MSC Poesia Cruise Review
A 7-night roundtrip Eastern Mediterranean cruise from Venice.
MSC Crociere, or MSC Cruises, is unique among the large mainstream cruise lines that operate in Europe: It's privately owned by its founder, Gianluigi Aponte, who heads the world's second-largest container carrier, Mediterranean Shipping Company ("MSC") with more than 300 cargo vessels.
MSC Cruises has a fleet of 11 ships, all built since 1990, and it caters to a multinational audience (mostly European) with five official languages on every cruise.
Unlike many of its competitors, MSC offers a European experience not just on shore, but also on board its ships--which is why we were intrigued by the chance to sample an MSC Poesia roundtrip cruise from Venice to Istanbul in October, 2009. (Venice is one of our favorite cities, and it's the focus of Venice for Visitors at Europeforvisitors.com.)
In this cruise review, we'll tell you about MSC Poesia, its 7-day Eastern Mediterranean itinerary, and what it was like to cruise with more than 3,000 passengers from nearly 20 countries.
You'll also find a 241-image MSC Poesia Eastern Mediterranean Cruise photo gallery with pictures and port information for Venice, Bari, Katakolon, Izmir, Istanbul, and Dubrovnik.
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