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166 MSC Magnifica Cruise Reviews
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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
15 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
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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
ClareV
Member Since 2015
2 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
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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
132 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
travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,518 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
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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
214 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
ktb67
Member Since 2014
1 review
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
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
4 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
rds1954
Member Since 2014
1 review
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
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
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
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