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Visit Central America by JeanneM10

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Lirica / Destination: Caribbean - Western

The MSC Lirica is a serviceable vessel with a European flavor (announcements made in English, Italian, German, and French) for getting from one Latin American port to another. Always impeccably clean with a friendly and helpful crew, the ship is pleasant but not spectacular. We had an inside cabin which was tight, especially the corner shower. However, the outstanding cabin steward from Romania served our every need graciously. We ate only the first dinner in one of the two dining rooms and never returned: food was inferior, room was incredibly loud an tables were crowded together. The buffet offerings were satisfactory for breakfast and lunch, but for dinner reduced choices amounted to pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs and perhaps chicken or lamb chops. No dessert. We did not partake in any of the onboard engtertainment. Tour excursions we selected were all outstanding: Panama Canal bus tour, cruise on a rainforest canal, visit to banana plantation, a day at an island beach, and sailing/snorkeling at a coral reef.

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MSC lirica cruise dec 18th, 2006 by Patriciah

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: MSC Lirica / Destination: Caribbean

We have sailed the MSC Lirica previously and had been impressed with the value it offered for the Caribbean market. We decided to do this Christmas cruise with the MSC lirica with this previous experience in mind. We were very disappointed starting with the 3 hour waiting time standing at the port Everglades terminal to get on the ship. The cabins were fine; not large but practical and clean. The food was at times excellent and at times mediocre; lacked consistency. The dining room service and cabin service were excellent. The description of the ports by the excursion staff was not very good. The person reading the script during the presentation had some reading problems and made the presentation difficult to listen to. On the other hand the port lecturer was excellent and offered great advice when you spoke to her one-on-one. The shops on board closed in the afternoon (for siesta ???? that's the kind of job I would have liked to have) and the casino closed from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. (????) It seemed the ship's staff ran so that the crew would be most comfortable; forget about the passengers. There were hundreds of kids on the ship in view of the holiday season and special offers made by MSC. The ship must have been surprised as they did not have enough supervision for all these kids. Thus they were running all over the ship uncontrolled. There was scheduled card games in the same room where forty or more kids found themselves; no need to say the game didn't last long. The entertainment on the ship was excellent and better than what we have seen on other cruises (this is our 30th cruise).

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You've Got To Be Kidding! by MichaelG20

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: MSC Lirica / Destination: Caribbean - Southern

The embarkation was easy. The ship was extremely clean and well kept. The staff were from various countries, which led to difficulty in asking for things, however most could speak English. I look forward to the cusine on ships, and since this was my 81 cruise I have some knowledge of what is good and bad coming from the galley. This was the worst ever! For that reason I would never cruise this line again. The dinning experience was complete chaos, with waiters that didn't know what to do, head waiters that would not help out. Our waiter was doing seven tables a total of 29 passengers. Far too many people. I feel the company was trying to cut costs and this has reflected on the entire ship.

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Fantastic Cruise by LeeK1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: MSC Lirica / Destination: Caribbean - Southern

I have been on 5 other cruises and this ship rates with the best of them. The ship was very clean, service was exceptional and you felt right at home...very comfortable.

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2.6

Ganz schlimm by Horos

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: MSC Lirica / Destination: Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Ganz schlecht, Indien komplett ausgefallen, Abu Dhabi auch, Entschädigung freies Internet für knapp 2000 Gäste!

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3.9

Not quite the cruise I expected by SeanSteve

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: MSC Lirica / Destination: Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

7/10 Fantastic value for money with the all inclusive food/drink, a must. However, MSC Lirica is the oldest ship in the fleet, quite a mix of nationalities including lots of Russians! The daily entertainment was 'Butlins like!' therefore with the extra day at sea it wasn't great on board, not much to do. Finally, I would prefer cruising around different countries or Caribbean beaches as one Emirate is much the same as each other.

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4.2

A very nice ship by jjbj

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: MSC Lirica

This was the 4 th time in the emirates and the lirica is one of the better ships

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4.8

Excellent way to see the Persian Gulf/Arabian Peninsula by markundmary

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Lirica / Destination: Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Great overall service on the ship. There was so much to do and see, we would do this again.

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4.5

An eventful solo trip. MSC is a great cruise company if you're on a budget. by librarianelaine

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: MSC Lirica / Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

I would cruise MSC again. They were cheap so I could pay double as a solo in an ocean view rather than an inside room. I could also add on the premium drink package and Internet in my budget. Food was excellent in my opinion.

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3.4

Disappointing by revswife

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Lirica / Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Ports were great. Ship would have been ok if our room had worked out.

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4.6

Brilliant first cruise experience by Lauraen

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Lirica / Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

We did not know what to expect with it being our first cruise, we thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely go on another

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4.4

MSC Lirica Eastern Med 18-25 October by allyro54

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Lirica

I loved every minute! I thought the destinations were fantastic. The staff onboard were all amazing and I loved the food. Only problem I found was the rudeness of some other passengers can be very annoying when you are used to everyone being well mannered.

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3.5

Our first cruise experience by jollypostman

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Lirica / Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

This was our first cruise and although we were impressed with the cabin, staff, food and destinations, we were very disappointed with the shortened time changes in some of the ports. This meant we didn’t fully experience everything we had hoped to in Crete and Kefalonia. We would otherwise recommend MSC but have decided that cruising isn’t really our type of holiday. We may however try one again in the future.

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3.8

Good but could have been better by Banjo

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Lirica

In general the cruise was good apart from the noise in the cabin issue. Although only our third cruise with MSC, we had Gold Cards due to their loyalty match scheme which gave us a few little perks

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3.8

MSC Lirica 7 Night Med Cruise by nicolojo

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: MSC Lirica

We did enjoy our holiday on Lirica, but totally spoilt by the lack of sleep. Unfortunately nobody seemed to take the complaint seriously. I travelled with mum, who was 75 and to have barely any sleep all week, just ruined our trip.

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4.2

Great cruise, but a few issues by abauld

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: MSC Lirica / Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

A really good week! Not without its faults, but we had an excellent time overall and I would highly recommend it.

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5.0

Great time! We will make... by Ratinho

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Ship: MSC Lirica

Great time! We will make a new cruise, for sure. Everything was great and the staff very helpful and kind. We only had a little problem with a waiter, just because of our nationality. Well, one person doesn't represent all other awesome persons of the staff.

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4.8

Wonderful trip! Good itenarary, friendly staff, excellent food and shows by DanieBotha

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Lirica / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

This was my second trip with MSC and had the 3rd immediately after with Sinfonia. Food was excellent, Lirica is a beautiful ship and staff wonderful BUT wifi too expensive and not reliable. Showers too small

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2.8

Disappointing by dee1308

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Lirica / Destination: Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

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.

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2.0

Just back from the Dubai... by karenfriel

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Ship: MSC Lirica

Just back from the Dubai cruise departed on Friday 8 Feb.. never been with msc and unfortunately won't be back. The food was poor with a very limited choice and the drinks package was awful with limited choice of drinks... in the restaurants at meal time you can get 1 choice of wine... we had purchased the drinks package before going. We were told changes had been recently made to the package and compared to NCL it was poor. We stayed on deck 10 we had picked deck 9 due to reviews of noise but then got upgraded ... the noise from above was bad at night and you could hear the chairs etc being moved around on the deck. On a sea day there is no where outside to sit except decks 11/12 if you want a quiet space then don't go there. Deck 6 lovely and quiet but no where to sit and read a book... missed opportunity... the pizza guy did make some great pizza... if not for this we would habe been really annoyed.... sorry msc but never again and it wasn't a cheap holiday either. Staff did their best and the entertainment was average. There are only so many ways you can put a set of stairs.....

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