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MSC Lirica Cruise Review
3.0 / 5.0
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MSC Lirica Cruise Review by dougal086

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2018
  • Destination: the Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

I am afraid our experience was bad firstly the majority of travellers on board were loud, and had little or no manners, the entertainment was very poor ie the music in Beverly Lounge was very loud and of poor sound quality and musically poor, the theatre show which was supposed to be the highlight show was dreadful as lip synch and poor dance routines was all that was offered many people along with us walked out, the guitar player in the Lord Nelson sounded if he was in agony, in another lounge the piano player was good playing to backing tracks however, he was unable to reach high notes when singing pushing the microphone away, these observations were also observed by many others who we met, overall the entertainment was of poor standard.

The stateroom cabin was just about ok ie small and the toilet was not working on many occasions i reported it several times.

The ship seemed to be full and we had difficulty getting sunbeds at times and there was no area to get away from the incessant loud chanting and noise coming from the pool area not at all relaxing.

The food was just about all right except for crowds descending on the on the buffet at times particularly Italians who were brash and loud, the dreadful background music and the Cruise Directors loud announcements who decided meal times was best to make announcements which few could understand because of the noise level was very uncomfortable and annoying.

The trips ashore were just about alright except for Dubrovnik which was vastly overcrowded because of the amount of cruise ships because of this and the heat we immediately left and went back to the ship.

I have cruised before in the Caribbean with MSC Divina which was better not by much however, I would not recommend MSC based on our experience with them.

Click &GO ie Edel was very good to arrange an alternative flight because of fog delay, the same happened last cruise in the Caribbean because of hurricane Erma.

These are our views and many other Irish people on board.

PS I would like to point out that i have played music for years and my observations would be fair if deserved.

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Oceanview Stateroom
Cabin O2 9235

Smallish had problems with the toilet.

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Got on the bus and cand came back to the ship as there were two many people and Cruise ships there.

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