Bad Cruise

MSC Lirica Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 03, 2008
Ship: MSC Lirica
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago

This was our second cruise aboard the MSC Lirica. Our first was 4 years ago and it was superb, food and staff were terrific.
UNFORTUNATELY, this cruise was awful, just plain awful. Food was terrible, dining room staff tried very hard but just could not communicate, we usually order one appetizer and the entree. They simply could not manage to get our food in a timely manner and could not understand what we wanted. We ordered a bottle of wine, it was brought and plunked down in a wine-cooler and the waiter walked away. We had to open it ourselves, etc. After the 4th night, we gave up and ate on deck 11 at the grill or the buffet. At least the food was fresher there and we could eat in a timely manner. The shows were good, albeit a bit on the dark side (the magician). The cabin staff were excellent, cabins immaculate. We will not be using MSC again.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
We bought the <img class='agent-replacement' src='/images/hideagent.png'> package which included a bottle of wine. The wine did not appear, so I went to the reception and was told that it was not on the computer and to take it up with <img class='agent-replacement' src='/images/hideagent.png'>. The wine was listed on the Embarkation ticket, but the reception staff refused to look it up.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
We ate off the ship for the first time in 25 cruises. Do not recall the name of the restaurant, it was directly off the water taxi.

Pros: Cleanliness of the ship, it was immaculate.

Cons: Terrible food.

Recommends MSC Lirica? No.

Was this review helpful? 6

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Other Reviews Of This Sailing

* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top