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Full Guide to MSC Lirica

2015

Refurbished

1,984

Occupancy (LB)

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About MSC Lirica

One of the MSC ships refurbished in the 2015 Renaissance Programme, the MSC Lirica offers traditional cruise ship comfort, with wood, marble and brass finishes throughout the vessel.

Built in March 2003 by Les Chantiers de L'Atlantique (France) and refurbished in 2015, she carries 1,984 Passengers (in double occupancy), 721 crew and is 65,875 ton.

Her space ratio is 33.3 and passenger/crew ratio is 2.7, which are considered as good for a mid-size ship.

She is owned by MSC Cruises and is sister to MSC Opera, MSC Sinfonia and MSC Armonia.

There is plenty of space to spread out and find a spot in the sun to enjoy a cocktail or a quiet coffee. Cool down in the pool or Doremi Spray Park before heading to the Broadway Theatre to enjoy a show.

MSC Lirica Cabins

There are numerous categories, with the price depending on the grade, size and location you choose.

MSC Lirica features 132 suites with a private balcony and a couch; 94 balcony cabins; 2 family cabins; 401 ocean view cabins; 350 inside cabins and 4 wheelchair accessible cabins.

All cabins come with a queen-size bed that can be converted to two single beds on request, bedside tables, a flat-screen TV, safe, hairdryer, a private bathroom with shower & toilet, and spaciously sized closet.

More on MSC Lirica Cabins

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Inside Cabin

Cabin size: 13m2 / 140ft2
Occupancy: 1 - 4 guests

350 inside cabins come with the standard amenities listed above. Location: on decks 7 (Scarlatti), 8 (Paganini), 9 (Albinoni) and 10 (Bellini).

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Ocean view Cabin

Cabin size: 13m2 / 173ft2
Occupancy: 1 - 4 guests

The 401 ocean view cabins offer the same number of square metres and amenities as the inside cabins. You can enjoy a sea view through a window in these cabins. Be aware that 65 of these cabins have partially obstructed windows. Location: on decks 7 (Scarlatti), 8 (Paganini), 9 (Albinoni) and 10 (Bellini). 

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Balcony Cabin

Cabin size: 13m2 / 173ft2
Occupancy: 1 - 4 guests

94 balcony cabins with a balcony of +- 4 m2, furnished with two chairs. We have sometimes had two deck chairs instead of the standard upright chairs. The balcony is accessible through a floor-to-ceiling- glass door. Location: midship on decks 9 (Albinoni) and 10 (Bellini).

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Suite

Cabin size: 24m2 / 250ft2
Occupancy: 1 - 3 guests

The 130 suites offer a lounge within the cabin (not separate). The sofa can be transformed into a bed to accommodate 1 extra guest or two kids under 12. The balcony is slightly larger by 1m2 than the one of balcony cabins.

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Accessible Cabin

Cabin size: 21m2 / 230ft2
Occupancy: 1 - 2 guests

5 accessible cabins between deck 7 (7080), deck 8 (8142) and deck 9 (9052, 9053, 9155). Each cabin has a wider door (0.9m) than standard, with a sitting-level keycard slot and wider turning spaces. All passengers' lifts have visual, audio and Braille deck indicators.

MSC Lirica Dining & Bars

MSC Lirica's main complimentary dining rooms are the La Bussola Restaurant (deck 5) with a seating capacity of 660 (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and the L'Ippocampo (deck 6) with a seating capacity of 400 guests (only dinner). Le Bistro (Buffet) and La Pergola (burger and pizza) are on deck 11 and is also free of charge. Kaito Sushi Bar (deck 12 - next to the night club) serves Asian cuisine and sushi for a fee.

Most dietary requirements can be catered for onboard, (vegan choices are offered), but we advise that you let your travel agent or MSC Cruises know before your cruise to add those to your booking. (Kosher is available at a fee)

Note: The Asian speciality restaurant Jia Yao has been discontinued.

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Restaurants

La Bussola

Deck 6 | Main Dining Room | Included

La Bussola, seating 660 guests, is one of the two main restaurants onboard MSC Lirica. Tables seat from two to six guests.

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Restaurants

L'Ippocampo

Deck 6 | Main Dining Room | Included

Seating 400 guests, L'Ippocampo is the second of the two main dining rooms aboard MSC Lirica. Open for dinner only.

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Restaurants

Kaito Sushi Bar

Deck 12 | Sushi Bar | EUR 3 per portion

Kaito Sushi Bar will provide you with an unbelievable sea view while enjoying some great sushi, tempura, sashimi and maki.

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Restaurants

Le Bistrot Buffet

Deck 11 | Main Dining Room | Included

Le Bistrot is MSC Lirica's buffet area, seating 281 guests. Open from 06:00 to 00:30, with a 24 hour tea, coffee and water station.

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Restaurants

La Pergola

Deck 11 | Grill, Pizza, Pasta & Hamburger | Included

La Pergola is an outdoor cafeteria. It focuses on hot dogs, pizza and burgers.

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Restaurants

Room Service

Price per person: EUR 3

Room Service offers a complimentary continental breakfast and for the rest of the day, a menu is available with sandwiches, soup and pizza, for a charge.

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Bars

Card Room

Deck 5

The card room includes the internet cafe and library and is situated next to the Lord Nelson Pub.

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Bars

Lord Nelson Pub

Deck 5

The Lord Nelson Pub is MSC Lirica's English-style pub. Situated between the Broadway Theatre and the front desk, it is the chief smoking venue on the ship

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Bars

The Beverly Hills Bar

Deck 5

The Beverly Hills Bar is an ideal location for pre-dinner or pre-show drinks. The lounge often features activities such as Bingo night.

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Bars

L'Atmosphere Piano Bar

Deck 6

L'Atmosphere is MSC Lirica's traditional piano bar. A great place to chill out, try one of the many cocktails on offer, or enjoy a pre-dinner drink or a nightcap.

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Bars

Las Vegas Casino

Deck 6

The Las Vegas Casino offers poker, slot machines, roulette and blackjack. It is serviced by its own bar.

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Bars

VIP Casino Room

Deck 7

The VIP Casino room is for private games, such as baccarat and sic bo.

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Bars

Le Cabaret

Deck 7

Le Cabaret is MSC Lirica's show lounge. It is home to all the secondary acts that are not shown in the main theatre.

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Bars

Coffee Corner

Deck 6

Coffee Corner is situated outside the Broadway Theatre on deck 6 and provides the "true" Italian coffee experience.

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Bars

Blue Club Disco

Deck 12

MSC Lirica's night club is located aft on deck 12. The Blue Club Disco starts getting busy around 23:30 and offers music and dancing late into the night.

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Outdoor-Bars

Gelateria Italiana

Deck 11

Hupla's favourite spot on a sunny afternoon! The gelato (ice-cream) is made fresh on-board daily and there is a wide choice of flavours.

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Outdoor-Bars

La Canzone del Mar

Deck 11

The ship's pool bar is open form 08:00 to late into the night and offers a range of cocktails, beers and soft drinks.

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Outdoor-Bars

Vitamin Bar

Deck 11

The Vitamin Bar offers fresh fruit and vegetable juices such as Berry & Berry, Green Dream and Tomato & Radish Infusion, for around EUR 3.00 each.

MSC Lirica Activities & Entertainment

MSC Lirica has a lavish entertainment offering, from live music in the various bars and lounges to activities and outstanding theatre productions. You can choose to be entertained from early one morning to very late the next morning!

With so many different nationalities on board any of the ships in the MSC cruises fleet, shows are designed to focus on the visual with dancing and acrobatics, rather than linguistics. Shows range from illusionists to concerts and cabarets.

During the day, the activities are vastly varied throughout the ship. Morning aerobic and stretching classes to salsa & bachata dance classes (the dance classes are hilarious and a lot of fun). For those who prefer calmer activities, you may enjoy the art and crafts classes or a trivia quiz might resonate with you.

MSC Lirica is not equipped with the latest features and gizmos like the newer MSC Cruises ships. The ship offers the standard Doremi Spray Park and a pool deck. You can play shuffleboard and ping-pong, or enjoy a round of mini-golf. For those basketball lovers, a hoop is available on the multipurpose court on deck 13.

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Broadway Theatre

Deck 5 & 6

Two shows are performed every night, the first one usually to cater for the second dinner seating and the second show for the first seating. Generally the evening shows last 30 to 45 minutes. Mostly visual in the evening, the theatre also hosts a lot of day activities.

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The Beverly Hills Bar

Deck 5

Situated on deck 5, the Beverly Hills Bar is an ideal location for pre-dinner or pre-show drinks. As one of the 2 piano bars aboard, there is live music, which later in the evening prompts guests to start dancing. The lounge often features activities such as Bingo night.

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Le Cabaret

Deck 6

Le Cabaret is MSC Lirica's show lounge. It is home to all the secondary acts that are not shown in the main theatre. This is where you will find dance classes during the day, whilst in the evening, there is everything from live musicians and bands, European pop and dance music to late-night cabaret.

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L'Atmoshpere

Deck 6

Seating 101 guests, L'Atmosphere is MSC Lirica's traditional piano bar. A great place to chill out, try one of the many cocktails on offer. The chairs are arranged around small cocktail tables and the bar is open on each side to the corridors. You feel like you are in a lobby! Great for a pre-dinner drink or a nightcap.

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Blue Club Disco

Deck 12

MSC Lirica's night club is located aft on deck 12. The Blue Club Disco starts getting busy around 23:30 and offers music and dancing late into the night. It has its own bar, so you don't need to venture out for drinks. During the day, even if the disco is "closed", it is a great place to relax and enjoy a view of the stern of the ship, through the panoramic windows. It can seat 215 people.

Family & Fun Activities

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Shopping

Deck 5 & 6

With 6 different shops plus the photo gallery, you will find anything that you can dream of on the MSC Lirica.

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Virtual Arcade

Deck 6

A state of the art, well-equipped virtual arcade where you can sharpen your gaming skills on Xbox, PlayStation and Wii.

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Kids Clubs

Decks 11 & 12

Like all her sister ships, MSC Lirica has 4 separate children clubs. The Baby Club (under 3) and Mini Club (3 - 6) are both forward on deck 11. The Junior Club (7 - 11) and Teen Club (12 - 17) are both aft on deck 12.

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Pool Deck

Deck 11

The ship has two pools split in the middle by two whirlpools. There is ample space to relax and spread out.

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Whirlpools

Deck 11

The ship has two whirlpools (jacuzzis) in between the MSC Lirica's pools.

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Doremi Spray Park

Deck 11

Doremi Spray Park will delight all children, with tipping buckets of water, sprays and more.

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Shuffleboard

Deck 12

The shuffleboard is available to any guest. A refundable deposit of USD $25.00 is required to hire the equipment from reception on deck 5.

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Mini Golf

Deck 13

MSC Lirica has an outdoor eight-hole mini-golf course at the aft of deck 13. A refundable deposit of USD $25.00 will get you the necessary equipment to play. Hire from the reception on deck 5.

Sport & Wellness

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MSC Aurea SPA

Deck 11

The Lirica's MSC Aurea Spa features a hair and beauty salon, steam room, sauna, gym and relaxation area.

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Thermal Suite

Deck 11

Guests can enjoy a Turkish Bath (steam room), great for extra relaxation. This comes at a surcharge.

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Power Walking Track

Deck 12

The jogging track does a loop around the ship on deck 12. Early morning is the best time to enjoy it, as the deck chairs get in the way later in the day.

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Top 13 Solarium

Deck 13

The Top 13 Exclusive Solarium is only available for adults and at an extra charge. This is one of the best resting places on the ship.

MSC Lirica Deck Plan

Deck 13 - Sun Deck and Minigolf

Deck 12 - Rossini

Deck 11 - Vivaldi

Deck 10 - Bellini

Deck 9 - Albinoni

Deck 8 - Paganini

Deck 7 - Scarlatti

Deck 6 - Puccini

Deck 5 - Verdi

Deck 4

Smoking Areas

Includes & Excludes on MSC Lirica

  • All meals in the two main dining rooms, the buffet and selected other eateries.
  • All shows in the theatre and other venues
  • Most daily activities, unless noted otherwise
  • Water, coffee, tea and selected juices during mealtime
  • Use of the gym, excluding the classes and extra gym amenities such as sauna, gym whirlpool etc
  • All drinks beyond water, tea, coffee and selected juices in the buffet
  • Shore excursions and Spa treatments
  • Wifi (unless specified otherwise)
  • Casino, photos, shops
  • Service fees (Please check - it is INCLUDED in some markets)

MSC Lirica 2021 & 2022 Deployment

European Summer / South African Winter 2021
Sailing in the Mediterranean

European Winter / South African Summer 2021
Sailing in Cape Town, South Africa

European Summer / South African Winter 2022
Mediterranean Sailing

For European Winter / South African Summer 2022
Sailing in the UAE

MSC Lirica Technical Details

  • Entered in Service 2003

  • Flag Panama

  • Class Lirica

  • Former Name none

  • Builder Chantiers de l'Atlantique (FR)

  • Tonnage 65,591

  • Last Refurbishment 2015

  • Plug Type EURO | USA

  • Original Cost USD 250 Million

  • Owner MSC Cruises

  • Passenger (LB)* 1,984

  • Cabin (Total) 992

  • Cabin Range 13m2 to 28 m2

  • Max Cabin Capacity 4

  • Cabins (for one Person) 0

  • Interior Cabin 357

  • Outside Cabin 411

  • Balcony Cabin 224

  • Wheelchair Cabin 5

  • Wheelchair Accessibility yes

  • Length 274.9m

  • Beam 32m

  • Propulsion diesel

  • Propellers 2 Azimuthing pods

  • Max Speed 21,70 knots

  • Passenger Decks 9

  • Total Crew 721

  • Maximum Occupancy 4

  • Space on Board LB* 33.05

  • Level of Service LB* 2.75

  • Bar and Lounges 5

  • Cinema no

  • Restaurants 5

  • Library yes

  • SPA yes

  • Internet Access yes

  • Casino yes

  • Water Sports no

  • Shops yes

  • Theatre yes

  • Games Room yes

  • Laundry yes

  • Hair Dressing yes

  • Chapel no

  • Lift 9

  • Disco yes

  • Self Service Laundry no

  • Cabin Amenities

  • Room Service 24h yes

  • Inter-Leading Cabins yes

  • Safe yes

  • Phone yes

  • Hairdryer yes

  • Internet in Cabin yes

  • Individual Cabin yes

  • Children Facilities

  • Nursery yes

  • Youth Area yes

  • Kids Area yes

  • Youth Program yes

  • Children Pool yes

  • Sports Facilities

  • Swimming Pools 2

  • Basketball Court no

  • Ice-Skating Rank no

  • Tennis Court no

  • Running yes

  • Gym yes

  • Golf Simulator no

  • Rock Climbing no

  • Water Sports no

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