Good Itinerary, but wrong days in ports!

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

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
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MSC Lirica

20 Night Msc Grand Voyages (Venice To Dubai)

Sail date: November 21, 2019

Ship: MSC Lirica

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 10037

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Good Itinerary, wrong days..... Good Staff, except for Spa Staff Need to change up menu a little more Aurea package should include Gelateria

Embarkation

3 out of 5
They had to change the port, sooo had to take a bus for over an hour to another port

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Spa services, they tried to gouge us for our massages, products Over charged, had to talk with management to reverse charges Pain in the ass!

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
old fabrics, needed repairs, chairs were old especially in cabins & dining rooms

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
poor design of shower, with 1/2 glass, floor would always get soaked towels were old threadbare (in a suite, REALLY) Old fabrics, furniture. Needed a deep cleaning Had to complain (5) times about "neighbors" SMOKING on their Balcony before it was dealt with! Really pissed me off as I like to leave balcony doors open at night, first thing in am, they would light up & choke me!!!!

Ship tip

check itinerary carefully

Ports of call

Venice, Italy

4 out of 5
some flooding issues, but weather related

Split, Croatia

3 out of 5

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
Good to take Hop on Hop off bus

Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete

4 out of 5

Rhodes, Greece

4 out of 5

Limassol, Cyprus

3 out of 5

Suez Canal Transit

3 out of 5
poor air quality, could smell trash on shore burning in early am's had to close balcony door

Eilat, Israel

4 out of 5
Main issue was, they scheduled port for a SATURDAY Went to Dead Sea excursion, guide was terrible; only 15 minutes to shop, our 1st break was for bathroom break for 20 minutes, took people over 10 just to get off the bus..... Lots was closed / unavailable. Nearest car rental was in Aqaba BOO

Aqaba (Petra), Jordan

4 out of 5
Loved Petra, but expensive to get there, long drive, this should have been an overnight port. Needed more time at site

Salalah, Oman

2 out of 5
scheduled on friday (Muslem Holy Day) everything was closed, excursion was cancelled

Muscat, Oman

4 out of 5
loved the Mosque

Khasab, Oman

3 out of 5

Dubai, U.A.E.

4 out of 5
Liked the Souks. Went to High Tea at the Burj Khalifah (GREAT).

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
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