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MSC Lirica Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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11 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 05, 2007
Ship: MSC Lirica
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
The Lirica ship and itinerary where excellent except for a few items like rubbery lobster that one night and tough steaks. The ship had a great "entertainment crew" that worked really hard around the pool to insure everyone having a good time. Although it is a very clean ship one could hardly find any ashtrays. All announcements were made in 5 languages and most crew members spoke several languages. Announcements as to when passengers could go ashore were not made, so one had to go to the 5th deck and find out if we had been cleared to go ashore or telephone the Reception. We were told that this was done on purpose so that people could sleep in. Most arrivals to ports were around 7 or 8 A.M.
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: Scuba diving and good shopping
5 out of 5
Visit the beautiful beaches.
5 out of 5
Visit the beautiful beaches.
5 out of 5
Beach was excellent and outing was very relaxing before our return. Excellent ending of our trip ashore.
Don't Miss: The beautiful "arrival" and "departure" to this port is wonderful.
5 out of 5
Make sure you take a cab to visit the French side and the Dutch side.
Don't Miss: The Flyzone at the Treetop Adventure Park on the French side of St. Marteen
5 out of 5
We visited El Morro and La Fortaleza. Did not take a taxit or went anywhere else. We just walked for hours. Had been there before.
5 out of 5
Prices were not great. We did not shop at all.
Don't Miss: Climb up to the top of Fort George and go scuba diving.
5 out of 5
Make sure you take a cab to visit the French side and the Dutch side.
Don't Miss: The Flyzone at the Treetop Adventure Park on the French side of St. Marteen
5 out of 5
Beach was excellent and outing was very relaxing before our return. Excellent ending of our trip ashore.
Don't Miss: The beautiful "arrival" and "departure" to this port is wonderful.
5 out of 5
We visited El Morro and La Fortaleza. Did not take a taxit or went anywhere else. We just walked for hours. Had been there before.
5 out of 5
This was the most beautiful place of our trip. Shopping was good here.
Don't Miss: Swim with the dolphins. Hike to the highest peak facing the sea.
5 out of 5
Prices were not great. We did not shop at all.
Don't Miss: Climb up to the top of Fort George and go scuba diving.
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: Scuba diving and good shopping
5 out of 5
This was the most beautiful place of our trip. Shopping was good here.
Don't Miss: Swim with the dolphins. Hike to the highest peak facing the sea.

Pros: Great Itinerary and price. Variety of cultures and islands. Great weather.

Cons: Rubbery lobster and steaks. Not much information from the Reception on adventure activities on shore unless one took a ship's excursion. We drove our car to the parking garage, departed from Pier 4 and returned to Pier 18. We found out there was a shuttle to take us back.

Recommends MSC Lirica? Yes!

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