DISAPPOINTED CRUISER: MSC Magnifica Cruise Review by Eira Hughes
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Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
When we eventually managed to board the Magnifica More after delays and travel problems caused by fog (we had to travel to Triest) we expected to be able to enjoy the remainder of our holiday without having to spend much more money but beware - take more money than you expect to need. The account escalates with two "service or gratuity charges" which are added to everything you buy on board. Your drinks and tea and coffee soon make the bill significant. The food is a repetitive menu with beefburgers and pizzas featuring heavily every day. The staff do not appear to be happy but are helpful and respectful.
On previous cruises we have enjoyed shuttle buses meeting the ship when it docked but this cruise did not so we had to walk considerable distances to get a taxi or other transport. It seemed to us and other passengers we spoke to that this company is only interested in getting as much money out of you as they possibly can. The entertainment was poor compared with other ships we have travelled on and the compare was so boring you felt like going out of the theatre by the time he had had his say. So if you are prepared to join long long queues for everything from initial registration on board to getting your cup of coffee from the machine at breakfast and paying top dollar for everything then this is the cruise for you. Less
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