MSC Poesia resumes service ahead of Northern Europe summer schedule

Another MSC Cruises ship resumes service today as MSC Poesia welcomes guests back to Civitavecchia, Italy.

Back after a two-year absence, the 2008-built ship is starting a summer season in Northern Europe with a repositioning trip to Warnemunde.

The 14-night cruise includes visits to 12 different ports in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, England, Sweden, Denmark and Germany.

A highlight of the port-intensive itinerary is a visit to El Ferrol. Located in northern Spain, this quirky cruise port also serves as a getaway to other cities in the region, including Santiago de Compostela.

Continuing its summer program, the Poesia offers a series of cruises to the Baltic and Scandinavia departing from Copenhagen and Warnemunde.

Lasting from seven to 21 nights, the itineraries offer visits to Norway, Finland, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and more.

The program – which runs until mid-September – also includes a unique cruise to Iceland and Greenland. The 21-night trip visits seven ports in the region, such as Nuuk, Qaqortoq, Reykjavik and Akureyri.

MSC Poesia was built at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The 93,300 tonne vessel entered service in 2008, as the third vessel in MSC’s Musica class.

According to the company, the ship features sophisticated and elegant decor and has 236,000 square feet of public space.

Among its many public spaces, the Poesia offers two pools, four hot tubs, a 13,000-square-foot spa, and four restaurants — including an alternative Sushi Bar restaurant.

With a capacity of 2,550 passengers, the ship has 1,275 cabins, 80% of which are exterior and 65% have a private balcony.

Along with MSC Poesia, a total of four ships returned to service for MSC Cruises in April.

Completing the company’s restart programme, MSC Musica will then join the active fleet on 5 June.