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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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Robert Richardson
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After booking this cruise with MSC I read a few reviews which made me feel I had made a big mistake. Gladly I can say that my own experience of MSC Lirica was very positive. All the crew were very friendly and helpful and I never ... Read more
Miss Richards
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If I said I was disappointed I would not be telling the truth. This holiday was a joke from the booking onward. Misinformation from jump is correct, wrong details about flight timings and dates, further deliberate errors about airlines ... Read more
David and Marilyn
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Sailed February 2012
Embarkation was a little cumbersome after travelling but quite efficient. More staff positions may have helped. Cabin far nicer and more spacious than we expected or remembered from a previous cruise with a different line. Bright, ... Read more
Emma
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
381 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I booked this cruise to the Middle East in January (very good deal, including great Etihad flights from London). Departing from Abu Dhabi, 7 nights cruise in a statement inside room, on board MSC Lirica. This cruise ... Read more
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Sue Parker-Nutley
1 review
0 forum posts
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Where shall I start? From the moment we set foot on the ship at Abu Dhabi and found that my partner's preferred tipple - Cider - was not available and we weren't allowed to bring any alcohol on board to drink whilst we were there. The ... Read more
stevelcumbria
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We decided to take our grown up family (two boys 18 & 22) to the Middle East for some mid summer sun. We therefore decided on an all inclusive cruise out of Abu Dhabi for 7 nights, with two separate staterooms, on board MSC Lirica. The ... Read more
zijlweg
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
81 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
Having sailed MSC, with up and downs the last few years, I gave them another try, even after a lesser experience with the MSC Opera Western European cruise earlier this year, which was a service wise a disaster, poor food and even worse ... Read more
pennib
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2011
This was a Dubai round trip through Middle East ports and back to Dubai. We had done the same trip back in February 2011 on RCI Brilliance of the Seas and were therefore seeing this current trip as a chance to unwind rather than sightsee. ... Read more
Maureen Cusselle
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2011
What a disappointment.We have been on many cruises over the years, none as bad as this one. The customer services staff were unbelievably rude, the staff above waiter level were completely arrogant. 15% was added on to everything including ... Read more
Jenny
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
When we booked this cruise we were flying from Gatwick to Genoa, about 20 minutes transfer from the port. This was one of the deciding factors when picking this cruise as long transfers are really difficult for me. However, 9 days before ... Read more
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Dyane Jackson
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2011
I have always wanted to go cruising, and this was my first time. Overall, it was lovely experience. My only issue were the 15% service charge, and the 7 euros a day per person tip/gratuity. On our arrival on the ship (MSC Lirica) we ... Read more
john pacitti
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
15th-22nd June 2011 MSC Lirica Western Mediterranean 7 day cruise Looking at all the negative cruise reviews for this company we expected the worst on MSC Lirica, there was four of us booked for this cruise two couples. ... Read more
petersmith
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just travelled on MSC Lirica for the past week around the western Med and i have to say it was the worst holiday experience we have ever had.I will list all the problems below -1. STAFF.There is something seriously wrong with the ... Read more
LTRX
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2010
This is our second [AND LAST!!!] cruise with MSC, but we have taken over 3 dozen cruises, all told. First let's start with your review of the ship: nothing is prepared at tableside-not risotto, nothing. Their only claim to fame, is the ... Read more
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paul phillips
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2010
Firstly, we are not new to cruise holidays, in fact I would say our preferred choice of holiday for a lot of years has been a cruise. If this had been my first cruise,I would never take another one!! With the exception of the staff who ... Read more
kiwipika
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The most important thing on a cruise ship should be food, drinks, service and cleanliness. Ok Ill give them the cleanliness. The room was cleaned after breakfast, mid-day and sometimes in the evening. The room and ship were very clean. ... Read more
stujake
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for several reasons: 1) The timing was perfect. 2) The ports were interesting for all ages and my wife and I had not been to any of the ports on our prior cruises. 3.) Children sharing a cabin with their parents were ... Read more
chrisaw
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The embarkation was well organised and the Mini Suite was in line with most other cruise lines Balcony cabins. Good clean furnishings and attentive cabin staff, plus fresh fruit and chocolates on arrival. Cabin was on Starboard side past ... Read more
Larcombe
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2010
MSC Lirica 29th March 2010- 5th April 2010 We recently went on the MSC cruise above and were extremely disappointed and let down by MSC and the Lirica staff. Listed below were some of the problems:- • Embarkation was totally ... Read more
Beverley Hazel
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2009
Checking in for our cruise at Genoa port could have been any booking hall or terminal building, which in this case was a good thing as this cruise was a birthday surprise for my mother, who had no idea she was going on a cruise, untill she ... Read more
atleetalie
Member Since 2008
1 review
122 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We recently took a cruise with MSC Cruises to St Petersburg (Russia). We are a Dutch family with 2 children aged 14 and 17. We booked our cruise very early, in October, at a Dutch company called 'CruiseTravel'. In April we asked them to ... Read more
HAZELDEAN
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed June 2009
This trip was called Voyage to the Top of the World.  It was a wonderful cruise itinery and we were so lucky with the weather.....people on the previous trip had bad weather and saw almost nothing.Arriving at Dover we were surprised ... Read more
merseytripper
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Outbound from Dover on the MSC Lirica on 20 May 2009.  This ship is very clean and comfortable with excellent staff covering all our needs.  The ship's shows were good and catered for all walks of life.  On the sea days ... Read more
Bigbird101
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2009
The disappointment started when we arrived at Dover to be told there was no car park space allocated to us even though we had clearly stated that we required this when booking the cruise and paying the deposit!! This took a 20 minute phone ... Read more
parthia
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
52 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2009
As we boarded at F.L.on 23rd April 2009,we were still "virgin"cruisers!meaning to say we were ignorant of what went on on arrival aboard.Thus to our surprise of the LIRICA about a late with the tranfer from Miami we saw some passengers ... Read more

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