MSC Lirica Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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2 out of 5

Will not cruise with MSC again

Sail Date: August 17, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Cigarette smoke was present in the sleeping quarters, beautiful large window in outside cabins but really small living space and bathroom, clean corridors and common areas, small pool area, confusing layout, simple and elegant decor

Pros: ports of call

Cons: staff, cigarette smoke in rooms, had to buy all drink including water!

Recommends MSC Lirica? No.

Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
cigarette smoke from neighboring rooms/emergency exits filled the room, great picture window, small living space and bathroom, poor television programming
Food and Dining
The quality of the food was good, not excellent. There were not many options for people with diet restrictions- pork, dairy, shellfish, fruit allergies, etc.
Service and Staff
The dining staff were pleasant although most could not communicate in English, German, French or Italian. Excusion staff did not know the excursions they were offering, provided false information and were rude. Cabin staff were efficient although did not follow the "do not disturb" signs all the time. The hotel engineering staff were wonderful about doing work in the room when requested.
About half of the shows were excellent. Great timing; not too long and very entertaining. Multiple languages became problematic at certain points so we avoided shows which involved talking.

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