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MSC Poesia is a cruise ship owned and operated by MSC Cruises. She was built in 2008 by the Aker Yards shipyard in St. Nazaire, France. She is a sister ship to MSC MusicaMSC Orchestra, and MSC Magnifica. She is the first ship in the MSC Cruises fleet to be officially named outside Italy, at the Port of DoverKent on 5 April 2008, by Sophia Loren

MSC Poesia is an innovative cruise ship with an elegant style that brings traditional craftsmanship to creative designs. Tastefully exuberant decor — brass handrails on the staircases, marble countertops at reception, a waterfall in the atrium, twinkling lights on the ceiling in the theater — means the ship is elegant but not boring. Its lounges (particularly the Zebra Bar, Il Grappolo d’Oro wine bar, and Hitchcock Lounge) are charming, and the well-appointed, color-splashed cabins make it feel more like an upscale hotel than a cruise ship. Of course, you’ll still find the standard cruise-ship offerings like pools, nightly entertainment, and kids’ activities.

Poesia splits its time between Northern Europe and South American itineraries. You’ll still find many international passengers, even when the ship sails from Fort Lauderdale, so expect all messages — everything from muster drill instructions and daily programs to announcements from the cruise director — to be delivered in at least five different languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French, and German. (Note: During Caribbean sailings, the currency onboard is the U.S. dollar. When the ship sails in Europe, the euro is used.

The MSC Poesia cruise ship deck plan shows a total of 1275 staterooms for 2550 passengers (max capacity is 3060) served by 1040 crew-staff. The boat has 16 decks (13 passenger-accessible, 8 with cabins), 6 dining options (restaurants and food bars), 16 lounges and bars, 3 swimming pools, and 8 Jacuzzis (outdoor whirlpool hot tubs), 20 elevators.

MSC Poesia decks are named after famous Italian poets.


MSC Poesia

MSC Poesia departing Tallinn 11 July 2012.JPG

MSC Poesia Dining

MSC Poesia Cabins

MSC Poesia Activity/Entertainment


Name MSC Poesia
Owner MSC Cruises[6]
Operator MSC Cruises[6]
Port of registry  Panama[3][4]
Ordered 1 March 2006
Builder Aker Yards (St. Nazaire)[10]
Cost $360 million[4]
Yard number S32[6][5]
Laid down 6 December 2006[6]
Launched 30 August 2007[5]
Christened 5 April 2008 by Sophia Loren in Dover[7][8]
Maiden voyage 19 April 2008[9]
In service 4 April 2008[3][4]
Status In service
General characteristics
Class and type Musica-class cruise ship
Tonnage 92,627 GT[1]
Length 964 ft (293.8 m)[1]
Beam 106 ft (32.2 m)[1]
Draft 26.2 ft (7.99 m)[4]
  • 13 (passenger accessible)[4][11]
  • 16 (total)[1]
Installed power
  • 5 × Wärtsilä 16V38B (58 MW (78,000 hp) combined)[4]
  • 1 × emergency generator (910 kW (1,220 hp))
Propulsion Two 18,025kW screw propellers[1]
Speed 22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph)[1]
  • 2,550 passengers (normal)[11]
  • 3,605 passengers (maximum)
Crew 1,027[4][11]
Notes 13 elevators

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