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The distinctive style of MSC Cruises is admired worldwide, as unmistakable as Italian music. With its blend of elegant décor and ambiance, MSC Lirica reflects the strong tradition of hospitality and the true heritage of the company.

MSC Lirica: an expression of Italian elegance

MSC Lirica brings you a distinctive cruise experience along classic lines, centred on elegance, comfort and hospitality in the finest traditions of MSC Cruises’ Mediterranean way of life.

An atmosphere of relaxed spaciousnesspervades, with magnificent internal vistas from the foyer and unimpeded ocean views from the lounges’ floor-to-ceiling picture windows.

But you’ll also find an abundance of intimate spaces, like the swish Beverly Hills Bar or traditional English-style Lord Nelson Pub, the perfect haven for a pre-theatre drink. Modernity and tradition mingle on this ecological ship. TheBroadway Theatre is an ultramodern reinterpretation of traditional lines.

We’ve added spacious new cabins with balconies to delight our guests with superb panoramic views. We’ve enlarged the restaurant and buffet areas to serve up an even greater variety of culinary treats.

We’ve included a new 319 m2 area to fill with music and dancing. With the help of prestigious partners like Chicco,LEGO® and Namco®, we’ve created fabulous new play areas for children of all ages, starting with an exciting Spray Park packed with fun water features. And to offer even more routes to relaxation, we’ve enhanced the lavish MSC Aurea Spa with more space for massages.

Experiencing something new to savour every moment aboard, it will come as no surprise to hear travellers grow lyrical that cruise ship is the heart of their voyage, no less than the incredible destinations she takes them to discover.


Built 2003
Rinassance programme 2015
Gross tonnage 65.591 tons
Number of passengers 1.984 (on double basis)
Crew members About 721
Number of cabins 992, incl. 4 for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility
Length/Beam/Height 274,9 m / 32 m / 54 m
Decks 13, incl. 9 for guests
Maximum speed 21,70 knots
Average speed 18 knots


Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request) except for the cabins for disabled people. Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. Interactive TV. Telephone. Mini bar and safe. Air conditioning. Size ranging from approximately 13 sq.m.
Inside - MSC Lirica

Ocean View

Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request). Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Mini bar and safe. Air conditioning. Size is approximately 13 sq.m Note: some cabins on the Scarlatti Deck have restricted views.

Ocean View - MSC Lirica

Balcony Suite

Double bed. Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with tub. TV. Telephone. Availability of internet connection by your own laptop (on payment). Mini bar and safe. Air conditioning. Size is approximately 27 sq.m.
Balcony Suite - MSC Lirica

Balcony Cabin

94 Balcony Cabins size approximately 17 m2. Doble deb Air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, TV, telephone, cable internet connection (for a fee), mini bar, safe deposit box.
Balcony Cabin plan

Inside cabins for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility

Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request) except for the cabins for disabled people. Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. Interactive TV. Telephone. Mini bar and safe. Air conditioning. Size ranging from approximately 21 sq.m
Inside for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility plan


MSC Lirica offers 2 main restaurants, La Bussola and L’Ippocampo and an outdoor restaurant, La Pergola. Each one boasts a top gastronomic selection thanks to the variety of dishes and the high quality of the foods, from choice Italian meats, scrupulously controlled, to fresh fruit. Every product is fresh and carefully handled, such as bread baked on board with the passion and knowledge of the most distinctive boulangerie. Dishes range from traditional and tasty Mediterranean fare, to the most refined international recipes. For a quick lunch choose Le Bistrot Cafeteria offering the utmost quality and variety in Italian and international cuisine.
La Bussola Restaurant - MSC Lirica Ippocampo Restaurant - MSC Lirica

Bars and lounges

On MSC Lirica guests can choose from 8 bars, inspired by different themes and inimitable in their wine and food selection, thus satisfying even the most sophisticated and demanding palates.
Beverly Hills Bar and Lounge - MSC Lirica Cafeteria Lounge - MSC Lirica


Guests on MSC Lirica can enjoy 20 captivating hours of entertainment every day, ranging from spectacular stage shows, live music and parties to activities and courses for guests of all ages and all tastes.

For a more rewarding cruise experience, the onboard entertainment programme also includes a series of special themed events.
Better equipped to entertain our guests than ever before, MSC Lirica new facilities include the card room, library & internet cafe, a dazzling 319 m² music lounge. Like every other venue on the ship, it’s ready and waiting to play host to
memorable evenings, magical moments and exciting new encounters.

Sailaway Party, Sea Party, SuperChef, Fitness, Sports tournaments, Professional dance classes, Professional gym lessons, Video trivia quiz, Arts & Crafts, Pool games card room, library & internet cafe With 319 m² of space dedicated to live music and entertainment of various kinds, the new Music Lounge is a great new place to relax, dance and socialise with fellow travellers

Our evening entertainment includes a variety of classical music performances featuring tenor and soprano singers accompanied by piano and violin, as well as our innovative Evergreen shows, presenting the most memorable sounds of the last century interpreted by classical musicians, singers and dancers.

Please note that access to the theatre for the evening shows is by booking only (not needed for the other ships).
There are three quick and easy ways to book: connect to the free onboard wi-fi network with your smartphone or tablet, use the touch screens on different decks of the ship, or ask at the Reception.
Shopping Entertainment - MSC Lirica Entertainment Fitness - MSC Lirica

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MSCLIRICA Latitude:: -27,12
Longitude:: -48,54