MSC Poesia


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The MSC Poesia was built in 2008 and is among MSC’s 21 ships in its fleet. The Poesia is included in the cruise line’s Musica Class. In the cruise ship stats below, you’ll find the MSC Poesia vs all of the other MSC ships.

MSC Poesia Size

How big is the MSC Poesia? Below, you’ll find all of the relevant cruise ship stats, specs and dimensions for the MSC Poesia. Included in these statistics are passenger capacity, length, year built, year renovated, cost to build, gross tonnage, engine info, number of rooms, deck counts and more!

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MSC Poesia Capacity

Passenger Capacity refers to the total number of people that the MSC Poesia can accommodate. Of course, there are also crew members on board. Below, find the total onboard capacity, including staff and cruise guests.



MSC Avg: 4,298 guests

MSC Poesia Passenger Capacity: The passenger capacity for the MSC Poesia is 3,605 guests. The average capacity for the 21 active ships in MSC’s fleet is 4,298 passengers. The passenger capacity range for all MSC ships has a minimum of 2,550 guests and a maximum of 6,850 passengers.



MSC Avg: 1,255 staff

MSC Poesia Crew Members: Staff on the MSC Poesia include 1,027 crew members. That’s a guest to staff ratio of 2.8:1. The average MSC ship includes 1,255 employees and has a passenger to staff ratio of 2.9:1.

MSC Poesia Passenger Capacity and Crew

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MSC Poesia Length

How long is the Poesia? From end to end, the MSC Poesia length equals 964 feet (294 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all 21 active vessels in MSC’s fleet, measuring 1024 feet (313 meters).


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MSC Avg: 1,024 feet

The smallest MSC ship (in terms of length) measures 902 feet (275 meters) from end to end. The longest vessel spans 1112 feet (339 meters).

Our chart below shows the length of the MSC Poesia vs all other active MSC ships.

MSC Poesia Ship Length

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MSC Poesia Built Date

When was the MSC Poesia Built? The MSC Poesia was built in 2008 and joined the cruise line’s Musica Class.

MSC includes 21 active ships. The oldest in the fleet was built in 2001. The average MSC ship is 10 years old and the median build date for all active ships is 2013


built date

MSC Avg: 2007

When was the last MSC Poesia Dry Dock? The MSC Poesia experienced dry dock improvements in 2019.


renovation date

Renovations included the following: The MSC Poesia experienced a refurbishment in 2019. The dry dock was part of a fleet-wide effort by MSC to implement the "MSC for Me" upgrade. This includes the implementation of thousands of digital beacons throughout the ship, as well as hundreds of cameras and screens added for guests convenience and safety. The new system features the ability for facial recognition as well as "near field communication" with physical devices with guests possession. The vast array of hardware assets are complimented by MSC's suite of new software products. These allow guests the ability to schedule and book activities, navigate the ship, access cabins, communicate with others, and more.

MSC Poesia Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the MSC Poesia ship class?

The ship belongs to the MSC class of ships known as the Musica class.

What is the MSC Poesia capacity?

We're often asked how many passengers are on the MSC Poesia. The ship's capacity is 3,605. When comparing the occupancy to the average MSC passenger capacity, you'll find that the average ship in the fleet holds 4,298 guests. Feel free to look at our graph above to see where this ship falls in line with all other live MSC ships.

Is the MSC Poesia a good ship?

Each of MSC's ships offers a unique layout with features and activities catered to all. Whether the MSC Poesia is right for you will depend on your individual preferences. Do you prefer a larger or smaller ship with many or fewer guests? Are you hoping for many family activities or entertainment options for an older clientele. Our deck maps layout and activities list provide a helpful guide to what you'll find on board. Feel free to explore the see if this ship is suited towards your preferences.

How long is the MSC Poesia?

From end to end, the Spectrum of the Seas length equals 964 feet (294 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all , active vessels in MSC fleet, measuring 1,024 feet (313 meters). Please see our size comparison chart above to see how this ship falls in line with all other active ships in the fleet.

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