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Middle East MSC Lirica Middle East Cruise Reviews

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Worst cruise I have ever had the misfortune to take
"We are from the UK, in our 50's and have done over 50 cruises. We usually go with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess, Cunard. A few with P&O. However we had never tried MSC and so decided to do this. Biggest..."Read More
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gettinold

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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Worked hard to please

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Blacktrigeek

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose the cruise as we were celebrating our birthday. The embarkation process went seamlessly; we were shepherded from airport to ship with no problems. There was some waiting for our rooms to become available once on the ship, however, we were roomed before the advertised at 2 pm. Suitcases also arrived in good time. We were kept well-informed re. activities and entertainment onboard ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


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natalyakor99

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

There was a suggestion to buy this [articular cruise and I liked the list of cities to visit, so I bought it. In overall, I enjoyed the cruise! There was a pleasant surprise - I got a cabin with a window! Cabin was always clean; it was tidied up twice a day. I read some complains about embarkation and disembarkation. My experience was different. Logistics was very good. We embarked with no ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom


Good Itinerary, Great Staff, Blah Food

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ColoradoSkiier5

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

Like many other reviewers, we choose this cruise based on the itinerary. We were able to get a very good price on the cruise, which is good, because paying full price would not be worth it. The Good- Our state room (a balcony on the 12th floor) was extremely spacious. Most of the cruise staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The embarkation process was the quickest I've ever experienced, ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Thanks MSC for proving to be nothing but an uncaring money grabber

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Margaret T.

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This cruise was a retirement present to myself. After an awesome 6 days Rome/Venice stay, downer came with the horrible MSC Lirica experience. From the awful, unwelcoming embarking to disembarking this cruise line administration was nothing but a heartache. No proper accommodations were made for unexpected port change: had to maneuver long lines, ordered from room to room before being ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


We had a wonderful time!

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allison1952

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this 20 night cruise from Venice to Dubai because of the itinerary-- we had always wanted to go to Venice, and seeing Petra has long been on our bucket list. We booked two balcony rooms through where we were told that if we saw the cruise at a lower price at any time more than 90 days before our cruise, they would match the price. At approx. 93 days out I found the same cruise at a much ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


Disappointing on board but itinerary on the whole very good.

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maxx

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We read the negative reviews prior to booking. I really don't take much notice of them. How wrong we were. We booked because of the itinerary, lots of places we wanted to visit.Not much to add to many other negative reviews. The overall on board experience was dreadful. Frustrating to miss 2 of our desired ports Sir bani yas & Piraeus (Athens). Of course MSC did not refund port charges even ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Never again

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wee lass

10+ Cruises

Chose this cruise to help us unwind from a very stressful nine months due to illness,what a mistake that was ,certainly not due to weight gain as the food on offer was diabolical I had porridge every day as couldn't eat fry up over cooked streaky bacon broccoli or cauliflower with beans eggs and various sausage tastes'Toast brick hard and cold, Entertainment not to our taste most nights and ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Dreadful food bad service

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Pdale

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I chose this cruise for the itinerary. It went to places I have never been before. Have travelled on other cruise lines, but this was the worst ever. Seating in the restaurant was tables for 4 all in a long line, like a cheap cafe. We soon learned not to order beef as it was always tough. Most of the food was really unappetising, & obviously leftovers used. The classic example of this was leek ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Great memories

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ktharg

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

MSC Lirica March 2019 from Dubai to Venice. This was one of our best trips, both the itinerary and especially the staff made this happen. Past similar cruises have felt dull on board, still fun but something missing. The Lirica felt more welcoming, the staff definitely made this happen and made a real point to sit down and get to know us, seating areas allowed you to interact with other guests, ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


Great itinerary, shame about the food!

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Difromsalisbury

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We chose the cruise for the itinerary, particularly the Suez transit, and the fact nearly all ports were firsts for us, as was MSC. The ship was very clean and extremely smooth, cabins adequate though shower curtain in bathroom was extremely annoying as it sticks to you due to the tiny area! Had two days to explore Dubai before boarding then overnight on board too so crammed in lots of sights, ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


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