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MSC Lirica Review

3.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
224 reviews
14 Awards

Great Music with the Les DeMerle Big Band

Review for MSC Lirica to the Eastern Caribbean
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NHBob
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Dec 2008
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BACKGROUND

This cruise was my first with MSC. I selected it for one reason, the Big Band Theme, even though previous Cruise Critic Member Reviews and message board posts have varied widely, from "best cruise ever" to "never again".

Pricing was attractive, under $200 per day, including single supplement, taxes, fuel surcharge, and insurance, for an outside cabin. At these prices I certainly did not expect a Crystal, Cunard, or even Holland America. I also neither expected nor wanted "Italian American" dining (a la Olive Garden, Uno or Pizza Hut), but I did expect genuine Italian cuisine, with which I am very familiar having spent a lot of time in Italy. Unfortunately, MSC only partially met these expectations.

Cabin Review

Cabin 07

Pleasant, nicely decorated outside cabin with comfortable bed and adequate storage space and unobstructed view. Basic bathroom with tiny stall shower, but plenty of hot water.

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