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Information about MSC Poesia
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The MSC Poesia started sailing in 2008. Former names: none. The MSC Poesia is registered in Panama City, Panama. The MSC Poesia has 1275 cabins.

You can expect between 2550 to 3060 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) MSC Poesia has a space ratio of 30.3. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 36.3.

The MSC Poesia has 1039 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are no self serve laundromats on this cruise ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
2006- MSC Musica
2007- MSC Orchestra
2008- MSC Poesia
2010- MSC Magnifica


There are 17 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

16 Decks

There are 16 on this ship. The highest deck number is 16. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 8.

65% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

This is the 3rd ship in the Musica-class. Maiden voyage was on April 19, 2008. Sister ships are MSC Musica, MSC Orchestra, and MSC Magnifica.

This ship splits its time between Northern Europe and South American itineraries.

There are 1275 staterooms on board, with the largest being the balcony suites. The decks are named after musical terms/tempos.

Dining options on board include:

Le Fontane Restaurant - main dining room, breakfast/lunch/dinner
Il Palladio Restaurant- main dining room, dinner only
Villa Pompeiana Restaurant - complimentary buffet
Onboard Pizzeria- pizza and calzones, ala carte
L’Obelisco Restaurant- steak and seafood specialty
Kaito Restaurant- Japanese specialty with sushi bar

Nightly entertainment can be found at the Teatro Carlo Felice Theater which offers grand shows, concerts, and acrobatic performances. Pigalle Lounge and Bar is also a smaller show lounge with a dance floor, full bar, game shows, and classes. There is also a casino, card room, outdoor LED movie screen, Disco and Nightclub, and live music offerings in most of the lounges and bars on board.

Children and teens will have plenty to do with their very own supervised programs as well as indoor/outdoor play rooms which offer games, outdoor splash pool, mini football, and a video games arcade. They are also welcome to join the adults at the combined sports court, mini-golf course, or the Coral Bay and Cayo Levantado pool areas.

For a little relaxation and self-care, adults can enjoy time in the Aurea Spa & Fitness Center which offers a beauty salon, steam room, sauna, Thalassotherapy hot tubs, private Solarium with 2 whirlpools, and Gym and aerobics space. For those that prefer to exercise outdoors, there is a jogging/walking track, tennis tables, and shuffleboard.

Other notable venues are the Mini Mall shops and boutiques, the library, Cybercafe, and the art gallery.

MSC Poesia Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 2008
Years Old 16
Tons 92,627
Speed 23.0 knots
Length 964 feet
Beam 105 feet
Total Cabins 1,275
Crew 1,039
Expected Passengers 2,550 to 3,060
Expected Space Ratio 30
Total decks 16
Decks with cabins 8

MSC Poesia Features


  • 3 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 4 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • No Rock Climbing Wall
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • No Waterslide
  • No Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • Mini Golf golf
  • Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • Cigar Lounge
  • No Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • No Upper Deck Sea Viewing Lounge
  • No Adult Only Outside Lounge Area

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Smoking Policy

  • Smoking is only allowed in cigar rooms, the casino, one designated lounge, and outdoors on one side of the sun deck
  • Smoking is Prohibited in cabins, balconies, dining rooms, and theaters.

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