The MSC Poesia arrived in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday to begin its inaugural season of Caribbean sailings.
The ship was welcomed by local officials and actress/entrepreneur Suzanne Somers, who presented MSC Cruises USA President Richard Sasso with a plaque commemorating the Poesia’s arrival.
The Poesia is sailing cruises of three, five, seven, eight and 10 nights throughout the Caribbean and Bermuda. The ship will host an extensive lineup of theme cruises, including comedy, country music, Latin music and polka.
The Poesia will return to Europe this spring, departing Fort Lauderdale for Germany on April 27.
The ship has 1,275 staterooms; 80% are outside staterooms and 65% have a balcony. It has four restaurants, including a sushi bar.