Introduction

Launched in 2008, she is best suited to families. There is the distinct aura of a resort hotel on the ship, with the ship offering a great variety of activities, staterooms, and dining options. Whilst onboard, guests may want to take advantage of some of her more distinctive and unique features, or unwind in one of the many bars available.

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Main Info
  • Children Allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Resort
  • Decks13
  • Cabins1275
  • Size Large
  • Ship Type Ocean
  • Wheelchair Cabins17
  • Crew Members1040
  • Launch Year2008
  • CurrencyEUR
Unique Features

MSC are the first line to implement their unique experience system. There are different 'experiences' to choose from when booking the holiday, each comes with specially designated rooms and benefits. The options are: Bella, Fantastica, and Aurea.

Disabled Facilities

Guests with special needs should inform MSC Cruises of their needs, ideally, at the time of booking, or at the very latest, no more than seven days before departure.
Accessible Cabins are available, and should be requested at the time of booking.
All decks, public areas and tenders have been designed to be as accessible as possible for guests with reduced mobility.
Wheelchairs are available onboard to assist with embarkation or disembarkation only in the case of an emergency.
In the interest of safety, guests with hearing impairments must travel with a carer. Passengers with partial hearing disabilities can travel alone, as long as they request the installation of a TDD System kit in their cabin. This kit is available across the whole fleet, but only in limited numbers.
Trained, certified and healthy guide dogs are allowed onboard, assuming that they possess all documentation for entering any and all foreign countries visited during the course of the voyage.

Pregnancy

The medical facilities and equipment onboard may not be adequate enough to deal with a birth or any pregnancy complications. Therefore, for safety reasons, MSC are unable to admit any women onboard who have reached or exceeded their 24th week of pregnancy by the end of the cruise.

Dietary Requirements

Any guests with food intolerances and/or allergies are asked to inform MSC Cruises of their requirements through the Special Needs form (available online). Once onboard, guests must confirm their needs at the Reception, and with the Maitre d'Hôtel.

Dress Code

Casual wear is advised is advised for life onboard and shore excursions. For informal evenings, summery dresses for women and a lightweight jacket for men are recommended. For Gala evenings and Parties, slightly more formal dress is advised. For any formal evenings, cocktail dresses for ladies, and a lightweight suit or dinner jacket for the gentlemen onboard.
MSC Cruises advise bringing a jumper or shawl in your luggage to be prepared for changes in temperature in-between the air conditioned interior of the ship and the deck areas.
For visits to religious sites, appropriate clothing is recommended. This means covering knees, shoulders, and no low-cut tops.

Deck Plans
Deck 16 - Sport

  • Solarium
  • Sports Centre

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Deck 15 - Alfieri

  • Mini Golf
  • Shuffleboard
  • Suites
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accessible Balcony Cabin
  • Inside Cabins

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Deck 14 - Pascoli

  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Jogging Track
  • Children's Outdoor Pool & Games
  • Children's Indoor Playroom
  • Virtual Reality Games room
  • Disco
  • Shuffleboard

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Deck 13 - Foscolo

  • MSC Aurea Spa
  • Large Pool Area
  • Pool Bars
  • Whirlpool Baths
  • Villa Pompeiana Self Service Restaurant
  • L'Obelisco Steakhouse à la carte Restaurant

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Deck 12 - Leopardi

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins

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Deck 11 - D'Annunzio

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins

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Deck 10 - Carducci

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins

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Deck 9 - Ungaretti

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accessible Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins

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Deck 8 - Tasso

  • Ocean View Cabins
  • Accessible Ocean View Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins

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Deck 7 - Manzoni

  • Theatre Upper Level
  • Casino
  • Card Room
  • Library
  • Art Gallery
  • Kaito Sushi Restaurant
  • Cyber Café
  • The Cigar Room
  • Photo Gallery
  • Pigalle Lounge
  • ll Grappolo d’Oro Wine Bar

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Deck 6 - Dante

  • Theatre Lower Level
  • Bars & Lounges
  • Coffee Bar
  • Zebra Bar
  • Shops & Boutiques
  • Restaurant

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Deck 5 - Petrarca

  • Medical Centre
  • Ocean View Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Reception
  • Le Rendez-Vous Piano Bar
  • Restaurant

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Accomodation
Suite

Features a balcony and a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Balcony Cabin

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Ocean View Cabin

Features a porthole and double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Inside Cabin

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee) mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Accessible Balcony Cabin

Features two single beds. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Accessible Ocean View Cabin

Features a porthole and two single beds. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Accessible Inside Cabin

Features two single beds. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Entertainment

MSC Cruises’ uncompromising dedication to its passengers is nowhere more evident than the unrivalled entertainment programmes and facilities offered on board. With its state-of-the-art 1240 seat Theatre, futuristic Disco and Casino with over 600 square metres of casino gaming and the Virtual Games, video games room.

Teatro Carlo Felice

State of the art theatre, and the main show lounge onboard, with seating for 1,240 people, it is home to MSC Poesia’s shows ranging from singers and jugglers to shadow puppeteers and acrobatic gymnastics. It is split over two levels of seating on Deck 6 & 7.

S32 Disco

With a live DJ and open from 11.00pm until late, the ship's disco located on deck 14 and served by its own bar. It has seating for 172 guests.

Casino Royal

The ship's 630 square meter casino, situated on deck 7 accommodating 222 guests. It is served by its own bar and features games from roulette and blackjack to poker and slot machines. The Casino is open to over 18’s only.

Le Rendez-Vous Piano Bar

The 142 seat Piano Bar on deck 5 is the ship's reception bar, featuring live piano music and accompanying orchestra. 

Il Grappolo d’Oro Lounge & Wine Bar

The Lounge and Wine Tasting Bar with tapas and live music and can be found on deck 7 of the ship with seating for 135 guests.

Each day special wine tastings are accompanied by different bites of food, such as fried polenta with cream cheese, bruschetta and other specialties as guests are guided through the wine selection by experienced sommeliers.

Coffee Bar

The Coffee Bar is an additional charge bar, situated on deck 6 seating 220 guests and with complimentary snacks ranging from pastries to cookies and potato chips served with all drinks purchased.

Coffee packages are available and drinks on offer range from chilled liquor based coffees such as Espresso Martini, American Style Coffee, Cappuccino and Hot Chocolate.

Entertainment on offer here ranges from live music to trivia quizzes, art and craft demonstrations and cookery demonstration

The Giada Bar & Bar Smeraldo

The Ships cocktail bars are the ideal location for guests to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail with live musical entertainment.

They are located on deck 6 with seating for up to 45 guests in each bar.

The Hitchcock Cigar Lounge

The ship's smoking room and whiskey bar is situated on deck 7 and seats 32 guests.

The Cigar Lounge offers elegant surroundings with leather settees and armchairs for guests to relax on and enjoy a cigar accompanied by a drink selected from the range of fine spirits on offer.

Library

The ship's small library and reading room are located on deck 7, with seats for 15 guests. It has a small selection of books in a variety of languages for guests to borrow. It also contains a number of board games for guests' use.

Art Gallery

The Art Gallery can be found on deck 7 of the ship. Guests can view a range of artwork from fine prints, lithographs, water colours and oils which can be purchased during the ship's champagne art auctions.

Cyber café

The Cyber Cafe located on deck 7 is the ship's computer room with 17 workstations and a printer (Charges apply).

Costs are around €3.33 Euros for 10 minutes in the Cyber Cafe or if guests want to spend more time on the internet a number of packages are available as follows (subject to change)

  • €10 for 60 minutes
  • €15 100 minutes
  • €50 for 8 hours
  • €120 for 24 hours

Card Room

The ship's card room is located on deck 7 and seats 28 guests.

Photo Gallery

The ship's Photo Gallery on deck 7, displays photos and videos of guests taken by the ship's official photographers which guests can purchase if they wish to. Guests can also have portraits taken with a selection of backdrops or locations throughout the ship.

Shops & Boutiques

There are a variety of shops and boutique onboard. From the MSC Logo shop that sells MSC clothes, souvenirs and toys, Le Parfum selling a range of cosmetics and perfumes including Dior and Marc Jacobs.

La Boutique, on deck 6 sells men's, women's and children's fashion with brands including Polo, Ralph Lauren, Lacoste and Armani, with sunglasses, watches and fashion jewellery.

The Duty Free Shop sells a range of tobaccos, liquors and snacks and is located on deck 6.

Zebra Bar

The Zebra Bar is the ship's second show lounge served by its own bar and dance floor.

It is situated on deck 6 with seating for 477 guests.

Entertainment and activities range from bingo, seminars, Italian lessons and salsa dance classes to audience participation game shows, karaoke and international dance music.

Pigalle Lounge

The Pigalle Lounge is located on deck 7 of the Poesia and has its own bar and dance floor along with seating for 330 guests.

It is a large cabaret style lounge with live shows and bands for guests' entertainment.