Mediterranean Odyssey

MSC Lirica Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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MSC Lirica

12 Night Eastern Mediterranean (Venice Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 09, 2019

Ship: MSC Lirica

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9039

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

European style cruising for a good price. Recommend if you are used to traveling on your own outside of USA.


4 out of 5
Orderly but cumbersome

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Buffet is limited in selection and taste is bland. However the main dining options are varied and well prepared. Excellent waiter staff.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Jacuzzi was not hot and only 2 usually used by the same people for hours. Spa area very limited so chose not to use it. Mini golf is sad with no challenges. Pool not heated nor covered and weather was too cool to use it.


3 out of 5
Good effort to entertain but looks very low-budget.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Dining staff excellent but our room steward made no effort to greet us, ask what we needed, etc. Maybe he did not speak English, Spanish nor Italian.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Most popular entertainment were performed by ships activities staff but in crowded bar-areas on 5th floor.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The two side pull down beds made it feel cramps even though they remained closed.

Ship tip

Good value but not expect an American style pampered experience. Good for experienced international travelers.

Ports of call

Venice, Italy

4 out of 5
People Mover should be extended and updated to make it easier to purchase tickets and receive orientation.

Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete

4 out of 5
No excursions but self-guided using Hop On/Off bus and a map.

Haifa, Israel Did not visit port

Conflicts in Israel with Palestine.

Limassol, Cyprus

4 out of 5
Enjoyed boardwalk and a brief swim. No excursions.

Rhodes, Greece

5 out of 5
Lindos excursion top notch and highly recommended.

Mykonos, Greece

3 out of 5
Not much to see and do without excursions.

Dubrovnik, Croatia Did not visit port

Rainy and I was sick with a cold.


3 out of 5
Took forever but was orderly and simple.
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