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The 1,976-passenger MSC Lirica is one of four medium-sized Mistral-class ships, dating from 2003. MSC spent more than $200 million on Lirica and the rest of the Mistral class during a two-year ...
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samandbarbara
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
The first voyage of the stretched Lirica (251 to 275 m), Genoa to Rio. The ship wasn't full, but busy nonetheless, and dread the feeding arrangements if it was full. Overall the ship was clean and well-maintained, the food good although ... Read more
Ann Leeds
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My husband and I have just returned from a 20 night cruise on MSC Lirica. We are both senior citizens and this was the fourth cruise we have taken with MSC. Embarkation in Genoa was quick and efficient and we found the ship to be ... Read more
willygilly
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I chose MSCs 20 day 'Grand Voyage' from Genoa to Rio de Janeiro, leaving 04/11. We prefer sea-time over port-time and this had an exotic itinerary. This was the ship's first voyage after it's 27m 'stretch' and much ... Read more
SandMac
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was the Lirica's first cruise since being refurbished and I have to wonder if they were really ready to set sail. We have enjoyed several MSC cruises in the past but the service on this one was terrible. We paid extra for the Aurea ... Read more
Nonniclaus
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
If you are reading this, please know that I am 66 years of age and I have been on at least 12 cruises, with seven different cruise lines throughout my life and I have never, ever had to complain. I saved for many years to take 18 of my ... Read more
Prettynycgirl
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
I tend to think of myself as a cruise veteran since I have been on 15 cruises and I was so disappointed with this ship. Below is a recap of my recent trip: Service: The cabin stewart barely cleaned our room. I had a breakfast plate and ... Read more
Ddullard
Member Since 2015
1 review
This was our first cruise. We were a family group of 5 comprising my husband, 2 teenage daughters and my mum who is 70. This cruise was fantastic. I cannot rate it highly enough. We chose 2 x side by side balcony suites on the Fantastica ... Read more
elidadr
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
The food was HORRIBLE! There are no fresh omelets in the morning all the eggs are COLD! The pasta was RAW! It tasted like raw flour. All the meat in the meat station was so dry, it tasted sandy. Don't bother going to the restaurant for ... Read more
Cloeted
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed July 2015
Well, we have read the reviews on this ship prior to departure and we cannot blame the Cruise line of anything. My wife and I were spoilt on our first cruise being on the MSC Splendida two years ago. We booked an inside cabin but was ... Read more
snowp
Member Since 2015
1 review
Just got back from Venice which is an amazing city. We had 7 nights on board MSC Lirica, we had an outside cabin compared to other cruise lines we have been on it was very small, the shower was so small the curtain stuck to your body ... Read more
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Welshone03
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed May 2015
I am a first time cruiser so some may say I have nothing to compare with, however I do travel extensively each year and stay in many hotels with my work and a cruise ship is like a floating hotel. My wife and I both felt we were treated ... Read more
Cruiselirica
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed May 2015
Wonderful experience overall. We loved our cruise from the moment of embarkation. Our room was perfect with all we needed. Our steward kept our room meticulous. Dinner was a fabulous experience where we met lovely people to share our ... Read more
Marg n Tez
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed May 2015
This was our 2nd cruise and in all fairness I have come to the conclusion that my husband and I are just not cruise people. We went on the Lirica after spending time on a bus tour of Turkey and 5 nights in Venice, these places were such a ... Read more
MaeBeth
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
MSC LIRICA out of Venice: We have always cruised on Norwegian and didn't think MSC would be much different, since the price is about the same. BOY WERE WE WRONG! The food was terrible! You have to dine at your designated dining time in the ... Read more
M Clarkson
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our 3rd cruise but the first with MSC and, in terms of service, it was probably the worst one. To be fair though, it was probably also the cheapest. The ship itself was immaculate and well-maintained and all the public areas ... Read more
Jeff H.
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed April 2015
First the good. The ship was spotlessly clean and the cabin was immaculate. The entertainment was very good. Now the bad. If this were our first cruise we would never do another one. The weather was inclement for the first few ... Read more
Venetia
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
Absolutely the worst cruise ever. We got off this ship two days ago and I felt like I had gotten out of a dirty prison and was released back to society and civilization. In my opinion and based on my experience, here are the reasons why ... Read more
philscott
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed October 2014
This was our first cruise with MSC and sadly will be our last.  Getting on the ship was easy, the room was good a bit small but alright for a week. The food was excellent quality but a bit samey but then they cannot just pop out to ... Read more
Julie1958
Member Since 2014
1 review
I had never wanted to go on a cruise but three weeks before we were departing for 5 weeks to Europe (from Australia), I saw a great deal advertised on MSC Lirica and upgraded to the top deck, balcony suite which was amazing. We loved ... Read more
georgiokyriacou@gmail.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
This was a fantastic cruise which I thoroughly enjoyed. Our cabin (balcony suite) was really good. Food was excellent. My biggest disappointment was with the staff. Except for Rafael at reception, all the other receptionists were poorly ... Read more
Phil lorraine
Member Since 2014
1 review
The cleanliness of the ship was in my view impeccable. Food was very good. With multiple choices every meal with choice of restaurants. I have seen previous reports of hot dogs and burgers being a staple. This is misleading, as whilst they ... Read more
suron
Member Since 2005
10 reviews
1,402 forum post
3 helpful votes
I am fortunate to have family based in Dubai so have seen many of the sights already. I booked my flights independently to give me time pre and post cruise with the family. If you arrange a fly-cruise package you need to bear in mind that ... Read more
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2010 freetime
Member Since 2014
1 review
Not rated Sailed March 2014
After waiting two and a half hours in port to board ship was given a disabled cabin which we don't need it was two single beds put together at an angle where you couldn't use some of the furnishings in the cabin for the beds blocking them ... Read more
ayorkshire
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed February 2014
Poor pre cruise service fom MSC UK Quick & easy embarkation 11.30am, cabin was ready and buffet lunch provided. Maps of the ship/deck plans not given out. Ship, looked very clean and spacious with large mirrors everywhere but NO ... Read more
maleagle
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed February 2014
On a random visit to our Travel Agents to check out something different for a holiday in February we were offered an attractive cruise deal with MSC Lirica to UAE. This included two extra nights stay in a four star hotel in Dubai with ... Read more

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