28 MSC Lirica Tips


May 23, 2015

If you are planning to take the "Night out in Mykonos" excursion you should know that there will be smoking inside the restaurant. If we had know this we would not have taken this excursion. Our night was ruined by the smoking. We couldn't even eat for all the smoke. Disgusting!


Jul 30, 2015

Wait til you get to the location to book an excursion much cheaper.


Oct 15, 2018

I have been on 15+ cruises and based on my experience, you can get more for your money elsewhere


Apr 06, 2019

Not the best ship for food and entertainment


Jun 01, 2018

Make sure to register a credit card for on-board purchases and mandatory tipping charges while on board to avoid being denied disembarkation for balance due. Also, make sure your cell phone is in airplane mode to avoid $5..99 per minute charge for calls from on-board cell service!!


Jun 05, 2018

Fitness Center is really small and basic.


Jun 14, 2018

Italians are noisy and pushy. Just be aware of that.


Aug 10, 2018

Bring magnets to have the daily itinerary available to all. I forgot mine this time, so used my packing tape that I had on liquids to post it on the wall -- and it worked!


Sep 25, 2018

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


Oct 22, 2018

Do NOT register your debit card with them as they’ll charge you twice!


Nov 02, 2018

remember the safe is behind the mirror A general Tip for all Cruises remember to pack a 2 way plug extension as you can then use the sockets for the table lamps to charge your phones by the bed


Nov 16, 2018

Middle size ship, you can find everything easy..


Mar 04, 2019

Don't expect a wide selection of food or even tasty food. Go for the itinerary. I actually think I lost weight on this trip.


May 18, 2019

Choose bigger ship for bigger bathrooms


Aug 04, 2019

Great for kids. But don't fall for MSC's attempt to get you to book tickets on their extortionate transfer buses from the pier to the town (eg Chania and Bari).


Sep 22, 2019

Check cabin location, avoid back of ship 10th floor. Sheer hell.


Sep 23, 2019

It's a nice size ship with plenty of space


Oct 26, 2019

Go with an open mind and don’t believe everything you read.


Dec 29, 2019

We stayed on deck 12 to be right outside of the jogging track, but the best part was we could step out every evening to the pool area where there was always a party happening.


Nov 22, 2019

Plan on poor communication. Getting off the ship in each port is tedious. Plan for that.

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