MSC Lirica Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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1 out of 5

Bad Cruise

Sail Date: December 03, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

Pros: Cleanliness of the ship, it was immaculate.

Cons: Terrible food.

Recommends MSC Lirica? No.

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We bought the 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 . The wine was listed on the Embarkation ticket, but the reception staff refused to look it up.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
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.

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