not included in price), bathroom with shower, mini bar, and safe. Wi-Fi service available in select rooms. All staterooms have satellite TV, mini-bar, safe, radio and 24-hour room service. Additional Suite amenities include spacious wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, and internet availability.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 151 Sq. ft.
Outside 177-183 Sq. Ft.
Balcony 213-240 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 324 Sq. ft. w/veranda

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Dining Venues

Main Dining Room

Le Fontane Ristorante.

L'Obelisco Ristorante

A-la-carte restaurant on deck 13 aft. Contemporary Italian cuisine blended skillfully with international influences.

Kaito Sushi Bar

Here you will experience the best of Chinese dishes from the spicy hot North (Szechuan) to the sizzling sweeter fare of the South (Cantonese), or if you prefer just a snack, try the mid-morning Dim Sum specialties from every region of China. Deck 7 Midship.

Villa Pompeiana Cafeteria

Outdoor buffet.  

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Notable Rooms

Carlo Felice

Main show lounge

S32 Disco

Late-night dance club.

Casino Royal

Slots, cards, games and more.

Texas Poker Room

Poker room.

Hitchcock Lounge

Cigar room.

Grappolo Oro

Wine Bar.

Pigalle Lounge

Cocktail bar.

Le Rendez-Vous Lounge

Meeting space off the reception area.

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Outdoor Features

Main Pool Area

Mojito Bar, Coral Bay pool, Piraña Bar, and Caya Leventado pool.

Sports and Kid's Area

Jogging track, Golf Simulator, Children's Outdoor Pool & Games Area, Children Indoor Playroom, Shuffle Board, S32 Disco, Virtual Games, Dinosauri Children's Playroom.

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Kid's Program

Children's Club

MSC offers dedicated indoor areas for the kids including a video game room. All entertainment activities, both for younger guests and adults are conducted in all languages to cater to the needs of every guest. As ships vary in size and facilities, kid’s activities are not restricted to the Mini Clubs.

MSC's kid’s club leaders organize lots of great activities, shows, and games such as treasure hunts, a mini-Olympics, painting courses, dancing, arts, and crafts. Each ship has a cheerful, spacious and safe playroom. Knowing your children are with our expert cruise staff, you can relax and enjoy the pool or unwind with an aromatic massage.

When parents are on excursions ashore, the Mini Club and Juniors Club will remain open for children 3-12 years of age. If parents are ashore or involved in other activities, the kids club leaders will also take youngsters to the buffet or the ship’s restaurant for children’s meals (from a dedicated Children’s Menu).

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