I have cruised on MSC's Lirica 8 time & am already booked for 17 nights in Dec. & again in April for 20 nights. I have gone on a total of 42 cruises in the past 25 years. I travel alone & get a single cabin. The Crew on MSC makes me feel like family. I've gotten to know about 200 crew members. Usually I know 50 people when I board & meet another 30 while on the ship. I've had better food on other ships, but if I ask for something special, I usually get it. The public rooms are all so lovely. I prefer a smaller ship, but alas they have all gone bankrupt. This ship still gives you an intimate feel. If you do go on the Lirica, tell them "Susie" sent you.