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skip.brandy
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
280 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Not having too many cruise lines to chose from, for January, we picked MSC for the itinerary. We read reviews, good and bad, and thought we would go for it, as this would be the last time cruising in the Mediterranean. We were ... Read more
Two 2 Tango
Member Since 2012
10 reviews
216 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We sailed on Magnifica in February, we have sailed on her before and she lived up to our expectations and a little more fun than the previous cruise we had on Splendida. If you are looking for a recommendation then there are a few thing to ... Read more
Carryondi1
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose MSC Magnifica as we had sailed with MSC twice before on the Fantasia and the Orchestra,and could not fault either ship, and the cost of an MSC cruise is very favourable So it is the Magnifica that has finally burst the MSC bubble ... Read more
dixiedog123
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose MSC to go away for Christmas largely because of the price. Having said that we paid over 3k for 11 nights, so not exactly a bargain. Where to start? Well we arrived at Milan Linate airport with no delays and only an hour and a ... Read more
StevoTheWarlord
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Returned today from MSC Magnifica. Where do I start. Embarkation Flights arranged through MSC. Outbound was OK but transfer to ship was poor. Started to board ship around 11am. Embarkation had hardly any info about what to do once ... Read more
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CoupleUK
Member Since 2004
8 reviews
340 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We have just returned from a 22 night B2B cruise.Our first MSC cruise was last month and this was no better (actually it was worse). We were attracted by the Status Match scheme which catapulted us into their highest Black Card Status. ... Read more
bish11
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because it was a reasonable price compared to other cruise lines. The embarkation process was a bit of a joke having traveled for nearly 13 hours to get to the ship, the last thing that we needed was to join lengthy ... Read more
atbrouss
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
Having just moved to Europe, our family was looking for a way to link the cities we wanted to see in the Eastern Mediterranean. MSC offered the perfect cruise itinerary at the most affordable price. Our schedule was fairly limited, so we ... Read more
plillppo
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
our transfer from airport to ship was delayed so we never had time top explore venice but we had been before so it wasn't too much of a disappointment embarkation was fine not too much of a wait disembarkation ... Read more
Sanel
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
My wife,me and my two children age 10 and 12 were first time cruisers on MSC Magnifica, I was happy with it. Pros:Plenty of food,clean room(thanks to Rabenaivo from Madagaskar-super job man),shows in theater,upper decks deck ... Read more
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Bensons
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our 3rd cruise with a different company which we were looking forward to even after reading the negative reviews on here.Embarkation was painless and only took around 15 minutes which was very acceptable, it would have helped had ... Read more
autoplas
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I really cant fault this ship. Everything on board was top class. The only problems we had was with embarkation and disembarkation. We embarked in Venice and as we had styed in Venice for a few days before the cruise we took the ... Read more
emmabaksh
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our second cruise and we chose MSC Magnifica for the European flavour on board and also the itinerary. We had read several reviews beforehand which were a mixed bag. For us Magnifica lived up to it's name in every aspect. The ... Read more
bernie simpson
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
The MSC Cruise was recomended to us by our friends who travelled last year and enjoyed .their trip. Embarkation was a bit stressfull as it took a long time for people to get sorted too many people in a small space with very little ... Read more
danielUK2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 helpful votes
Cruise Review – MSC Magnifica These are our notes of the cruise. They are rather sketchy but this represents our cruise diary which we started on Saturday as soon as we realised that this would be an unusual cruise. Saturday ... Read more
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Sallypossum
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
We chose this cruise (May 2016) originally because of the destinations which included Istanbul. A couple of months ago we were informed that because of troubles Istanbul and another Turkish city were not going to be visited. MSC ... Read more
rosepetal_irl
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
32 forum posts
14 helpful votes
After 2 very rough years we needed a break away and this cruise came up at a great price so we went for it. As we always say, a bad cruise holiday is better than no holiday at all, although we wouldn't call it 'bad' just disappointing. ... Read more
georgekillie
Member Since 2016
1 review
31 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose this cruise to visit Istanbul and Dubrovnick. Unfortunately the recent bombings in Turkey caused MSC.to drop it from the itenary. We still went on the cruise and had a wonderful time. Great food,great service,great cabin,GREAT ... Read more
mchelle
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose this cruise as we wanted a short trip without going to Turkey. The stopover ports were absolutely amazing. Dubrovnik, Mykonos and Venice especially. This was our first cruise and generally it was very good in every way and we ... Read more
carmen.savva
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We had a fantastic trip and I can highly recommend this experience to anyone. The embarkation process went really smoothly without any problems. We loved the stop over ports, although they were all obviously a little rushed. Felt a ... Read more
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Tigger74
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was my first cruise, I wanted to visit Athens, Istanbul and Dubrovnick. Unfortunately the recent bombings in Turkey caused MSC to drop Istanbul from the itenary. MSC emailed and pledged 100 Euro on to the cabin account as ... Read more
seatravels2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Especially liked the destinations visited in Greece. Good service at the buffet and there was often food available. Pools and jacuzzis were often full of people and people tried to go swimming in the evening because then there was less ... Read more
lukepare
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
So we arrived in Venice the day before boarding the MSC Magnifica. I was our first trip to Europe together and we were very excited. Venice is an incredibly beautiful city to explore, with no cars and in April the weather was just perfect ... Read more
Llebeda
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with MSC. The seven day cruise was part of a two week European tour package. Before we left on our trip, I read the reviews for the Magnifica and MSC and was not impressed. At that time, if I was shopping for a ... Read more
happypanda
Member Since 2007
1 review
6 forum posts
30 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We have been on many, many cruises, and this one was right down there with the worst. We will never sail with MSC again, no matter how discounted the price nor how convenient the dates. Foul food: very poor quality and tepid was as ... Read more
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