MSC Lirica (MSC Cruises)


MSC Lirica was MSC’s first newbuild ship. She was launched in 2002 and sailed on her maiden voyage in March 2003. MSC Lirica is identical to her sister ship MSC Opera built in 2004.


During a 2 year refurbishment in 2014-2015, MSC Lirica was cut and stretched to fit an extra 80-foot mid-section. This operation saw Lirica gain nearly 200 new cabins.

Ship info

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Status: In service
Ship size: Mid-size ship
Ship class: Lirica
Sister ships:
Passengers: 1,984
Staterooms: 992
Total crew: 721
Ship length: 274.9 m
Ship beam: 32.0 m
Ship draft: 6.8 m
Tonnage: 66
No. of decks: 9
Elevators: 9
Service speed: 18.0 knots
Onboard currency: Euro
Registry port: Panama (Panama)
IMO number: 9246102
Call sign: HOPW

Build details

Shipyard: Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France
Build date: 2001
Build cost: $250 million
Entered service: March 2003


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