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georgekillie
Member Since 2016
1 review
32 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
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
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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
2 reviews
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
7 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
alessandroquarto2310
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
I'm Alessandro, and i'm from Italy, i'm embark on MSC Magnifica the 27th March 2016, the embarkation was really speed in 30 minutes we are on the ship, the cabin was located at deck 11 and was with balcony. The turn of dining was for the ... Read more
captainregular
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
15 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We just got back this evening, and I wanted to be so much more positive. We're Americans living in the UK, and we've cruised once, in the Caribbean, with RC, and maybe we were just spoiled, but... The layout of the ship isn't too bad, ... Read more
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JGANDROS
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
i. Eish! Not so Magnifica! On boarding, there is no orientation and you are left to figure out on your own where everything is located – all 14 decks worth! ii. We had paid for the welcoming champagne and canapés on arrival ... Read more
Mbo1955
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 helpful votes
If you are looking for the comfort and cuisine associated with cruises please look elsewhere. Although a large ship it offers only one small speciality restaurant (sushi), a chaotic buffet where even the hot dishes are at best tepid, ... Read more
cairnsl
Member Since 2010
1 review
10 helpful votes
I have cruised extensively over year's this was a special occasion for my parent's Golden Wedding, my husband and myself we are lucky enough to be upgraded to suites on 14/15 floor room 14032, we had fantastic view's when arriving in ... Read more
1968ay
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
MSC cruises. Nothing wrong with them but as they have a large number of different nationalities cruise with them they try too hard to appeal to all but sadly don't succeed with any. If they focused just on their Italian roots only with a ... Read more
C Laidlaw
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Our first impression of this huge ship was favourable. We booked late September to avoid children as we are a mature couple and didn't want the hassle. There were however a number of children of school age who you would have thought should ... Read more
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Marion Corkery
Member Since 2015
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Yes I have lots of comments, but none are good. I was so disappointed with this cruise that my husband & I paid almost €3,000 for. There was eight of us family on board, and everyone of us said that we would never do an MSC ... Read more
rmescola@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
There were too many families aboard the ship. You could pick from eating at 7.00 pm or 9.30, we picked the latter thinking there would be less children, we were wrong. Eating dinner was like eating in an elementary school cafeteria, so ... Read more
AWHW
Member Since 2015
18 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This cruise is actually quite good, it exceeds my expectation in most aspects. For example the food is well-cooked in Italian style, not American style junk food that appeals more to some taste. The lunch buffet is one of the largest. Some ... Read more
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nigelcwll
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
My partner and I prefer small ships but given the itinerary thought we would give this company a go. The ship was clean but unfortunately had to wait four hours and numerous calls for our cabin bed to be made up. The food in the ... Read more
shirajenta
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
We were a familiy travelling from Venice to Istanbul july 2015. 2 adults, four children from eight to fifteen years of age. The children loved the cruise, but not the sightseeing. We adults thought it was OK, but we will never go on a ... Read more
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millnerl
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
My wife and I are in our early 60's and we wanted to try something different. There's so much to say about this experience, so I'll try to summarise: ** Checking in ** The customs and checking-in procedure at the cruise terminal in ... Read more
Woo-Doo
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We (family of 12 people) had booked a cruise from Venice to Istanbul and back with the MSC Magnifica. The boarding was, due to the category of our cabins, very quick. The cabin was very nice, spacious and, thanks to the terrace, a ... Read more
Barrito
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Although our kids of 10 and 7 were meant to be in different groups, when I took them to the kids' club, there was one able-bodied girl looking after the group of about 25 children, with the assistance of another with a broken arm. The ... Read more
ClareV
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Since this was our 2nd cruise with MSC we were expecting the same as the MSC Fantasia. However, we find out that this ship is considered "Middle Class" and therefore no "perks" should be expected. Well, cleaned shrimp ... Read more
Marin108
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Well, because this was our first cruise I went to this site and read all critics regarding this particular ship and this particular route. I have found that most of the critics are (IMO) exaggerated. First, for the embarkation I can't ... Read more
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