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MSC Poesia Cruises 2019

The MSC Poesia is the sister ship to the MSC Musica, Orchestra and Magnifica and the third ship to enter the Musica class. The Poesia was launched in 2008 and set sail on her maiden voyage in April of that year. This ship was made to offer the latest eco-technology whilst still allowing her passengers to cruise with the utmost comfort and luxury. The MSC Poesia boasts a waterfall with bridges, a Zen garden at the sushi bar and a spectacular 1,115 square metres spa.

We are now taking cruise bookings for the 2019/2010 season for the MSC Poesia. You can check availability by filling in the form below (email if you're experiencing difficulties).

MSC Poesia

The Poesia is a good choice for MSC Mediterranean cruises.

Reviews of the MSC Poesia

A solo passenger sailed on the MSC Poesia in March 2012 and thought it was a "great way to see the Caribbean. One of the highlights of the cruise was the opera singing in the reception area at dinner time--a very nice touch, which I think even non-opera fans ended up really enjoying".

Barb and Don cruised the Caribbean in December 2010 on the MSC Poesia and thought the cruise "was wonderful....and at a fantastic price. We experienced excellent service, very nice and helpful crew members and had a great time".

Carlo Felice Theatre

Inside the Poesia

The MSC Poesia is the third ship to enter the Musica class and can accommodate 2,550 guests with double occupancy. The Poesia offers 275 inside cabins, 173 outside cabins, 377 standard balcony cabins, 432 superior balcony cabins and 18 balcony suites. The Poesia has 5 restaurant with one being a sushi bar, Kaito. There are 10 inside lounges & bars and 2 outside lounges & pool bars. This includes a bar solely for coffee and one for wine. The outside bar specialises in Mojitos. There are 2 swimming pools and 7 whirlpools (including the kiddies splash pool).

For those who like to be pampered, the MSC Aurea Spa & Solarium have their own sauna, steam room, offer Thalassotherapy, yoga & aerobics. The gym and beauty salon are also part of the Spa.

Recreation facilities include the cinema, games rooms, tennis, volleyball, basketball, running track, shuffleboard, miniature golf and a golf simulator.

There is a dinosaur themed playroom for the kids as well as a teen club, if you are wanting some time to yourself.

Cabins & suites

Inside cabins consist of single beds that can be converted into a double bed (on request), spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower. There is an interactive TV, telephone, mini-bar and safe and hair dryer. There is availability of internet connection using your own laptop (on payment). Size is some 14 square metres.

Inside cabin

Ocean view cabins are the same as inside cabins, but have a view of the sea and are larger in size. Size is some 17 square metres.

Outside cabin

Balcony cabins are the same as inside cabins, but have a balcony and are larger. The standard balcony cabins are some 18.5 square metres and the superior balcony cabins are some 22 metres square.

balcony cabin

Balcony suites have a double bed (can be converted into two single beds on request), spacious wardrobe, bathroom with tub, TV, telephone, mini-bar and safe and hair dryer. There is availability of internet connection using your own laptop (on payment). It is some 29 square metres in size.

Balcony Suite

Cabins for people with disabilities have two fixed single beds, a bathroom with a shower, a wardrobe, a mini bar & safe & a TV. It is some 21 square metres in size. There are 12 inside, 2 outside and 3 balcony wheelchair friendly cabins.

News of the MSC Poesia & history

  • 24 Nov 2013. The MSC Poesia makes its maiden call in Buenos Aires, from where she'll make 21 trips with stops in Buzios, Ilhabela, Ilha Grande, Copacabana, Cabio Frio, Punta del Este and Rio de Janeiro.
  • 15 Jun 2013. Locals praised the response of harbour workers and the MSC Poesia's officers after the ship broke its mooring rope during am afternoon thunderstorm in Kiel and drifted from the quay. The crew quickly used the ship's engines to move the vessel back to its quay.


January 2012

MSC Poesia runs aground in Bahamas. It took 4 tug boats to pull the ship off the reef.

January 2012

An intoxicated passenger falls overboard during the Jam Cruise. He was rescued and airlifted from the nearest port and taken to hospital.

January 2011

Federal and local agents with K-9 dogs raided the MSC Poesia. They found and confiscated small quantities of several recreational drugs.

June 2008

MSC Poesia and Costa Classica collide near Dubrovnik. The damage was minimal and there were no injuries. Schedules carried on as planned.

Technical specifications

Gross tonnage

93.300 tons







Number of Passengers

2 550 (on a double basis)

Entertainment on the MSC Poesia

10 May 2013. Bringing the curtain down on an epic transatlantic cruise on the MSC Poesia, from Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen:

Michael Jackson dance show

The entertainment on board the MSC Poesia changes on a daily basis and you can expect something new in store every night. Below is a video showing a Michael Jackson dance show:

Other MSC Cruise ships

MSC Orchestra

MSC Musica

MSC Sinfonia
(South Africa/International)

MSC Splendida

MSC Lirica

MSC Divina

MSC Melody

MSC Opera
(South Africa/International)

MSC Armonia

MSC Fantasia

MSC Magnifica

MSC Preziosa


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