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MSC Cruise Line

Information about MSC Lirica
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The MSC Lirica started sailing in 2003. Former names: none. The MSC Lirica is registered in Panama City, Panama. The MSC Lirica has 988 cabins.

You can expect between 1976 to 2371 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) MSC Lirica has a space ratio of 27.7. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 33.2.

The MSC Lirica has 721 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are no self serve laundromats on this cruise ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
2001- MSC Armonia
2002- MSC Sinfonia
2003- MSC Lirica
2004- MSC Opera


There are 4 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

13 Decks

There are 13 on this ship. The highest deck number is 13. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 5.

23% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

Built in 2003. A 25-meter midsection containing new passenger and crew cabins and public areas was inserted in November 2015.

There are 992 staterooms total, with the largest being the Balcony Suites. On a 7 day cruise there are usually 2 formal nights, otherwise dress code is casual.

All dining options on board are complimentary:

La Bussola Restaurant- breakfast, lunch, and dinner
L’Ippocampo Restaurant- dinner only, 2 fixed seatings
Le Bistrot Restaurant- self serve buffet
La Pergola Restaurant- al fresco buffet, pizzeria, grill

Nightly entertainment options on board can be found at the Broadway Theater, which offers grand productions and shows nightly, as well as the La Caberet Lounge & Bar which has a dance floor and hosts trivia quizzes. There is also a casino, piano bar, disco & nightclub (Blue), and plenty of shopping options and boutiques.

Children and teens of all ages will have plenty to do with their very only age-appropriate clubs and lounges which offer supervised activities throughout the day. They can also enjoy fun in the sun at the spray park, mini-golf course, and Lirica’s Le Piscine Pool Area. There is a Virtual Reality Video Games Arcade as well.

Adults-only can enjoy time at the Solarium (relaxation area), or at the Spa & Fitness Complex which has a Thalassotherapy room, treatment rooms, 2 saunas, steam room, beauty salon, gym, and fitness classes. Outside there is a jogging/walking track, shuffleboard, and a golf simulator.

MSC Lirica Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 2003
Years Old 21
Tons 65,591
Speed 21.7 knots
Length 824 feet
Beam 95 feet
Total Cabins 988
Crew 721
Expected Passengers 1,976 to 2,371
Expected Space Ratio 28
Total decks 13
Decks with cabins 5

MSC Lirica Features


  • 2 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 2 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • No Rock Climbing Wall
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • No Waterslide
  • No Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • Mini Golf golf
  • No Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • No Cigar Lounge
  • No Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • No Outdoor Movie Screen
  • No Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • No Upper Deck Sea Viewing Lounge
  • No Adult Only Outside Lounge Area

Live Cruise Ship Tracking - MSC Lirica

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Smoking Policy

  • Smoking is only allowed in cigar rooms, the casino, one designated lounge, and outdoors on one side of the sun deck
  • Smoking is Prohibited in cabins, balconies, dining rooms, and theaters.

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