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Routing of the ship seemed attractive : Departing Venice, Greece, Suez canal, Aqaba, Oman to Dubai. Travelled on Deck 12 (Rossini ) in a spacious cabin with balcony and private sundeck on deck 12. So far the good news. Trouble ... Read More
Routing of the ship seemed attractive : Departing Venice, Greece, Suez canal, Aqaba, Oman to Dubai. Travelled on Deck 12 (Rossini ) in a spacious cabin with balcony and private sundeck on deck 12. So far the good news. Trouble started when I tried to find out details on my Aurea drink package, nobody was able to give me correct details on this package, even the bar manager changed his point of view on the matter nearly every day. The breakfast buffet was a disaster and every day it was a struggle to find a vacant seat, apparently Msc managed to add many extra cabins without extra facilities. Quality of the food was poor and most items from the hot buffet were cold. Our “My choice dining” was not exactly what was promissed and every evening we had to stand in line to have a vacant table. Communication with reception was very difficult and nearly all my questions remained unanswered. The mostly indonesian staff of the Aurea spa were not friendly , sometimes even rude. Thinking of cruising on Msc Lirica, please think twice Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We chose it for the trip to Egypt instead of private tour because MSCUSA call center promised the same sites for less. Instead, MSC Cruise, Musica. 10/4-11/7/18 became the worst cruise ever. 1. Call Center associates stated Egypt ... Read More
We chose it for the trip to Egypt instead of private tour because MSCUSA call center promised the same sites for less. Instead, MSC Cruise, Musica. 10/4-11/7/18 became the worst cruise ever. 1. Call Center associates stated Egypt excursions were available even after change to Suez only 2. Smoking permitted in cabin although several disclosures prohibited smoking; crew unresponsive 3. At sea, engineers release dirty, sludge water in the cabin bathrooms Call center assured us that Egyptian pyramid excursions were available and had emails from 2017-2018 to back up their messages. While the call center admitted the excursions were not available online in 2018, we could make reservations on the ship. We booked in November 2017 when Egypt was part of the itinerary. MSC admitted that it changed; however, we received no notice of change. Cruise line blamed us for accepting cruise that changed after booking. (While on board, MSC cancelled another excursion in Italy for “safety” reasons.) Cabin next to ours had a smoker, and crew may have asked him to quit, but never made him quit nor moved him. Attendant never turned him in. We were sick from the second-hand smoke. In fact, the whole ship reeked of smoke from the casino and cigar room on the seventh floor at atrium where the smell wafted upwards and down. MSC offered no solution. Engineers released sludge in bathrooms while we were at sea both morning and evening. It lasted for an hour or so and was random. Disgusting! The only redemption was the evening meal. Staff were not tidy, and rooms had inches of dust on chairs and curtains. Staff were unresponsive to problems. Excursions did not adhere to schedule, such as four hours more than posted for Jerusalem, which was already 8.5 and 9 hours. Excursions were marked as moderate but more than half of the travelers could not complete the walk (Petra). Travelers were “lost” in bazaars and delayed departures from Jerusalem, which MSC denied but our tour guide remarked as we were the first and only tour out of Jerusalem for a while. Medical help was nonexistent and travelers were released to medical facilities at ports. The beverage package said it was all inclusive, but there were exclusions. While the staff reimbursed for charges on the first day, if not careful, the charges added up quickly as many areas of the ship charged first without considering the beverage package deal. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018

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