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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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157 MSC Magnifica Cruise Reviews

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kstares
Member Since 2013
1 review
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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mikeg1968
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
2 forum posts
This was my third cruise with my family (my wife and 2 children aged 10 and 7) and my second with MSC. After the great time we had on board the Fantasia last year, we looked forward to our cruise this year. I picked this cruise for the ... Read more
sienna100
Member Since 2009
1 review
108 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2013
I will start by saying that I went on this cruise with my mother, and I chose this sailing because of the itinerary and the price, both of which were very good. I had travelled with MSC a few years ago, and although there were things we ... Read more
Sheilariser
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
4 reviews
698 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
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
1,448 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
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
1 helpful vote
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
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
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

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martyn morgan
1 review
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
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
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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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
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

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