Review of Northern European cruise on MSC Magnifica

MSC Magnifica Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 36

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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MSC Magnifica

11 Night Norwegian Fjords (Amsterdam Roundtrip)

Sail Date: June 22, 2013

Ship: MSC Magnifica

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 8197

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review Summary

We chose this cruise due to the very interesting itinerary from Amsterdam to North Cape. We liked the ship and its excellent facilities, our balcony stateroom, the good entertainment in the beautiful Royal Theatre, the itinerary and the ports visited and the excursions, particularly the full day excursion to the Briksdal glasier. We did not like the following: 1. Although a few staff members (e.g. Agoes Bachtiar and Heri Isankar) were very friendly and helpful, most of the staff had a serious communication problem. This can be resolved by training sessions. 2. The menus in the restaurants could be more imaginative regarding variety and tastiness. Some of the pasta dishes was not even properly cooked. We will only recommend the MSC Magnifica to friends and family once the staff is trained to COMMUNICATE better with passengers/guests.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
There could be more variety and food could be better prepared.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

Not applicable

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Improve the communication skills of the staff

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

No comment!! Refer to my review above.

Ports Of Call

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5

Hamburg, Germany

5 out of 5

Alesund, Norway

5 out of 5

Honningsvag, Norway Did not visit port

See the midnight sun from the ship. The excursion to North Cape is to expensive to really see only barren land.

Tromso, Norway

5 out of 5

Cruise Moldefjord

5 out of 5
The itinerary should have indicated that Molde would also be visited.

Andalsnes, Norway

5 out of 5

Hellesylt/Geiranger, Norway

5 out of 5
Excellent excursion from Geiranger to Hellesylt via Briksdal glasier.
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