A resort ship that accommodates over 1,700 passengers. Guests can dine on fine, authentic Italian-style dishes, and relax with a variety of entertainment options aimed towards both adults and children. The ship provides a glamorous, eye-catching interior, featuring fine woodworks, marble floors, and acres of vibrant fabrics.
There are a variety of restaurants available onboard, including two main dining rooms, a self-service buffet, and a number of casual snack or lunch options. Two traditional sittings, flexible and casual dining options are all available.
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.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, tables seat anywhere from 2-8 guests.
A Gala Buffet is held every night at midnight, with the exception of the first and last night of the cruise.
MSC Cruises is proud to bring the very best in artisanal gelato to our travellers. Venchi has been making superlative desserts since 1878 and owes much of its success to the use of 100% natural ingredients and exclusive recipes, from its intense extra dark chocolate to luscious gianduja and refreshing fruit sorbets.
Freshly made daily on board
Whilst en route to a number of beautiful destinations around the world, be dazzled by the choice of entertainment options onboard. MSC Opera offers a rich programme of spectacular shows, impressive theatre performances, live music, and dance until dawn nightlife.
MSC offer a rich entertainment programme with music and activities, day and night. There are a wide variety of theatrical performances, from circus shows to opera and international musicals, showing six shows a week with 25 stage artists. A great variety of music is on offer, from live performances to club nights with DJs. Theme days and nights are also hosted on the ship, which include White Parties, beer festivals, MSC Factor, Hollywood Nights and karaoke.
Enrichment onboard MSC include Language lessons, dance classes, arts & crafts, and many more.
MSC Lirica is well equipped to ensure her passengers stay active whilst travelling. From a fully-equipped gym with panoramic sea views, to an outdoor jogging track, to the MSC Aurea Spa.
The Aurea Spa offers a range of treatments, including massages, facials, aromatherapy, as well as the only Balinese Spa at sea.
The Luxurious MSC Aurea Spa is an exotic paradise with superb sea views. It is a sanctuary of tranquility where a team of expert masseuses and beauty therapists will take care of your well being. Choose from a wide range of treatments and facilities which include:
20 different types of massage, 19 body treatments, 19 facials, aromatherapy treatments, manicure and pedicure spa.
A spa doctor and team of specialist masseuses, manicurists, pedicurists, hair stylists, personal trainers and yoga instructors.
Thermal area, sauna, and steam bath.
Exclusive beauty treatments in partnership with renowned international beauty brands.
Further exclusive facilities, including a beauty centre with hair salon and bar.
Exclusive Top 18 Sun Deck, offering selected express treatments in a reserved area.
Also includes a fully equipped fitness centre. In addition to this, qualified fitness instructors can be found here.
MSC pay special attention to the needs of families travelling with them, and it is easy to spend time together onboard Opera. There are comfortable, purpose-built family cabins, and a variety of experienced staff onboard to look after the younger passengers will parents disembark upon shore activities or make use of the onboard facilities.
The Kids Club comes in five different age groups, and there are dedicated menus for kids in the restaurants. A special Edutainment programme is laid on as well, allowing children to express their creativity, alongside themed parties, and an adult-free zone for teenagers.
Comes in five different age groups, with dedicated services and entertainment activities for each, open from 9am to 11pm.
Baby Club is for those under 3 years.
Mini Club is for those 3-6 years old.
Juniors Club is for 7-11 year olds.
Young Club is for 12-14 years old.
Teens Club caters for 15-17 year olds.
Guests with special needs should inform MSC Cruises of their needs, ideally, at the time of booking, or at the very latest, no more than seven days before departure.
Accessible Cabins are available, and should be requested at the time of booking.
All decks, public areas and tenders have been designed to be as accessible as possible for guests with reduced mobility.
Wheelchairs are available onboard to assist with embarkation or disembarkation only in the case of an emergency.
In the interest of safety, guests with hearing impairments must travel with a carer. Passengers with partial hearing disabilities can travel alone, as long as they request the installation of a TDD System kit in their cabin. This kit is available across the whole fleet, but only in limited numbers.
Trained, certified and healthy guide dogs are allowed onboard, assuming that they possess all documentation for entering any and all foreign countries visited during the course of the voyage.
The medical facilities and equipment onboard may not be adequate enough to deal with a birth or any pregnancy complications. Therefore, for safety reasons, MSC are unable to admit any women onboard who have reached or exceeded their 24th week of pregnancy by the end of the cruise.
Any guests with food intolerances and/or allergies are asked to inform MSC Cruises of their requirements through the Special Needs form (available online). Once onboard, guests must confirm their needs at the Reception, and with the Maitre d'Hôtel.
Casual wear is advised is advised for life onboard and shore excursions. For informal evenings, summery dresses for women and a lightweight jacket for men are recommended. For Gala evenings and Parties, slightly more formal dress is advised. For any formal evenings, cocktail dresses for ladies, and a lightweight suit or dinner jacket for the gentlemen onboard.
MSC Cruises advise bringing a jumper or shawl in your luggage to be prepared for changes in temperature in-between the air conditioned interior of the ship and the deck areas.
For visits to religious sites, appropriate clothing is recommended. This means covering knees, shoulders, and no low-cut tops.
15% is automatically added to all Bar and Spa Services
Search Options Click to remove
- Sail Date
- Best Value
- Most Popular
- Finding the latest cruises…