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MSC Magnifica Cruise Reviews

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Excellent debut cruise
"My wife and I decided to cruise for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. We chose MSC for the location. We were lucky to spend 2 days in Venice prior to departure which was amazing. Firstly having read reviews I see a..."Read More
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WORST CRUISE EVER ! RUINED ANNIVERSARY TRIP!

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Katcas75
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

SO DISAPPOINTED !! My husband and I were on our 20th Aniversary, we normally travel the first week of December. We arrived at Venece to embark and the first surprize we recieved was an unexpected 2 hour bus drive from Venece to Triste, no advance warning not even a bottle of water were we offered, much les an apology. We had booked the Aurea package directly over the phone, this being the most ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Bad cruise

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bmdm715
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

we choose this ship because of the itinerary We wanted to see venice and hearing they might close the port we decided to go for it now..Unfortunately before we could go the water problems happened but as of the week prior to our trip msc assured us we would be sailing out of venice.. We found out we would be bused to trieste when we arrived at the port on sailing day--no email or text- However ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Better planning, bettter details and this would be our best yet.

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mervous
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The ship was due to sail from Venice and we were advised that due to the weather, it was now leaving from Trieste but we needed to check in at Venice at usual from 11am. Of course, the weather is not their fault. We arrived early at 10:30 and proceeded to check in, it was fairly fast, we had done it online and the staff were fast to label our cases and clear us to the departure lounge, at ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Great food and entertainment

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Melcoz
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We boarded the Magnifica the day that Venice flooded - the water was already calf-deep in the morning, very sad. The boarding process was very smooth, and so was our departure. Our interior cabin was always clean and well tended; make sure you bring tissues (kleenex) as they aren't provided. The TV only showed news, news, and the view from the bow of the ship. You want movies? You have to ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Bed bugs in 3 different cabins

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maghuertas
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We wanted to cruise to the Greek islands and chose MSC Magnifica. After the first night my daughter woke up with several bug bites. We moved to a second cabin were she managed to trap a bed bug and take it to customer service. Someone came to inspect the cabin and it must have been heavily infested as we were forced to move immediately although it was past midnight. The third cabin was below the ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


FLOATING DIRTY ASHTRAY

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maturelady01
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Despite my friends and work colleagues telling me to stear clear of this company, the Itinerary was the thing that I required...Venice and Greek Islands. I had booked a late flight back after the cruise so I could go on the Venice Excursion...All booked last year. The embarkation process was a nightmare with people pushing, shoving like animals. No organised lines. 4 hours to get from the ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Absolutely Amazing

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Heather.canada
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We had an absolutely amazing vacation on Magnifica Was really nervous based on the mixed reviews but the cabin was spacious and well cleaned. The main dining room had good selection and great service. Didn’t use the buffet for meals but it was definitely adequate for an afternoon/late evening snack (pizza, pasta, deserts) We met so many wonders people from around the world and spent most of ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


I/2 price tomorrow and still wouldn't go back

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Chucklestinlegs
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Thought we were getting a special deal but couldn't be further from the truth Within minutes of embarking had been told we needed to upgrade even although we had already paid to upgrade. Basically we were stolen from by MSC . The safety drill was very poor and was ignored by many. The staff who were in charge seemed very lax and poorly trained Food was dire, miserable and tasteless and ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Horrible Experience!

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Wbellmer
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our first, and last, cruise with MSC. Having been on MANY cruises from the US to many different ports including international ports, this was a great disappointment. The food was below our standards in dining room as well as buffets. Often times it was barely warm and the taste left a lot to be desired in comparison to Royal Caribbean or Celebrity Cruises. The entertainment was mostly a ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Excellent debut cruise

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Nick570
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

My wife and I decided to cruise for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. We chose MSC for the location. We were lucky to spend 2 days in Venice prior to departure which was amazing. Firstly having read reviews I see a lot of negative reports on what appear to be unreasonable expectations of the staff. One reviewer using words like “our demands were not met” I didn’t realise it was a dictatorship !! ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


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