MSC Magnifica Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

1 out of 5

Never with MSC again

Sail Date: July 19, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: 8197

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
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Ship Quality
Embarkation and Disembarkation
We are charged 16 EUR for disembarkation in Venice.
Cabin / Stateroom
Back of the ship with lots of engine and proppeller noise & vibration.


Not again.

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