MSC Poesia Offers Short Caribbean Escapes in 2009-2010

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, April 13: Don’t have a lot of time but still yearning for a Caribbean escape? Don’t worry – 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:

  • “Caribbean Escape”: 5-nights calling at Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Georgetown, Grand Cayman, with two days at sea; departing Nov. 10 and Nov. 15, 2009
  • “Mayan Discovery”: 5-nights calling at Belize City, Belize and Costa Maya, Mexico, with two sea days; departing Jan. 3, 2010
  • “Tropical Getaway”: 3-nights calling at Nassau, Bahamas and Key West, Florida; departing April 24, 2010

“Even on a 3- or 5-night itinerary, guests can enjoy the ambiance of an MSC Cruises sailing, from the elegant décor and unparalleled service to the highly acclaimed international entertainment and cuisine, which includes many authentic Italian dishes,” says Richard E. Sasso, president and CEO of MSC Cruises (USA), Inc.

MSC Poesia’s season will also include a variety of 7- and 10-night itineraries, as well as special Christmas and New Year’s sailings. As on all MSC Cruises’ 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 Poesia’s 2009-10 Caribbean season, visit or your local travel professional.