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  MSC Poesia (MSC Italian Cruises)

MSC Poesia | MSC Italian Cruises
MSC Poesia cruise ship
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MSC Poesia | MSC Italian Cruises
cruise ship MSC Poesia in Ajaccio
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MSC Poesia | MSC Italian Cruises
MSC Poesia Venice
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The MSC Poesia is patterned after the MSC Musica. While it also features elegant luxury amenities, the focus is more on the arts. From the decorations in the staterooms to the elegant lobby centerpiece, youíre sure to fall in love with this vessel. It combines the charms of the old world and the conveniences of modern amenities. Marketed for families, it also has facilities for childrenís entertainment. Just because itís designed for the whole family doesnít mean that itís too eclectic either. Everything remains very tasteful, even the playroom patterned after the Stone Age. This is an English-speaking vessel so it caters to a very wide spectrum of clients.

MSC cruise vessels venture to the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Transatlantic, Northern European, South African regions and certain spots in the Americas all-year-round. The highlights among these cruises, though, are winter and summer tours to the Northern European regions and the Mediterranean.

This vessel was built in 2008 by Aker Yards in Saint-Nazaire, France for the MSC Italian Cruises Line. This is the first vessel to be christened outside Italy. She used to be the flagship of the cruise company until the MSC Fantasia was introduced into the fleet. A few months after her launch in 2008, the MSC Poesia collided with another vessel, the Costa Classica in the Adriatic Sea, but damage to both vessels was minimal and both ships were able to continue.

There are two main dining areas in the MSC Poesia which serve buffet meals. These are the Le Fontaine and the Il Palladio. They serve Italian food. There is also an ala carte restaurant called the LíObelisco. Those who want a casual, quick lunch can also go to the Villa Pompeiana, which also offers buffet-style dining. There is a Kaito Sushi Bar onboard, and numerous lounges and bars for cocktails.

Expect only the best entertainment facilities onboard this vessel. Thereís the state-of-the-art Teatro Carlo Felice which can accommodate 1240 passengers, the S32 Disco, the Casino Royal, and the Virtual Games room. There are also teen clubs and childrenís play rooms for non-adult passengers.

Passengers can choose from Suites, Outside, and Inside cabins. Some Outside Cabins have balconies, and all of the Suites have their private balconies. All cabins aboard this vessel come with air conditioning systems and their own baths. The Suites are still the most luxurious choices, though, with floor areas spanning 25 square meters. Suites also have private deposit boxes and mini bars.

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Ship Summary
Operator:MSC Italian Cruises
Built by:Aker Yards, Saint-Nazaire, France
Date Completed:2008
Gross Tonnage:93330
Length:293.80 m
Width:32.19 m