United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain & Oman from Dubai, 15 January 2019 (12 nights)

Ship:
MSC Lirica
Line:
MSC Cruises
Depart Date:
15th January 2019
Duration:
12 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
View 23 reviews
Cruise Type:
Fly Cruise

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Holiday Features

 
  • 6 Restaurants - specialty restaurants carry a surcharge
  • 5 Bars & Lounges
  • Swimming and Whirlpools
  • Doremi Spray Water Park
  • 5 Children's Clubs for all age groups
  • A range of sports facilities including golf and a running track
  • Gym, salon, solarium
  • Award winning MSC Aurea Spa
  • Library, casino & games arcade
  • Duty free shopping gallery
  • Wide variety of accommodation 
  • Friendly, multilingual crew
  • Gluten Free Menu is not available on this sailing
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    Cruise itinerary

    Day Port Due Depart
    1-2 Flight departs
    2-3 Dubai - Overnight onboard
    Dubai - Overnight onboard
    One of the most exclusive cities in the world, rich with the contrasting highlights of amazing shopping, stunning desert landscapes and a delightful coastline.
    PM
    4 Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi
    Take a tour of the city and visit the spectacular Corniche or the wonderful Heritage Village.
    AM PM
    5 Sir Bani Yas Island
    Sir Bani Yas Island
    Drawing in both adventure seekers and nature lovers, Sir Bani Yas Island is in many ways a truly exciting destination. Whether that's kayaking through your first mangrove forest or coming up close to endangered animals, this island is set up for once in a life time experiences.
    AM PM
    6 Doha AM PM
    7 Bahrain (Manama) AM PM
    8 At Sea
    9-10 Muscat - Overnight onboard
    Muscat - Overnight onboard
    For a once in a lifetime opportunity, spend a following dolphins from a speedboat at Marina Bander.
    AM PM
    11 Khasab
    Khasab
    Khasab is a city in an exclave of Oman. It is the local capital of the Musandam peninsula. Khasab is located 500 kilometers (310 mi) from Muscat and is dubbed the "Norway of Arabia". The Portuguese built Khasab at the beginning of the 17th century at the height of their naval presence in the region. The natural harbor gave shelter from tough seas. Unlike many forts, which were built on high ground for defensive purposes, Khasab was designed as a supply point for dates and water for Portuguese ships sailing through the strait. Today, Khasab is protected from floods by three large dams.
    AM PM
    12-13 Dubai - Overnight onboard
    Dubai - Overnight onboard
    One of the most exclusive cities in the world, rich with the contrasting highlights of amazing shopping, stunning desert landscapes and a delightful coastline.
    AM
    13 Flight departs

    Cabins on the MSC Lirica

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    Customer reviews for MSC Lirica

    • MSC Lirica
    • MSC Cruises
    • 24 Jun 2019

    This was our first cruise and we were not disappointed. Over all the experience was fantastic. The food was superb, the cabin was very clean and serviced throughout the day and the staff were great. The entertainment in the theatre was very good too, getting a standing ovation on a couple of occasions. We had ample time in the ports of Bari, Santorini, Chania, Cephalonia and Split. We didn't do any excursions, preferring to use locals at the port. The only problem we had was embarkation. It went on for ever and once we were onboard, we were bombarded with people trying to sell us packages. We hadn't ordered a drinks package and began to get desperate! Just as we were about to sign on the dotted line, we found the free tea and coffee and water on deck 11. Free fruit juice in the morning too! It was a wonderful trip and Iglu cruses did an amazing job of arranging flights and hotels around the cruise to make it a holiday we will remember for a very long time

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    • MSC Lirica
    • MSC Cruises
    • 07 Jun 2019

    VERY GOOD ITINERARY AND GOOD FACILITIES ON THE SHIP. HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY STAFF. UNFORTUNATELY THE SHOWER IN OUR CABIN (NUMBER 7196) DID NOT OPERATE CORRECTLY AND DESPITE HAVING REPORTED THIS TWICE, IT CONTINUED TO OPERATE INCORRECTLY. FOOD WAS GOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT WAS ENJOYABLE. GUEST SERVICES WAS FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. PLEASANT JACUZZIS AND SWIMMING POOL ON DECK 11. AT DISEMBARKATION IN VENICE, THERE WAS A LONG WAIT BETWEEN BEING DEPOSITED ON THE QUAY AND PICKUP BY THE BUS FOR TRANSFER TO VENICE AIRPORT.

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    • MSC Lirica
    • MSC Cruises
    • 20 Apr 2019

    The experience started with a very poor embarkation. We queued for almost an hour in order to get through to departures. There followed another long queue to eventually get onto the ship. The ship itself was very spacious with good drinking and entertainment venues. The cabin, although not large, was perfectly adequate for our needs. Our biggest problem was that most mornings the toilet wouldn't flush. This meant having to go outside of our cabin to find another toilet to use. Most times this was fixed within a couple of hours but no apology was ever offered. The main restaurant was madly busy and the poor waiters were very overstretched. The food was of an average quality but not outstanding as we've previously had on other cruises with different cruise lines. For most of the excursions we had quite a short time in port and had to pay for our transfers which we have never had to do before and proved quite costly. When you have paid for a cruise it seems greedy to charge for this on top of the initial price. On other cruises that we've done the staff have been courteous and polite and every member of staff would greet you. This was not the case on MSC. The staff in the Lord Nelson pub were very friendly but this was not the case in other areas. The guest services/reception staff were the most rude and miserable that we have ever encountered. When complaining about the toilet situation, initially they totally ignored our questions and then they made us feel as if it were our fault. At 10 € per person per night for gratuities this was a joke! Disembarkation was as bad as embarkation. We had to vacate our cabins by 7.30am and after a lengthy delay we finally got off the ship at 11 am. Never before have we encountered such a shambles. My partner booked this cruise for my 50th birthday and also surprised me by proposing to me so we made sure that we had the best time, and would not let a less than adequate cruise line spoil this special occasion but we would never choose to go with MSC again.

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    Terms and Conditions

    All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.

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