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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 shore just 6 times. If the total duration of the cruise was 330 hours that we spent on the shore not more than 50. The ship can go at a speed of 22 knots per hour, but in reality he is doing 12-14 knots thereby reducing the number of stops and forcing you to spend as much money on board. Shore excursions are very expensive, can be purchased on the shores of the same tour for half the cost. What was waiting for us on board? - The cabin was too small  - Food: one big disappointment. Travelling Norway you hope to enjoy the abundance of seafood, but in fact you eat in an Italian student cafeteria. The menu is virtually unchanged from day to day and the quality is far from perfect. Twice we tried to dine at the restaurant and were disappointed much more - the same menu only in an abridged version, you order one thing and get another, the names do not match the content (ordered carpaccio - get ham, etc.) - Entertainment was boring and not professional. It was only one bright spot - a trio of Stravinsky. - Air conditioning in the bars and restaurants was abysmal   - Maintenance staff: room service was perfect, the waiters in the bars are afraid and stupid except for a few girls and guys from Eastern Europe. One evening in a half-empty bar we waited for 40 minutes until the waitress came up to us, despite the fact that we have twice approached the desk.   - Company MSC automatically charge 6 euros per person per day for tips on what you sign when boarding the ship. In addition, each order you get charged 15% service charge. Honestly deserve a tip just a guy who was cleaning the cabin.   - A fitting finale of this trip was the last disembarkation, which is due to a large "professionalism" of the team somehow took more than 3 hours as a result of what we have paid rapport to ordered car service and nearly missed the plane. It was our last cruise with MSC company

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MSC Magnifica Cruise Review by elinsonv

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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 shore just 6 times. If the total duration of the cruise was 330 hours that we spent on the shore not more than 50. The ship can go at a speed of 22 knots per hour, but in reality he is doing 12-14 knots thereby reducing the number of stops and forcing you to spend as much money on board.
Shore excursions are very expensive, can be purchased on the shores of the same tour for half the cost.
What was waiting for us on board?
- The cabin was too small 
- Food: one big disappointment. Travelling Norway you hope to enjoy the abundance of seafood, but in fact you eat in an Italian student cafeteria. The menu is virtually unchanged from day to day and the quality is far from perfect. Twice we tried to dine at the restaurant and were disappointed much more - the same menu only in an abridged version, you order one thing and get another, the names do not match the content (ordered carpaccio - get ham, etc.)
- Entertainment was boring and not professional. It was only one bright spot - a trio of Stravinsky.
- Air conditioning in the bars and restaurants was abysmal  
- Maintenance staff: room service was perfect, the waiters in the bars are afraid and stupid except for a few girls and guys from Eastern Europe. One evening in a half-empty bar we waited for 40 minutes until the waitress came up to us, despite the fact that we have twice approached the desk.
  - Company MSC automatically charge 6 euros per person per day for tips on what you sign when boarding the ship. In addition, each order you get charged 15% service charge. Honestly deserve a tip just a guy who was cleaning the cabin.
  - A fitting finale of this trip was the last disembarkation, which is due to a large "professionalism" of the team somehow took more than 3 hours as a result of what we have paid rapport to ordered car service and nearly missed the plane.
It was our last cruise with MSC company
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