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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
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
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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
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
16 reviews
3 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
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
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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
FreddieSchwenke
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
My wife and I wanted to do an overseas trip and decided that a Mediterranean cruise would be the perfect opportunity. We booked through an agency and the agent was most helpful. The embarkation process was smooth and easy, despite the ... Read more
DrJay
Member Since 2011
1 review
137 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
If you like screaming infants, strollers everywhere, impolite pre-teens and teenagers jumping in front of you. Loud groups of people. This would be a cruise for you. 3200 passengers, probably 1000 under age 18. A buffet that is poorly ... Read more
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wherestheship
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Another beautiful MSC ship, the second MSC ship I've been on, but will definitely book with them for my next cruise. I just love them, though can only compare them to P&O, Star Cruises and Royal Caribbean. something about the ... Read more
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travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,540 forum post
3 helpful votes
Five stars for this cruise! Was it perfect? No.... But, I am comparing it with a crossing from Santos to Hamburg with the same ship 2 years ago and the MSC Magnifica has definitely improved. Besides that, once you get used to the ... Read more
barbara avery
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
This was our second trans Atlantic crossing with MCS and we did two back to back cruises with the second one taking us from Venice-Istanbul-Venice. I was overall fairly pleased with MSC; however, their food left a bit to be desired. The ... Read more
dun123das
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
218 forum posts
1 helpful vote
MSC Magnifica 8th October 2024  Very quick check-in, on board and in cabin by 12.45. S3 family cabin - sitting area next to full length balcony windows, separated from dressing area and bedroom by curtains. King size bed, ... Read more
thowells
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
So I've read a lot of mixed reviews about this ship, lots of negative reviews which are definitely not objective ! This is the first European owned cruise ship that I've been on (The others include Carnival, Royal Caribbean, NCL, Princess ... Read more
Whitefrankie
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
This cruise wasn't all bad, but the negatives just outweighed the positives; and I wouldn't recommend this cruise line. The basic issue is that in general (with a few exceptions) the staff were disinterested, disengaged and sometimes ... Read more
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