MSC Lirica leaves Brazil earlier than expected. The ship is sailing for Palermo, Italy and Fincantieri on February 17, 2016 from Rio de Janeiro.


MSC Cruises said in a statement that the early departure was in order to ensure a slot at the shipyard to end work associated with the stretch of the ship. However, it is also believed that the return visit would involve changes the company is planning for the Chinese cruise market.

After her stay at Fincantieri Italy, MSC Lirica will head to her new homeport Shanghai.