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My partner and I prefer small ships but given the itinerary thought we would give this company a go. The ship was clean but unfortunately had to wait four hours and numerous calls for our cabin bed to be made up. The food in the restaurant was average but a wide choice was available in the huge buffet area on deck 15. If you were able to push and fight your way to the particular food stations like other people then you would be fine. Good luck finding a table at busy times as well. Some staff were friendly if you spoke with them otherwise they were mostly rude or just miserable. There is something to be said for staff motivation and a tip rewarding good service. We booked one ship excursion to Ephesus. A very hot day and lots of people as expected but the guide rushed us through this fantastic ancient city to visit a leather shop - what a waste of time! It was so easy and almost better to explore each pot of call by yourself and find those little gems. The large container ship experience with lots of families was not for us. Next time, pay the extra and go with something of quality.

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MSC Magnifica Cruise Review by nigelcwll

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My partner and I prefer small ships but given the itinerary thought we would give this company a go.

The ship was clean but unfortunately had to wait four hours and numerous calls for our cabin bed to be made up.

The food in the restaurant was average but a wide choice was available in the huge buffet area on deck 15. If you were able to push and fight your way to the particular food stations like other people then you would be fine. Good luck finding a table at busy times as well.

Some staff were friendly if you spoke with them otherwise they were mostly rude or just miserable. There is something to be said for staff motivation and a tip rewarding good service.

We booked one ship excursion to Ephesus. A very hot day and lots of people as expected but the guide rushed us through this fantastic ancient city to visit a leather shop - what a waste of time! It was so easy and almost better to explore each pot of call by yourself and find those little gems.

The large container ship experience with lots of families was not for us. Next time, pay the extra and go with something of quality.
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