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MSC Magnifica

About MSC Cruises

The only European-owned cruise line with a big presence in North America, MSC offers a cosmopolitan experience with passengers from all over the world, visual entertainment that avoids language barriers and one of the most active nightlives in the industry.

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  • Who goes on MSC cruise ships?

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MSC Divina
MSC Divina

7 Night
Caribbean - Western Cruise

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MSC Poesia
MSC Poesia

11 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

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MSC Magnifica
MSC Magnifica

4 Night
Bahamas Cruise

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MSC Musica
MSC Musica

21 Night
Grand Voyage Cruise

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MSC Cruises

7 Night
Canada / New England Cruise

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5 Night
Africa Cruise

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4 Night
Bahamas Cruise

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6 Night
Bermuda Cruise

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10 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

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6 Night
Mediterranean - Western Cruise

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21 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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10 Night
Caribbean - Eastern Cruise

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14 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

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6 Night
Africa Cruise

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Mediterranean Cruise

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MSC Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on MSC cruise ships?

MSC Cruises is one of the most diverse cruise lines you can sail on with a multicultural mix of Italians, Brits, Spanish, Germans and French in the Mediterranean, with more North Americans in the Caribbean (but still lots of Italians and Spanish-speaking passengers), and a big local market in South Africa and South America.

You'll also come across all ages. The lively night scene means these ships work well for teens and younger cruisers, while the decent kids' clubs (particularly on the newer ships) and the clever arrangements of clustered family cabins mean a lot of families travel during school holidays.

Do I have to dress up on a MSC cruise?

Yes, a little. The usual dress code is informal during the day and smart-casual at night -- think nice trousers and shirt for men and nice pants/skirts with blouse or cocktail dress for women. There's usually one gala night per cruise, when black tie or dark suit and tie are encouraged for men, as is a formal dress for women. This is not enforced, but people do make an effort.

Is everything free on MSC cruises?

No, unless you're in one of the Yacht Club suites, and even then, not everything is included. MSC sells its cruises through a somewhat bewildering array of packages: Bella, Fantastica, Aurea and Yacht Club. All include your accommodation, meals in specified restaurants and big-stage entertainment, along with basic coffee and tea, and select juices at breakfast and lunch.

Beyond that, perks and inclusions vary by which package you've purchased, with Bella having no additional inclusions and Aurea featuring unlimited beverages. The Yacht Club has the most inclusions, with extra dining venues for eating, spa thermal suite passes and most beverages (plus access to a personal butler and a dedicated Yacht Club lounge and pool).

What are MSC’s most popular activities?

The action onboard an MSC ship is nonstop, with cruisers flocking to participate in pool games, sports contests, shopping promotions, trivia, karaoke and filling the nightclubs until late. On newer ships, high-tech arcade games are all the rage, including a 4D cinema, laser maze, F1 simulator and bowling.

Many MSC cruisers are also just as happy to park themselves by a pool and stay there all day, and when the ship is in port, you'll find the vast majority of cruisers off the ship on ship-sponsored or independent tours.

Why go with MSC?

  • Mediterranean style in food and design
  • Specializes in Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises
  • MSC Yacht Club is a luxurious ship-within-a-ship for higher-spending passengers

Best for: Vacationers looking for an action-packed, around-the-clock party, plus families with kids on a budget

Not for: Recluses looking for a small ship feel with plenty of quiet spaces, penny pinchers looking to avoid extra expenses

MSC Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Don't waste you're money

The game room is very small, don't waste you're money on the game card.The kid room is very small and cramped.Read More
Greed6604

many10+ Cruises

Age 43s

Never Again!

There is no soundproof beneath the cabin and thus was forced to listen and "feel" the music into the wee hours of the night.So, EVERY night of the cruise, we were forced to stay awake till after 1:30am, try to get a few hours nap before leaving for excursions.Read More
GroguIsPissed

many10+ Cruises

Age 53s

Meh to Meh Minus

The Mexican restaurant was very good and the buffet had the occasional thing that was good.Yes the thin crust pizza was good.Read More
Mike ac

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 49s

Overall Experience at MSC Meraviglia

About the internet package, it is only worth it for a day with four different device connected at the same time than one device is connected for one day (the cost of the 4 internet connections is lower than one internet connection, as a deal on board).So, minors would be using adults account to communicate each other and makes it harder on who texted through the app like two people using on one adult account.Read More
Mr_TopGamey

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 16s

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