Considered by MSC Cruises to be their very own “poem to the sea”, MSC Poesia was christened at the port of Dover in 2008 and became an instant hit. With MSC Poesia taking in an extensive range of itineraries year round including the sights and sounds of Europe’s northern waters in the summer before heading over to the sun soaked islands of the Caribbean during the winter period, MSC Poesia has a large international passenger mix.
From the moment you step foot on board MSC Poesia she’s sure to impress with her tastefully exuberant décor of marble countertops, a waterfall in the atrium, well-appointed lounges and bars and her impeccable Zen Garden.
MSC Poesia’s pool scenes are excellent and offer both family friendly and adult only areas to cater for every mood. You’ll also the love the incredible spa on board, which is the place to be for ultimate relaxation with its nine private rooms, steam baths, saunas and more. If you prefer to stay active, then fear not as the MSC Poesia boasts a state of the art gymnasium on board complete with fitness instructors to give any advice you might need. Other sporting activities include the sports court featuring basketball, volleyball, tennis and squash courts. There’s also a jogging track that flows around the ship, perfect for a morning run to start the day.
The 1,240 seating Teatro Carlo Felice theatre is the place to be for showcase productions night after night. Expect to see vibrant and energetic dancing, superb singing and dancing, and be sure to check the daily newspaper that will delivered to your stateroom each evening to see what’s on.
With a choice of well-appointed 16 bars and lounges, there is something for everyone on board. From freshly made cocktails and live music to the refined taste of whiskey, MSC Poesia has it all. The Mojito Bar is the place to go for your casual outdoor ambience, Il Grappolo d’Oro is perfect for those who are looking for a vintage wine bar with an equally impressive stocked cellar, and when it comes to dancing be sure to head for Le Rendez-Vous. Alternatively, opt for the futuristic S32 Disco where the resident DJ keeps the party going into the early morning hours.
MSC Cruises are also renowned for taking care of younger guests on board and the MSC Poesia is no exception. From the Stone Age dinosaur themed play area, aqua park, video gaming centre and her age appropriate kids club, there is never a dull moment for kids on board. The excellent MSC Cruises children’s crew always keep the fun going and parents can relax knowing children are safe and sound whilst having the time of their lives.
Il Palladio and Le Fontane are MSC Poesia’s two main dining rooms, both serving up a real treat night after night with signature silver service. The gastronomic selections are delicious and the interior décor simply exudes glamour and grace. At these two dining venues you have a choice of either first sitting or second sitting when opting for traditional dining. Alternatively, you can opt for an anytime dining choice which allows you to dine whenever you wish here during the evening. Traditional dining allows you to dine at the same table each evening whilst the open seating option means that you will be seated at the first available table when you arrive.
The à la carte restaurant, L’Obelisco, is the perfect dining experience for those who wish to opt for a romantic meal. Soothing candlelight combines effortlessly with masterful culinary creations to create a palette pleasing experience like never before.
For something a little different, dine in Kaito Sushi bar for authentic Japanese cuisine that has been hand prepared by the master sushi chefs on board. Looking for a dining venue with a casual appeal, opt to take a bite to eat in Villa Pompeiana, the buffet restaurant on board. Here you will find an exquisite range of dishes from all over the world served throughout the day at a time that suits you.
The dress code on board MSC Poesia during the day is casual. Comfortable attire is recommended for when taking excursions in port but whilst on board resort casual is the main dress code. During the evening the dress code will vary and you will be instructed of the night’s attire in your daily newspaper, delivered to your stateroom each evening. Evening attire ranges from smart casual to formal evenings when gentlemen are required to wear a dark suit or tuxedo whilst ladies often opt for evening gowns.