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MSC Lirica Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

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"This cruise was a retirement present to myself. After an awesome 6 days Rome/Venice stay, downer came with the horrible MSC Lirica experience. From the awful, unwelcoming embarking to disembarking this cruise..."Read More
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Margaret T.

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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Worked hard to please

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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Blacktrigeek

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose the cruise as we were celebrating our birthday. The embarkation process went seamlessly; we were shepherded from airport to ship with no problems. There was some waiting for our rooms to become available once on the ship, however, we were roomed before the advertised at 2 pm. Suitcases also arrived in good time. We were kept well-informed re. activities and entertainment onboard ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Good Itinerary, Great Staff, Blah Food

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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ColoradoSkiier5

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

Like many other reviewers, we choose this cruise based on the itinerary. We were able to get a very good price on the cruise, which is good, because paying full price would not be worth it. The Good- Our state room (a balcony on the 12th floor) was extremely spacious. Most of the cruise staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The embarkation process was the quickest I've ever experienced, ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Thanks MSC for proving to be nothing but an uncaring money grabber

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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Margaret T.

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This cruise was a retirement present to myself. After an awesome 6 days Rome/Venice stay, downer came with the horrible MSC Lirica experience. From the awful, unwelcoming embarking to disembarking this cruise line administration was nothing but a heartache. No proper accommodations were made for unexpected port change: had to maneuver long lines, ordered from room to room before being ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Dreadful food bad service

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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Pdale

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I chose this cruise for the itinerary. It went to places I have never been before. Have travelled on other cruise lines, but this was the worst ever. Seating in the restaurant was tables for 4 all in a long line, like a cheap cafe. We soon learned not to order beef as it was always tough. Most of the food was really unappetising, & obviously leftovers used. The classic example of this was leek ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Pizza, chicken and fries

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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tellygirl

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This cruise had a brilliant itinerery but was let down by both food and entertainment on the ship. The food was of not very good quality in either restaurant or in buffet. If you liked fish you would be ok as it was cooked in just about every way you could think of and ways you have'nt heard of. It didn't even look like fish as most of time either in oil, batter or mixed in something. Salads were ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Disappointing on board but itinerary on the whole very good.

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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maxx

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We read the negative reviews prior to booking. I really don't take much notice of them. How wrong we were. We booked because of the itinerary, lots of places we wanted to visit.Not much to add to many other negative reviews. The overall on board experience was dreadful. Frustrating to miss 2 of our desired ports Sir bani yas & Piraeus (Athens). Of course MSC did not refund port charges even ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Worst ship we have ever been on

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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Margaret5281

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We choose this ship for the iternary but it was awful. The food was really bad, the dining room was like a cafe and none of the food was very hot. We had a balcony room which was much smaller than other cruise lines and there was a fault with all balcony doors on our side of the ship (port) they wouldn't open. The steward showed us how you had to bash the top of the door before it would ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


'Worst experience on the seas'

Review for MSC Lirica to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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peter paw

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose MSC through previous good experiences in 2008 and 2014. However, our experience this time left us feeling cheated. Ports of call were in most instances too short in time, particularly if you have limited mobility. The evening dining experience left very much to be desired. We had to complain numerous times about the temperature and standard of food being served, and it was barely tepid. ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Fun Active Cruise Ship!

Review for MSC Lirica to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Mtompkins

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We had never heard of this cruise line but ran the Eastern Italy and Greece and it fit our schedule. We didn’t have a lot of expectations of this cruise but it turned out to be one of the most fun cruises we have ever been on! As Americans we were concerned that we would not understand what was going on, but we actually did just fine as they make announcements and daily information letter in ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Pleasant !!

Review for MSC Lirica to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Parul Kapoor

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

We chose Lirica to sail across Italy, Greece and Dubronvik. Was happy with most of the ports, halts, amenities on the cruise and excursions. We took guided excursions at every stop and were satisfied with the trips. There was an excursion of Paradise island, Corfu, that got cancelled due to strong winds n rough sea condition but the cruise refunded the excursion fee in full. We faced some issues ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


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