Disappointing

MSC Lirica Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

2.8 out of 5
MSC Lirica

20 Night Msc Grand Voyages (Dubai To Venice)

Sail date: March 15, 2019

Ship: MSC Lirica

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Most cruisers were disappointed by the awful food. The meat was chewy and full of gristle. Most of the food lacked any flavour and was always cold. The waiting staff did not have much expertise. The bar staff were very busy and often brought the wrong drinks.

Embarkation

2 out of 5
good

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Terrible

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
fitness equipment good onboard talks very entertaining sauna & jacuzzi not very good

Entertainment

2 out of 5
Too much opera Plus everything said in 10 languages

Children's Programs

We were two adults

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Service was slow but staff always smiling

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Did not have any wow factor

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Serviceable with plenty of cupboard space

Ship tip

Not the best ship for food and entertainment

Ports of call

Dubai, U.A.E.

3 out of 5
Easy to get about but expensive if you want to take hop on bu

SIR BANI YAS ISLAND, ABU DHABI, U.A.E. Did not visit port

Sea too choppy for tender boats

Muscat, Oman Did not visit port

Eilat, Israel

3 out of 5
Easy to walk about. Did not take trip to Jerusalem as took over 4 hours each way

Suez Canal Transit

4 out of 5
Sailing through was amazing

Limassol, Cyprus Did not visit port

A nice port and easy to reach by public buster 1.5 euros each. Unfortunately we had very bad, cold weather this day so only did short walk in Limassol.

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

3 out of 5
Easy to get around and also easy to get transport to Olympia

Kotor, Montenegro

4 out of 5
The best port on this 20 day cruise. Easy to walk and see the most amazing views

Split, Croatia

3 out of 5
Easy to walk to see the historical sights

Venice, Italy Did not visit port

We were disembarking to catch flight home

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Very good
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