MSC Lirica Cruise Review by KathyBC
- Sail Date: February 2019
- Destination: Middle East
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 delivery charge for breakfast in your room. These items were provided free when I sailed last year with Holland America in the cheapest accommodation.
The entertainment was very good.
Breakfast was always good but the food was not up to par for a cruise ship. For example: At the buffet - turkey served at the hot station was not a roasted bird but a turkey roll and ham was just this side of spam. Cheesecake ordered in the dining room. Mouse was delivered.
If you wanted water with your dinner - you had to buy it.
Now all this is not an enormous problem as I always found something to eat but I had some concerning issues re cleanliness in the dining room.
-Companions appetizer plate removed leaving a black ring on the tablecloth
-My desert plate removed leaving plate size blob of someone else's desert on the tablecloth
-Red stain on tablecloth at first sitting
-During down time a waiter at his station would stand with hands clasped over the zipper area of his pants and then rummage for silverware or carry plates. He was the only one I observed doing this consistently but in the end decided that I may be safer eating at the buffet.
Unless this was the only cruise line plying ports of call I wished to visit, I will not sail with MSC again.
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