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Pepe1972
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I wanted an easy dis- and embarkation port for my parents who don't like air travel and who live in the Netherlands. Unfortunately my parents at the last moment couldn't travel and I decided to travel alone. ... 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
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
gretaa47
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes
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
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
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
DougO&Bunny
1 review
We did Amsterdam down to Lisbon and back, with stops at Vigo, Spain, Bilbao, Spain, Le Havre, France, Southampton, England and Guernsey. We twice went ashore and explored on our own, twice used private small-group tours NOT booked through ... Read more
sienna100
Member Since 2009
1 review
116 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
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JezzaC
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
706 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
MO267
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
After reading some of the negative comments we (experienced cruisers including HAL, RCCL and Celebrity) prepared for the worst on our first MSC cruise. But we found our 7-day cruise with the MSC Lirica fantastic! Our balcony suite was ... Read more
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Paul Jewell
2 reviews
When we first booked this cruise it was with some trepidation having read previous reviews, however we thought the discounted price was reasonable (£795 per person) so we took the plunge, we did find out that some Dutch people we ... Read more
Ima_HockeyMom
Member Since 2005
1 review
143 forum posts
My husband and I just returned from the Opera where we sailed from Amsterdam to Oslo, Stavanager, Flam and then disembarked in Bergen, Norway. We are both in are early 40s and were not travelling with our two teenagers. We arrived in ... Read more
scooby dog
Member Since 2011
1 review
TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE BED- cheap sheets, slab for a mattress, pillows lumpy BATH- towels like cardboard, one soap dispenser for shampoo and body soap NO extras Entertainment- The very worst,at first I thought it ... Read more
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newcruiser12345
Member Since 2011
1 review
The whole time you are on this ship you can't wait to get to land. A British man I talked to compared it to being in the army and he hit the nail on the head. If you go on this ship drink HEAVY to cope with no service and no ... Read more
HAGA
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
The pretty ship has two flaws . . . a dull menu and a crew sorely in need of training. The ship is classic italian . . .the drew works hard to serve. But no matter what you call it, pasta in red meat sauce is pasta in red meat sauce. The ... Read more
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tp95661
Member Since 2009
1 review
The MSC Opera - a beautiful, well appointed and maintained ship! The service staff was superb - both attentive and friendly. Each port-of-call and tour was outstanding - great sights and tours that were not overly rushed while being ... Read more
Greyhound54
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Ships Name: MSC Opera POE: Amsterdam Cities Visited: Amsterdam; Dover, Kiel, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Copenhagen Dates: 22 May- 2 June 2010 11 Nights This was our first cruise with MSC. It was probably our last. On a scale of ... Read more
atleetalie
Member Since 2008
1 review
122 forum posts
We recently took a cruise with MSC Cruises to St Petersburg (Russia). We are a Dutch family with 2 children aged 14 and 17. We booked our cruise very early, in October, at a Dutch company called 'CruiseTravel'. In April we asked them to ... Read more
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