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MSC Lirica Review

3.0 / 5.0
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224 reviews
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Fantastic Voyage

Review for MSC Lirica to the Southern Caribbean
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First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2008

The Lirica with less than 1500 passengers last week is smaller than most of the cruise ships we have sailed. Public rooms were never crowded. There was never a crowd waiting to get into the dining rooms and we could always find a quiet place to relax.

Embarkation. At around 2PM we arrive in our car to the port, dropped off our luggage, and parked in the nearby garage. We proceeded through each step of the Embarkation process without waiting in any lines. I doubt it took more than 10 to 15 minutes. Somehow, we bypassed the chance to purchase packages of soda and cocktails. Make sure you do that before you board because we had trouble finding out information the following day.

The Ship. Some of our favorite quiet places were the Blue Lounge on the 12th deck above the buffet. This lounge was not used during the day. It was airconditioned and had great views off the stern, and the port and starboard sides. We also liked to sit and read on the 7th-10th stern decks. If you have first seating for dinner, make sure you get to the Broadway Theater at least 30 minutes before the evening show. Some of our friends were turned away because the theater was full. The theater has great sight lines so all seats were good. We only used the elevators when we were first escorted to our room and for debarkation. If you need sundries, they are in the liquor store. We found them the last day. One of the things we loved about the ship compared to other cruise lines was the absence of announcements in the cabin. Also, the ship announcements were fewer than other ships, but I wish there were none except for emergencies.

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