MSC Poesia sailed to Southampton on a maiden port of call during its Ocean Voyage Cruise earlier this week, on 7 September 2010. This was the first time MSC Poesia has called to Southampton Port.
MSC Cruises marked the event by inviting travel agents, consumers, press and MSC Club members onboard for the day, where they enjoyed a ship tour and lunch onboard. Prior to having lunch in the Ii Palladio restaurant, guests were presented with a food demonstration on how to make an Italian classic, gnocchi.
Other highlights of the day included a presentation by Agustin Garcia from the Spanish Tourist Board and Susana Roel Cabal of La Coruna Port Authority, who were invited onboard following a recently formed collaboration between MSC Cruises and the Spanish Tourist Board to promote Mediterranean sailings and Spain as a destination.
MSC Poesia is currently cruising to the United States where it will tour North America and Canada before positioning in the Caribbean for the winter cruiser season.