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MSC Cruises

Dubai Abu Dhabi & India Cruise

22 Dec 2019
MSC Lirica cruises
MSC Cruises
MSC Lirica
Departure Date
22 Dec 2019
14 nights
Inside Oceanview Suite

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Itinerary and Ports    Show / Hide Port Details

1 Sun 22 Dec 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 10:00 PM
2 Mon 23 Dec 2019 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 07:00 AM 09:00 PM
3 Tue 24 Dec 2019 At Sea
4 Wed 25 Dec 2019 Muscat, Oman 07:00 AM 05:00 PM
5 Thu 26 Dec 2019 At Sea
6 Fri 27 Dec 2019 At Sea
7 Sat 28 Dec 2019 New Mangalore, India 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
8 Sun 29 Dec 2019 Goa, India 08:00 AM 04:00 PM
9 Mon 30 Dec 2019 Mumbai, India 08:00 AM overnight
10 Tue 31 Dec 2019 Mumbai, India 05:00 PM
11 Wed 1 Jan 2020 At Sea
12 Thu 2 Jan 2020 At Sea
13 Fri 3 Jan 2020 Khasab, Oman 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
14 Sat 4 Jan 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 09:00 AM overnight
15 Sun 5 Jan 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Take a break onboard the MSC Lirica experiencing 14 exciting nights aboard the Dubai Abu Dhabi & India Cruise exploring Asia. Your ship sails from Dubai with an itinerary that includes 7 ports in 4 countries before returning to Dubai. This particular 3.5 star cruise from MSC Cruises has 2 more forward departures. We have a limited number of cabins available from $79 per person/day, twin share. Don't miss out - reserve your cabin today!

MSC Lirica Overview

Until February 2019 MSC Lirica sails out of Dubai, offering 11-night cruises around the Persian Gulf, and one trip of 14 nights to India. In March 2019 return via the Red Sea to Venice and cruises in the Adriatic Sea. This 20-night cruise offers tours to the hidden city of Petra, and the Dead Sea district, along with the special crossing of the Suez Canal. Then until November 2019 Lirica offers 7-night cruises of the Adriatic Sea, visiting Venice and Bari in Italy; Mykonos, Heraklion and Corfu in Greece; and Dubrovnik in Croatia. Note that some shore visits are not long time-wise. However, this selection of ports is extremely popular. Board the ship in Venice or Bari. Late in 2019 the ship returns to the Persian Gulf and Dubai.


Two-thirds of the cabins have an outside view, and of these just one-quarter have a private balcony. Interior and Ocean View cabins are small at 12.9 sq.m. All cabins have interactive TV, AC, telephone, hairdryer, mini-bar/fridge, safe, wardrobe, bathroom with shower, and cotton towels. Two single beds can be converted to a double bed. Outside cabins have a large rectangular viewing window. The 132 suites with private balcony come with a large double bed, a sitting area with sofa, a substantial walk-in wardrobe, bathrobes, a well-stocked mini-bar, and an expanded bathroom with tub. The suites are well laid out and nicely furnished.

Food and Dining

The principal dining room is La Bussola Restaurant, with open seating for breakfast and lunch, and two seatings for dinner. The smaller L’Ippocampo Restaurant shares the same menu. Dining is notable for its quantity rather than its quality, though the food is a highlight for many passengers. Instead of paying for cold water in dining rooms, fill your own bottle in your cabin, chill it in the mini-bar, and bring it with you at meal times. La Pergola is more formal and stylish offering Italian cuisine. While assigned to suite passengers, other guests may make a reservation. Le Bistrot Cafeteria is a casual, self-serve, 24-hour buffet. There are also a grill and pizzeria. A number of other cafés are located around the ship. MSC Cruises provide better-quality ingredients, mostly from Europe, featuring Italian cuisine and regional wines, and daily fresh pizza dough and sauces.


The two-deck Broadway Theatre presents productions shows, cabaret, plays and other theatrical presentations. Some productions may be short, just 30 minutes. Entertainment includes the Lirica Lounge for social dancing, the Blue Club disco, an extensive Internet café; and the Las Vegas Casino. The ship has a number of bands and small ensembles to provide music for dancing and background. To get away from the constant activity and noise, retire to Library/Card Room.

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What's onboard?

  • Shopping arcade
  • Five accommodation grades (Bella, Fantastica, Wellness, Aurea, Yacht Club)
  • Restaurants, various sitting options
  • MSC Yacht Club dining
  • Formal evenings
  • Continental breakfast in cabin (Bella class pay)
  • Children’s menu, dining times
  • Dietary requests (book ahead)
  • Additional cabin meals, pizza (pay)
  • CASUAL DINING (some charges)
  • Cafeteria buffet (all meals)
  • Grill, pizza, fast food, anytime
  • Afternoon tea
  • Coffee/chocolate café
  • Ice Cream Bar (pay)
  • Drinks packages
  • Show Theatre (shows, multilingual hosts)
  • Live music, dancing
  • Multiple bars
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Casino
  • Swimming pools (2)
  • Whirlpools (2)
  • Spa, salon, treatments
  • Solarium
  • Thermal suite
  • Indoor games, quizzes, crafts, dance lessons
  • Outdoor aerobics, exercise leaders
  • Gym, fitness centre
  • Jogging track
  • Sports court
  • Basketball
  • Mini-golf
  • Internet (pay)
  • Wi-Fi cabins & common areas (pay)
  • Library. Card room
  • Casino
  • Conference rooms
  • UNDER 18
  • Under 18s free (off-peak, pay port charges)
  • Under 12s sail free (provisos)
  • Baby Club (<3y)
  • Mini Club (3-6y)
  • Juniors Club (7-11y)
  • Young Club (12-14y)
  • Teenagers Club (15-17y)
  • Child dining arrangements
  • Spray Park water area
  • Video games
  • Child minding on ship while parents tour ashore (pay)
  • Medical centre
  • Daily Program newsletter
  • Laundry service (pay)
  • Elevators (9)
  • Wheelchair access good
  • Cabin current 110/220V
  • Assistance animals (at booking)

What's included?

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Flight/s and/or transfers as specified
  • All main meals on-board
  • Regular coffee, tea & milk 24 hrs
  • Traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
  • Special dietary needs (pre-request 2 months, may charge)
  • Captain's welcome cocktail party and Gala Evening
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Gym
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • U 12s sharing cabin w/ 2 adults: ask about free travel (pay port dues)
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 yrs)
  • Cruise Director & multi-lingual staff
  • Butler & valet services (selected cabins)
  • Some shuttle transfers to city/town centre

What's excluded?

  • Ask early what drink, food, facilities or activities incur a fee
  • Check your cabin is not obstructed when booking
  • Check if you qualify for age freebees etc.
  • Book onboard services 4+ days before embarkation to save
  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues (unless specified)
  • Sauna, steam rooms, beauty & health treatments
  • Special diets
  • Drinks, including water in restaurants
  • Golf simulator, 4D cinema, F1 simulator, bowling, video games
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry, ironing, dry cleaning
  • Wi-Fi, internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes, fuel surcharges
  • UNICEF donation to children Euro1/USD1.50pp. See Purser to opt out.
  • SERVICE CHARGES (‘gratuities’) vary with region
  • - pre-paid, mostly AU$15/16, NZ$16/17 pp daily (over 11y)
  • - pre-paid, child half adult rate (over 1y)
  • OTHER SERVICE CHARGES: All on-board purchases 15% (including bottled water)

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22 Dec 2019 (Sun) $1,109
$79 per day
$94 per day
$170 per day

Prices are twin share per person in AUD, include all taxes and are subject to change.
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Alternative Departure Dates

1 Mar 2019 (Fri) $1,649 $2,139 $4,419
Take a break onboard the MSC Lirica experiencing 14 exciting nights aboard the Dubai Abu Dhabi & India Cruise exploring Asia. When: Ship: MSC Lirica Category: Cruise Cabins from $1109 per person