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MSC Lirica Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
11 Night Panama (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 22, 2007
Ship: MSC Lirica
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago

very clean well kept.Well staffed.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food and staff were great. friendly and not stuffy. If you want filet mignon and salmon with bernaise sauce . this is not the cruise for you. each night featured a diff region of italy. great wine packages. very good pasts ,fish and risotto. Breads were good . Served lunch and breakfast were nice. Chef special every morning. Chicken meatballs to fried spagetti for breakfast


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Good size ship. small shower(really small), excessively clean!decor was all nice . should have diff colors for diff levels at elevators. all looked the same . lots of confused old people

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
small as expected.shower was a real small.
3 out of 5
Dont walk into town. The gypsy cab drivers are ruthless. take shuttle to town Negotiate with red licence plate cab drivers. Dont fall for the ones that take their ID out tof their shirt pocket. the legit cabs have there ID pinned to their shirt.
Don't Miss: Have a cab show you the highlites you wanna see
5 out of 5
go to natl park south of port , by taxi and walk through park. monkeys iguanas, howling monkeys,sloths ,nice beach and good food
Don't Miss: get monkey bananas along road and cold jelly nuts
5 out of 5
Dont bother with tour. You go to Island anyway. Good beach and shopping. I heard after we left ,you can eat at a restaurant they take you to on another island if you wish. grass huts with TV antenas
5 out of 5
DO NOT GO TO Mangroves tunnel. No animal.smell real english and really nothing to see. Go to the old city , by cab and have him take you around. lots of hustle but vey beautiful and lots of history
Don't Miss: Old city
3 out of 5
Ok flea market at dock.Hire taxi and make your own arangements
3 out of 5
Duty free zone was a wastemostly wholesale but the street food was awesome!!!Back at the ship is a flea market at the port,adjacent to the ship, that had some of the best quality and selection . COCOBOLO is all I can say.
Don't Miss: Indians that set up on edge of flea market

Pros: food ,service staff in restaurants and house keeping,wicked clean!!!

Cons: no atm on board!?! charged 3% to cash travelers cheques . Whats that about!

Recommends MSC Lirica? Yes!

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