Author: Cruise Bug

Baltimore Beyond the Port

In the excitement of boarding a ship and starting a long-awaited cruise, we often go directly to the port without exploring the city where the port is located. Just think of what you are missing. The next time you cruise, add an extra day either before or after your cruise to see...

The Poesia People

It’s no secret that MSC does not have a large presence in North America. Just ask anybody what they think of MSC and they may not even know that it is one of the largest shipping companies in the world. Of course, they also have an extensive fleet of cruise ships, but...

MSC Metamorphosis

My cynicism about the MSC brand transformed into enthusiasm. How things had changed from the previous cruise on the Lirica. Like the Lirica, the Poesia is a beautiful ship befitting a vessel with such a beautiful name. And speaking of the name, it is an Italian word meaning poetry. As a student...

One More Chance for MSC

Several years ago we sailed on the MSC Lirica. Although we enjoyed the cruise, the experience was less than stellar. Not being ones to rule out anything based on one experience, we decided to sail with MSC another time. We had read recent positive comments about MSC and decided it was time...