The MSC Lirica was built in 2003 and is among MSC’s 17 ships in its fleet. The Lirica is included in the cruise line’s Lirica Class. In the cruise ship stats below, you’ll find the MSC Lirica vs all of the other MSC ships.
How big is the MSC Lirica? Below, you’ll find all of the relevant cruise ship stats, specs and dimensions for the MSC Lirica. Included in these statistics are passenger capacity, length, year built, year renovated, cost to build, gross tonnage, engine info, number of rooms, deck counts and more!
Passenger Capacity refers to the total number of people that the MSC Lirica can accommodate. Of course, there are also crew members on board. Below, find the total onboard capacity, including staff and cruise guests.
MSC Avg: 3,875 guests
MSC Lirica Passenger Capacity: The passenger capacity for the MSC Lirica is 2,679 guests. The average capacity for the 17 active ships in MSC’s fleet is 3,875 passengers. The passenger capacity range for all MSC ships has a minimum of 2,550 guests and a maximum of 6,334 passengers.
MSC Avg: 1,171 staff
MSC Lirica Crew Members: Staff on the MSC Lirica include 700 crew members. That’s a guest to staff ratio of 2.6:1. The average MSC ship includes 1,171 employees and has a passenger to staff ratio of 3.0:1.
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How long is the Lirica? From end to end, the MSC Lirica length equals 902 feet (275 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all 17 active vessels in MSC’s fleet, measuring 1007 feet (307 meters).
MSC Avg: 1,007 feet
The smallest MSC ship (in terms of length) measures 902 feet (275 meters) from end to end. The longest vessel spans 1094 feet (334 meters).
Our chart below shows the length of the MSC Lirica vs all other active MSC ships.
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When was the MSC Lirica Built? The MSC Lirica was built in 2003 and joined the cruise line’s Lirica Class.
MSC includes 17 active ships. The oldest in the fleet was built in 2001. The average MSC ship is 9 years old and the median build date for all active ships is 2013
MSC Avg: 2007
When was the last MSC Lirica Dry Dock? The MSC Lirica experienced dry dock improvements in 2018.
Renovations included the following: The MSC Lirica experienced a refurbishment in October, 2015. The dry dock included drastic changes to the ship's structure and size. Roughly 5k gross tons and 100 feet of length were added to the vessel. This included the addition of 193 new cabins for passengers and 59 new staterooms for crew members. The drydock upgrades also included changes to common areas of the ship. A new AquaPark was built along with new shops (like Dior) and boutiques improvementsThe MSC Divina also experienced a refurbishment in 2018. The dry dock was part of a fleet-wide effort by MSC to implement the "MSC for Me" upgrade. This includes the implementation of thousands of digital beacons throughout the ship, as well as hundreds of cameras and screens added for guests convenience and safety. The new system features the ability for facial recognition as well as "near field communication" with physical devices with guests possession. The vast array of hardware assets are complimented by MSC's suite of new software products. These allow guests the ability to schedule and book activities, navigate the ship, access cabins, communicate with others, and more.
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