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rosie80
Member Since 2014
1 review
Just returned from 7night's on board MSC Lirica at Dubai. We has a great time on board. We were all inclusive so maybe that made a big difference. The animation staff were really great. They encourages all ages to get up and join in the ... Read more
Bigbum & Shortarse
2 reviews
After the Christmas celebrations were over we decided we would shoot off somewhere warm to combat our UK weather. A UAE cruise fitted the bill and looking at the available cruises we had a choice of MSC or Costa. We had cruised with both ... Read more
pennib
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
7 forum posts
Sailed January 2014
We have family in Dubai so it is handy to visit them in January and then to tag on a week long cruise before flying home. Unfortunately RCI seem to have pulled out of the Dubai to Dubai cruise so you have the choice of MSC Lirica or Costa. ... Read more
Benkins
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2013
My Wife and I decided to do a Cruise this Christmas to get away from it all. We flew to Dubai on the 20th December from Dublin, good flight. The Hotel overnight supplied in Dubai was excellent and we were up graded to a Junior Suite(not ... Read more
tammez
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
58 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
The MSC Lirica is a medium ship, doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the mega ships but nether less is spotless and service was great. Our teenage family tend to go for an itinary that will engage the kids and this was ticked the ... Read more
Mandy G
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
The LIRICA was ok, I don't think we will cruise with them again though because their service is so inconsistent. We booked a junior suite with a balcony. Good Bits:- - Lots of staff at the airport, made finding the coach easy. - Moved ... Read more
Mally60
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
Previous cruises with Princess, Celebrity, Fred, and Azamara. This was first with MSC and first visit to Gulf area. Having heard many good things about Emirates the direct flight from Manchester was a disappointment. Nothing ... Read more
linda wightman
Member Since 2013
1 review
Not rated Sailed November 2013
Just returned from cruise and have a lot of information to give future travelers. Booked flights with sister and husband but because msc book group seats on flight if you have different names not guaranteed to sit together. Requested rooms ... Read more
ACECOM
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
76 forum posts
Sailed November 2013
Although i enjoyed the cruise on Lirica I would have to state MSC is a budget line and so what you would expect from Cunard is not what you get on the Lirica. The embarkation procedures leave a to to be desired with being pushed form one ... Read more
irnbru
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
429 forum posts
Sailed November 2013
We travelled on an overnight flight and arrived at Dubai just after 8am. Everything went very smoothly from the airport and embarkation at the port was very quick. We were onboard by 10.30ish. FOOD Like many other posts have mentioned ... Read more
BernieH
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed October 2013
Before my cruise last month, I was so apprehensive. I had read many reviews of the MSC Lirica, nearly all of them negative to the pint of hate. So with great trepidation I boarded mid October. The 11 days went so fast, I loved everything ... Read more
cammier
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed October 2013
I was a bit apprehensive about booking this cruise having read a number of poor reviews about MSC. I think this cruise line is the marmite of the industry, guests either love them or hate them. However we wanted to go to Israel and Cyprus ... Read more
ian faulds
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed October 2013
Just returned from a great holiday on board the lirica.I read all the reviews and was not expecting much, however I was totally taken aback at how much I enjoyed the food which was panned before but I could not agree with this the choice ... Read more
cabylsma
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed September 2013
Our cruise on MSC Lirica was most enjoyable. We chose the itinerary because most of the places we had not visited before. It is a beautiful ship, so clean and well kept. The nightly shows were great and always different, the musicians and ... Read more
riza22
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
Sailed September 2013
The MSC Lirica is a beautiful ship, very quiet in it's running, but also without the creaks and groans of other ships we have travelled on. The itinerary was attractive, going to places we hadn't visited before, and overall, we enjoyed ... Read more
mavlaw
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed August 2013
The Lirica itself is a fine ship. The destinations were particularly interesting for us (Limassol-Haifa-Zakynthos-Genova-Rome-Messina-Marmaris),but the big plus was that we could embark from our home port Limassol which saves you the ... Read more
Mickey Denbo
Member Since 2013
1 review
We flew to Rome to embark and the embarkation process was very efficient. We soon made our way to our suite on the top deck and found the suite and the ship in general to be very clean and well presented. She's a mid sized ship which is ... Read more
Marleyboy
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed June 2013
Where to start? Our MSC booking included flights from Cyprus to Italy with Aegean Air and we could not fault the flights. However, that is the most positive part of the trip. The transfer by coach from Milan to Genoa was OK except for an ... Read more
Stargazer1937
Member Since 2011
1 review
We boarded the Lirica at Civitavecchia to cruise to Istanbul, Yalta, Odessa, Athens, Sorrento (Capri), and Genoa. MSC traces its history to cargo shipping, and care of the ship is tops -- constant cleaning, polishing, painting, crew ... Read more
isthisnametakentoo
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed January 2013
Having never sailed with MSC before, I had no expectations, really. Embarkation was quick and painless, it was easy to find our cabin (which was of a decent size and relatively comfortable) however the quality of the food was rather low. ... Read more
Dalserf
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed January 2013
To start on the positive, the ship was spotlessly clean and the waiting and cabin staff were excellent. Unfortunately there are no more positives. We have cruised a number of times and this was our worst experience. The bad experience ... Read more
MO267
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
After reading some of the negative comments we (experienced cruisers including HAL, RCCL and Celebrity) prepared for the worst on our first MSC cruise. But we found our 7-day cruise with the MSC Lirica fantastic! Our balcony suite was ... Read more
Helpful? Thank MO267
Maisie Kater
Member Since 2012
1 review
Not rated Sailed June 2012
Just returned from an eleven day cruise to Norway with one day in Amsterdam. The country was magnificent and the weather brilliant and therefore the cruise already gets 3 stars. There were only a couple of dozen English speakers on board ... Read more
Paul Jewell
2 reviews
When we first booked this cruise it was with some trepidation having read previous reviews, however we thought the discounted price was reasonable (£795 per person) so we took the plunge, we did find out that some Dutch people we ... Read more
1TheOne1
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
34 forum posts
Sailed April 2012
We just got back from a 4-night mini cruise and decided that unless MSC will remain the only cruising company, there is no way we are cruising with them again. Embarkation process was not that bad, a little too long and unorganised, I ... Read more

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