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MSC Lirica Cruise Reviews

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223 MSC Lirica Cruise Reviews


Frame101 avatar

Frame101

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Poor Service Generally, Especially When Sun Bathing on Decks & Small Cabin

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Small Cabin, Very Poor Service Generally, Especially When Sun Bathing on Decks and they Certainly want to Pack you in.!! High Pressure Selling their Full Drinks package, which is okay but due to this take up, or ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Blacktrigeek

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worked hard to please

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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natalyakor99

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Overview

There was a suggestion to buy this [articular cruise and I liked the list of cities to visit, so I bought it. In overall, I enjoyed the cruise! There was a pleasant surprise - I got a cabin with a window! Cabin ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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ColoradoSkiier5

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Good Itinerary, Great Staff, Blah Food

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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allison1952

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

We had a wonderful time!

We chose this 20 night cruise from Venice to Dubai because of the itinerary-- we had always wanted to go to Venice, and seeing Petra has long been on our bucket list. We booked two balcony rooms through where we ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Margaret T.

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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snowcat

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

First Time on MSC

I tend to write long reviews, so here it goes! My husband and I cruised on MSC on a 12 day itinerary RT Venice and the Mediterranean. We are seasoned cruisers, having cruised on Holland America, Carnival, Royal ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Tpoulakis

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Terrible

Me and my friends decided to take a Mediterranean cruise, we’ve taken a few Caribbean’s ones, and this cruise was terrible only good thing was the itinerary. I was in a different room and right when I walked in ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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SirJackDaniels

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great First Cruise

Our first cruise. Cabin was comfortable, albeit shower a bit small. Will definitely book a balcony cabin in future, just to have that outside private space for a coffee in the mornings and to relax with a book ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Clorty Midden

4 Reviews Written

59 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly surprised by this lovely ship

We sailed with MSC Lirica last month on a short 4 night itinerary We have never sailed with MSC before, so decided on a short trip to try it out We boarded at Venice, and it was a relatively smooth process. ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Old Army Guy

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A Good Ship and Crew

This is our fifth cruise and our first with MSC. We got an excellent price offering about 10 months ago, so decided to give them a try. We certainly got our money’s worth. The ship was well maintained, ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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maxx

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing on board but itinerary on the whole very good.

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Margaret5281

2 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Worst ship we have ever been on

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Zimasa

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

An experience of a lifetime

Best prices ever, food was on point ,the neatness of the cabins,dining setup was classy, Oooh the excursions were great. I really, really enjoyed this cruise I will never forget the extra service from the medical ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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IringG76

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Family vacation

I would try to give an honest review. First of all I would like to start of saying that I read a lot of negative reviews and was a bit upset before going on this cruise, but thankfully I read them after I booked so ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Soreen

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Don't book this ship very poor

The food was poor, even in the restaurant. We decided to go to the sushi restaurant which was also v. poor. The chicken from the noodle soup was dry and resembled the grilled chicken served as an alternative in ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Marianna59

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise, incredible itinerary.

We chose this cruise because it was good value for money. It was a very good deal and it included our flights with Emirates to Dubai return from New Zealand. We arrived 2 days before departure to explore the city of ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Marianna59

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise, incredible itinerary.

We chose this cruise because it was good value for money. It was a very good deal and it included our flights with Emirates to Dubai return from New Zealand. We arrived 2 days before departure to explore the city of ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Bneebear

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Itinerary good but service on ship disappointing

We would probably never travel with MSC again and neither would a lot of people we spoke to on the cruise. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary - Dubai, Muscat, Eilat, Jordan, Suez Canal, Cyprus, Athens, ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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steve dell

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

FIRST CRUISE, disappointing

My first cruise , so wanted a short "try it out" type holiday.Embarkation, was a nightmare , 31/2 hours of queueing to get on board and very little information as to what to do and where to go next. The ship ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Cattlaya

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise

This was our 8 cruise and the second with Msc. We choose this cruise because of the itinerary. We are a couple in our late fifties. Embarking in Venice took several houres and here they can do a ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Difromsalisbury

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary, shame about the food!

We chose the cruise for the itinerary, particularly the Suez transit, and the fact nearly all ports were firsts for us, as was MSC. The ship was very clean and extremely smooth, cabins adequate though shower ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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KathyBC

1 Review Written

Not the best cruise

I chose this cruise for the ports visited and I was not disappointed. The ship was clean and staff willing to please. The cabin steward was awesome. Bella Experience did not provide a robe and there is a ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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wee lass

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never again

Chose this cruise to help us unwind from a very stressful nine months due to illness,what a mistake that was ,certainly not due to weight gain as the food on offer was diabolical I had porridge every day as couldn't ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Pdale

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Dreadful food bad service

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, ...
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Sail Date March 2019


MSC Lirica Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.04
Dining3.03.1
Entertainment4.03.4
Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation3.03.3
Family3.02.4
Enrichment3.02.9
Service4.03.5
Value For Money4.03.4
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