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MSC Lirica Review

3.0 / 5.0
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224 reviews
14 Awards

Never again

Review for MSC Lirica to the Baltic Sea
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6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Apr 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 was mad because the online check in did not work, however since everyone ended up standing in the same lane (no matter if you checked in or not), it did not matter. Overall I can not say anything bad about embarkation, also, there is nothing positive I would point out.

As we got on board (4.55 pm) we headed to get some food and drink since our rooms were not ready. Well, since there was only one place where they served some sandwiches at this time and it was closing (5.00 pm), we had to sit in a lounge and wait for emergency drill.

Cabin Review

Cabin 9

Port Reviews


In Hamburg we had about 10 hours time so we took the hop-on bus from Main station. It was interesting, just be careful which line you purchase, some of the (line A Blue bus) takes forever (about 1.5 hours) and takes you outside the town for some lake tour.

We also did the tunnel below Elbe, which was interesting.


Due to limited time (docked 8.00am-3.00pm) we took the canal bus hop-on boats, which was very informative, took us to the places we wanted go (museums mainly), then we went for a short walk in the center. I expected more from Amsterdam, but it was ok.

Nice touch is that the cruise port is about 15 minutes walk from city center, you are docked in the town itself.

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