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MSC Poesia: Poetry in motion on the high seas
Poetry is like the sea, lulling with gentle swells and stirring the emotions. Just as poetry brings pleasure, MSC Poesia from MSC Cruises introduces a new dimension of enjoyment on the high seas with all the eloquence of a finely crafted poem.
MSC Poesia, the third Musica class ship, offers the latest eco-technology to safeguard the environment, without compromising comfort and luxury. The ship is built to high and demanding ecological standards, resulting in a truly modern, efficient cruise ship. On board you'll discover a distinctive style of luxury cruising: a spectacular waterfall with bridges in the foyer, a Zen garden in the sushi bar and a serene 12,000 square foot spa. Then imagine yourself on a private balcony stateroom overlooking the ocean and a star-filled sky.
Designed with flair and elegance that guests associate with the MSC Cruises, staterooms onboard MSC Poesia are spacious and elegant and most have private balconies. Staterooms are elegantly decorated and passengers will appreciate the attention to detail and craftsmanship throughout the ship. Guests can stimulate the palate in a wine-tasting bar or relax in the casual Mojito bar.
Thinking of bringing the kids along? MSC offers an affordable family vacation where kids cruise free! They will go crazy for the Stone Age dinosaur-themed play area and even teens are catered to in the Teens Club.
Whether a luxury escape, family vacation, a romantic getaway or simply to rediscover your sense of self, the enchanting MSC Poesia offers a cruise vacation that is sure to inspire.
Who will like sailing on MSC Poesia
Poesia splits its time between Northern Europe and South American itineraries. The passenger list is very international and you can expect most announcements to be delivered in at least five different languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French and German.
In general, the European crowd like cruising at a much more relaxed pace. Dinners are eaten bit more leisurely, and portions are smaller than Americans might expect, but that just means you'll leave feeling pleasantly sated rather than overstuffed and needing a tums. The ship staff do their best to seat you with other English-speakers if you are looking for fluent conversation. Most passengers are in the 40-to-60 range, many couples and more families in the summer when school is out.
During the summer months, Poesia sails Northern Europe. The winter trips are South American sailings and the passenger makeup changes from voyage to voyage.
Where MSC Poesia sails
Home port: Santos, Brazil
Destinations: The MSC Poesia cruises the Atlantic coast of South America and the Mediterranean and Northern Europe during the summer season. Start your trip in Santos, then sail to Montevideo, Buenos Aires, and Punta del Este.
MSC Poesia offers two main restaurants, Il Palladio and Le Fontane and an a la carte restaurant, L'Obelisco. Each one boasts a top gastronomic selection thanks to the variety of dishes and the high quality of the foods, from choice Italian meats to fresh fruit. Every product is fresh and carefully handled, such as bread baked on board with the passion and knowledge of the most distinctive boulangerie. Dishes range from traditional and tasty Mediterranean fare, to the most refined international recipes.
For a quick lunch, choose Villa Pompeiana, a buffet restaurant offering the utmost quality and variety in Italian and international cuisine.
The speciality restaurant Kaito Sushi Bar is a unique concept where food is all prepared by hand by the experienced master Sushi chefs in an authentic Japanese minimalist restaurant setting, providing a genuine taste of Japanese cold and hot dishes, including sushi, sashimi, tempura, etc.
Bars & lounges
On MSC Poesia guests can choose from 16 bars, inspired by different themes. There is something for everyone and an effort to satisfy even the most sophisticated and demanding of palates.
MSC Cruises' unrivaled entertainment programs and facilities offered onboard MSC Poesia will delight even the most skeptical of cruisers. With its state-of-the-art 1,240-seat Teatro Carlo Felice, futuristic S32 Disco and Casino Royal with over 600 square meters of casino gaming and Virtual Games, video games room you can be out and about every night if you choose to.
Spa & fitness
You can stay fit on your cruise by participating in an activity of your choice or perhaps by trying something new. Sweat it out on the tennis court, in the gym, mini-golfing (ok maybe you won't work up a sweat), aerobics or a jog around the track. The MSC Poesia also boasts two swimming pools and four jacuzzis. For a feel good effect, or to primp for the evening's festivities check out the beauty parlor, Thalassotherapy facilities, solarium, sauna and steam room.
Onboard activities include shopping, gaming, gambling, wine tasting, cigar smoking (in the cigar lounge of course), dancing, art and photo appreciation and so much more.
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Top highlights on this ship
- Find inner peace, or at least fruitful contemplation in the onboard Zen garden
- 16 bars, 4 jacuzzis and a giant state of the art theater!
- MSC Poesia is an eco-friendly ship dedicated to creating a green and natural ambiance on board with waterfalls, bridges, gardens and plenty of balcony space to view the stars and the horizon.