|Port of registry:||Panama|
|Builder:||Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France|
|Notes:||Sister ship MSC Opera|
|Class and type:||Lirica class cruise ship|
|Length:||251.25 m (824.31 ft)|
|Beam:||28.80 m (94.49 ft)|
|Draft:||6.60 m (21.65 ft)|
|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:||1,560 passengers (double occupancy)|
MSC Lirica is a Lirica Class cruise ship, owned and operated by MSC Cruises. She was the first newbuild cruise ship to enter service for MSC Cruises. She can accommodate 1,560 passengers in 780 cabins. Her crew complement is approximately 732; with half of them being Italian and the rest from developing countries in the far East.
MSC Lirica mainly caters to the Asian market with the main onboard language being Chinese. However, the ships interior and artistic styles remain from her previous service in the Mediterranean, matching the rest of the fleet.
MSC Opera is an identical twin to the MSC Lirica. Her other sisters in the class, MSC Armonia and MSC Sinfonia are essentially the same, but have a smaller funnel and other modifications, such as the bow windows and inside changes.
The MSC Lirica was the last ship of the Lirica class to undergo renovation under the "Renaissance Program". New features includes a spray park, refurbished shops, new child and teen areas, an enhanced buffet, a new lounge, and an extended restaurant. The work was completed in November 2015.
The following is a list of itineraries for the MSC Lirica:
|Dates||Region||Round-Trip Duration||Ports of Call (visited)|
|March 2016 - present||Asia||Shanghai, China, Tianjin, China, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Busan, Jeju|
- "MSC to Send Lirica to Shanghai in 2016". Cruise Industry News. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
- MSC Cruises Official Website
- MSC Lirica Webcam
- Cruise Critic Review
- Cruise Review's Review
- Ship Parade Review and Photos
- Ship Parade Tour
- Cyber Cruises Review
- Magwa Review Part 1 and Part 2
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