MSC Poesia

MSC Poesia current position

MSC Poesia current location is at Baltic Sea (coordinates 55.62003 N / 12.69620 E) cruising en route to DK CPH > DE WAR. The AIS position was reported 48 seconds ago.

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Current itinerary of MSC Poesia

MSC Poesia current cruise is 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe. Prices start from USD 1399 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 18 Jun, 2022 and ends on 02 Jul, 2022.

Date / TimePort
18 Jun 18:00    Departing from Copenhagen, Denmark hotels
19 Jun 08:00 - 17:00    Warnemunde-Rostock, Germany
21 Jun 08:00 - 18:00    Stavanger, Norway
22 Jun 08:00 - 17:00    Eidfjord, Norway Hardangerfjord
23 Jun 12:00 - 19:00    Kristiansand, Norway
24 Jun 08:00 - 16:00    Oslo, Norway
25 Jun 09:00 - 18:00    Copenhagen, Denmark
26 Jun 07:00 - 17:00    Warnemunde-Rostock, Germany
28 Jun 07:00 - 17:00    Helsinki, Finland
29 Jun 08:00 - 18:00    Stockholm, Sweden
30 Jun 08:00 - 20:00    Tallinn, Estonia
02 Jul 09:00    Arriving in Copenhagen, Denmark hotels

Specifications of MSC Poesia

Year built2008  /  Age: 14
Flag state Panama
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassMusica
Building costUSD 360 million
Speed23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA)294 m / 965 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage92627 gt
Passengers2550 - 3060
Crew1039
Passengers-to-space ratio30
Decks16
Cabins1275
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2021
Sister-shipsMSC Musica, MSC Orchestra, MSC Magnifica
Christened bySophia Loren
OwnerMediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
OperatorMSC Cruises

MSC Poesia Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Jun 18 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1399
2022 Jun 19 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1399
2022 Jun 25 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $648
2022 Jun 25 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1399
2022 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $648
2022 Jun 26 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1399
2022 Jul 02 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $648
2022 Jul 03 6 days, one-way from Warnemunde-Rostock to Copenhagen Warnemunde-Rostock $540
2022 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $648
2022 Jul 09 21 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $3179
2022 Jul 10 21 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $3279
2022 Jul 30 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $648
2022 Jul 30 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1479
2022 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $648
2022 Jul 31 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1399
2022 Aug 06 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $648
2022 Aug 06 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1319
2022 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $648
2022 Aug 07 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1319
2022 Aug 13 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $568
2022 Aug 13 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1239
2022 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $568
2022 Aug 14 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1239
2022 Aug 20 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1659
2022 Aug 20 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $568
2022 Aug 21 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1209
2022 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $568
2022 Aug 27 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1179
2022 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $538
2022 Aug 28 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1179
2022 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $538
2022 Sep 03 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $538
2022 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $538
2022 Sep 10 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $979
2022 Sep 11 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $979
2022 Sep 21 13 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Barcelona Copenhagen $909
2022 Sep 21 14 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Genoa Copenhagen $840
2022 Sep 22 6 days, one-way from Warnemunde-Rostock to Lisbon Warnemunde-Rostock $489
2022 Sep 22 12 days, one-way from Warnemunde-Rostock to Barcelona Warnemunde-Rostock $740
2022 Sep 22 13 days, one-way from Warnemunde-Rostock to Genoa Warnemunde-Rostock $670
2022 Sep 28 7 days, one-way from Lisbon to Genoa Lisbon $638
2022 Oct 05 1 day, one-way from Genoa to Marseille Genoa $1185
2022 Oct 05 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa $354
2022 Oct 06 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille $354
2022 Oct 08 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona $189
2022 Oct 09 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa $344
2022 Oct 10 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille $344
2022 Oct 11 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona $424
2022 Oct 13 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa $424
2022 Oct 14 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille $424
2022 Oct 16 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona $384
2022 Oct 18 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa $254
2022 Oct 19 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille $254
2022 Oct 20 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona $344
2022 Oct 21 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa $414
2022 Oct 22 6 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille
2022 Oct 24 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona
2022 Oct 26 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa
2022 Oct 27 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona
2022 Oct 28 2 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille
2022 Oct 29 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa
2022 Oct 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille
2022 Nov 03 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa
2022 Dec 31 1 day, one-way from Genoa to Marseille Genoa $79
2022 Dec 31 2 days, one-way from Genoa to Barcelona Genoa $229
2022 Dec 31 4 days, one-way from Genoa to Civitavecchia-Rome Genoa $315
2022 Dec 31 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa $299
2023 Jan 01 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille $299
2023 Jan 02 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona $299
2023 May 02 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Warnemunde-Rostock Civitavecchia-Rome $309
2023 May 03 10 days, one-way from Genoa to Warnemunde-Rostock Genoa $289
2023 May 04 9 days, one-way from Marseille to Warnemunde-Rostock Marseille $249
2023 May 05 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Warnemunde-Rostock Barcelona $199
2023 May 13 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1229
2023 May 22 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1389
2023 May 24 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1279
2023 Jun 04 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $779
2023 Jun 10 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $729
2023 Jun 11 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $729
2023 Jun 17 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $779
2023 Jun 18 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $779
2023 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $729
2023 Jun 25 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $729
2023 Jul 01 21 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $2459
2023 Jul 02 21 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $2459
2023 Jul 22 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $819
2023 Jul 23 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $819
2023 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $769
2023 Jul 30 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $769
2023 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $819
2023 Aug 06 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $819
2023 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $769
2023 Aug 13 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $769
2023 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $819
2023 Aug 20 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $819
2023 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $669
2023 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $669
2023 Sep 03 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1029
2023 Sep 12 13 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Genoa Copenhagen $619
2023 Sep 12 18 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Istanbul Copenhagen $759
2023 Sep 14 7 days, one-way from Warnemunde-Rostock to Lisbon Warnemunde-Rostock $799
2023 Sep 14 11 days, one-way from Warnemunde-Rostock to Genoa Warnemunde-Rostock $549
2023 Sep 25 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa $519
2023 Sep 28 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Kusadasi $519
2023 Sep 30 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $519
2023 Oct 02 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $499
2023 Oct 05 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Civitavecchia-Rome $499
2023 Oct 06 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa $499
2023 Oct 09 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Kusadasi $499
2023 Oct 11 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $499
2023 Oct 13 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $459
2023 Oct 16 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Civitavecchia-Rome $459
2023 Oct 17 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa $459
2023 Oct 20 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Kusadasi $459
2023 Oct 22 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $459
2023 Oct 24 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $419
2023 Oct 27 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Civitavecchia-Rome $419
2023 Oct 28 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa $419
2023 Oct 31 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Kusadasi $419
2023 Nov 02 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $419
2023 Nov 04 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $379
2023 Nov 07 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Civitavecchia-Rome $379
2023 Nov 08 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa $379
2023 Nov 11 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Kusadasi $379
2023 Nov 13 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Istanbul $379
2023 Nov 15 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus-Athens $399
2023 Nov 18 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Civitavecchia-Rome $399
2023 Nov 19 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa $399
2024 Jan 05 114 days, one-way from Genoa to Southampton Genoa $13299
2024 Jan 05 120 days, one-way from Genoa to Warnemunde-Rostock Genoa $13499
2024 Jan 06 115 days, one-way from Marseille to Le Havre-Paris Marseille $12999
2024 Jan 07 112 days, one-way from Barcelona to Southampton Barcelona $13049
2024 Jan 07 116 days, one-way from Barcelona to IJmuiden Barcelona $13099
2024 Jan 07 126 days, one-way from Barcelona to Stockholm Barcelona $14299
2024 Jan 07 128 days, one-way from Barcelona to Copenhagen Barcelona $14849

MSC Poesia Review

Review of MSC Poesia

The 2008-built MSC Poesia cruise ship is the third of MSC Cruises/ Musica-class liners, with sisterships Musica, Orchestra, Magnifica.

The vessel (IMO number 9387073) is Panama-flagged (MMSI 355931000) and registered in Colon.

History - construction and ownership

MSC Cruises (MSC Crociere) is a passenger shipping company headquartered in Genoa and Naples. It was established in 1960. Today, MSC Crociere is a subsidiary of MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) - world's 2nd largest containership company. MSC Crociere is the world's largest privately-owned cruise company. By annual passenger shipping volumes, MSC is ranked world's 4th largest cruise company (after Carnival Corporation, RCCL-Royal Caribbean and NCL-Norwegian) with over 5% global market share.

MSC Poesia cruise ship

The 2500-passenger ship MSC Poesia features joyful decor, including staircases with brass handrails, a waterfall in the atrium, kitchen marbled countertops, twinkling lights on the movie ceiling. For kids' entertainment, there is a dinosaur-themed children area (with the Stone Age theme).

Decks and Cabins

MSC Poesia staterooms (1275 total, in 8 grades) include 18x Suites, 809x Balconies, 173x Oceanviews, 275x Inside. Most staterooms are sized 150-190 ft2 / 14-18 m2. Most cabin balconies are sized 40 ft2 / 4 m2. The largest are the Balcony Suites (270 ft2 / 25 m2 with terrace sized 50 ft2 / 5 m2).

The boat has 16 decks, of which 13 are passenger-accessible and 8 with cabins.

MSC Poesia decks are named after famous Italian poets.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

MSC Cruises Poesia ship provides two dining rooms. A large selection of Bars is also available. One is Grappe d'Or, where passengers can enjoy awesome wine drinks and different cheese kinds, accompanied by live music. Wine tasting is available at the Mojito Bar.

MSC Poesia cruise ship

Follows the complete list of MSC Poesia restaurants and food bars.

  • Le Fontane Restaurant (720-seat Dining Room, offers different Italian traditional meals and wines; open for Breakfast 7:00-9:30 a.m., Lunch 12:00-2:00 p.m., and Dinner with 2 fixed seatings at 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.; with 7-course dinner menu; also features vegan and vegetarian meals)
  • Il Palladio Restaurant (714-seat Main Dining Room, with 2 fixed dinner seatings; dinner-only)
  • Kaito Restaurant (54-seat Asian specialty restaurant; open for Lunch and Dinner)
  • Villa Pompeiana Restaurant (472-seat, self-service buffet and pizzeria; offers Afternoon and occasional midnight buffet)
  • Onboard Pizzeria (inside Villa Pompeiana, surcharge)
  • L’Obelisco Restaurant (250-seat, inside Villa Pompeiana, steaks and seafood specialty restaurant).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Multilingual entertainment is provided in Teatro Carlo Felice. MSC Poesia also features a casino, cinema, huge Spa complex, library. Not to forget sports – visit the fully-equipped fitness center, the 2x swimming pools and 4x Jacuzzis, plus Sauna. Last but not less important venues are the S32 Disco, Le Moulin Rouge Show Lounge, Internet cafe and VR/virtual reality center.

Additional amenities include complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service, Supervised Children Program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.

MSC Poesia cruise ship

Follows the complete list of MSC Poesia lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Poesia Atrium (3-deck high central ship area with live entertainment)
  • La Rendez-Vous Bar (142-seat Atrium Lobby; specialty coffees)
  • Cybercafe (Internet computers room)
  • Teatro Carlo Felice Theater (1240-seat, 2-level; features grand-style show productions and classical concerts, with 2 shows per night - at 8:00 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.)
  • The Zebra Lounge and Bar (439-seat lounge with full bar and dance floor; hosts shows, bingo, trivia quizzes, aerobic classes)
  • Bar Dei Poeti Cafe (220-seat specialty coffees bar)
  • Bar Smeraldo (45-seat); Giada Bar (45-seat cocktail bar)
  • Casino Royal (222-seat, smoking allowed area, own full bar)
  • Card Room; Library (card and board games)
  • Il Grappolo d’Oro (120-seat wine bar)
  • The Hitchcock Lounge (32-seat smoking room with full bar)
  • Pigalle Lounge and Bar (330-seat show lounge with full bar, karaoke, dance competitions, game shows, cooking demonstrations, occasional midnight buffets)
  • Duty-Free Shop; MSC Logo Shop; Accessories Shop; L’Angolo Dei Poeti; Place Vendome Boutique; Lo Smeraldo; Le Parfum; Photo Gallery and Shop
  • Via Delle Arti (Art gallery)
  • MSC Poesia Aurea Spa and Fitness (1160 m2 complex, with Sauna, Relaxation Room, Treatment Rooms, Thalassotherapy hot tubs, 2 Whirlpools, Aerobics Studio/Yoga classes, Beauty Salon, Spa Bar)
  • Fitness (complimentary Gym, fitness classes at a surcharge)
  • Coral Bay Pool (saltwater swimming pool with two Whirlpools, served by Pirana Bar)
  • Cayo Levantado Pool (outdoor pool with two Whirlpools, served by Mojito Bar)
  • S32 Disco and Nightclub (a 172-seat club with dance floor, bowling lanes; dance classes; during the day serves as a teen club)
  • Teen Club (13–17 aged lounge)
  • I Dinosauri (kids area); Children’s Indoor/Outdoor Playrooms
  • Video Games Arcade; Shuffleboard; Deck Quoits; 5-hole Mini-Golf Course
  • Solarium (adults-only area with 2 Whirlpools)
  • LED-Wall (outdoor screen for virtual games)
  • Sports Center (combined sports court for volleyball, basketball, tennis)
  • Power Walking/Jogging Track.

Itineraries

MSC Poesia itinerary program is based on deployments in South America (homeporting in Santos), Southern Europe-Mediterranean Sea (roundtrips from Genoa-Milano, Marseille, Barcelona), Northern Europe-Baltic Sea (homeporting in Warnemunde-Rostock Germany and Copenhagen Denmark).

Poesia operates cheap Transatlantic repositioning crossings (between South America and Europe) and is one of MSC's "world cruise ships" offering each year a Grand Voyage (starting in January) with length 100+ days.

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, the MSC ship Poesia was paused for 2+ years (between March 2020 and May 2022), restarting operations on May 1 (Europe/Mediterranean-Baltic repositioning).

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Poesia is MSC's 3rd Musica-class liner (Inaugural cruise April 19, 2008), with sisterships Magnifica, Musica, Orchestra. Poesia was the 1st MSC ship christened outside Italy (in Dover England UK, on April 5, 2008).

MSC World Cruise 2024

In April 2022, MSC announced Poesia's World Cruise 2024. The 121-day itinerary visits 52 destinations in 31 countries, featuring the popular for travel regions of the Mediterranean, Middle East, Red Sea, Africa, South America (Amazonia), the Caribbean, the USA and Canada, Greenland and Iceland.

Next table shows the voyage's ports and times. Prices started from USD 11900 () per person with double occupancy. Optional boarding was also offered from Port Genoa (Jan 5).

Date / TimePort
04 Jan 19:00Departing from Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
05 Jan 09:00 - 18:00Genoa, Italy
06 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Marseille, France
07 Jan 13:00 - 19:00Barcelona, Spain
08 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Balearic Spain
10 Jan 09:00 - 19:00Siracusa, Sicily Italy
11 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Valletta, Malta
14 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Limassol, Cyprus Greece
15 Jan 08:00 - 16 Jan 18:00 (overnight)Haifa, Israel
17 Jan 06:00 - 09:00Port Said-Cairo, Egypt
17 Jan 20:00 - 23:00Alexandria, Egypt
18 Jan 17:00 - 19 Jan 16:30 (overnight)Suez Canal
20 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
21 Jan 07:00 - 21:00Safaga-Luxor, Egypt
22 Jan 08:00 - 20:00Aqaba-Petra, Jordan
24 Jan 08:00 - 25 Jan 18:00 (overnight)Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
02 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Mombasa, Kenya
03 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Zanzibar, Tanzania
06 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles
09 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Port Louis, Mauritius Island
10 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
14 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Portuguese Island, Mozambique
16 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Durban, South Africa
18 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Port Elizabeth, South Africa
20 Feb 08:00 - 21 Feb 16:00 (overnight)Cape Town, South Africa
23 Feb 09:00 - 24 Feb 13:00 (overnight)Walvis Bay, Namibia
27 Feb 08:00 - 16:00Jamestown, St Helena Island UK
03 Mar 11:00 - 04 Mar 16:00 (overnight)Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
06 Mar 11:00 - 20:00Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
10 Mar 08:00 - 19:00Belem, Brazil
12 Mar 07:00 - 12:00Macapa, Brazil
14 Mar 08:00 - 15 Mar 18:00 (overnight)Manaus, Brazil Amazon
17 Mar 06:00 - 18:00Santarem, Brazil Amazon
18 Mar 14:00 - 18:00Macapa, Brazil
22 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Castries, St Lucia Island
23 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Bridgetown, Barbados
24 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Fort-de-France, Martinique
26 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Puerto Plata, Dominicana
28 Mar 07:00 - 22:00MSC Ocean Cay, Bahamas
29 Mar 07:00 - 30 Mar 20:00 (overnight)Miami, Florida
02 Apr 08:00 - 03 Apr 18:00 (overnight)NYC, Nw York
04 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Newport, Rhode Island
06 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
07 Apr 09:00 - 18:00Sydney, Nova Scotia Canada
08 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
10 Apr 09:00 - 12 Apr 12:00 (overnight)Quebec City, Canada
16 Apr 08:00 - 17 Apr 18:00 (overnight)Nuuk, Greenland
21 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Isafjordur, Westfjords Iceland
22 Apr 07:00 - 23 Apr 12:00 (overnight)Reykjavik, Iceland
25 Apr 09:00 - 18:00Belfast, Northern Ireland
26 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Liverpool, England
28 Apr 08:00 - 20:00Southampton, England
30 Apr 08:00 - 20:00Le Havre-Paris, France
02 May 08:00 - 18:00IJmuiden, Netherlands North Holland
04 May 09:00Arriving in Warnemunde-Rostock, Germany

The pricing included a total of 15 shore excursions and MSC's "Dine & Drink" package, as well as a 30% laundry services discount.

MSC World Cruise 2023

On November 9, 2020, MSC Cruises opened bookings for Poesia's "MSC World Cruise 2023". Signature destinations include Transatlantic crossing (visiting Madeira), Caribbean, Panama Canal and Suez Canal (full transits), Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico Riviera (Cabo, Vallarta), USA (San Diego, San Francisco, Hawaii), Maui, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand (Auckland), Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns), Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Japan, China (Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenzhen), Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Oman, Jordan, UAE (Dubai), Greece (Heraklion Crete).

The 119-day / 118-night voyage departs on January 5, 2023, roundtrip from Genoa Italy (ends on May 3). Optional embarkation-debarkation (roundtrip) is also offered from Civitavecchia Italy (Jan 4), Marseille France (Jan 6) and Barcelona Spain (Jan 7). The itinerary features ~30,000 NM (34530 mi / 55,560 km) of cruising, crossing 24 time zones, 53 ports/destinations (including 7 port overnights) in 33 countries (6 continents).

118-day "World Cruise 2023" roundtrip from Rome/Port Civitavecchia

Date / TimePort
04 Jan 20:00Departing from Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
05 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Genoa-Milan, Italy
06 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Marseille, France
07 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Barcelona, Spain
10 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Funchal, Madeira Island
16 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Bridgetown, Barbados
17 Jan 08:00 - 18:00St Georges, Grenada
19 Jan 07:00 - 16:00Willemstad, Curacao Island
20 Jan 09:00 - 18:00Santa Marta, Colombia
21 Jan 07:00 - 19:00Cartagena, Colombia
23 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
24 Jan 06:00 - 06:00Panama Canal
26 Jan 07:00 - 17:00Puerto Caldera-Puntarenas, Costa Rica
27 Jan 09:00 - 18:00Corinto, Nicaragua
28 Jan 09:00 - 19:00Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
31 Jan 07:00 - 16:00Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
01 Feb 09:00 - 16:00Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Mexico
03 Feb 09:00 - 20:00San Diego, California
05 Feb 07:00 - 06 Feb 18:00 (overnight)San Francisco, California
11 Feb 08:00 - 23:55Kahului, Maui Island, Hawaii
12 Feb 07:00 - 17:00Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii
18 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Apia, Upolu Island, Samoa
20 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Suva, Fiji
23 Feb 07:00 - 16:00Auckland, New Zealand
26 Feb 09:00 - 27 Feb 19:00 (overnight)Sydney, NSW Australia
01 Mar 07:00 - 14:00Brisbane, Queensland Australia
03 Mar 10:00 - 18:00Cairns, Queensland Australia
05 Mar 09:00 - 19:00Alotau, Papua New Guinea
06 Mar 09:00 - 16:00Kiriwina Island, Trobriand, Papua New Guinea
07 Mar 09:00 - 18:00Rabaul, New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea
12 Mar 12:00 - 13 Mar 18:00 (overnight)Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines
15 Mar 09:00 - 18:00Keelung-Taipei, Taiwan
16 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Ishigaki Island, Sakishima, Japan
17 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Naha, Japan
19 Mar 08:00 - 20 Mar 16:00 (overnight)Kobe-Osaka, Japan
21 Mar 09:00 - 16:00Shimizu, Japan
22 Mar 08:00 - 23 Mar 18:00 (overnight)Tokyo, Japan
25 Mar 09:00 - 18:00Nagasaki, Japan
26 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Busan, Korea
28 Mar 07:00 - 29 Mar 21:00 (overnight)Shanghai, China
01 Apr 08:00 - 22:00Hong Kong, China
02 Apr 07:00 - 19:00Shenzhen, China
04 Apr 07:00 - 16:00Da Nang-Hue, Vietnam
05 Apr 08:00 - 14:00Nha Trang, Vietnam
07 Apr 09:00 - 19:00Singapore
08 Apr 09:00 - 18:00Klang-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
09 Apr 09:00 - 18:00Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
13 Apr 07:00 - 16:00Colombo, Sri Lanka
17 Apr 17:00 - 18 Apr 18:00 (overnight)Dubai, UAE
19 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Khasab-Musandam, Oman
20 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Muscat, Oman
26 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Aqaba-Petra, Jordan
27 Apr 17:00 - 28 Apr 17:00 (overnight transit)Suez Canal
30 Apr 08:00 - 16:00Heraklion, Crete Greece
02 May 09:00Arriving in Civitavecchia

A total of 15 complimentary shore excursions/city tours were offered - in Funchal-Madeira, Cartagena Colombia, Puntarenas Costa Rica, San Diego (Harbor Cruise), San Francisco (city tour), Honolulu, Auckland NZ, Sydney NSW, Manila Philippines, Tokyo Japan, Busan Korea, Shanghai, DaNang Vietnam, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Dubai.

A price-inclusive amenity for all Bella and Fantastica staterooms included the "MSC Dine and Drink Package" - all beverages (during lunches and dinners) in Main Dining Rooms and the Lido Buffet. Drinks include wines by the glass, draught beers, mineral water, fountain drinks (soda and fruit juices by the glass). All bookings also received 30% discount on all laundry services.

MSC World Cruise 2022

Following the cancellation of the planned for 2021 world voyage, MSC planned for Poesia the 117-day / 116-night "World Cruise 2022" roundtrip from Genoa. Like all MSC World Cruises, optional roundtrips are offered from Civitavecchia-Rome, Marseille and Barcelona.

Date / TimePort
05 Jan 17:00Departing from Genoa-Milan, Italy
06 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Marseille, France
07 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Barcelona, Spain
09 Jan 12:00 - 19:00Lisbon, Portugal
11 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
14 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde
19 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
21 Jan 08:00 - 22 Jan 18:00 (overnight)Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
25 Jan 08:00 - 26 Jan 17:00 (overnight)Buenos Aires, Argentina
27 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Montevideo, Uruguay
29 Jan 09:00 - 19:00Puerto Madryn, Argentina
01 Feb 08:00 - 02 Feb 18:00 (overnight)Ushuaia, Argentina
04 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Punta Arenas, Chile
07 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Puerto Montt, Chile
09 Feb 08:00 - 10 Feb 18:00 (overnight)Valparaiso-Santiago, Chile
13 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Arica, Chile
15 Feb 08:00 - 16 Feb 18:00 (overnight)Callao-Lima, Peru
21 Feb 08:00 - 20:00Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Chile
27 Feb 08:00 - 28 Feb 18:00 (overnight)Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia
02 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands NZ
03 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Aitutaki Island, Cook Islands NZ
08 Mar 09:00 - 21:00Auckland, New Zealand
09 Mar 08:00 - 18:30Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand
10 Mar 10:00 - 17:00Napier, New Zealand
11 Mar 07:00 - 14:00Wellington, New Zealand
12 Mar 15:00 - 15:00Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
15 Mar 07:00 - 19:00Hobart, Tasmania Australia
17 Mar 08:00 - 18 Mar 18:00 (overnight)Sydney, NSW Australia
21 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia
22 Mar 07:00 - 18:00Lifou Island, New Caledonia
23 Mar 07:00 - 17:00Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
26 Mar 08:00 - 19:00Alotau, Papua New Guinea
28 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Cairns, Queensland Australia
31 Mar 08:00 - 19:00Darwin, NT Australia
03 Apr 08:00 - 20:00Lembar, Lombok Indonesia
04 Apr 08:00 - 05 Apr 18:00 (overnight)Benoa, Bali Indonesia
08 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Singapore
09 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Klang-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
13 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Colombo, Sri Lanka
16 Apr 08:00 - 17 Apr 18:00 (overnight)Mumbai-Bombay, India
20 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Salalah, Oman
25 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Aqaba-Petra, Jordan
26 Apr 17:00 - 27 Apr 17:00 (overnight)Suez Canal
30 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
01 May 08:00Arriving in Genoa

Prices started from ~USD 15550 per person (with double occupancy).

A total of 15 complimentary shore excursions/city tours were offered - in Funchal-Madeira, Salvador Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Valparaiso Chile, Arica Chile, Auckland NZ, Hobart Tasmania, Sydney NSW, Darwin NT, Benoa Bali, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Colombo Sri Lanka, Mumbai India.

 

MSC World Cruise 2021 (CANCELED)

In early-December 2018, MSC Cruises unveiled an epic Around The World voyage on MSC Poesia. Destinations included the Caribbean, South America, USA, Australia, New Zealand, East Asia (Japan, China) and Europe. The 119-day itinerary was planned to visit 53 ports/destinations in 33 different countries.

  • "MSC World Cruise 2021" had to depart on January 5, 2021, roundtrip from Genoa and Civitavecchia-Rome.
  • The first leg included Marseille, Barcelona, westbound Transatlantic crossing to the Caribbean, Panama Canal transition, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, San Francisco CA.
  • The second leg (from San Francisco) visited Maui and Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, Auckland NZ, Sydney NSW, Cairns QLD, Great Barrier Reef, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Japan (during the cherry blossom season).
  • After Kyoto, Tokyo, and Shanghai, the third leg visited Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Oman, Jordan, followed Suez Canal transition back to Europe (Mediterranean).

The cheapest cruise fares started from GBP 11,600 per person (twin-share inside cabin rates). The price included 15 shore excursions plus a drink package with alcohol included at all mealtimes.

However, due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis (international travel restrictions, country lockdowns, port closures), MSC Poesia's World Voyage 2021 was eventually canceled.

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