South Africans have fun with name of cruise ship sailing from Cape Town
The name of an MSC cruise ship sailing from Cape Town in 2024 as part of its World Cruise has caused a stir on Twitter in South Africa due to its name.
MSC Poesia will cruise from Cape Town in 2024, as part of a longer 121-day World Cruise, but her name bears unfortunate similarity to an Afrikaans obscenity.
South Africans on Twitter have been having fun with the name as a result, reports The South African.
MSC Cruises is an Italian cruise line, and in Italian Poesia means poetry, but in Afrikaans, the word without its ‘ia’ suffix is a crude reference to the female anatomy.
Responding to a Twitter thread asking: Tell me you’re South African without telling me you’re South African, one Twitter use wrote that “The name of the MSC Poesia makes me snort-laugh.”