MSC Magnifica Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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3 out of 5

Review of Northern European cruise on MSC Magnifica

Sail Date: June 22, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: 8197

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 Quality
Food and Dining
There could be more variety and food could be better prepared.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Improve the communication skills of the staff
Children's Programs Not applicable
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hamburg, Germany
Alesund, Norway
Honningsvag, Norway See the midnight sun from the ship. The excursion to North Cape is to expensive to really see only barren land.
Tromso, Norway
Cruise Moldefjord
The itinerary should have indicated that Molde would also be visited.
Andalsnes, Norway
Hellesylt/Geiranger, Norway
Excellent excursion from Geiranger to Hellesylt via Briksdal glasier.


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