MSC Poesia

MSC Poesia current position

MSC Poesia current location is at Baltic Sea (coordinates 55.69562 N / 12.68361 E) cruising at speed of 10.3 kn (19 km/h | 12 mph) en route to DEWAR. The AIS position was reported 4 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of MSC Poesia

MSC Poesia current cruise is 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe. The itinerary starts on 02 Jun, 2024 and ends on 16 Jun, 2024.

Date / TimePort
02 Jun 17:00    Departing from Warnemunde-Rostock, Germany hotels
04 Jun 08:00 - 18:00    Bergen, Norway
05 Jun 08:00 - 17:00    Eidfjord, Norway Hardangerfjord
06 Jun 12:00 - 20:00    Kristiansand, Norway
07 Jun 08:00 - 16:00    Oslo, Norway
08 Jun 09:00 - 18:00    Copenhagen, Denmark
09 Jun 07:00 - 19:00    Warnemunde-Rostock, Germany
10 Jun 08:00 - 18:00    Bornholm Island Denmark, Ronne
11 Jun 08:00 - 19:00    Gdynia-Gdansk, Poland
12 Jun 08:00 - 17:00    Visby, Gotland Island Sweden
13 Jun 08:00 - 18:00    Stockholm, Sweden
15 Jun 09:00 - 18:00    Copenhagen, Denmark
16 Jun 08:00    Arriving in Warnemunde-Rostock, Germany hotels

Specifications of MSC Poesia

Year of build2008  /  Age: 16
Flag state Panama
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassMSC MUSICA
Building costUSD 360 million
Engines (power)Wartsila (36 MW / 48277 hp)
Speed23 kn / 43 km/h / 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 Refurbishment2023
Sister-shipsMSC Musica, MSC Orchestra, MSC Magnifica
Christened bySophia Loren
OwnerMediterranean Shipping Company (MSC Group)
OperatorMSC Cruises

MSC Poesia Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 May 24 8 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $599
2024 May 26 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $839
2024 May 26 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock
2024 May 30 8 days, one-way from Stockholm to Oslo Stockholm
2024 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen
2024 Jun 02 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock
2024 Jun 02 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock
2024 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $939
2024 Jun 09 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $939
2024 Jun 13 8 days, one-way from Stockholm to Oslo Stockholm
2024 Jun 15 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen
2024 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $999
2024 Jun 16 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock
2024 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $939
2024 Jun 23 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $939
2024 Jun 27 3 days, one-way from Stockholm to Warnemunde-Rostock Stockholm $489
2024 Jun 29 21 days, round-trip Greenland Iceland Copenhagen $1759
2024 Jun 30 21 days, round-trip Greenland Iceland Warnemunde-Rostock
2024 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1169
2024 Jul 26 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Stockholm Oslo $1469
2024 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1119
2024 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1189
2024 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $959
2024 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1009
2024 Aug 15 8 days, one-way from Stockholm to Oslo Stockholm $1849
2024 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1089
2024 Aug 23 9 days, one-way from Oslo to Warnemunde-Rostock Oslo $1459
2024 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $969
2024 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $859
2024 Aug 31 10 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1389
2024 Sep 01 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1309
2024 Sep 10 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1969
2024 Sep 12 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $2929
2024 Sep 19 4 days, one-way from Stockholm to Warnemunde-Rostock Stockholm $469
2024 Sep 19 16 days, one-way from Stockholm to Genoa Stockholm $1229
2024 Sep 21 14 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Genoa Copenhagen $1989
2024 Sep 23 12 days, one-way from Warnemunde-Rostock to Genoa Warnemunde-Rostock $979
2024 Oct 11 10 days, one-way from Genoa to Marseille Genoa $919
2024 Oct 11 11 days, round-trip Western Mediterranean Genoa $1509
2024 Oct 12 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona $2369
2024 Oct 17 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Funchal $1259
2024 Oct 21 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille $1329
2024 Oct 22 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa $1159
2024 Oct 23 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona $1159
2024 Oct 27 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Santa Cruz de Tenerife $1199
2024 Oct 28 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Funchal $1459
2024 Nov 01 11 days, round-trip Western Mediterranean Marseille $1249
2024 Nov 02 11 days, round-trip Western Mediterranean Genoa $1289
2024 Nov 03 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Genoa Barcelona $1259
2024 Nov 03 13 days, one-way from Barcelona to Valencia Barcelona $1069
2024 Nov 08 5 days, one-way from Funchal to Genoa Funchal $409
2024 Nov 10 3 days, one-way from Malaga to Genoa Malaga $289
2024 Nov 13 21 days, one-way from Genoa to Buenos Aires Genoa $1089
2024 Nov 13 22 days, one-way from Genoa to Montevideo Genoa $1149
2024 Nov 14 20 days, one-way from Marseille to Buenos Aires Marseille $1059
2024 Nov 15 4 days, one-way from Tarragona to Lisbon Tarragona $319
2024 Nov 16 18 days, one-way from Valencia to Buenos Aires Valencia $1399
2024 Nov 19 15 days, one-way from Lisbon to Buenos Aires Lisbon $1139
2024 Dec 04 8 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires $729
2024 Dec 05 8 days, round-trip South America Montevideo $729
2024 Dec 12 8 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires $729
2024 Dec 13 8 days, round-trip South America Montevideo $799
2024 Dec 20 8 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires $909
2024 Dec 21 8 days, round-trip South America Montevideo $909
2024 Dec 29 9 days, round-trip South America Montevideo $1439
2025 Jan 06 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires $879
2025 Jan 07 9 days, round-trip South America Montevideo $949
2025 Jan 15 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires $879
2025 Jan 16 9 days, round-trip South America Montevideo $879
2025 Jan 24 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires $879
2025 Jan 25 9 days, round-trip South America Montevideo $879
2025 Feb 02 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires $879
2025 Feb 03 9 days, round-trip South America Montevideo $879
2025 Feb 11 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires $879
2025 Feb 12 9 days, round-trip South America Montevideo $879
2025 Feb 20 8 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires $789
2025 Feb 21 8 days, round-trip South America Montevideo $789
2025 Feb 28 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires $909
2025 Mar 01 9 days, round-trip South America Montevideo $909
2025 Mar 09 9 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires $909
2025 Mar 10 9 days, round-trip South America Montevideo $909
2025 Mar 18 8 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires $789
2025 Mar 19 8 days, round-trip South America Montevideo $789
2025 Mar 26 8 days, round-trip South America Buenos Aires $789
2025 Mar 27 8 days, round-trip South America Montevideo $789
2025 Apr 03 16 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Funchal Buenos Aires $1259
2025 Apr 03 22 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Southampton Buenos Aires $1459
2025 Apr 03 23 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Le Havre-Paris Buenos Aires $1509
2025 Apr 03 24 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Rotterdam Buenos Aires $1599
2025 Apr 03 26 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Copenhagen Buenos Aires $1709
2025 Apr 03 27 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Warnemunde-Rostock Buenos Aires $1219
2025 Apr 23 6 days, one-way from Bilbao to Copenhagen Bilbao $499
2025 Apr 25 4 days, one-way from Southampton to Copenhagen Southampton $199
2025 Apr 26 3 days, one-way from Le Havre-Paris to Copenhagen Le Havre-Paris $179
2025 Apr 29 10 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1189
2025 Apr 30 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1339
2025 May 09 8 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1129
2025 May 11 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1049
2025 May 17 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1049
2025 May 18 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1049
2025 May 24 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $999
2025 May 25 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $999
2025 May 31 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1049
2025 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1049
2025 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $999
2025 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $999
2025 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1249
2025 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1249
2025 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1249
2025 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1249
2025 Jun 28 21 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $3139
2025 Jun 29 21 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $3139
2025 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1369
2025 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1369
2025 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1319
2025 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1319
2025 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1369
2025 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1369
2025 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1319
2025 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1319
2025 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1369
2025 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1369
2025 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1319
2025 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1319
2025 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1269
2025 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1269
2025 Sep 07 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1339
2025 Sep 16 8 days, round-trip Northern Europe Copenhagen $1419
2025 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1269
2025 Sep 25 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Warnemunde-Rostock $1099
2025 Oct 06 11 days, one-way from Warnemunde-Rostock to Genoa Warnemunde-Rostock $1589
2025 Oct 06 10 days, one-way from Warnemunde-Rostock to Marseille Warnemunde-Rostock $1529
2025 Oct 06 9 days, one-way from Warnemunde-Rostock to Barcelona Warnemunde-Rostock $1469
2025 Oct 15 4 days, round-trip Northern Europe Barcelona $459
2025 Oct 16 4 days, round-trip Northern Europe Marseille $459
2025 Oct 17 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa $459
2025 Oct 19 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona $459
2025 Oct 20 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille $459
2025 Oct 21 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa $459
2025 Oct 23 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona $459
2025 Oct 24 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille $459
2025 Oct 25 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa $439
2025 Oct 28 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona $379
2025 Oct 29 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille $379
2025 Oct 30 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa $379

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 currently 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) - the 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 the world's 3rd largest cruise shipowner - following only Carnival Corporation and RCG-Royal Caribbean Group.

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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The vessel (STX France, Chantiers de l’Atlantique yard/hull number S32) has volume 92627 GT-tons, DWT-deadweight tonnage 10561 tons, max draught 7,9 m. The powerplant is based on Wartsila marine diesel engines (model W16V38B) with combined output 36,05 MW (48340 hp). The registered shipowner is NEWCO S32 SA, while the registered manager is MSC MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING CO.

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

MSC Poesia's last drydock refurbishment was in 2023 (December 2-20) conducted at Palumbo Group's shipyard in Valletta Malta. The drydocking project was mainly for routine maintenance works (including hull cleaning and painting) and classification inspections and tests.

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.

Due to the unrest in the Middle East (Israel-Palestine war), the scheduled port calls in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia were canceled 

The next table shows the voyage's ports and times. 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/canceled)Haifa, Israel
17 Jan 06:00 - 09:00 (canceled)Port Said-Cairo, Egypt
17 Jan 20:00 - 23:00 (canceled)Alexandria, Egypt
18 Jan 17:00 - 19 Jan 16:30 (overnight)Suez Canal
20 Jan 08:00 - 18:00 (canceled)Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
21 Jan 07:00 - 21:00 (canceled)Safaga-Luxor, Egypt
22 Jan 08:00 - 20:00 (canceled)Aqaba-Petra, Jordan
24 Jan 08:00 - 25 Jan 18:00 (overnight/canceled)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 USA
02 Apr 08:00 - 03 Apr 18:00 (overnight)NYC, New York USA
04 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Newport, Rhode Island USA
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

Prices started from USD 11900 per person with double occupancy.

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 featured ~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 USA
05 Feb 07:00 - 06 Feb 18:00 (overnight)San Francisco, California USA
11 Feb 08:00 - 23:55Kahului, Maui Island, Hawaii USA
12 Feb 07:00 - 17:00Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii USA
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. Beverages included 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 scheduled for Poesia the 117-day / 116-night "World Cruise 2022" roundtrip from Genoa. Like all MSC World Cruises, optional roundtrips were 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 - 18:00Tadine, Mare Island, 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, 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 Egypt
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 the Suez Canal transition back to Europe (Mediterranean).

The cheapest fares started from GBP 11600 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 COVID crisis (international travel restrictions, country lockdowns, port closures), MSC Poesia's World Voyage 2021 was eventually canceled.