MSC Poesia – MSC Cruises

In Service – 2008 to Present
MSC Poesia
Type: Cruise Ship GRT: 89600 Length: 964 ft Beam: 106 ft
Speed: 25 knots
Registry: Panama Passengers: 2500 Crew: 987
Shipyard: Fincantieri


MSC Poesia went into service in April 2008 as a new sister to MSC Musica and MSC Orchestra (Musica-class). It can accommodate up to 2,550 passengers and is also suitbale for younger and active guests, as well as for families.

Atmosphere on Board

MSC Cruises is a European cruise line with passengers from all over the world. They offer comfortable, informal cruises at a reasonable price. Due to good offers, there are many families on board. Especially on the Mediterranean cruises in the summer (July till August) many Italian families enjoy their holidays on board and spread a lively, typically Italian atmosphere on board. During off-season and during cruises to Northern Europe the atmosphere is more calm and also many elderly guests enjoy their cruise. Thanks to the big variety of entertainment, everybody feels comfortable on board. Everybody will find their favourite spot – either in the kids club, in the gym, the spa, the big theatre, disco or various bars. There is also a big casino, an internet cafĂ© and a library.

The atmoshpere on board is very relaxed and laid-back. On two nights a week more formal clothes are recommended, though.


The cuisine on board MSC Poesia is good and tasty fulfilling the standards of a good mid-range cruise ship. There are four restaurants including one specialty restaurant where you can dine at an extra charge.


The cabins are very comfortable and modern, equipped with a bathroom (shower and WC), mini bar, safe and a hair dryer. The size of the cabins ranges between 14 sqm (inside), 17 sqm (outside with balcony) and 25 sqm (suites with balcony).

Sports, Wellness and Entertainment

There are many ways of spending a day on board MSC Poesia: There is a large gym with a sauna and a steam bath. A wide range of massages and other wellness and beauty treatments are offered in the spa. On deck there are swimming pools and jaccuzzis.

Also some kind of sports: Dance to live music or at the disco! Besides, there is a huge theatre where you can enjoy many different shows and also a casino and various bars.

Our Recommendation

MSC Poesia is a modern cruise ship for everybody who enjoys a lively, European-/Italian-style atmosphere, entertainment and more. Nevertheless there are always quiet and peaceful places on board. Of course families also have special areas where the children can have fun and where you can enjoy your family-time. Even if cruising is a new experience for you, you will feel comfortable abouard this ship. MSC offers a good value for money.