7 Night Eastern Mediterranean (Venice Roundtrip)

MSC Lirica Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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MSC Lirica

7 Night Eastern Mediterranean (Venice Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 14, 2018

Ship: MSC Lirica

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9101

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Great cruise, first with MSC (and likely last), but great itinerary.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Sub par, at best. At dinner, the main dining room staff tried but seemed to be spread too thin. Lunch - a joke. Sat through one lunch and never did get mains, let alone desert. Stuck to the buffet for breakfast and got lucky in that it seemed most folks didn't realize where the omelet station was. Was able to get in and out quickly there.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5
Shows were not good. Think high school productions.

Children's Programs

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
I would give cabin stewards the highest marks, Was ignored by bar staff (learned to hide coupons until I ordered) and in general was ignored.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship layout took some getting used to but overall clean, well kept and organized.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Stay away from the buffet if you can. Same food EVERY day and lots of choke points that make you feel very crowded.

Ports of call

Venice, Italy

4 out of 5

Bari, Italy

5 out of 5

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5

Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete

5 out of 5

Corfu, Greece

5 out of 5

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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