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MSC Lirica Review

3.0 / 5.0
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224 reviews
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A Wonderful Cruise!

Review for MSC Lirica to the Eastern Caribbean
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royandjenn
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Jan 2009
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Traveled with children

Hello, we just returned from the Lirica, and thought I would leave a review. We were quite worried to be on this cruise because of some of the negative feedback for MSC. Thank God we didn't cancel like some people. About us, my hubby and I are in our mid thirties, travelling with our 2 daughters ages 9 and 11. This was the best cruise we have ever been on...

Embarkation: A breeze! We decided to get to port everglades at noon, and there was quite the line forming out of the building. We stood in line for about 15 minutes. When we got inside the terminal, we went into the express check in line. Luckily we completed this before we left, because the line was wayyyy shorter than the regular line. Check in was super fast, and we were walking onto the ship by 12:45. There was a line of crew wearing there uniforms, and white gloves to show the passengers to their rooms. Great touch! We were in our room by 1 pm.

Our room: We were in an oceanview room, room 9068 to be exact. The room, well actually the entire ship was immaculate. Super clean. There was a bowl of fruit that was always replenished day after day. Our room wasn't as small as expected. There was a lot of storage space. We fit 5 big suitcases under our bed. The closets were large, and there were drawers in one which was excellent. The bathroom had quite alot of storage too, with shelves in one corner, and a cupboard under the sink. The towels were nice and soft. The shower... well like I have read in other reviews, was on the small side, but we are not big people, so had no problems at all. We managed to fit two of us in there. If you are a larger person, lets say 200lbs +, you may have a challenge. There were lots of shampoo and soap in the bathroom. There was no lotion, which we didn't care about, but I overheard some passengers who were livid that there was none in their stateroom. oh well.... The beds were on the stiffer side, and the pillows were awful! I asked for four more, which helped greatly! The room steward go the pillows very promptly. Their was a large mirror and desk in one corner, where the safe is behind the mirror, with a bit more storage there again. We used the telephone for our wakeup calls. The television was good, had read in another review how small they were, but they were fine. We went on an NCL ship immediately after this cruise, and those were small computer monitors! There were a lot of channels. New movie channels, some in english, some in italian. Cartoon network etc was available too. Also, a channel with the ships info such as speed, distance, wave size etc too, which we found interesting to watch.

Cabin Review

Lots of storage. quiet room. perfect distance to elevator.

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