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Marseille,Barcelona,Funchal,Bridgetown,Saint Georg

Ship: MSC Poesia  
Departure: Friday, January 6, 2023
Nights: 118 nights
Departs: Marseille
Returns: Marseille
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Days at Sea
56
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Ports
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Countries Visted
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  • Itinerary

    Marseille,Barcelona,Funchal,Bridgetown,Saint Georg

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Friday, January 6, 2023 Marseille, France Embark 6:00 PM
    View of Marseille, France

    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. Read more about Marseille, France

    2 Saturday, January 7, 2023 Barcelona, Spain 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
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    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. Read more about Barcelona, Spain

    3 Sunday, January 8, 2023 At Sea
    4 Monday, January 9, 2023 At Sea
    5 Tuesday, January 10, 2023 Funchal, Portugal 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Funchal, Portugal

    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. Read more about Funchal, Portugal

    6 Wednesday, January 11, 2023 At Sea
    7 Thursday, January 12, 2023 At Sea
    8 Friday, January 13, 2023 At Sea
    9 Saturday, January 14, 2023 At Sea
    10 Sunday, January 15, 2023 At Sea
    11 Monday, January 16, 2023 Bridgetown, Barbados 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Bridgetown, Barbados

    The city of Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of the island country of Barbados, a major tourist destination in the West Indies. The city has numerous attractions, landmarks, monuments, museums, and art galleries of an international standard. It is also a starting point for visiting many other popular cities on the island. This historic city and its nearby Garrison are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so be sure to take a virtual tour to explore the area. Read more about Bridgetown, Barbados

    12 Tuesday, January 17, 2023 St George's, Grenada 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of St George's, Grenada

    St. George's is the capital of Grenada, British West Indies. The city surrounds a horseshoe-shaped harbour, and is an attractive colonial-era town with a distinctly Mediterranean feel that appears to spill down the hill side. When a ship arrives at the new docks, the town explodes into a frenzy of activity, market stalls open up on shore, restaurants and bars fill up, and street vendors as well as local guides come out in force. Read more about St George's, Grenada

    13 Wednesday, January 18, 2023 At Sea
    14 Thursday, January 19, 2023 Willemstad, Curaçao, Curaçao 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    15 Friday, January 20, 2023 Santa Marta, Colombia 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Santa Marta, Colombia

    Santa Marta in Colombia is more than the average tropical paradise. It certainly has warm Caribbean surf and white sandy beaches, but it's also much loved for the stunning Sierra Nevada mountain range that towers above it. Being the oldest city in the country also has its advantages. It is home to a fair share of architectural treasures such as the Santa Marta Cathedral, Santa Marta’s colonial centre, as well as the Lost City, a well-known archaeological site nearby. Read more about Santa Marta, Colombia

    16 Saturday, January 21, 2023 Cartagena, Colombia 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Cartagena, Colombia

    Cartagena is a large beach resort city on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region. While in recent years many new skyscrapers have been constructed, Cartagena's colonial walled city with its amazing architecture, such as The Vaults that were originally built as dungeons and from the top of which the Caribbean Sea is visible. There is also the Castillo de San Felipe, a fortress built in 1657 by the Spanish for protection against pirates. Both have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Read more about Cartagena, Colombia

    17 Sunday, January 22, 2023 At Sea
    18 Monday, January 23, 2023 Puerto Limon, Costa Rica 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

    Puerto Limon - aka Limon - is the capital of Limón Province in Costa Rica. It is the country's main Caribbean port, and most of its citizens are of African descent. Originally from Jamaica, these workers were brought to the area in the late 19th century to build the railroad line from San José to Limón. It has some fascinating architecture and colourful open air market places. Read more about Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

    19 Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Panama Canal, Panama 6:00 AM 6:00 AM
    View of Panama Canal, Panama

    Named one of the seven modern wonders of the world by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Panama Canal is a 77 km ship canal in Panama that joins the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. Built from 1903 to 1914, nearly 850,000 vessels have passed through the canal. Interestingly, the 8-10 hour journey from the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the east is one from SE to NW. Crossing the Canal is something that we would all like to experience, and subsequently many passenger ships provide a narrator giving excellent information during the crossing. Read more about Panama Canal, Panama

    19 Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Panama Canal, Panama 6:00 PM 6:00 PM
    View of Panama Canal, Panama

    Named one of the seven modern wonders of the world by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Panama Canal is a 77 km ship canal in Panama that joins the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. Built from 1903 to 1914, nearly 850,000 vessels have passed through the canal. Interestingly, the 8-10 hour journey from the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the east is one from SE to NW. Crossing the Canal is something that we would all like to experience, and subsequently many passenger ships provide a narrator giving excellent information during the crossing. Read more about Panama Canal, Panama

    20 Wednesday, January 25, 2023 At Sea
    21 Thursday, January 26, 2023 Puntarenas, Costa Rica 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    Puntarenas is the capital and largest city in the province Puntarenas, on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, and is one of the country’s most important tourist regions. Its coasts are decked with plenty of islands, inlets, beaches and beautiful natural treasures, many of which lie within protected zones, and it is also home to some of the country’s highest mountain peaks. Of great interest is a small ‘old town’ where the buildings are of both historical and architectural interest. There are also many National Monuments, while the old San Lucas Penitentiary on San Lucas Island is very often visited. Read more about Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    22 Friday, January 27, 2023 Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

    Puerto Corinto, named in honour of the Greek city of Corinth, is Nicaragua's largest and only Pacific port for imports and exports. The city is actually on Punto Icaco island that is connected to the mainland by bridges. Here is a small tropical paradise on the NW Pacific Coast of Nicaragua. Founded in 1858, it is famous for its beautiful and virtually untouched beaches with idyllic tropical surroundings. Read more about Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

    23 Saturday, January 28, 2023 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

    Puerto Quetzal is a city on the Pacific Ocean in the south of Guatemala in Central America. While the city offers family fun, upscale restaurants and markets, it mainly serves as a tourist's gateway to the inland attractions of the unique ecosystems and remains from the Maya civilisation. Many visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Antigua, about two hours away, and on the trip are amazed by the green tropical vegetation of the beautiful tropical lowlands, as well as the views of active volcanoes. There are also lovely towns south of Antigua to be visited and many coffee plantations. Read more about Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

    24 Sunday, January 29, 2023 At Sea
    25 Monday, January 30, 2023 At Sea
    26 Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

    Puerto Vallarta is located on the Western Pacific coast of Mexico, and renowned for its beaches and its vibrant centre of art. Surrounded by the impressive mountains of the Sierra Madre and the sparkling waters of Banderas Bay, it is always waiting to offer visitors the very best choices. Initially made popular by Movie stars such as Liz Taylor and others as a great place to have a holiday home, visitors soon followed. The old part of Puerto Vallarta has its own architectural style. Read more about Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

    27 Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

    Cabo San Lucas, or just Cabo, is an interesting destination that captures the essence of the Baja Peninsula Mexico. Once a base for pirate vessels waiting to pounce on Spanish treasure ships, today with its many resorts, championship golf courses, world-class dining, and amazing outdoor activities, it is a great tourist attraction. Future plans include an artificial island to sit in the bay, complete with restaurants and bars. With some of the best all-around sports fishing in the world and every water sport imaginable, Cabo is the ultimate destination for travellers looking for outdoor adventure. Read more about Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

    28 Thursday, February 2, 2023 At Sea
    29 Friday, February 3, 2023 San Diego, USA 9:00 AM 8:00 PM
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    San Diego is a coastal Southern Californian city located in the SW corner of the United States. Founded in 1769, it is the oldest town in California and has an enchanting natural beauty and a pleasant, mild, climate with plenty of sunshine, which defines the city. Though it’s big, and growing fast, San Diego manages to ‘hang on to’ a resort feel, even amid the skyscrapers and brick facades of its revamped downtown. A huge influx of visitors helps add to the vacation atmosphere, from party-hearty undergrads to boozy conventioneers. Read more about San Diego, USA

    30 Saturday, February 4, 2023 At Sea
    31 Sunday, February 5, 2023 San Francisco, USA 7:00 AM 11:59 PM
    View of San Francisco, USA

    San Francisco, on the Californian coast, is one of America’s most attractive cities with its famous Golden Gate Bridge, steep streets that provide panoramic views of the beautiful San Francisco Bay and surrounding mountains, and its eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture. Perhaps also famous for the nearby Silicon Valley, this ‘City by the Bay’ has become even more international with large numbers of immigrants from Asia and Latin America. Explore the amazing Fisherman’s Wharf that offers great food, and the numerous boutiques. Take a hop-on hop-off bus that crosses the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the beautiful scenery and expensive homes at the Marin Headlands. Read more about San Francisco, USA

    32 Monday, February 6, 2023 San Francisco, USA 12:01 AM 6:00 PM
    View of San Francisco, USA

    San Francisco, on the Californian coast, is one of America’s most attractive cities with its famous Golden Gate Bridge, steep streets that provide panoramic views of the beautiful San Francisco Bay and surrounding mountains, and its eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture. Perhaps also famous for the nearby Silicon Valley, this ‘City by the Bay’ has become even more international with large numbers of immigrants from Asia and Latin America. Explore the amazing Fisherman’s Wharf that offers great food, and the numerous boutiques. Take a hop-on hop-off bus that crosses the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the beautiful scenery and expensive homes at the Marin Headlands. Read more about San Francisco, USA

    33 Tuesday, February 7, 2023 At Sea
    34 Wednesday, February 8, 2023 At Sea
    35 Thursday, February 9, 2023 At Sea
    36 Friday, February 10, 2023 At Sea
    37 Saturday, February 11, 2023 Maui, USA 8:00 AM 11:55 PM
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    The Island of Maui, the Magic Isle of Hawaii, is surrounded by 48km of beautiful beaches that are known for quiet waters in the summer, and being a whitewater playground for the surfing elite in winter. An ideal way of seeing the island is to travel by car or bus and visit such places as Paia, a small town on the island with a collection of quaint shops, along with art galleries and great local food at casual restaurants. Here, natural wonders set your spirit free and the warm ‘aloha’ of Maui's people fills your heart with a sense of belonging. Read more about Maui, USA

    38 Sunday, February 12, 2023 Honolulu, USA 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
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    The birthplace of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the Unites States, Honolulu is the cultural, industrial, commercial, and governmental centre of Hawaii, with Waikiki Beach the epicentre of the tourist industry. It is a thriving world-class city, with nearly one million people in its metropolitan area. Oahu is the most popular of the Hawaiian Islands, and as the city is packed with sights, activities, and tourist attractions, it is easy to understand why there is so much to do in this southernmost major U.S. city. Read more about Honolulu, USA

    39 Monday, February 13, 2023 At Sea
    40 Tuesday, February 14, 2023 At Sea
    41 Wednesday, February 15, 2023 At Sea
    42 Thursday, February 16, 2023 At Sea
    43 Friday, February 17, 2023 At Sea
    44 Saturday, February 18, 2023 Apia, Samoa 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
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    Apia (pop. 37,000), city and capital of Samoa, is located on the northern shore of Upolu Island in the South Pacific Ocean. Samoa (Western Samoa to 1997) consists of two main islands and four smaller islands. (American Samoa lies 72 km to the ESE.) Apia is on the second largest island. Read more about Apia, Samoa

    45 Sunday, February 19, 2023 At Sea
    46 Monday, February 20, 2023 Suva, Fiji 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
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    Suva is the capital and largest city of Fiji, perched on a hilly peninsula between Laucala Bay and Suva Harbour in the SE corner of the island of Viti Levu. It is a beautiful tropical city full of colour and diverse cultures. Although it is the only place in Fiji where you will see buildings taller than palm trees, local folk traditions such as fire walks, welcoming ceremonies, wood-carving and the fabrication of tree-bark cloth, remain strong. Hire a taxi for the day or take a tour and enjoy its tall modern buildings which are beautifully balanced by rich traditional colonial architecture. Read more about Suva, Fiji

    47 Tuesday, February 21, 2023 At Sea
    48 Wednesday, February 22, 2023 At Sea
    49 Thursday, February 23, 2023 Auckland, New Zealand 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
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    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! Read more about Auckland, New Zealand

    50 Friday, February 24, 2023 At Sea
    51 Saturday, February 25, 2023 At Sea
    52 Sunday, February 26, 2023 Sydney, Australia 9:00 AM 11:59 PM
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    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. Read more about Sydney, Australia

    53 Monday, February 27, 2023 Sydney, Australia 12:01 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Sydney, Australia

    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. Read more about Sydney, Australia

    54 Tuesday, February 28, 2023 At Sea
    55 Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Brisbane, Australia 7:00 AM 2:00 PM
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    For those with a little more time to spend in and around Brisbane, Head down south to the Gold Coast - only an hour away - where you can experience the iconic Surfers Paradise main beach, shop at the unmissable Pacific Fair, hold a koala and pat a kangaroo at the nearby Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary or hop on the AquaDuck for a family fun tour of the Gold Coast. Heading north-west from Brisbane, you will come across the picturesque Maleny and Montville. These towns are perfect for a day-trip or a couple of nights located high on the Blackall Range, with magnificent views of the Sunshine Coast. They are home to lovely cafes and restaurants, once-off boutique purchases and art galleries. Read more about Brisbane, Australia

    56 Thursday, March 2, 2023 At Sea
    57 Friday, March 3, 2023 Cairns, Australia 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
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    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. Read more about Cairns, Australia

    58 Saturday, March 4, 2023 At Sea
    59 Sunday, March 5, 2023 Milne Bay (Alotau), Papua New Guinea 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Milne Bay (Alotau), Papua New Guinea

    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. Read more about Milne Bay (Alotau), Papua New Guinea

    60 Monday, March 6, 2023 Torokina, Solomon Islands 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

    Torokina (‘Little Island’) is a small village at the northern limits of Empress Augusta Bay on the mid-west coast of Bougainville Island, the largest of the Solomon Islands. Bougainville is geographically part of the Solomon Islands archipelago but politically part of Papua New Guinea. The village lies on the coast at Cape Torokina, adjacent to two small islands off-shore. Bougainville was occupied by Japanese troops in mid-1942 and was intended to form an important forward outpost of the Japanese Empire. Read more about Torokina, Solomon Islands

    61 Tuesday, March 7, 2023 Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
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    Rabaul is a town on the Gazelle Peninsula in East New Britain province, Papua New Guinea. A busy commercial centre, it is situated on Simpson Harbour, a sheltered inlet of Blanche Bay. Almost the entire old town of Rabaul is buried under volcanic ash, the result of a volcanic eruption in 1994, and one is in awe of the scenery, which resembles an alien prehistoric landscape. Mt Tavurvur is still active and makes for a very interesting trekking tour. Read more about Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

    62 Wednesday, March 8, 2023 At Sea
    63 Thursday, March 9, 2023 At Sea
    64 Friday, March 10, 2023 At Sea
    65 Saturday, March 11, 2023 At Sea
    66 Sunday, March 12, 2023 Manila, Philippines 12:00 PM 11:59 PM
    View of Manila, Philippines

    Manila, the capital of the Philippines and the most densely populated city in the world, is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay, on the western side of the island of Luzon. This metropolis has certainly come a long way from being a fortified settlement and renowned trading centre in the 13th century. The city attracts over one million visitors from all over the world annually. For those interested in history, Intramuros, which was a walled Spanish settlement, and the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, which includes the graves of thousands of Americans who died there in WWII, are well worth visiting. Read more about Manila, Philippines

    67 Monday, March 13, 2023 Manila, Philippines 12:01 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Manila, Philippines

    Manila, the capital of the Philippines and the most densely populated city in the world, is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay, on the western side of the island of Luzon. This metropolis has certainly come a long way from being a fortified settlement and renowned trading centre in the 13th century. The city attracts over one million visitors from all over the world annually. For those interested in history, Intramuros, which was a walled Spanish settlement, and the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, which includes the graves of thousands of Americans who died there in WWII, are well worth visiting. Read more about Manila, Philippines

    68 Tuesday, March 14, 2023 At Sea
    69 Wednesday, March 15, 2023 Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan, Province of China 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
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    Taipei, located on the Danshui River, is the largest city and the capital of Taiwan, in the Republic of China. It lies 25 km SW of the Pacific Ocean port Keelung in northern Taiwan. Now a sprawling metropolis, for those who love the hustle and bustle of a big city, it truly is a great place to visit. It is renowned for its Shopping Malls, among the most popular being Core Pacific City. Read more about Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan, Province of China

    70 Thursday, March 16, 2023 Ishigaki, Japan 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
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    Ishigaki is the largest city for the Yaeyama Island Group, and is located on Ishigaki Island, as is the area's major boat terminal, Ishigaki Port. It is the southernmost of the Ryukyu (or Nansei) Islands chain, of which the largest is Okinawa. The island enjoys a thriving culture steeped in traditions that are a mixture from Japan, China, nearby Taiwan (230km to the west), and its former trading partners. Much of the island and surrounding waters including Mount Omoto and Kabira Bay are protected as part of Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park. Read more about Ishigaki, Japan

    71 Friday, March 17, 2023 Naha, Japan 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
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    Naha is the capital and main city of the Okinawa Prefecture in Japan, and is located on Okinawa Island, the largest of a long stretch of islands between mainland Japan and Taiwan. With the only sub-tropical climate in all of Japan it is a major tourist destination for the Japanese. Till recently there were not many foreign tourists to these shores, but this is quickly changing. The city's main street, Kokusai-dori, or International Avenue, is a 1.6 km stretch of fascinating stores, restaurants, and bars. Read more about Naha, Japan

    72 Saturday, March 18, 2023 At Sea
    73 Sunday, March 19, 2023 Osaka, Japan 8:00 AM 11:59 PM
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    Osaka, the heart of the Greater Osaka Area, is located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, and is the third largest city in Japan. Historically it is also regarded as the commercial capital of Japan, as evidenced by its daytime population being over a million greater than its night time population. From above ground and underground shopping malls and specialised shopping complexes, to the unusual America Mura which offers both new and used clothing, as well as flea markets, and the Asia Pacific Trade Centre with its international wholesale market, shopping here truly is a fascinating experience. Read more about Osaka, Japan

    74 Monday, March 20, 2023 Osaka, Japan 12:01 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Osaka, Japan

    Osaka, the heart of the Greater Osaka Area, is located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, and is the third largest city in Japan. Historically it is also regarded as the commercial capital of Japan, as evidenced by its daytime population being over a million greater than its night time population. From above ground and underground shopping malls and specialised shopping complexes, to the unusual America Mura which offers both new and used clothing, as well as flea markets, and the Asia Pacific Trade Centre with its international wholesale market, shopping here truly is a fascinating experience. Read more about Osaka, Japan

    75 Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Shimizu, Japan 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
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    Shimizu is located on the coast of Suruga Bay, 140km SW of Tokyo, on the island of Honshu, facing the Pacific Ocean. Shimizu-ku is actually a ward or sub-division of the city of Shiuoka. The Kakita River flows through the town. It is one of Japan's three most beautiful ports because of nearby Mt. Read more about Shimizu, Japan

    76 Wednesday, March 22, 2023 Tokyo, Japan 8:00 AM 11:59 PM
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    Tokyo, located on the eastern side of the main island of Honshu, is the core of the most populated area in the world (urban area 38M). The small fishing village of Edo was fortified in 1457 with Edo Castle (The Imperial Palace now stands at this location) and became one of the largest cities in the world by the 18th C. Its stringent policy of seclusion ended in 1854 and opened Japan to outside trade. In 1869, the 17-year-old Emperor Meiji moved to Edo, and the city was renamed Tokyo (meaning Eastern Capital). Read more about Tokyo, Japan

    77 Thursday, March 23, 2023 Tokyo, Japan 12:01 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Tokyo, Japan

    Tokyo, located on the eastern side of the main island of Honshu, is the core of the most populated area in the world (urban area 38M). The small fishing village of Edo was fortified in 1457 with Edo Castle (The Imperial Palace now stands at this location) and became one of the largest cities in the world by the 18th C. Its stringent policy of seclusion ended in 1854 and opened Japan to outside trade. In 1869, the 17-year-old Emperor Meiji moved to Edo, and the city was renamed Tokyo (meaning Eastern Capital). Read more about Tokyo, Japan

    78 Friday, March 24, 2023 At Sea
    79 Saturday, March 25, 2023 Nagasaki, Japan 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Nagasaki, Japan

    Nagasaki City, on the island of Kyushu in Japan, lies at the heart of Nagasaki-hanto Peninsula. As one of Japan's closest port cities to the Asian mainland, Nagasaki has played a prominent role in foreign trade relations for many centuries. This is a port city that developed up the steep slope of a mountain, while also stretching horizontally to hug the Nagasaki Gulf. For an excellent view of the city one should go to the top of Inasa. Read more about Nagasaki, Japan

    80 Sunday, March 26, 2023 Busan, South Korea 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
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    Busan (formerly Pusan), the second largest city and principal port of South Korea, is situated in the SE of the peninsula on the Korea Strait. The city has many steep hills, creating a delightful mix of mountains and ocean. While Busan was relatively untouched during the Korean War, the flood of refugees has shaped the city. Tourists often come to this region to hike and to visit the Buddhist Temples located deep within the region's mountains. Read more about Busan, South Korea

    81 Monday, March 27, 2023 At Sea
    82 Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Shanghai, China 7:00 AM 11:59 PM
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    Shanghai, at the mouth of the Yangtze River on the mid-coast of mainland China, is the most populous city in the People's Republic. It is the largest centre of commerce and finance on mainland China, and the show-piece of the world's fastest-growing major economy. It is a major cruise port rivalling Hong Kong and Singapore, and the largest container port in the world. Check your visa requirements. Read more about Shanghai, China

    83 Wednesday, March 29, 2023 Shanghai, China 12:01 AM 9:00 PM
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    Shanghai, at the mouth of the Yangtze River on the mid-coast of mainland China, is the most populous city in the People's Republic. It is the largest centre of commerce and finance on mainland China, and the show-piece of the world's fastest-growing major economy. It is a major cruise port rivalling Hong Kong and Singapore, and the largest container port in the world. Check your visa requirements. Read more about Shanghai, China

    84 Thursday, March 30, 2023 At Sea
    85 Friday, March 31, 2023 At Sea
    86 Saturday, April 1, 2023 Hong Kong, Hong Kong 8:00 AM 10:00 PM
    View of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Hong Kong, situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and the South China Sea, is a kaleidoscope of life, a sophisticated fusion of East and West, a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn. Hong Kong offers a host of memorable tourist attractions within its compact area. Victoria Harbour and the Giant Buddha are among the most awe-inspiring. Then take the famous Escalator and the Tram to the Peak, the tallest point on the island, with some of the most expensive homes to be found anywhere. Read more about Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    87 Sunday, April 2, 2023 Shenzhen, China 7:00 AM 7:00 PM

    Shenzhen, in the People’s Reupblic of China, lies 17km due north of Hong Kong International Airport, and adjacent to the New Territories region of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Shenzhen is a major city in Guangdong Province, with a population of over 10 million. In 1980 it was designated China’s first Special Economic Zone, and during the 1990s and 2000s was one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Foreign investment fuelled economic growth, the cityscape, and its busy container port (3rd busiest in the world after Shanghai and Singapore). Read more about Shenzhen, China

    88 Monday, April 3, 2023 At Sea
    89 Tuesday, April 4, 2023 Da Nang, Viet Nam 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Da Nang, Viet Nam

    Da Nang, Vietnam's dominant port and 4th largest city, is located on the southerly curve of a vast well-protected bay on the South China Sea coast, midway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The city has a strong industrial base, a traditional fishing industry, and growing tourism market. Stroll along the Han riverfront with its modern hotels, apartments and restaurants. Spectacular new bridges span the river, and in the north the landmark new D-City is rising from the flatlands. Read more about Da Nang, Viet Nam

    90 Wednesday, April 5, 2023 Nha Trang, Viet Nam 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
    View of Nha Trang, Viet Nam

    Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Khánh Hòa province, Vietnam. It is possibly best known for its bay, one of the most beautiful in the world, and the excellent scuba diving. It is a popular destination for locals, international tourists and large numbers of backpackers. The setting is stunning, with towering mountains looming up behind the city and the sweeping beach stretching into the distance, the turquoise waters dotted with little islands. Read more about Nha Trang, Viet Nam

    91 Thursday, April 6, 2023 At Sea
    92 Friday, April 7, 2023 Singapore, Singapore 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Singapore, Singapore

    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. Read more about Singapore, Singapore

    93 Saturday, April 8, 2023 Kuala Lumpur (Kelang), Malaysia 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Kuala Lumpur (Kelang), Malaysia

    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. Read more about Kuala Lumpur (Kelang), Malaysia

    94 Sunday, April 9, 2023 Penang, Malaysia 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Penang, Malaysia

    Penang Island is located on the NW coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, by the Strait of Malacca, while Penang State includes a narrow hinterland that is separated from the island by a channel. All tourists should visit the World Heritage Listed site of George Town. Take a trishaw ride or a guided walking tour to explore the nooks and crannies of George Town which, with its unique architectural and cultural townscape, and where every clanhouse and building represents a page of its colourful history, is definitely a ‘must-see’. Perhaps take a thirty minute cable car ride, or a three-hour hike through lush foliage of the rainforest to Penang Hill with its amazing views. Read more about Penang, Malaysia

    95 Monday, April 10, 2023 At Sea
    96 Tuesday, April 11, 2023 At Sea
    97 Wednesday, April 12, 2023 At Sea
    98 Thursday, April 13, 2023 Colombo, Sri Lanka 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Colombo, Sri Lanka

    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. Read more about Colombo, Sri Lanka

    99 Friday, April 14, 2023 At Sea
    100 Saturday, April 15, 2023 At Sea
    101 Sunday, April 16, 2023 At Sea
    102 Monday, April 17, 2023 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 5:00 PM 11:59 PM
    View of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dubai, The Pride of the United Arab Emirates, is situated on the southern Arabian Gulf. The subtropical climate sees blue skies, temperatures reaching the mid-40s, and little annual rain. The city is all about contemporary shopping with more than 70 shopping malls in the city and indoor entertainment. Regarded as a shopper’s paradise, price negotiation is often acceptable, especially in the markets. Read more about Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    103 Tuesday, April 18, 2023 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 12:01 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dubai, The Pride of the United Arab Emirates, is situated on the southern Arabian Gulf. The subtropical climate sees blue skies, temperatures reaching the mid-40s, and little annual rain. The city is all about contemporary shopping with more than 70 shopping malls in the city and indoor entertainment. Regarded as a shopper’s paradise, price negotiation is often acceptable, especially in the markets. Read more about Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    104 Wednesday, April 19, 2023 Khasab, Oman 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Khasab, Oman

    Khasab was built by the Portuguese at the beginning of the 17th century, at the height of their naval presence in the region. It dominates the narrow (50km) strait separating the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean. Its natural harbour gave shelter from tough seas. Unlike many forts that were built on high ground for defensive purposes, Khasab was designed as a supply point for dates and water for Portuguese ships sailing through the strait. Read more about Khasab, Oman

    105 Thursday, April 20, 2023 Muscat, Oman 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Muscat, Oman

    Muscat, lying on the Arabian Sea along the Gulf of Oman, is the capital and largest city in the Sultanate of Oman. The climate is very hot, with annual average temperatures ranging from 24C. to 33C., but it can get as high as 49C in the summer. It is, though, very dry, hence humidity is not a problem. Read more about Muscat, Oman

    106 Friday, April 21, 2023 At Sea
    107 Saturday, April 22, 2023 At Sea
    108 Sunday, April 23, 2023 At Sea
    109 Monday, April 24, 2023 At Sea
    110 Tuesday, April 25, 2023 At Sea
    111 Wednesday, April 26, 2023 Aqaba, Jordan 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Aqaba, Jordan

    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! Read more about Aqaba, Jordan

    112 Thursday, April 27, 2023 Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt 5:00 PM 5:00 PM
    View of Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt

    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. Read more about Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt

    113 Friday, April 28, 2023 Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt 5:00 PM 5:00 PM
    View of Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt

    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. Read more about Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt

    114 Saturday, April 29, 2023 At Sea
    115 Sunday, April 30, 2023 Heraklion, Crete, Greece 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Heraklion, Crete, Greece

    Heraklion is the largest urban centre in Crete, the capital of the region, and the economic centre of this Greek Island. It is a town with modern buildings, but it is probably the surrounding area of amazing beaches, delightful villages, and impressive gorges that accord it its popularity. Heraklion is home to some of Greece's most important archaeological sites. Just five kilometres south of Heraklion is Knossos, one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe, and remains the legendary centre of the Minoan civilization from 1900 to 1400 BC. Read more about Heraklion, Crete, Greece

    116 Monday, May 1, 2023 At Sea
    117 Tuesday, May 2, 2023 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 9:00 AM 7:30 PM
    View of Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    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. Read more about Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    118 Wednesday, May 3, 2023 Genoa, Italy 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Genoa, Italy

    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. Read more about Genoa, Italy

    119 Thursday, May 4, 2023 Marseille, France 8:00 AM Disembark
    View of Marseille, France

    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. Read more about Marseille, France

  • Ship

    MSC Poesia Overview

    MSC Poesia

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    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

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    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

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    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

    • Sofa bed
    • 3rd bed is a pullman bed
    • 3rd & 4th beds are pullman beds
    • Double sofa bed
    • Stateroom with Juliet balcony (non-walkable)
    • Connecting staterooms
    • Cabin for guests with reduced mobility
    • MSC Yacht Club/Aurea Suite cabin with panoramic sealed window
    • Obstructed views
    • Staterooms with metal balcony
    • Staterooms with partial metal/partial glass balconies
    • Ship configuration may be subject to change depending on the season and on the destination

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