These days when vast and impossibly glitzy cruise ships seem to appear every year, it is something of a comfort to know that there are cruise ships that maintain a certain restrained style. MSC Lirica is one such vessel, owing nothing to the ‘biggest and brashest is best’ school of cruise ship design.

Instead MSC Lirica, part of the more intimate Lirica Class of ships, delivers a high quality cruise experience to those looking for comfort and hospitality of the highest order. Her restrained sense of style comes courtesy of Giuseppe de Jorio whose skills have graced a number of MSC Cruises’ fleet.

Passengers will discover tastefully decorated public areas with lots of brass and marble and intimate spaces like the Lord Nelson pub where nautical prints adorn the walls and easy-going, efficient service make it the perfect place for a pre-theatre drink.

Tradition gives way to modernity and super clean design in the Aurea Spa where you can enjoy amazing sea views as well as some of the finest spa treatments afloat – our spas are award winning, and it shows!


Includes All Transfers and all inclusive drinks package.

Regional flights are available from Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow call for details and supplements.


Day 1Fly overnight to Dubai

Day 2Dubai - transfer to ship - spend overnight on-board in port.

Day 3Dubai

Day 4Abu Dhabi

Day 5Sir Bani Yas Island

Day 6 Bahrain

Day 7 Doha (Qatar)

Day 8At sea

Day 9Muscat (Oman - overnight in port)

Day 11Khasab

Day 12Dubai (Overnight on-board in port)

Day 13Dubai - disembark ship and transfer to the airport for your flight home.