MSC Lirica Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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3 out of 5

Some Good Some Bad.

Sail Date: December 03, 2008

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Inside

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.

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.

Children's Programs
The staff was wonderful... However, if more than 40 kids were to cruise they would be in trouble.
Food and Dining
Horrible :(
Cabin / Stateroom
Ours was an inside stateroom - very small.
Limited. They tried on the deck, however, it was only for an hour a day. No band at the pool...
Service and Staff
Some staff were wonderful... some were not.
Ship Quality
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.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Very bars along the beach.
Cayo Levantado (Samana), Dominican Republic
Sea Lions- very cool.
Castries, St. Lucia
St. John's, Antigua
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fascinating history, forts, and food.
Don't Miss: El Morro fort
Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I.
See the Baths at Virgin Gorda.
Don't Miss: Baths

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