‘Jou Ma se cruise’: Name of MSC Poesia gives Mzansi the giggles

On Wednesday 20 April, MSC opened sales for its 2024 World Cruise and the 3000-passenger MSC Poesia will be headed to South Africa for the first time.  South Africans love a good laugh and Mzansi cannot stop cracking up at the name of this cruise ship headed to our shores.

Just like when NASA started a programme called POES (Polar Operational Environmental Satellite) in 2017, and we just couldn’t deal…

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MSC POESIA HEADS TO MZANSI 

The MSC Poesia is described as “an innovative cruise ship with elegant style that brings traditional craftsmanship to creative designs.” 

The 121-day cruise on the MSC Poesia will depart on 5 January 2024 from Portofino in Italy, allowing its passengers to explore 31 countries around the world. 

The cruise will stop in France, Cyprus, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Zanzibar. Passengers will also stop in South Africa for a chance to explore Durban, Gqeberha and Cape Town. 

“A pleasant and relaxing day might involve browsing the shops and restaurants at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, or relaxing on Camps Bay’s beach,” the MSC writes of Cape Town.

TWEEPS JUST CAN’ GET ENOUGH OF THE NAME 

Taking to Twitter, Mzansi tweeps could not help but crack a few jokes about the MSC Poesia.

One tweep wrote: “The name of the MSC Poesia makes me snort-laugh.”

“How more appropriately named visiting ship to SA can you get than this. Will probably only get ANC takers of their offered cruises,” wrote another tweep. 

“I’d be too embarrassed to board,” wrote another tweep. 

“Graffiti artists walking the docks and come across the MSC ship: ‘Damn it, this one’s been tagged already.’”

The name of the MSC Poesia makes me snort-laugh. https://t.co/zf9Z6JbQcH

— Marianne Valentine (@MarianneValen20) April 27, 2022

The MSC Poesia will visit Durban, Gqeberha, and Cape Town on a 4-month voyage around the world.
How more appropriately named visiting ship to SA can you get than this. Will probably only get ANC takers of their offered cruises.

— Morena Zwekwati (@MorenaZwekwati) April 27, 2022

I’d be too embarrassed to board the MSC Poesia.https://t.co/x2bPEq09MJ

— Marco. (@Marco_Saranghae) April 28, 2022

Graffiti artists walking the docks and come across the MSC ship:
“Damn it, this one’s been tagged already…”https://t.co/nUXorCSGHq

— Peter Imrie (@pimrie) April 26, 2022

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WHAT DOES THE MSC POESIA OFFER? 

The MSC Poesia offers several top-class amenities including a state-of-the-art gym, basketball and tennis courts, a sushi bar, spa, sauna, steam room and cinema amongst others. 

TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE COUNTRIES THE MSC POESIA WILL VISIT

Port Victoria, SeychellesLa Possession, ReunionCape Town, South AfricaRio de Janeiro, BrazilSalvador de Bahia, BrazilBelén, BrazilNew York, United StatesQuebec, Canada 

#MSCCruises has opened sales for the MSC World Cruise 2024 aboard MSC Poesia. Departing 5 January, the itinerary follows a new route that includes 52 destinations in 31 different countries. The 121-day voyage can be embarked at Civitavecchia/Rome, Genoa, Marseille, or Barcelona. pic.twitter.com/8IRDcwZwPJ

— Neil Steedman, The Travel Buddhist (@neil_steedman) April 21, 2022

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