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MSC Magnifica Cruise Reviews

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MSC Magnifica
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78

Very Good

75

Average

55

Poor

57

Terrible

53

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323 MSC Magnifica Cruise Reviews


muddicaroline2 avatar

muddicaroline2

1 Review Written

Brilliant

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Extremely friendly service staff brilliant and in the dining room at night they were so friendly, and could not gave done enough for us there was particular lady in the dining room who met us and showed us to our ta ...
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Sail Date September 2019


mervous avatar

mervous

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Katcas75 avatar

Katcas75

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

WORST CRUISE EVER ! RUINED ANNIVERSARY TRIP!

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Melcoz

2 Reviews Written

Great food and entertainment

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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maturelady01

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

FLOATING DIRTY ASHTRAY

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Wbellmer

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Horrible Experience!

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Nick570 avatar

Nick570

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Jim met avatar

Jim met

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not up to par with other cruise lines

Food in the main dinning room was good some nights and bad others, lobster was available one night for an addition $24 and was very small. And salads are not offered as one of the courses. Drink packages are very ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Susieg26 avatar

Susieg26

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful

I chose this cruise because it was going round the Greek isles & also was all inclusive on the the drinks. The embarkation went smoothly and we where son on the ship. My first surprise was how big the ship was. ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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nelsonabbott

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nickle and dime

Ship was clean. Pools were fine. Hot tubs were almost always full with a life guard enforcing a time limit and line policy for hot tubs. We upgraded to the fantastica service because we wanted free room service. ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Sspa

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lack of information

- Embarkation and disembarkation were normally late and very bad organised creating chaotic moments. Nobody gave us proper information or answers to our demands. - Food on the buffet were always the same, not ...
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Sail Date July 2019


KarenDON avatar

KarenDON

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Loved this Cruise, Amazing stops

We have just returned from our 7 day cruise departing venice and travelling to Bari, Katakolon, Santorini, Pireas and Kotor in Montenegro and we couldnt recommend this cruise highly enough! We travelled on the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


jp382 avatar

jp382

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

The ship staff was so warm and sweet. They really made our vacation memorable.

My husband and I decided to book a very spontaneous trip on MSC Magnifica four days before the ship was to set sail through Expedia. We were coming from Boston, USA and took a non-stop flight to Rome, then a ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Cat0521 avatar

Cat0521

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Ridiculous

This was the only cruise that fit schedules for everyone in our family. We also thought maybe we should try new cruiseline after 5 cruises with the same company. Big mistake. The ship itself looks beautiful. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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CruiseQueen612

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Absolutely AMAZING trip!!!!

I’m not even sure my words can accurately describe just how amazing this entire trip was. Our vacation started in the beautiful port of Venice, Italy. Highly recommend flying in at least 2 days before embarkation ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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LifeofthePatty

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very different from US based cruise lines we are used to! Low frills cruise!

This cruise was a good price, but it seems that’s because everything was a la cart. We didn’t even get tissues in our stateroom and couldn’t find a place aboard to buy them. If you had the sautés package, you ...
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Sail Date June 2019


whitehousecomp avatar

whitehousecomp

10 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

An Excellent Cruise but with a few minor niggles

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary - Apart from Venice & Kotor - all the other ports were a new experience for us. The other attraction was there were no sea days, so every day was an opportunity to ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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edd2712

1 Review Written

Spotless Ship, 1st Class Staff

Embarkation was very quick and smooth. Arrived at Southampton after staying over night and parked up, quick easy system. Walk short 2 minute walk to Departure Lounge, straight through to passport control and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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marniridge

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Little or no respect for passengers' health or health and safety.

We are an older couple with one in a wheelchair and have traveled on more than 10 different cruise ships. We booked an accessible ocean view cabin( wheelchair accessible) room number 8001, only to find that ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Kitchendancefloor

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Comfortable cabin, friendly staff, good choice of food but poor entertainment

This was our first cruise and we were part of a group of 8. I loved our cabin, it was fine for the two of us and the room steward was excellent, really helpful and friendly We booked the drinks package which ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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pumpkinpie000

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Christmas cruise Magnifica - wonderful spectacular midnight buffet

We booked this cruise as a short break over Christmas mainly as it was a 5 nighter out of Marseille that suited our dates. Having travelled mostly with celebrity, Rci and princess we were not sure what to expect ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Jupiter66 avatar

Jupiter66

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise line ever

Worst food and worst customer service! Poor communication! Would suggest to avoid this one. We chose the cruise line because it was the only one operating in that area during the winter time. However it was a huge ...
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Sail Date December 2018


lisdar avatar

lisdar

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Really enjoyed the cruise, however ...

Yes really enjoyed the cruise however the entertainment is poor with not much variety and only the evening shows only lasts on average 35/45 minutes. No entertainment program in any of the bars in the day or ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Docboch avatar

Docboch

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Magnificent Magnifica

This was the first time we sailed on the MSC line. We were pleasantly surprised as we had heard many negative reviews from Americans but the ship and this journey exceeded our expectations. The itinerary was what ...
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Sail Date November 2018


Essex Man avatar

Essex Man

5 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Fantastic value for money!

This was a seven-day Northern Europe Cruise booked via Mail Travel who turned out to actually be Jet Line Cruise for this cruise, and it was £700 each for 7 days, included the Classic Drinks Package and free ...
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Sail Date October 2018


MSC Magnifica Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining4.03.1
Entertainment3.03
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.2
Family5.03.4
Enrichment3.02.8
Service5.03.5
Value For Money4.03.3
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