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MSC Lirica Review

3.0 / 5.0
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224 reviews
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MSC Lirica Northern Europe Cruise June 2012

Review for MSC Lirica to the Baltic Sea
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Paul Jewell
6-10 Cruises

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Sail Date: Jun 2012

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 met booked for significantly less and also had a 300 Euro spending allowance on board. On the whole the ship was absolutely fine with the exception of the breakfast and buffet area where the food was abysmal along with poor service. It was plainly clear that this was a problem area as the buffet restaurant is far too small for the number of passengers using it and appeared to cater mainly for the German passengers of which there were many as the cruise started in Hamburg, generally however the food was absolutely fine in the main restaurants.

We had an inside cabin on deck 9 and was pleasantly surprised at the size and layout, perhaps the mid to rear of the ship would be a preferred cabin location.

Be aware of the cost of drinks (a small glass of beer 5.64 euros), coffee and service charges which amounted to 6 euros per day per person ie 10 days amounted to 120 euros also all drinks incur a 15% service charge, we wanted to enjoy our cruise but felt the on board prices to be excessive and whilst we didn't go without we were somewhat careful even so our bill was some 600 euros

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