A ?poetic? journey on the Mediterranean
MSC Cruises began its Mediterranean tours with music and now continues with poetry. The brand new MSC Poesia, a virtual floating city, will be docking in cities that world-renowned poets have described as ?Heaven on Earth?.
There is Dubrovnik, a city whose natural beauty, cobblestone streets and stone houses always make guests feel welcome, the matchless Venice; then, Bari, with its unique history and cuisine, and finally the ancient city of Katakolon with the Olympic torch that never goes out. MSC Cruises invites you to embark on a poetic 7-night 8-day journey on MSC Poesia to these Mediterranean pearls that have inspired so many poets and writers.
This year MSC Cruises, the largest cruise operator in the Mediterranean, will continue with the tours it began with MSC Musica and then MSC Orchestra calling on ports in Istanbul and Izmir with a new ship, the MSC Poesia, which will be christened in April. More than 100,000 Mediterranean enthusiasts, 5000 of whom will be from Turkey, are expected to embark on these tours following a Dubrovnik-Venice-Bari-Katakolon route after calling at ports in Istanbul and Izmir. On the tour that began last June, more than 70,000 travelers, 4000 of whom were from Turkey, shared this magnificent experience.
Measuring 298 meters in length the gigantic 15-storey MSC Poesia is a wonder of design with comfortable accommodations for 3013 passengers and includes 1,275 cabins, 18 activity-filled decks, a theater with seating for 1,250 guests, fitness areas, a jogging course, sauna, Turkish bath, swimming pools, jacuzzis, restaurants, night clubs and shopping areas. With almost 1000 personnel aboard, MSC Poesia provides guests with first-rate service. There is also a Turkish guide service for Turkish passengers.
A special opportunity for families with children
Children and young people can enjoy themselves on MSC Poesia. There is a playground, video game salon and Teen"s Club on board. MSC Cruises allows children under 18 to share this incredible experience with their families. When two children share a room with their parents, they can join the tour and only port taxes have to be paid.
Enchanting cities of the Mediterranean
One of the cities that MSC Poesia visits on its Mediterranean tour is Dubrovnik, which, according to Bernard Shaw, is a place that ?those looking for heaven on earth? should put on their itinerary. Surrounded by pine forests, Dubrovnik has some of the Mediterranean's cleanest, best preserved beaches. Passengers on MSC Poesia can, if they desire, walk the streets of this charming town exploring its historic sites or enjoy and sun and sea down on the beach. San Marco Square, Dukes Palace, Rialto Bridge, the glass masters of Murano Island and the lace makers of Burano Island, along with the canals and, of course, the gondolas all express the spirit of Venice. In fact, there are so many things that could be considered quintessential Venice! The romantic Italian city of Venice is one of MSC Poesia"s ports of call on this incredible Mediterranean tour that you won"t want to miss. Bari, on the other hand, is a port city brimming with cultural and historical riches. One should remember that Bari food is an important part of Italian cuisine. MSC Poesia's next port of call is the small but strikingly beautiful city of Katakolon on the Peloponnese Peninsula in Greece. In addition to the city"s natural beauty, its most remarkable site is the renowned Temple of Zeus.