Music Connects With Many

MUSIC CONNECTS WITH MANY

Anna Werner is cruise director of MSC Poesia. She has been with MSC for 11 years and has her work cut out for her on a ship with more than 400 Germans, 400 Australians, more than 200 Italians, several hundred Americans, and a mixed bag of passengers from other countries, including Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Russian Federation and Slovakia.

Yep, entertaining everybody is challenging, and Anna says “music is a good thing, it connects with many people.” It is a leveler and appeals to people from all over the world.

Anna has an international staff of 79 – including people who staff the ship’s children’s programs – and help her keep people entertained.

She is a native of Bremen, Germany, and has worked in the cruise industry for years. She says audiences skew a bit older out of Port Everglades than when the ship sails a Mediterranean itinerary.

Her job description includes many scheduling and administrative details. She adds “to have the opportunity to entertain large groups of people is wonderful.”

But music – despite the ports of call, nationality or age of passengers – is on tap all day long on MSC Poesia.

Consider the daily program today in Cozumel: From 5 PM until late classics are offered in lounges on Decks Five and Six; another bar on Deck Six features different music;  at 6PM international dance music is offered in the sprawling Zebra Bar on Deck Six, while 15 minutes later on Deck Seven a music and wine program is scheduled.

The show tonight is “Musica del Cuore”, (music of the heart) with an instrumental trio, a soprano and tenor.

A tropical party with a Latin beat is scheduled under the stars for after dinner on the Lido Deck.

But as they quite often say in cruising, “weather permitting.”

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