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MSC Magnifica falls into the Musica Class of ships, which debuted with 90,000-ton, 2,550-passenger Musica, launched in 2006. Musica featured an innovative new design for MSC. Introduced on the vessel were more ...
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145 MSC Magnifica Cruise Reviews

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thowells
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 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
0 forum posts
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
ktb67
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
MSC Magnifica - 7 nights, France, Hamburg, Belgium, Holland - from Southampton. The ship itself was an attractive ship - beautiful theatre, lots of bars, swimming area was nice, - Activities were poor, entertainment was at best ... Read more
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laprincessa7
Member Since 2007
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
I was concerned about booking this cruise after the iffy reviews MSC got but it satisfied my criteria of debarkation port - Southampton, ports visited - Northern Europe, and number of nights I had available - 7. The ship is smaller than ... Read more
Elliott1
Member Since 2007
1 review
25 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I had read some of the reviews before we left, and I was somewhat nervous. There was no reason to be. This was one of our favorite cruises. I want to tell you a bit about us before I review our trip. My husband and I are from SC, in our ... Read more

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rds1954
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2014
Boarding was very slick, but almost immediately things went wrong as it became clear that the all inclusive drinks package our agents had promised, was not on the MSC system. The fault may well lie with the agent as three weeks later they ... Read more
bastiaan
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
For me as a European citizen (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) I really enjoyed my cruise on the Magnifica ! This was my 2nd one with her…… Ok.., most of the ports where not super…, but I don’t mind that. I dont ... Read more
Madagascan Theodore Mutt
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
Accompanied parental units: My father is 85 years old, my mother is 84. For some reason they were always of the opinion cruises weren’t for them, I’ve never found out why. I think it was a mix of them thinking they were ... Read more
L.knock
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2014
We sailed from southampton and found embarkation very quick and easy.plus one point . Went for something to eat,not to bad.plus 2 points.i like Italian food so that helped.next we had a drink ,this had no charge as we took the 23 euro a ... Read more
yashinfan
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Everything was great, I would take this exact cruise again. I have no idea what people are complaining about. We travelled with our 8 month old, which was very nerve wracking for me, but ended up being so stress free. My chief complaints ... Read more

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lamchops
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
960 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have never been on cruise in which we've had a bad time. Cost & value is always a consideration for us and we rarely pay for any optional services or meals onboard. We treat the ship as a floating hotel and book based mainly on ... Read more
otterlady
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
Where do I start? Well, I think if this had been our first cruise, we would have been a bit more impressed. The ship was large, nicely done and very clean. A multitude of glass and mirrors ( not good if you don't like your own ... Read more
keithyweithy
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
MSC seem to attract a lot of mixed reviews and this worried some of our group who had never cruised before. There were 8 of us and I have now travelled with MSC 3 times and highly recommended this cruise line. I have sailed with P&O, ... Read more
gretaa47
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
The main reason to chose this cruise was the ports of call. And they were the best part of the cruise. Beautiful Bruges, charming Honfleur, impressive Amsterdam, unique island of Guernsey made this tour unforgettable. However avoid on ... Read more
elinsonv
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2014
This summer my friends and I took a cruise to the Norwegian fjords on board MSC Magnifica and were extremely disappointed. Schedule is so that most of the time you spent on the ship. From 14 days of the cruise, we went down to the the ... Read more

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kstares
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned home after a Magnificent 11 day cruise. Having never been to Europe and having read the reviews, I had very low expectations. Well, this trip was fantastic. Embarkation was very easy and quick. Our cabin which was a balcony ... Read more
lynntrash
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2014
MSC Magnifica – April 2014 – Out of Hamburg Background  I would prefer you consider the following as a critique of my latest cruise with MSC.  This is my third cruise with MSC.  The first in 2012 on the ... Read more
Mahmoniker
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
18 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed April 2014
Nine night cruise Amsterdam to Amsterdam. Six ports. One cancelled after we booked without notifying us. (About two months prior to sail). The Magnifica is a four or five year old ship. Linens mended and old and bedspread removed, didn't ... Read more
Mahmoniker
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
18 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed April 2014
There seems to be little information on MSC cruises so I am sharing out balcony experience on Magnifica. We agreed with most posts saying food tedious, not tasty...repetitive. The lunch salad bar was okay and fruit fresh enough. Veeeery ... Read more
herrbenz
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Ahead of our cruise I tried to get some information about MSC Magnifica and read many reviews. Unfortunately some have been really positive while others have been extremely negative. Now that I have been on the ship, I tend to side with ... Read more

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bazwillow
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
I have travelled extensively,incl. 35 cruise,and on Oriana' ship around the World in 2001/2.So, I think I have a full picture of cruising. small ship Aegian Odyssea' to huge ship 'Independence of the seas' The Msc Magnifica, the worst ... Read more
Guapacha
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I was surprisingly happy with this ship and this trip. If you wish to get a feel for the minutiae of this cruise, it’s well covered by other reviews; read them after this. By the way, the itinerary (Italy, Turkey, Greece) is ... Read more
hibeemike
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
This was our third cruise, but this was our first cruise with MSC, we had read numerous mixed reviews on several review sites and all I can say is that the people must have been on a different cruise. The ship is very Italian themed, but ... Read more
Deathstarstalker
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
Having read several reviews about the Magnifica and MSC before departing on our cruise, I have to confess that I was somewhat worried. However, comparing to previous cruises that I have been on with P&O (Venturer) and Royal Caribbean ... Read more
jive5
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Last year we went on MSC Armonia so can compare. We used Rome Airport Transportation to meet us at the airport and take us to the ship. This worked out really well from being greeted by the driver (with our names on a board) just outside ... Read more
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