MSC Lirica, what the real story is!!!!: MSC Lirica Cruise Review by motherdaughtercruisers
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MSC Lirica, what the real story is!!!!
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
We did not see too many children on this trip, but because children 17 and under travel free, I am sure that many will advantage of this opportunity. The children we saw seemed to be having a wonderful time. We really never saw them much as they were so well taken care of. The entertainment in the theatre was some of the best we had every experienced, from the Italian Tenor, the magician, to the wonderful soprano and the juggler, etc., we were constantly entertained. With the many lounges and other amenities on board, after dinner, Mom usually went to the casino and Daughter to the Lord Nelson Pub, something for both of us definitely!
I might add that we never went hungry, Daughter was always at the pizza bar on deck at 3:00pm and both of us eagerly awaited the pasta of the day at lunch. The dining room staff was very attentive and we took advantage of the wine package at the beginning of the cruise and the wine steward was very knowledgeable. They even would bring us our iced bottle to the pool, where we would enjoy a glass while watching the sun go down. I could not review the ship properly without mentioning the spa! We normally go at least once on a trip, but after experiencing the first Balinese Massage, we booked two more! Ahh!!!!!!
We also want to mention the staff, a wonderful group of energetic people from all over, who were so friendly and fun, they made you feel like part of their family. We got off the ship still speaking Italian and gesturing with our hands, Mama Mia, Bella, and Magnifico!!
Is this cruise for everyone? If you want to be on the shiniest, largest ship on the seas, probably not, if you want to have an experience like you have never left home, with everyone speaking English NO, but if you want a wonderful adventure with old world charm, this cruise line is for you. The food could be better to suit the American palate, but ordering from the Italian menu was wonderful and they are making great strides into updating their menus to please diverse cultures. They have added some beautiful new ships which we hope to try out soon and review, but as for now, you can find us back on the MSC Lirica, soon, this time going to Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Columbia and DR. We will be by the pool with our bottle of wine and our "old, new" friends. If anyone ever has any questions on this cruise line feel free to contact us and we will try to answer them from our unique points of view.
Mom(Janet) and Daughter(Carolyn) Less
Cabin review: 1010123
Small cabin, typical of cruising, small bathroom, large window and amenities, such as closests, hairdryers, safes and storage.