The 1,976-passenger MSC Lirica is one of four medium-sized Mistral-class ships, dating from 2003.

The MSC Lirica is a fun-for-the-whole-family kind of ship. Onboard there are plenty of features that will keep kids and teens entertained, like the virtual reality game room and the miniature golf course.

The Lirica also has a kids club and teen club where trained childcare professionals lead the kids on activities throughout the ship, while parents can relax at the solarium or get a drink at The Beverly Hills Bar. Of course, a family cruise is perfect because you can all gather over a delicious dinner and discuss daily highlights and tomorrow’s plans. MSC Cruises even has special menus for your picky eaters.

MSC Lirica features a modern European decor with attractive colors and creatively designed furnishings. Passengers are most frequently Italian, Spanish, German, or French and enjoy a variety of itineraries ranging from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean.

MSC Lirica cruise ship deck plan shows a total of 992 staterooms for 1984 passengers (max capacity is 2548) served by 720 crew-staff. The boat has 13 decks (9 passenger-accessible, 5 with cabins), 4 restaurants, 10 lounges and bars, 2 swimming pools, 2 Jacuzzis (outdoor whirlpool hot tubs), 9 elevators.

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FULL SPECIFICATIONS

Name MSC Lirica
Namesake lirica, Italian word for “lyric
Owner MSC Cruises
Operator MSC Cruises
Port of registry Panama
Builder Chantiers de l’AtlantiqueSt. NazaireFrance
Cost $250 million
Launched August 2002
Christened 1 March 2003
Completed 2003
Maiden voyage 2003
In service 2003
Identification
Status in service
Notes First newbuild for MSC
General characteristics
Class and type Lirica-class cruise ship
Tonnage
  • 59,058 GT
  • 65,591 GT (after renovation)
Length
  • 251.25 m (824 ft 4 in)
  • 274.9 m (901 ft 11 in) (after renovation)
Beam
  • 28.8 m (94 ft 6 in)
  • 32 m (105 ft 0 in) (after renovation)
Draft 6.60 m (21 ft 8 in)
Decks 13 (9 for passengers)
Installed power Four diesel generators (7,650 kW each)
Propulsion Two azimuth thrusters (20,000 kW)
Speed 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Capacity
  • 1,984 (double occupancy)
  • 2,679 passengers (maximum after renovation)
Crew 700
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