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

MSC Lirica
MSC Cruises
Depart Date:
15th January 2019
12 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
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Cruise Type:
Fly Cruise
  • FlightsTransfers & Baggage Included

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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.
    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 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.
    13 Flight departs

    Cabins on the MSC Lirica

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    Customer reviews for MSC Lirica

    • MSC Lirica
    • MSC Cruises
    • 01 Dec 2018

    We didn't find the ship to our liking. It felt crowded. The amount of passengers seemed to exceed the relaxation areas provided. There is no cinema and the shows weren't very good. It was the same singers, dancers each night performing in different shows. The food wasn't very good either. It was quite bland with not much choice. There is a "sky bar" on the top deck which wasn't utilised. The bar opened at ll p.m. for a disco!! Didn't really suit the age range on the ship. The staff were pleasant and helpful. I don't think the organisation of the ship was their fault.

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    • MSC Lirica
    • MSC Cruises
    • 30 Sep 2018

    Just returned from Mediterranean cruise on MSC Lirica. Despite some occasional rough weather the destinations were very good, sometimes not long enough in some destinations but it have us a "taster" of areas we had not visited before was lovely, clean, outside cabin on deck 9 was very comfortable, it was at the rear of the ship so was very quiet. Thank you to Putut for keeping it clean throughout our stay. Food was ok, good variety, waiters worked very hard. We chose to eat in our designated restaurant to avoid hassle of finding a table in the buffet restaurant. Breakfast in the buffet restaurant was at times very busy & sometimes had trouble finding a table. Evening shows were very good, the staff work very hard and shows were very enjoyable. We did have a few grievances while we were on board: the first was with the drink packages. We are not drinkers so pre ordered a coffee package which included latte, cappuccino, etc. Wish we had not bothered! Tea & coffee was available during breakfast and also freely available on deck 11 at other times. We were not informed of this. Also on other cruises that we have been on water was not charged for if you had it with your meals. Not MSC! Water package was "recommended" as soon as you board, what we were not told was that water was freely available in the buffet restaurant. Why should water be freely available in one but not in the others? Our other grievance was that my amazon kindle went missing on deck 12 the day after we arrived. The reception staff could not do anything and although we asked on a daily basis, it was not found. We were very upset by this, apparently there are no cctv cameras on deck 12. Overall it was an enjoyable cruise.

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    • MSC Lirica
    • MSC Cruises
    • 28 Sep 2018

    The cruise itself was very good, the itinerary was interesting, but would have liked more time in some ports especially Dubrovnic where we had to leave at 1.30pm, this was one of the hi lights and we would have liked longer. MSC Lirica is a smaller ship, the cabin was small compared to other cabins we have been in, having said that it was a very comfortable cabin, thankfully we did have a balcony which gave us more space. The real disappointment about MSC Lirica was the noisy deck 11 and 12 The noise was constant and very loud, all be it under the name of entertainment. It was relentless and in my view unnecessary. I spoke to a lot of people on that deck and they were all saying it was an intrusion to what could have been a restful and relaxing afternoon, there was no escape. One afternoon we were sailing and they set up a mobile bar on that deck, which at first we thought was a good idea, until the bar girl put on her own very loud loud music centre which was fighting with the other already loud music, it was horrendous and when we asked her to turn it down, she did, but was rude. We are cruising with MSC again in the Caribbean in Feb 19 already booked and we are very worried that will be the same. The entertainment was good, but we had seen the same act on MSC before. The restaurant was very good.

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