Northern European Cruise

MSC Magnifica Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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MSC Magnifica

7 Night North Sea Ports (Southampton Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 01, 2018

Ship: MSC Magnifica

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12149

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

What a great life experience! Was able to explore several different countries while enjoying staying on cruise ship. Would definitely recommend to others!!


5 out of 5
Didn't have long lines or wait time to embark.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was good. Could have had more seafood especially on gala meals. Some meats were tough. Drinks were good, great prices on packages. Sports bar wonderful, bartender Elvis was GREAT!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Indoor pool option was terrific. Clubs and entertainment lots of fun!


4 out of 5
Stage shows ok. Club entertainment fun!

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Staff encouraged hand hygiene.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Bed was comfortable. Needed just few more inches between foot on pullout bed and dresser to allow passage to balcony.

Ship tip

Balcony is the way to go!

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

4 out of 5
Take the time to go to London. Train only took 1hr and 10minutes.

Le Havre (Paris), France

5 out of 5
Do Paris day trip! Can't describe the awe of Paris!

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

5 out of 5
Went on Ghent tour. The town was fantastic! Too much time spent with tour guide talking and not enough free time though. Awesome chocolate!

Amsterdam, Netherlands

4 out of 5
Did city cruise tour and exploring on our own that evening. Very unusual town, cool shopping.

Hamburg, Germany

5 out of 5
Went downtown by taxi, much cheaper for 4 of us. Explored on our own. What a beautiful city! Visited pub during Oktoberfest and walked in park! Awesome time.


4 out of 5
Was quick process getting off boat. Our time slot was 0850 but Stewart run us out of room before then, rudely told us we were supposed to be out at 8.
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