FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, April 13: Donâ€™t have a lot of time but still yearning for a Caribbean escape? Donâ€™t worry â€“ MSC Cruises has the solution. MSC Cruises features several short (3- and 5-night) cruises scheduled on the luxurious MSC Poesia as she sails her inaugural season in North American waters (sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale) during the 2009-10 Caribbean season:
- â€œCaribbean Escapeâ€: 5-nights calling at Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Georgetown, Grand Cayman, with two days at sea; departing Nov. 10 and Nov. 15, 2009
- â€œMayan Discoveryâ€: 5-nights calling at Belize City, Belize and Costa Maya, Mexico, with two sea days; departing Jan. 3, 2010
- â€œTropical Getawayâ€: 3-nights calling at Nassau, Bahamas and Key West, Florida; departing April 24, 2010
â€œEven on a 3- or 5-night itinerary, guests can enjoy the ambiance of an MSC Cruises sailing, from the elegant dÃ©cor and unparalleled service to the highly acclaimed international entertainment and cuisine, which includes many authentic Italian dishes,â€ says Richard E. Sasso, president and CEO of MSC Cruises (USA), Inc.
MSC Poesiaâ€™s season will also include a variety of 7- and 10-night itineraries, as well as special Christmas and New Yearâ€™s sailings. As on all MSC Cruisesâ€™ sailings, children ages 17 and younger sail free when sharing a stateroom with two full-fare-paying adults.
MSC Poesia features 1,275 staterooms, of which 80 percent are outside staterooms and 65 percent have a balcony. The ship has a generous 236,000 square feet of public spaces, 2 pools and 4 hot tubs, plus a 13,000-square-foot spa. Guests can select from four restaurants, including a Sushi Bar alternative dining restaurant. Like her sister ships (MSC Musica and MSC Orchestra), MSC Poesia features sophisticated and elegant decor, attention to detail, the finest in international entertainment and Italian hospitality. For more information about MSC Cruises and MSC Poesiaâ€™s 2009-10 Caribbean season, visit www.MSCCruisesUSA.com or your local travel professional.