travel42 Cruise Ship Review: MSC Cruises MSC Lirica

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Introduction and History

Built in 2003 by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, the 65,591-ton MSC Lirica is registered in Panama. The majority of the officers are Italian, and the 791-members crew hails from a multitude of countries.

MSC Cruises is a subsidiary of parent company Mediterranean Shipping Co., based in Geneva, Switzerland, and operating one of the world's largest container-ship fleets. The cruising business began in the late 1980s, when MSC bought out Star Lauro and then...

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OCG Class
MSC Lirica
Year Built2003
Year Last Refurbished2015
Capacity1,984 passengers

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