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MSC Magnifica Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Sail Date: October 29, 2016
Ship: MSC Magnifica
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 10120
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 8 months ago
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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try another cruise line, embarkation would put anyone off