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

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Ship:
MSC Lirica
Line:
MSC Cruises
Depart Date:
15th January 2019
Duration:
12 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
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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
    • 09 Mar 2019

    Had a lovely time aboard this ship.clean, lovely staff, good entertainment, good food

    • MSC Lirica
    • MSC Cruises
    • 09 Jan 2019

    Don’t book this ship if you like your food. Food was inedible in both buffet & restaurant. All meats were over cooked and burned. Couldn’t cut it or chewed it and spat it out. Hardly any vegetables served. Pepperoni pizza was cut in ten slices with three pieces of pepperoni between the ten slices. Every guest you spoke with was complaining of the standard of food. Tables of eight guest were walking out when they saw the menu which had two fish starters, two mains and one dessert. We were at a table of eight who every night could only eat the soup and that was because we were starving. They do not have sommeliers or bar waiters in restaurant. My husband asked for a vodka and was told no we don’t have any time to go to the bar. He had to go himself. The waiter served you wine but just what was at hand. First time I’ve had red wine served from an ice bucket. Very cold. We when we could got off the ship and ate in the port we were visiting. Cleanliness of ship was not up to standard. Food over floors in buffet with waiters walking round dropped food. Tables wiped with food being swiped onto floor. Hand sanitizers empty. Toilets were filthy with paper on floor and fesues all over bowl. Several of us made an appointment to speak to food & beverage manager in his office. The word got around and there was twenty people at the meeting. We could have filled the theatre. He listened and said very little. No change. Must say though the staff were amazing. Never again.

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    • 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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    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.

    Note: On 13 January 2018, new European legislation is being adopted in the UK which as result will mean that we may change our required method of payment at our discretion, irrespective of how any deposit or prior payment was made.

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