MSC Lirica Cruise Review to Caribbean

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3 out of 5

MSC lirica cruise dec 18th, 2006

Sail Date: December 18, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Oceanview

We have sailed the MSC Lirica previously and had been impressed with the value it offered for the Caribbean market. We decided to do this Christmas cruise with the MSC lirica with this previous experience in mind.
We were very disappointed starting with the 3 hour waiting time standing at the port Everglades terminal to get on the ship.

The cabins were fine; not large but practical and clean. The food was at times excellent and at times mediocre; lacked consistency. The dining room service and cabin service were excellent.

The description of the ports by the excursion staff was not very good. The person reading the script during the presentation had some reading problems and made the presentation difficult to listen to. On the other hand the port lecturer was excellent and offered great advice when you spoke to her one-on-one.

The shops on board closed in the afternoon (for siesta ???? that's the kind of job I would have liked to have) and the casino closed from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. (????) It seemed the ship's staff ran so that the crew would be most comfortable; forget about the passengers.

There were hundreds of kids on the ship in view of the holiday season and special offers made by MSC. The ship must have been surprised as they did not have enough supervision for all these kids. Thus they were running all over the ship uncontrolled. There was scheduled card games in the same room where forty or more kids found themselves; no need to say the game didn't last long.

The entertainment on the ship was excellent and better than what we have seen on other cruises (this is our 30th cruise).

Pros: entertainment

Cons: unsupervised kids

Recommends MSC Lirica? No.

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Don't Miss: old town
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