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MSC Magnifica Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
7 Night Eastern Mediterranean (Venice Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 19, 2015
Ship: MSC Magnifica
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8197
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We embarked from ıstanbul with a family of four. First stop was Dubrovnik where transfers were made with lifeboats and there was a qeue at the port on the way back. "Once a year" the Venice passenger port was closed, and it was the day when we arrived. No info was shared and the ship moored at the Margera Port where the transfers were made to Venice by small boats for 16 EUR per person. On the way back there was another disaster due to Venetian police procedures. Stayed under the sun (39 degrees) and had an x-ray check. It was aound noon time when we arrived to the next stop (Brindisi) and nothing to see. All shops were closed. Katakolon was not much better. 

Ship was very crowded and long queues in the restaurants. Most of the cres were hardly could speak English. I serously do not recommend this destination.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Back of the ship with lots of engine and proppeller noise & vibration.

Ship Tip

Not again.

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