MSC Magnifica

3.0 out of 5

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MSC Magnifica is a large ship, carrying 2518 passengers and 987 crew, and sails from Genoa, Italy and Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sails from: SOUTHAMPTON, Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala, Marseille (Provence), France

Cruises to: Europe - Western Mediterranean, United Kingdom, Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

MSC MAGNIFICA CRUISE

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My favorite part of the cruise was making new friends. I was very disappointed with the amount of selling of items on the ship; not at stores but tables that were set up everywhere all time time! Morning noon and night.  I am upset that I had pre bought a cocktail package and was told that vodka tonic is not a cocktail and that I had to choose from what they consider cocktails to be!  The shore excursions were especially in Morocco very disappointing. It seemed as if we spent all day going to the shops where kickbacks were given   Shopping time and pharmacy time was to be in the excursion but we were brought to a little shop where it seemed the guide would be getting something out of it.  I heard so many good things about Msc and I would most probably not be returning. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

MSC Cruise - a good value

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The best part of this cruise were the activity on the boat (Dance Lesson, Team Activity, the dancing bar area). The port stop was excellent!!

 

The only improvement is too much selling drink package on the boat and they are not flexible for upgrade or pay the different.

 

Overall was a great Cruise!!Love

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Courtesy & Politeness

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we had requested table for two. We checked with head of restaurant  Instead of being polite and say don't have he went on:-   have to  build ship twice as big and on and on----. The are are many courteous ways to say no. This ship stops at different ports and several hundred embark and disembark and if they tried they could have accommodated or have three small table in the same area.We decided to eat at cafeteria , I had special diet request but it could not be met but they call me how I am doing?. How is my diet. This was funny. I learn my lesson:  stick with American Cruises: you will be better off.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

EXCELENTE !!!!

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Barco excelente, Personal sumamente amable. Itinerario de lujo. Camarote confortable. Organizacion insuperable. Buenas excursions. Sin duda alguna recomendaria MSC para una excelente estancia a bordo.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

our week in eastern med

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we were blessed wiht good weather apart form the last day - grey and raining in venice.

the embarkation process was a complete shambles - 6 queues before we could get on board - much too much security. Appalling, and terrible first impressions.

i felt the ship was too big with too many people for my liking, often had queues for breakfast // lunch etc.

however food was good, but breakfast room had either bacon OR sausage, not both. scrambled egg was wondeful. always lots of fresh fruit to chose from.

comfortable cabin with small side balcony, and great service, though hardly saw the 'cabin boy'. the theatre shows were mainly average. two swimming pools. useful gym. the main restaurant we were in was noisy and service was slow - we had to complain at the time, though not the waiters fault - he had too much to do. the resorts visited were super (Olympia the least exciting and Dubrovnik the best, in my view). Resort dis-Embarkation not so chaotic. did not agree with MSC policy that any alcolhol brought in resorts could not be  drunk onboard - obviously going to affeect their sales, but creates a monopoly. it wasn't possible to drink 14 bottles of water in 7 days despite my best efforts, so not a good deal. asian fusian restaurant was great - quiet and super food, but had to pay extra for this.Luggage delivery was fine. enjoyed the cruise apart from too many others onboard, but don't think I'll travel with MSC again.

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  • Price: $

  • Size: L

  • Total Passengers: 2518

  • Total Crew: 987

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.55

  • Built: Mar 2010

  • Number of Decks: 12

  • Total Cabins: 0

  • Cabin Categories: 21

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chefeuno
Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Apr 10, 2017

Be prepared to pay for everything even water with dining unless you go to buffet coffee as well.

DownunderThun
Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Mar 24, 2017

Cancel and sail with someone else

chandpatel
Contributor Level: Purser
Jan 24, 2017

The ship had great entertainment program at Royal Theatre. Every night it represented different culture. Also great if one interested in Ballroom dancing.Fitness center, Thermal Area,pools all great. ( charges apply)

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