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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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144 MSC Magnifica Cruise Reviews

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Sheilariser
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2013
Having read the reviews prior to our cruise we were surprised to find the opposite. For example everyone complained about massive amounts of noisy children...our cruise only had a handful of kids, our son being the only English speaking ... Read more
JezzaC
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
669 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 2nd cruise on MSC. Our first cruise was fine so we were happy to go again for MSC cruise but it wasn't what we expected.MSC Magnifica is beautiful ship and in great condition. They keep ship very clean. Our balcony cabin was ... Read more
Pinza
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Travelled from central London (Victoria Coach station) on the 1030 National Express coach to Dover to join our mini cruise on the MSC Magnifica that was relocating to Europe from a season in South America. The train from St Pancras ... Read more
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travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,405 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise with MSC. We are experienced cruisers, having sailed before with many other lines (European and North American cruiselines). We did our homework before sailing and we knew what not to expect at MSC cruises (for ... Read more
Kosha
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2012
I had been critical of the potential of a cruise, so to be fair I decided, with my wife, to prove my point that a cruise was just an opportunity to do what you do at home (eat, drink, read), except pay for the privilege. We were fortunate ... Read more
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rieknie
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
first of all don't look at my English, I'm dutch speaking. well this was our first cruise and I was terrified because of all the bad reviews, but I got surprised! ( in a good way) ship : the ship is beautiful, lot of bars , lovely ... Read more
spookyload
Member Since 2008
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2012
My wife and I are in our last of three years in Germany, we have traveled Europe by car as far as we could go. Eastern Med just isn't practical, so this cruise looked like it would hit the highlights. We started in Venice and traveled ... Read more
Jessica
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2012
We started off our cruise in venice, we had stayed the night before in venice in a hotel ( hotel floris) great location and great price. we came in by train and at the train station you could drop off your suitcases to the MSC desk which ... Read more
martyn morgan
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
I read several of these reviews after I'd booked the holiday and was prepared for the worst cruise possible in an iceberg-free zone. I am glad to say that everyone to whom I spoke (except for some Americans)was very pleased with the ... Read more
Hali
Member Since 2004
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
After reading the previous review, I can only agree with everything written. It sums up exactly what I was going to write. We did get our cruise at a very good price and so felt that we shouldn't expect too much but even then I feel ... Read more
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Max
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I start by saying that the Cruise price for this time of year seemed to be great value when you consider the ports of call and food being paid for. Drinks had the 15% gratuity and that has been pretty standard on most cruises and the 6 ... Read more
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BB
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
Positives. The ship has some beautiful areas and nice decor throughout however that's as good as it got. The holiday started badly with what can only be described as a chaotic shambles of embarkation with no information, organisation and ... Read more
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globetotter
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Cruise from Venice to Bari (Italy), Rhodes (Greece), Haifa (Israel) and Pireaus (Greece) Feb 17-26 2012 Embarkation We arrived at the train station in Venice, walked to Piazzale Roma (5 min), took People Mover (1 euro and it's just one ... Read more
-Aitch-
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My MSC cruise was brought to my attention by my son with a Voyage Prive (travel agent) advert that was offering a 9 day cruise in the Eastern Med for £399 including the flight from Gatwick to Venice. Allowing, say, £129 ... Read more
Allan
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2012
My wife and I were quite concerned when we read so many negative reviews here. It was our first cruise to test the waters so to speak and we really did wonder if we'd done the right thing. We needn't have worried. We loved it. To be ... Read more
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tranquil1717
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2012
I have only once felt the need to sign up for a " blog " but I feel so strongly about my experience that I would like to add my voice to previous reviews. My daughter a Columbia U. student on winter break and myself chose MSC thru a local ... Read more
ndrtn
Member Since 2006
1 review
29 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
We are an American couple in our mid fifties and experienced travelers. As a couple we have taken 5 cruises together and my wife has been on 3 additional, while this was not the worst cruise it was a disappointment. First let me say ... Read more
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Roger Russell
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
SummaryWe are MSC advocates, but are not blind to its shortcomings. Criticisms herewith are not a whinge, but rather to draw attention so that management at relevent levels might take notice in order to develop a good offering into an ... Read more
Dancecrazee01
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
Having read a lot of reviews regarding the MSC Magnifica, we decided to go on the cruise with an open mind; and on the whole it was a very enjoyable cruise. The ship does live up to its name and is constantly kept clean and tidy, the staff ... Read more
cruising babe
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
150 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
Background Information: To give you some information about us, we are a married couple in our mid sixties from the UK. We are experienced cruisers and have sailed on various different lines this being our 6th cruise with MSC. We booked 3 ... Read more

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Jacquie
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have cruised many times before on various cruise lines, this was the first time i ventured out alone! I was concerned about being in the minority being English, and there were only a few English people on board. However, all ... Read more
nolacruisers
Member Since 2010
1 review
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2011
Having read reviews here about the MSC Magnifica, we were somewhat worried that our cruise would be a dissapointment. But, thanks to the reviews posted here, we were prepared for all the differences in this cruise line and knew what to ... Read more
nolaguys
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We've just returned from an 11 day trip on MSC Magnifica and thoroughly enjoyed our experience on board. We booked the trip over 8 months ago and were quite worried and apprehensive, or rather extremely worried after reading 8 months of ... Read more
Eira Hughes
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2011
Have enjoyed cruises with two other lines but really anticipated that MSC and their ship Magnifica would be a superior experience but very disillusioned by the service provided. OUr holiday was booked as a result of an advertisement in ... Read more
Tony
Member Since 2000
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
With the recent GroupOn 'offers' I felt I needed to submit my review to warn others, so they don't have a disappointing week like we - and seemingly most reviewers - experienced. Firstly, I feel it best to point out that the 'offer' ... Read more
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