The Mediterranean Shipping Company's success story began forty-two years ago. From a ship that Patricia, a group was established that in August 2012 had 450 cargo ships, 31 ferries and 12 cruise ships. 40 cargo ships are currently being built. In 2013, the MSC Preziosa join the fleet.
The first "own" new building was the MSC Liricawhich was completed in March 2003 by the French shipyard Alstom Chantiers de l'Atlantique. Godmother was, how could it be otherwise at MSC, the actress Sophia Loren.
MSC Lirica in Hamburg
MSC Lirica will celebrate its tenth birthday next year. Judging from the general condition, you can't tell the age of the ship. It is in excellent condition. In terms of size and equipment, the Lirica looks more "old fashioned" than the newer MSC ships. The ship is nowhere near the dimensions of the giant ships that we are used to today. After all, until the MSC Musica went into service in 2006, it served as the flagship of the MSC fleet. And besides, it still looks like a “real” ship.
MSC Cruises now has much more spectacular ships on offer. It is interesting to read how the MSC Lirica is currently being advertised. The key message is: "The MSC Lirica ... is a cruise ship that offers you cozy comfort in a traditional yet elegant ambience".
That's it. A traditional atmosphere awaits guests on the MSC Lirica. There are no water slides, climbing walls and similar magic. We were already able to convince ourselves of their down-to-earth ambience at the Hamburg Cruise Days 2012. We got to know the MSC Lirica in detail on a trip with the cruise ship in autumn.
Ship details MSC Lirica
|Ship class||Lirica class|
|Renovated||Ongoing optimization process|
|Dimensions||Length 251 m, width: 29 m,|
|Decks||13, including 9 passenger decks|
|top speed||21, 5 knots|
|Cabins and Suites||780|
|Werft||Alstom Chantiers de l'Atlantique|