MSC Poesia

Why cruise on this ship?

Able to cater for well over 2,000 passengers, she is a large resort ship that has options that should entertain the entire family.

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Dining

There are a variety of restaurants available onboard, including two main dining rooms, a self-service buffet, and a number of casual snack or lunch options. Two traditional sittings, flexible and casual dining options are all available.

Il Palladio Restaurant

Located on Deck 6, serving a wide variety of dishes, prepared by hand with the freshest ingredients, there's a great variety of choice to be had in the restaurants. One of two main dining rooms onboard, guests will find everything from freshly baked bread, to Italian and Mediterranean styled food here.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Continental

Restaurant

Located on deck 5, serving a wide variety of dishes, prepared by hand with the freshest ingredients, there's a great variety of choice to be had in the restaurants . One of two main dining rooms onboard, guests will find everything from freshly baked bread, to Italian and Mediterranean styled food here.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Continental

L'Obelisco Steak House À la Carte

L’Obelisco is Poesia’s à la carte restaurant situated aft of deck 13 offering panoramic sea views with seating for 250 guests.

Open for dinner only from 6pm to 11pm and with reservations recommended, examples of dishes served are Tuna tartare, swordfish carpaccio and steamed king crab to start, with Tagliolini pasta with lobster sauce, Vermicelli pasta with carpet-shell clams and cherry tomatoes, Risotto with shrimp tails and zucchini, Grilled T-bone steak and Roast rack of lamb with pistachio crust for main course.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Surf_Turf

Kaito Sushi Bar

If you're looking for something a little different that's fresh as the sea and oh so healthy then the Kaito Sushi Bar is the place to go. A unique concept where food is all prepared by hand by our 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.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Sushi

Villa Pompeiana Self Service Café

Villa Pompeina is the ship's buffet and pizzeria, located on deck 13 with seats for 472 guests.

Open from 6.30 to 7.00am for an early birds coffee, the breakfast buffet with a range of stations from eggs to fresh fruit, cereals and yogurts to cold meats, cheeses and breads is served from 7.00am to 10.00am.

The lunch time buffet opens from 12.00 to 2.30pm with food on offer ranging from salads, pastas, carved meats and fish to cheeses, breads, burgers, hot dogs, fries, sandwiches, pizza and desserts. The grill section and pizzeria remain open until 4.00pm when an afternoon tea is served until 5.00pm (with self service sandwiches, filled rolls, pastries, cookies and desserts) and from 6.45pm to 8.45pm a dinner buffet is served with a scaled down selection remaining on offer until 3.30am.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Buffet
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Mojito Ice Cream Bar

Situated on deck 13, The gelato comes in a wide variety of around 16 different flavours from vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, pineapple and coffee to pistachio, kiwi and lemon.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Ice_Cream

Entertaining

MSC Cruises’ uncompromising dedication to its passengers is nowhere more evident than the unrivalled entertainment programmes and facilities offered on board. With its state-of-the-art 1240 seat Theatre, futuristic Disco and Casino with over 600 square metres of casino gaming and the Virtual Games, video games room.

Teatro Carlo Felice

State of the art theatre, and the main show lounge onboard, with seating for 1,240 people, it is home to MSC Poesia’s shows ranging from singers and jugglers to shadow puppeteers and acrobatic gymnastics. It is split over two levels of seating on Deck 6 & 7.

Features

S32 Disco

With a live DJ and open from 11.00pm until late, the ship's disco located on deck 14 and served by its own bar. It has seating for 172 guests.

Features

  • Nightclub

Casino Royal

The ship's 630 square meter casino, situated on deck 7 accommodating 222 guests. It is served by its own bar and features games from roulette and blackjack to poker and slot machines. The Casino is open to over 18’s only.

Features

  • Casino
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Le Rendez-Vous Piano Bar

The 142 seat Piano Bar on deck 5 is the ship's reception bar, featuring live piano music and accompanying orchestra.

Features

  • Bar

Il Grappolo d’Oro Lounge & Wine Bar

The Lounge and Wine Tasting Bar with tapas and live music and can be found on deck 7 of the ship with seating for 135 guests.

Each day special wine tastings are accompanied by different bites of food, such as fried polenta with cream cheese, bruschetta and other specialties as guests are guided through the wine selection by experienced sommeliers.

Features

  • Bar
  • Lounge

Coffee Bar

The Coffee Bar is an additional charge bar, situated on deck 6 seating 220 guests and with complimentary snacks ranging from pastries to cookies and potato chips served with all drinks purchased.

Coffee packages are available and drinks on offer range from chilled liquor based coffees such as Espresso Martini, American Style Coffee, Cappuccino and Hot Chocolate.

Entertainment on offer here ranges from live music to trivia quizzes, art and craft demonstrations and cookery demonstration

Features

  • Cafe

The Giada Bar & Bar Smeraldo

The Ships cocktail bars are the ideal location for guests to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail with live musical entertainment.

They are located on deck 6 with seating for up to 45 guests in each bar.

Features

  • Bar

The Hitchcock Cigar Lounge

The ship's smoking room and whiskey bar is situated on deck 7 and seats 32 guests.

The Cigar Lounge offers elegant surroundings with leather settees and armchairs for guests to relax on and enjoy a cigar accompanied by a drink selected from the range of fine spirits on offer.

Features

  • Smoking Lounge
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Library

The ship's small library and reading room are located on deck 7, with seats for 15 guests. It has a small selection of books in a variety of languages for guests to borrow. It also contains a number of board games for guests' use.

Features

  • Library

Art Gallery

The Art Gallery can be found on deck 7 of the ship. Guests can view a range of artwork from fine prints, lithographs, water colours and oils which can be purchased during the ship's champagne art auctions.

Features

  • Art Gallery

Cyber café

The Cyber Cafe located on deck 7 is the ship's computer room with 17 workstations and a printer (Charges apply).

Costs are around €3.33 Euros for 10 minutes in the Cyber Cafe or if guests want to spend more time on the internet a number of packages are available as follows (subject to change)

  • €10 for 60 minutes
  • €15 100 minutes
  • €50 for 8 hours
  • €120 for 24 hours

Features

  • Cafe

Card Room

The ship's card room is located on deck 7 and seats 28 guests.

Features

  • Games Room
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Photo Gallery

The ship's Photo Gallery on deck 7, displays photos and videos of guests taken by the ship's official photographers which guests can purchase if they wish to. Guests can also have portraits taken with a selection of backdrops or locations throughout the ship.

Features

  • Art Gallery
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Shops & Boutiques

There are a variety of shops and boutique onboard. From the MSC Logo shop that sells MSC clothes, souvenirs and toys, Le Parfum selling a range of cosmetics and perfumes including Dior and Marc Jacobs.

La Boutique, on deck 6 sells men's, women's and children's fashion with brands including Polo, Ralph Lauren, Lacoste and Armani, with sunglasses, watches and fashion jewellery.

The Duty Free Shop sells a range of tobaccos, liquors and snacks and is located on deck 6.

Features

  • Shop

Zebra Bar

The Zebra Bar is the ship's second show lounge served by its own bar and dance floor.

It is situated on deck 6 with seating for 477 guests.

Entertainment and activities range from bingo, seminars, Italian lessons and salsa dance classes to audience participation game shows, karaoke and international dance music.

Features

  • Bar
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Pigalle Lounge

The Pigalle Lounge is located on deck 7 of the Poesia and has its own bar and dance floor along with seating for 330 guests.

It is a large cabaret style lounge with live shows and bands for guests' entertainment.

Features

  • Lounge

Enrichment

Enrichment onboard MSC include Language lessons, dance classes, arts & crafts, and many more.

Health and fitness

The ship is well equipped to ensure her passengers stay active whilst travelling. From a fully-equipped gym with panoramic sea views, to an outdoor jogging track, to the MSC Aurea Spa. The Aurea Spa offers a range of treatments, including massages, facials, aromatherapy, as well as the only Balinese Spa at sea.

MSC Aurea Spa

The Luxurious MSC Aurea Spa is an exotic paradise with superb sea views. It is a sanctuary of tranquility where a team of expert masseuses∘ and beauty therapists will take care of your well being.

Choose from a wide range of treatments and facilities which include:

  • 20 different types of massage, 19 body treatments, 19 facials, aromatherapy treatments, manicure and pedicure spa.
  • A spa doctor and team of specialist masseuses, manicurists, pedicurists, hair stylists, personal trainers and yoga instructors.
  • Thermal area, sauna, and steam bath.
  • Exclusive beauty treatments in partnership with renowned international beauty brands.
  • Further exclusive facilities, including a beauty centre with hair salon and bar

Features

  • Spa
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
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Minigolf

A small five hole mini golf course is located by the ship's funnel on deck 15.

Features

  • Golf
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Sport Centre

A 474 square metre multi-purpose sports court is located on deck 16 for games such as basketball, tennis, football and volleyball with complimentary equipment hire from the pool area on deck 13.

Features

  • Sports Court
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Shuffleboard

Shuffleboard is available on decks 14 and 15 of the ship with equipment available from the poolside bar on deck 13.

Features

  • Sports Court

The Pools

There are two outdoor salt water pools onboard- one ranging from 1.70 metres to 1.90metres deep, it is the smaller of the two pools at 1300 square metres; the other is the larger of the ship's two outdoor pools at 1600 square metres.

They are served by the outdoor Bar (which also sells additional charge Gelato ice cream) and flanked by two whirlpools.

The smaller pool is located by the ship's outdoor stage area where a range of activities take place from ice carving and cookery demonstrations to complimentary aerobic classes.

Features

  • Pool

Kids and teens

MSC pay special attention to the needs of families travelling with them, and it is easy to spend time together onboard the ship. There are comfortable, purpose-built family cabins, and a variety of experienced staff onboard to look after the younger passengers will parents disembark upon shore activities or make use of the onboard facilities. The Kids Club comes in five different age groups, and there are dedicated menus for kids in the restaurants. A special Edutainment programme is laid on as well, allowing children to express their creativity, alongside themed parties, and an adult-free zone for teenagers.

Accommodation

MSC Cruises offer a wide range of cabins and suites to meet your budget and your needs. From peaceful, economical∘ and comfortable inside cabins to spacious suites with private balcony. All offer stylish features and modern conveniences∘ to make you feel right at home whilst you're on holiday.

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Suite

Features a balcony, sitting area with sofa, spacious wardrobe, comfortable double or single beds (on request), interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available∘ (for a fee), safe and minibar, bathroom with bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Vanity Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Balcony

Features a balcony, sitting area with sofa, comfortable double or single beds (on request), interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar, bathroom with shower or bathtub , vanity area with hairdryer

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Ocean View Cabin

Features a window with sea view, comfortable double or single beds (on request), relaxing armchair, interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar, bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Interior

Features a comfortable double or single beds (on request), relaxing armchair, interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar, bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Super Family

Combination of 2 connected balcony cabins

Can accommodate up to 4 people

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Second Bedroom
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Outside with Partial View

Features a window with sea view, comfortable double or single beds (on request), relaxing armchair, interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar, bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Safe
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Deck 16 - Sport

  • Solarium
  • Sports Centre
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Deck 15 - Alfieri

  • Mini Golf
  • Shuffleboard
  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accessible Balcony Cabin
  • Inside Cabins
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Deck 14 - Pascoli

  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Jogging Track
  • Children's Outdoor Pool & Games
  • Children's Indoor Playroom
  • Virtual Reality Games room
  • Disco
  • Shuffleboard
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Deck 13 - Foscolo

  • MSC Aurea Spa
  • Large Pool Area
  • Pool Bars
  • Whirlpool Baths
  • Villa Pompeiana Self Service Restaurant
  • L'Obelisco Steakhouse à la carte Restaurant
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Deck 12 - Leopardi

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins
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Deck 11 - D'Annunzio

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins
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Deck 10 - Carducci

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins
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Deck 9 - Ungaretti

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accessible Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins
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Deck 8 - Tasso

  • Ocean View Cabins
  • Accessible Ocean View Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins
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Deck 5 - Petrarca


  • Medical Centre
  • Ocean View Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Reception
  • Le Rendez-Vous Piano Bar
  • Restaurant