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MSC Lirica Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

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

The ship is very pretty, and with a little work could be wonderful. We cruised just after a shift change (most crew were new --- did not speak english). The food was almost all completely pre-packaged, frozen, microwaved and just plain terrible. Julian and the staff at the pool bar (Yani....) were wonderful. The kid's club staff (Matteo, Maria, and Leila were fantastic) however, if more than 30 kids, who were on our cruise, showed up they would be stretched thin.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Horrible :(


1 out of 5
Limited. They tried on the deck, however, it was only for an hour a day. No band at the pool...

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
The staff was wonderful... However, if more than 40 kids were to cruise they would be in trouble.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Some staff were wonderful... some were not.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Nice ship. Very pretty. No washer and dryer available, though. So pack what you need, because the onboard laundry is extremely expensive; you can't do it yourself.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Ours was an inside stateroom - very small.
3 out of 5
See the Baths at Virgin Gorda.
Don't Miss: Baths
3 out of 5
Very bars along the beach.
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Fascinating history, forts, and food.
Don't Miss: El Morro fort
1 out of 5
Sea Lions- very cool.

Pros: The ship was clean and well laid out. The fellow passengers were interesting and friendly. The ship reached destinations on time and the destinations were great. The kid's club staff was fantastic!

Cons: The food was horrible (one would expect better from Shoney's). Entertainment was minimal and the entertainment staff did not speak english (in general, the staff spoke and understood little english). The Kid's Club closes at 10:00 p.m. and if you have second seating you are unable to see the shows

Recommends MSC Lirica? No.

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