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MSC Poesia cruise from Marseille return

Ship: MSC Poesia  
Departure: Thursday, January 6, 2022
Nights: 116 nights
Departs: Marseille
Returns: Marseille
Return Trip
Return
trip
Duration
116
Nights
Days at Sea
61
Sea Days
Ports
45
Ports
Countries Visted
26
Countries
  • Itinerary

    MSC Poesia cruise from Marseille return

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Thursday, January 6, 2022 Marseille, France Embark 6:00 PM

    Located on the SE coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Marseille is France's largest commercial port, and is also the largest French city on the Mediterranean coast. It serves as a gateway to the lush fertile region of Provence and all its cultural contributions to gastronomic excellence, impressionistic art, and ancient architecture. This cosmopolitan city with 300 days of sunshine a year, clear blue skies and the down-to-earth warmth of its residents, boasts a trading history that goes back more than 2,500 years. It is renowned for its beaches, a wide range of water sports, and particularly teaching scuba diving. learn more

    2 Friday, January 7, 2022 Barcelona, Spain 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

    Barcelona, located in Catalonia Spain, is Europe's largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast, and one of the world’s major global cities. Today, Barcelona balances itself on the cutting edge of architecture, intellectual life, and style. Indeed Barcelona won the 1999 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for its architecture, the first time that the winner has been a city, and not an individual architect. The ‘Gothic Quarter’ is the centre of the old city of Barcelona, where many of the buildings date as far back as the Roman settlement. learn more

    3 Saturday, January 8, 2022 At Sea
    4 Sunday, January 9, 2022 Lisbon, Portugal 12:00 PM 7:00 PM

    Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, lies in the western Iberian Peninsula aside the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus River. As one of the oldest cities in the world, it is rich in Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Modern and Post-Modern constructions. The city is also crossed by historical boulevards and monuments along the main thoroughfares. The Lisbon Coast hosts some fine sandy beaches at Cascais and Estoril and fishing villages like Sesimbra. learn more

    5 Monday, January 10, 2022 At Sea
    6 Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Funchal, Portugal 8:00 AM 5:00 PM

    Funchal is the capital of Portugal’s Autonomous Region of Madeira an archipelago 880 SW of Portugal and 600 km NW of Morocco, in the north Atlantic. Funchal’s harbour offers plazas lined with shops, colourful houses spilling down hillsides, due to its almost amphitheatre-like formation, and a profusion of flowers. For a fine view of the magnificent bay, take the unique downhill basket sledge ride. Visitors will find cuisine that celebrates the freshest ingredients, and a population that is joyous and gracious. learn more

    7 Wednesday, January 12, 2022 At Sea
    8 Thursday, January 13, 2022 At Sea
    9 Friday, January 14, 2022 Porto Grande, Cabo Verde 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

    The almost lunar volcanic islands that form the Cape Verde archipelago lie about 500 km off the Senegal coast. Although the isles may be African geographically speaking, they have retained a strong Latin flavour. Porto Grande, the port for the capital Mindelo, is on the windward isle of Sao Vicente and is home to over 90% of the island’s inhabitants. The port itself boasts a delightful waterfront area where the pace is pleasantly slow and the people friendly. learn more

    10 Saturday, January 15, 2022 At Sea
    11 Sunday, January 16, 2022 At Sea
    12 Monday, January 17, 2022 At Sea
    13 Tuesday, January 18, 2022 At Sea
    14 Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Salvador, Brazil 8:00 AM 5:00 PM

    Salvador, Brazil's former capital and fifth largest city in the country, is situated on a high bluff that circles around the eastern side of the magnificent All Saints Bay. This intriguing city with a population of over two million has a strong African influence that derives from the slaves brought here to work in the sugar cane fields more than 400 years ago. Their rich cultural heritage is evident in their music, dance, cuisine and religion. This provides a contrast to the city's Portuguese colonial past dating to 1549 with the permanent occupation of Brazil by the Portuguese. learn more

    15 Thursday, January 20, 2022 At Sea
    16 Friday, January 21, 2022 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 8:00 AM 11:59 PM

    Rio de Janeiro is a large Brazilian city situated on the South Atlantic Coast of South America. It is perhaps best known for its carnivals and the largest art deco statue in existence, the giant Christ the Redeemer Statue that is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. While there absorb the magnificent views and you will feel as though you are taking a walk in the clouds. If possible, just before sunset, take the cable car (made famous in the James Bond film Moonraker) to its top and see Rio’s breathtaking landscape light up before you. learn more

    17 Saturday, January 22, 2022 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 12:01 AM 6:00 PM

    Rio de Janeiro is a large Brazilian city situated on the South Atlantic Coast of South America. It is perhaps best known for its carnivals and the largest art deco statue in existence, the giant Christ the Redeemer Statue that is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. While there absorb the magnificent views and you will feel as though you are taking a walk in the clouds. If possible, just before sunset, take the cable car (made famous in the James Bond film Moonraker) to its top and see Rio’s breathtaking landscape light up before you. learn more

    18 Sunday, January 23, 2022 At Sea
    19 Monday, January 24, 2022 At Sea
    20 Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Buenos Aires, Argentina 8:00 AM 11:59 PM

    Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, located on the eastern shore of the Rio de la Plata, on the SE coast of South America. The birthplace of the tango, the city is as bustling with energy as the dance itself. Stroll neighbourhoods with romantic restaurants, past its architecture and parks. The 20-lane main boulevard is the longest in the world, fashioned after the Champs-Élysées. learn more

    21 Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Buenos Aires, Argentina 12:01 AM 5:00 PM

    Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, located on the eastern shore of the Rio de la Plata, on the SE coast of South America. The birthplace of the tango, the city is as bustling with energy as the dance itself. Stroll neighbourhoods with romantic restaurants, past its architecture and parks. The 20-lane main boulevard is the longest in the world, fashioned after the Champs-Élysées. learn more

    22 Thursday, January 27, 2022 Montevideo, Uruguay 8:00 AM 5:00 PM

    Montevideo is the largest city, capital, and chief port of Uruguay. Situated on the River Plate (Silver River), it is also home to almost half of the nation's population, and subsequently is a modern metropolis, though with a fascinating historical old town dating back to colonial times. Described as a vibrant, eclectic place with a rich cultural life, it is the hub of commerce. The varied architecture reflects its history that ranges from colonial to Art Deco, all influenced by either Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French or British immigrants. learn more

    23 Friday, January 28, 2022 At Sea
    24 Saturday, January 29, 2022 Puerto Madryn, Argentina 9:00 AM 7:00 PM

    Puerto Madryn is a city in the province of Chubut, one of the most sheltered places on the Patagonian coast of Argentina. The town, founded in 1865 by 150 Welsh immigrants, has become an important tourist centre. This coastal city has warm summers and moderate winters all year round. It is popular for its beaches, and sports ranging from bicycling and fishing to surfing. learn more

    25 Sunday, January 30, 2022 At Sea
    26 Monday, January 31, 2022 At Sea
    27 Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Ushuaia, Argentina 8:00 AM 11:59 PM

    Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city, is located on the Beagle Channel, where soaring mountains, ice-blue glaciers, and an historic lighthouse create an ideal backdrop. The capital of the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego, it was first settled by British missionaries. During the first half of the 20th C the major building of the city was a prison, built by the Argentinian government for repeat offenders and serious criminals, as the subpolar oceanic climate made escape difficult. Today the Old Prison is a National Historical Monument housing the Museo Maritimo, where visitors can explore the history of the Argentine Navy. learn more

    28 Wednesday, February 2, 2022 Ushuaia, Argentina 12:01 AM 6:00 PM

    Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city, is located on the Beagle Channel, where soaring mountains, ice-blue glaciers, and an historic lighthouse create an ideal backdrop. The capital of the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego, it was first settled by British missionaries. During the first half of the 20th C the major building of the city was a prison, built by the Argentinian government for repeat offenders and serious criminals, as the subpolar oceanic climate made escape difficult. Today the Old Prison is a National Historical Monument housing the Museo Maritimo, where visitors can explore the history of the Argentine Navy. learn more

    29 Thursday, February 3, 2022 At Sea
    30 Friday, February 4, 2022 Punta Arenas, Chile 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

    Punta Arenas, overlooking the Strait of Magellan in southern Patagonia, Chile, bustles with windswept trekkers en route to glacier-filled Torres del Paine National Park or an Antarctic cruise. Before leaving, be sure to take note of the mansion-lined main square, Plaza Muñoz Gamero where local vendors sell homemade crafts, the City Cemetery with its elaborate tombs, the Sara Braun Palace, and Braun Menendez Residence that presents great insight of the city's wealthy pioneer past. The city is also home to the former British Navy base and early Spanish colony of Puerto Hambre, and a popular ski centre that overlooks the Strait of Magellan. learn more

    31 Saturday, February 5, 2022 At Sea
    32 Sunday, February 6, 2022 At Sea
    33 Monday, February 7, 2022 Puerto Montt, Chile 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

    Puerto Montt is a fast growing city in the south of Chile, just north of Chiloe Island. At the southern end of the Pan American highway in Chile, Puerto Montt is not only the end of the road, but the beginning of the fabled land of fjords, canals, islands, and the snow-capped mountains of the Andes. Fertile agricultural fields and green forested hills also add to the enchantment of Southern Chile. It is an all-season destination. learn more

    34 Tuesday, February 8, 2022 At Sea
    35 Wednesday, February 9, 2022 Santiago (Valparaiso), Chile 8:00 AM 11:59 PM

    Santiago is the capital of Chile, 90 minutes drive from its port Valparaiso. Santiago has easy access both to ski slopes just 50 km to the Andes, and beaches 100 km to the Pacific. Chile's steady economic growth has transformed Santiago into one of Latin America's most modern metropolitan areas, with dozens of shopping centers and impressive high-rises. The buildings include the Casa Colorado (1769), the Church San Francisco (1586) and Posada del Corregidor (1750). learn more

    36 Thursday, February 10, 2022 Santiago (Valparaiso), Chile 12:01 AM 6:00 PM

    Santiago is the capital of Chile, 90 minutes drive from its port Valparaiso. Santiago has easy access both to ski slopes just 50 km to the Andes, and beaches 100 km to the Pacific. Chile's steady economic growth has transformed Santiago into one of Latin America's most modern metropolitan areas, with dozens of shopping centers and impressive high-rises. The buildings include the Casa Colorado (1769), the Church San Francisco (1586) and Posada del Corregidor (1750). learn more

    37 Friday, February 11, 2022 At Sea
    38 Saturday, February 12, 2022 At Sea
    39 Sunday, February 13, 2022 Arica, Chile 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

    The seaside resort city of Arica in the north of Chile lies just 18 km south of the border with Peru. Known as the City of Eternal Spring - as it is sunny virtually every day of the year - it is located on the coast of the driest desert in the world. It has a great beach where visitors can enjoy the sun and take a swim. A tour or rental car enables visitors to explore the Green Uta valley that cuts through the desert, with water from rain and melting snow higher up in the Andes Mountains, and is also filled with the history and remains of ancient life. learn more

    40 Monday, February 14, 2022 At Sea
    41 Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Lima (Callao), Peru 8:00 AM 11:59 PM

    Lima, although a sprawling desert city, is the capital and largest city of Peru. The Historic centre of Lima is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its large number of historical buildings dating from the Spanish colonial era. In particular, visit the Plaza Mayor with the 16th century Cathedral and the Presidential Palace. The numerous churches are also popular as they date from the 16th and 17th centuries. learn more

    42 Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Lima (Callao), Peru 12:01 AM 6:00 PM

    Lima, although a sprawling desert city, is the capital and largest city of Peru. The Historic centre of Lima is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its large number of historical buildings dating from the Spanish colonial era. In particular, visit the Plaza Mayor with the 16th century Cathedral and the Presidential Palace. The numerous churches are also popular as they date from the 16th and 17th centuries. learn more

    43 Thursday, February 17, 2022 At Sea
    44 Friday, February 18, 2022 At Sea
    45 Saturday, February 19, 2022 At Sea
    46 Sunday, February 20, 2022 At Sea
    47 Monday, February 21, 2022 Easter Island, Chile 8:00 AM 8:00 PM

    Most cruise ships make a scenic pass of the island, and as few as 30% tender successfully to shore, there being no harbour and the weather is problematic. (Serious sight-seers arrive by air from Chile mainland.) One of the most isolated islands in the world, this triangle of volcanic rock in the South Pacific is 2,300 km off the west coast of Chile. It is intriguing, its history is as unclear as it is mysterious. Isolated for centuries from the outside world, Rapa Nui, the people of the island, developed their own distinctive culture. learn more

    48 Tuesday, February 22, 2022 At Sea
    49 Wednesday, February 23, 2022 At Sea
    50 Thursday, February 24, 2022 Pitcairn Island, Pitcairn 8:00 AM 8:00 AM

    NOTE: Tenders to shore are infrequent. Locals from the island do come out to the anchored ship. Pitcairn Island (pop. 50), the main island of a loosely grouped handful of four tiny islands, is a sub-tropical paradise in the South Pacific, located halfway between New Zealand and Peru. learn more

    51 Friday, February 25, 2022 At Sea
    52 Saturday, February 26, 2022 At Sea
    53 Sunday, February 27, 2022 Papeete, French Polynesia 8:00 AM 11:59 PM

    The city of Papeete (Tahitian Pape'ete; pop. 27,000) is the capital of Tahiti, the largest of the French Polynesian Islands. With its pleasant warm tropical climate, city-lovers will enjoy Papeete's chic shops, specialist stores and boutiques, together with the lively mix of French, Polynesian, and Chinese cultures. Shop around for the best hire car deal and enjoy driving along the broad avenue by the famous waterfront, and then venture forth along the four-lane express way that links the city with the trendy suburban districts of Punaauia and Paea on the west coast. learn more

    54 Monday, February 28, 2022 Papeete, French Polynesia 12:01 AM 6:00 PM

    The city of Papeete (Tahitian Pape'ete; pop. 27,000) is the capital of Tahiti, the largest of the French Polynesian Islands. With its pleasant warm tropical climate, city-lovers will enjoy Papeete's chic shops, specialist stores and boutiques, together with the lively mix of French, Polynesian, and Chinese cultures. Shop around for the best hire car deal and enjoy driving along the broad avenue by the famous waterfront, and then venture forth along the four-lane express way that links the city with the trendy suburban districts of Punaauia and Paea on the west coast. learn more

    55 Tuesday, March 1, 2022 At Sea
    56 Wednesday, March 2, 2022 Rarotonga, Cook Islands 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

    Rarotonga is the emerald jewel of the South Pacific. It lies midway between French Polynesia to the east, and Samoa and Tonga to the west. One of 15 Cook Islands, it is a popular tourist destination. Its chief town is Avarua, a tender port on the north coast. learn more

    57 Thursday, March 3, 2022 Aitutaki, Cook Islands 8:00 AM 5:00 PM

    Aitutaki - aka Araura, Ararau, Utataki - is one of the Cook Islands, 250 km north of the main island, Rarotonga. Bounded by a triangular barrier reef, Aitutaki boasts one of the most famous lagoons in the world and which is home to a large number of fish, hence making it a favourite spot for snorkelling and scuba diving. The lagoon is four times the area of the main island, and inside the lagoon are fifteen islets each its own paradise. The permanent population is about 2200. learn more

    58 Friday, March 4, 2022 At Sea
    59 Saturday, March 5, 2022 At Sea
    60 Sunday, March 6, 2022 At Sea
    61 Monday, March 7, 2022 At Sea
    62 Tuesday, March 8, 2022 Auckland, New Zealand 9:00 AM 9:00 PM

    The city centre of Auckland is perfect for shopping, discovering New Zealand arts, culture and challenging your adventure side. Wander through The New Zealand Maritime Museum or Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Sky Tower is a must-do, where you can experience 360 degree views on the SkyWalk or go for it and attempt the SkyJump! View Auckland’s most iconic volcano! learn more

    63 Wednesday, March 9, 2022 Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand 8:00 AM 6:30 PM

    Rotorua (Tauranga) is a centre of tourism and a place of extraordinary natural beauty. It is a smallish city on the shores of a lake of the same name, in the crater of an ancient volcano in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. The entire area is thermally active, and the smell of sulphur, a 'rotten eggs’ smell that is never far, results in the nicknames 'Sulphur City' and 'Rottenrua'. The surrounding geothermal wonderland including 16 beautiful lakes and the lush green of the abundant native flora, soon causes one to get used to the odour. learn more

    64 Thursday, March 10, 2022 Napier, New Zealand 10:00 AM 5:00 PM

    Napier is a port city in Hawkes Bay on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is known as the 'Art Deco' capital of the world because following the earthquake which almost levelled the city in 1931 the rapid rebuilding was strongly influenced by Art Deco architecture. The building style of clean simple lines and bas-relief decoration was not only at its height of popularity, it also suited the needs of the city. It is now maintained by the Art Deco Trust. learn more

    65 Friday, March 11, 2022 Wellington, New Zealand 7:00 AM 2:00 PM

    Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, is situated on the SW tip of the North Island, and is set on the edge of a stunning harbour surrounded by rolling hills. As the political centre of New Zealand, it houses Parliamentary buildings as well as the bulk of foreign diplomatic missions. However, it is also renowned for its cafe-culture, as there are more cafes per capita than in New York City, and they rival the world’s top culinary destinations for flavour and variety. The city’s world-class film industry attracts many visitors who are taken by expert tour operators to locations of several famous movies (e.g. learn more

    66 Saturday, March 12, 2022 Milford Sound, New Zealand 3:00 PM 3:00 PM

    Milford Sound is a stunningly beautiful fjord in the SW of New Zealand's South Island and lying within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Described by Rudyard Kipling as the 'eighth wonder of the world', it has been judged 'the world's top travel destination' in an international survey, and is acclaimed as New Zealand's most famous tourist destination. Milford Sound runs 15 km inland from the Tasman Sea and is surrounded by sheer rock faces, such as the Elephant and Lion Peaks that rise to 1200 m or more on either side. Lush rain forests cling precariously to these cliffs, and seals, penguins and dolphins frequent the waters, while whales are sometimes seen. learn more

    67 Sunday, March 13, 2022 At Sea
    68 Monday, March 14, 2022 At Sea
    69 Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Hobart, Australia 7:00 AM 7:00 PM

    Take a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy the view of the river lined with sailing boats, whilst admiring the sandstone architecture warehouses throughout the city centre. Make your way through the iconic and most visited Salamanca market which operates every Saturday showcasing Tasmania’s local artisans, designers and producers. Heading west of the city centre, Mount Wellington is a spectacular site to visit and one not to be missed! Take a tour or a scenic drive up to the summit and stroll along historic walking trails. learn more

    70 Wednesday, March 16, 2022 At Sea
    71 Thursday, March 17, 2022 Sydney, Australia 8:00 AM 11:59 PM

    Getting around Sydney is easy and accessible. You can jump on a train from Sydney airport to Circular Quay in approx.18 minutes, ride the hop on hop off bus around the city that offers multiple stops including Sydney Tower, Botanic Gardens, Australian Powerhouse and Maritime Museums, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge or the Bondi bus. If travelling on the water is more your style, catch a ferry to visit Sydney’s amusement park, Luna Park, visit the buzzing Manly Beach wharf which is linked to the Corso mall or cruise west of the city to join a Haunted History, Crooked Character or Convict Precinct tour at UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Cockatoo Island. The best times to visit Sydney are September through November and from March to May as they offer the most comfortable temperatures, around mid 20°C. learn more

    72 Friday, March 18, 2022 Sydney, Australia 12:01 AM 6:00 PM

    Getting around Sydney is easy and accessible. You can jump on a train from Sydney airport to Circular Quay in approx.18 minutes, ride the hop on hop off bus around the city that offers multiple stops including Sydney Tower, Botanic Gardens, Australian Powerhouse and Maritime Museums, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge or the Bondi bus. If travelling on the water is more your style, catch a ferry to visit Sydney’s amusement park, Luna Park, visit the buzzing Manly Beach wharf which is linked to the Corso mall or cruise west of the city to join a Haunted History, Crooked Character or Convict Precinct tour at UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Cockatoo Island. The best times to visit Sydney are September through November and from March to May as they offer the most comfortable temperatures, around mid 20°C. learn more

    73 Saturday, March 19, 2022 At Sea
    74 Sunday, March 20, 2022 At Sea
    75 Monday, March 21, 2022 Mare Island, New Caledonia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

    Lined with lucious coconut trees, Maré has some local stalls offering snacks, drinks and souvenirs however if the beach is calling your name, Yelele Beach has been known to be one of the most beautiful. Perfect for snorkelling and crystal clear waters, be sure to not miss out on this wonderful sight! If you happen to be on Maré Island in May, there is a local Avocado Festival to experience that you will love! Meet the locals, partake in the activities and even try some avocado based delights! learn more

    76 Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Lifou, New Caledonia 7:00 AM 6:00 PM

    Lifou offers an incredible landscape, from the beautiful coral reef along the white sandy beaches and bays to the steep cliffs displaying a magnificent view of the neighbouring islands. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and footwear if you're interested in exploring this beautiful island! Lifou has some fantastic hiking trails which offers a view of the vanilla plantations! These plantations have gained worldwide recognition for the amazing quality of the locally grown vanilla. learn more

    77 Wednesday, March 23, 2022 Port Vila, Vanuatu 7:00 AM 5:00 PM

    Port Vila has so much to offer when it comes to sightseeing! Strap yourself into a dune buggy and explore the beautiful surroundings on a jungle and beach tour, dive into crystal clear blue waters at the popular Blue Lagoon or just a short 30 min trip to experience the breathtaking Mele Cascades, a stunning cascading waterfall nestled in semi-tropical rainforest. Port Vila even has the world's first underwater post office! Located on the nearby Hideaway Island, this post office allows you to purchase a waterproof postcard, dive into the ocean and post it! learn more

    78 Thursday, March 24, 2022 At Sea
    79 Friday, March 25, 2022 At Sea
    80 Saturday, March 26, 2022 Milne Bay (Alotau), Papua New Guinea 8:00 AM 7:00 PM

    Milne Bay is home to almost five hundred islands, ranging from typical tropical islands and atolls through to huge volcanic and continental islands. It is situated at the easternmost inlet on the coast of mainland Papua New Guinea, and gives good access to coral reefs and diving. With no roads connecting it to the rest of the world, it truly is a quiet piece of paradise. It has some of the richest marine biodiversity in the world, and is fast becoming an established mecca for divers, as well as a destination for game and sports fishermen. learn more

    81 Sunday, March 27, 2022 At Sea
    82 Monday, March 28, 2022 Cairns, Australia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

    Whether you're snorkeling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef or exploring the luscious Daintree Rainforest, Cairns is a great base for you to start your tropical north Queensland adventure. The Cairns esplanade is the main hub with a host of lovely cafes and restaurants, waterfront boardwalks and also a swimming lagoon. A perfect meeting spot if you're catching up with family or friends. Head out on a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef which departs from Cairns. learn more

    83 Tuesday, March 29, 2022 At Sea
    84 Wednesday, March 30, 2022 At Sea
    85 Thursday, March 31, 2022 Darwin, Australia 8:00 AM 7:00 PM

    The new Darwin cruise ship terminal at Fort Hill Wharf is adjacent to the convention centre, only one kilometre from Darwin’s CBD. Modern amenities, hotels and parking are there, plus a mini-market with beautiful local productions – Aboriginal art and crafts, diamonds and opals, and eateries, distinctive of the Top End. Darwin is a home port for the small luxury vessels Coral Princess and Coral Discoverer that explore the Kimberley coast to Broome. A score of cruise ship lines include Darwin in their itineraries for Australia, Indonesia, South-East Asia and World Cruises. learn more

    86 Friday, April 1, 2022 At Sea
    87 Saturday, April 2, 2022 At Sea
    88 Sunday, April 3, 2022 Lembar, Indonesia 8:00 AM 8:00 PM

    Lembar is a port in Tawun Harbour on the island of Lombok, located 100 km E of Bali in Indonesia. The island has been promoted as "an unspoiled Bali" for quite some time, with beautiful beaches and the large, looming volcano of Mount Rinjan (3600m). In Lembar are idyllic conditions for snorkelling amongst pretty coral formations and many colourful fish, swimming, or just relaxing on the island's white sandy beach. Traditional fishing boats known as perahu with their twin outriggers and floating fishing houses are features of the surrounding waters. learn more

    89 Monday, April 4, 2022 Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia 8:00 AM 11:59 PM

    Bali is an Indonesian island at the western-most of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is one of Indonesia’s 33 provinces, with the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island. Bali is home to the most of Indonesia's Hindu minority, and also the largest tourist destination in the Archipelago. Activities on offer include white water rafting, jungle trekking, river kayaking, mountain cycling and scuba diving. learn more

    90 Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia 12:01 AM 6:00 PM

    Bali is an Indonesian island at the western-most of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is one of Indonesia’s 33 provinces, with the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island. Bali is home to the most of Indonesia's Hindu minority, and also the largest tourist destination in the Archipelago. Activities on offer include white water rafting, jungle trekking, river kayaking, mountain cycling and scuba diving. learn more

    91 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 At Sea
    92 Thursday, April 7, 2022 At Sea
    93 Friday, April 8, 2022 Singapore, Singapore 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

    Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. It lies 137 km N of the Equator, just south of the Malaysian state of Johor. One of the few remaining city-states in the world, Singapore is a thriving cosmopolitan city that is brimming with diversity and has a multiplicity of culture, language, arts and architecture and a world famous variety of cuisine. You'll find historic sites like the Thian Hock Keng temple, superlative shopping, including gargantuan malls, and numerous beaches. learn more

    94 Saturday, April 9, 2022 Kuala Lumpur (Kelang), Malaysia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

    Kuala Lumpur - or KL as it is known - is situated midway along the west coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, and as the nation's capital city it is the focal point of the new Malaysia. The city truly brings together Malaysia's past and present and its varied cultures. Visitors can appreciate the evocative British buildings as well as the unbounded spirit of progress that symbolises Malaysia's unhesitating leap into the future. Indeed it is home to the Petronas Twin Towers, among the tallest twin towers in the world. learn more

    95 Sunday, April 10, 2022 At Sea
    96 Monday, April 11, 2022 At Sea
    97 Tuesday, April 12, 2022 At Sea
    98 Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Colombo, Sri Lanka 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

    Colombo is the largest city, and the commercial, industrial and cultural capital of Sri Lanka. Despite its frenetic traffic and the general hustle and bustle of being where you can see some of the tallest buildings in Asia, it does offer some interesting attractions. In the northern part of the city you can find the British fort, dating from the 19th C, as well as the gracious old buildings of previous colonial eras. Visit the national museum, and the Pettah bazaar district where the streets are crammed with shops and stalls selling everything from vegetables to gemstones. learn more

    99 Thursday, April 14, 2022 At Sea
    100 Friday, April 15, 2022 At Sea
    101 Saturday, April 16, 2022 Mumbai, India 8:00 AM 11:59 PM

    Mumbai, with its natural deep harbour on India's west coast, is its most populous city as well as the richest. Comprising seven islands that once were home to communities of fishing colonies, over time, joined to form the city earlier known as Bombay. It is now the commercial and entertainment capital of India. Surprisingly, the townscape is more reminiscent of a prosperous 19th-century English industrial city than anything you'd expect to find on the edge of the Arabian Sea. learn more

    102 Sunday, April 17, 2022 Mumbai, India 12:01 AM 6:00 PM

    Mumbai, with its natural deep harbour on India's west coast, is its most populous city as well as the richest. Comprising seven islands that once were home to communities of fishing colonies, over time, joined to form the city earlier known as Bombay. It is now the commercial and entertainment capital of India. Surprisingly, the townscape is more reminiscent of a prosperous 19th-century English industrial city than anything you'd expect to find on the edge of the Arabian Sea. learn more

    103 Monday, April 18, 2022 At Sea
    104 Tuesday, April 19, 2022 At Sea
    105 Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Salalah, Oman 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

    Salalah, which lies in the southern Dhofar region, is the second largest city in Oman, and is known for its glorious history, heritage, rich culture, traditions and wonders of nature. The beautiful beaches are also very popular, with scuba diving and bird watching favourite tourist activities. Not surprisingly, it is known as the ‘Stunning Jewel’ of Oman. Don’t miss Wadi Darbat, a natural park with majestic views of waterfalls, lakes, mountains, wildlife, and lush green vegetation. learn more

    106 Thursday, April 21, 2022 At Sea
    107 Friday, April 22, 2022 At Sea
    108 Saturday, April 23, 2022 At Sea
    109 Sunday, April 24, 2022 At Sea
    110 Monday, April 25, 2022 Aqaba, Jordan 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

    Aqaba, in the far south of Jordan, is the country’s only port city and, due to the rich coral reefs in the Gulf, is one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world. Cooled by a steady northerly breeze, and ringed by mountains that change in colour with the change of hours, many visitors simply just relax on the sandy beaches. Aqaba is the port for the 3800 year-old ‘hidden city’ of Petra, 100 km to the north. Expect 20 tour coaches to meet your ship for a Petra tour! learn more

    111 Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt 5:00 PM 5:00 PM

    Located in Egypt to the west of the Sinai Peninsula, the Suez Canal, measuring 163 km in length and 300 metres width at its narrowest point, serves as a two-way water transportation route between Europe and Asia. Almost 8 per cent of the total world's shipping is controlled by the Suez Canal. It essentially comprises two parts, north and south of the Great Bitter Lake that acts as a buffer to the canal, protecting it from the effects of tidal currents. A second parallel canal is planned for 2017/2019, at a cost of US$4 billion. learn more

    112 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt 5:00 PM 5:00 PM

    Located in Egypt to the west of the Sinai Peninsula, the Suez Canal, measuring 163 km in length and 300 metres width at its narrowest point, serves as a two-way water transportation route between Europe and Asia. Almost 8 per cent of the total world's shipping is controlled by the Suez Canal. It essentially comprises two parts, north and south of the Great Bitter Lake that acts as a buffer to the canal, protecting it from the effects of tidal currents. A second parallel canal is planned for 2017/2019, at a cost of US$4 billion. learn more

    113 Thursday, April 28, 2022 At Sea
    114 Friday, April 29, 2022 At Sea
    115 Saturday, April 30, 2022 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

    Rome, the capital, and largest city of Italy, is full of unending possibilities. It can be reached from the port of Civitavecchia in approximately ninety minutes either by train or coach. Rome greets visitors with a multitude of faces, such as the Ancient City with ruins like: the Colosseum; the seven hills; the Roman Forum; and the Sacred Way, the path used for triumphal processions. There is Renaissance Rome, full of winding streets and sun-dappled piazzas, and the Vatican, home to the Pope. learn more

    116 Sunday, May 1, 2022 Genoa, Italy 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

    Genoa is an important seaport in northern Italy. It is also known as 'the Superb One' due to its illustrious past. Today it rises from the sea, with two massive towers providing striking landmarks. It is a real mix of the old and the new with many grand palaces and modest houses with pastel-coloured terracotta-roofs next to each other. learn more

    117 Monday, May 2, 2022 Marseille, France 8:00 AM Disembark

    Located on the SE coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Marseille is France's largest commercial port, and is also the largest French city on the Mediterranean coast. It serves as a gateway to the lush fertile region of Provence and all its cultural contributions to gastronomic excellence, impressionistic art, and ancient architecture. This cosmopolitan city with 300 days of sunshine a year, clear blue skies and the down-to-earth warmth of its residents, boasts a trading history that goes back more than 2,500 years. It is renowned for its beaches, a wide range of water sports, and particularly teaching scuba diving. learn more

  • Ship

    MSC Poesia Overview

    MSC Poesia

    2.7
    (from 3 verified customers)

    Launched in 2008, MSC Poesia at 92,490 GT carries 2,550 passengers. She is one of MSC Cruise Line's "Musica" family of ships. The interior décor of wood and marble, soft furnishings and colour reflects high Italian quality. The vessel is roomy, with plenty of lounges and bars, and has excellent alternative restaurants offering Italian and Japanese fare.

  • Cabins

    MSC Poesia Cabins

    Inside

    Inside

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    Cabin Types

    I2, I1, SBG, BIN

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    Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request) except for wheelchair accessible staterooms. Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. Interactive TV. Telephone. Availability of internet connection by your own laptop (on payment). Mini-bar and safe. Hair dryer. Stateroom Size varies from 140-215 sq ft. Includes the Fantastica Experience: * Better stateroom location. * Priority choice of early or late dinner seating. * Guests can add on a pre-paid drink package for discounted beverages on board. * Free Master Chef and language classes for kids (age 3 to 11): Kids can attend a free cooking course hosted by the Pastry Chef or learn basic sentences in 6 different languages in the mini club. Both classes occur twice a week and all participants receive a chef certificate or school certificate depending on what course is taken. * 50% off all fitness and personal trainer. * Free continental breakfast delivered to your stateroom, including pastries, juices & coffee after 6am. * Free 12-hour room service delivery (from 6am to 11pm, after which the delivery fee may apply).

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

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    Cabin Types

    O2, O1, BOU

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    Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request) except for wheelchair accessible staterooms. Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Availability of internet connection by your own laptop (on payment). Mini-bar and safe. Hair dryer. Size:183 sq ft.Includes the Fantastica Experience:* Better stateroom location.* Priority choice of early or late dinner seating.* Guests can add on a pre-paid drink package for discounted beverages on board.* Free Master Chef and language classes for kids (age 3 to 11): Kids can attend a free cooking course hosted by the Pastry Chef or learn basic sentences in 6 different languages in the mini club. Both classes occur twice a week and all participants receive a chef certificate or school certificate depending on what course is taken.* 50% off all fitness and personal trainer.* Free continental breakfast delivered to your stateroom, including pastries, juices & coffee after 6am.* Free 12-hour room service delivery (from 6am to 11pm, after which the delivery fee may apply).

    Balcony

    Balcony

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    Cabin Types

    B3, FLA, B2, B1, BBL

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

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    Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request) except for wheelchair accessible staterooms. Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Availability of internet connection by your own laptop (on payment). Mini-bar and safe. Hair dryer. Stateroom Size varies from 183-420 sq ft. Aurea Experience includes: Priority boarding. All-inclusive unlimited drinks* including liquers, cocktails, beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee. My Choice Dining**. Spa package with Vitamin Bar cocktail, two massages per stateroom from the spa menu (up to 1 hour)***, tanning booth, private wellness consultation. Unlimited access to MSC Aurea Spa Thermal Area (adults only). Private Sundeck. *Depending on cruise destination, the drinks package may be either All-Inclusive Restaurant & Bar Drink Package or All-Inclusive Classic Drink Package. **On most ships, dinner in a reserved area of the restaurant with freely selectable My Choice Dining times. Reservation recommended. ***Please make sure you book this with MSC Aurea Spa by the second day of your cruise.

    Suite

    Suite

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    Cabin Types

    S3

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    Double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request). Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with tub. TV. Telephone. Availability of internet connection by your own laptop (on payment). Mini-bar and safe. Hair dryer. Size: 334 sq ft.Aurea Experience includes:Priority boarding. All-inclusive unlimited drinks* including liquers, cocktails, beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee. My Choice Dining**. Spa package with Vitamin Bar cocktail, two massages per stateroom from the spa menu (up to 1 hour)***, tanning booth, private wellness consultation. Unlimited access to MSC Aurea Spa Thermal Area (adults only). Private Sundeck. *Depending on cruise destination, the drinks package may be either All-Inclusive Restaurant & Bar Drink Package or All-Inclusive Classic Drink Package. **On most ships, dinner in a reserved area of the restaurant with freely selectable My Choice Dining times. Reservation recommended. ***Please make sure you book this with MSC Aurea Spa by the second day of your cruise.

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for MSC Poesia

    Legend

    • 3rd & 4th beds are pullman beds
    • 3rd bed is a pullman bed
    • Cabin for guests with reduced mobility
    • Connecting staterooms
    • Double sofa bed
    • MSC Yacht Club/Aurea Suite cabin with panoramic sealed window
    • Obstructed views
    • Ship configuration may be subject to change depending on the season and on the destination
    • Sofa bed
    • Stateroom with Juliet balcony (non-walkable)
    • Staterooms with metal balcony
    • Staterooms with partial metal/partial glass balconies
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    Cruiseline: MSC Cruises Ship: MSC Poesia Departure: Thursday, January 6, 2022 Nights: 116 nights Departs: Marseille Returns: Marseille

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