1. Home
  2. Cruise Reviews
  3. MSC Magnifica
our transfer from airport to ship was delayed so we never had time top explore venice but we had been before so it wasn't too much of a disappointment embarkation was fine not too much of a wait disembarkation was the best experience ever we needed to be off to meet taxi for flight home and this was organised superbly the ship was very clean a nice size and looked very opulent it was first time cruising for some of our party and they were impressed cabin we had was great we had a balcony cabin on deck 8 with no obstructions from the life boats we could see straight out and straight down to the sea, wee asked cabin boy to open up balconies to our friends and the feeling of space was great we were of first sitting in the dining and this suited us the waiter was great looked after all or food needs and requests and we found the dining room food fine there was always a fallback choice if you didn't want the cheffs recommendation soyou should never go hungry the self service restauraunt we used for breakfast and lunch and choices were numerous food fine sometimes areas busy but you learn to go a little earlier for breakfast and it was better the entertainment was good and varied the animation team were very hard working and we had an excellent time we entered some competitions played bingo dressed up for fancy dress 70,s night we had an amazing time the service we received was great onr of our party had a 50 birthday and we ordered cake which was really nice and the entertainment manager sent champagne to the room for our birthdayee ports and shore excursions were good pricey from ship but aren't they always so we did our own thing on some occasions weather was good all in all an excellent introduction to cruising to our friends

Fantastic Atmosphere

MSC Magnifica Cruise Review by plillppo

9 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2016
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom – Fantastica
our transfer from airport to ship was delayed so we never had time top explore venice but we had been before so it wasn't too much of a disappointment

embarkation was fine not too much of a wait disembarkation was the best experience ever we needed to be off to meet taxi for flight home and this was organised superbly

the ship was very clean a nice size and looked very opulent it was first time cruising for some of our party and they were impressed

cabin we had was great we had a balcony cabin on deck 8 with no obstructions from the life boats we could see straight out and straight down to the sea, wee asked cabin boy to open up balconies to our friends and the feeling of space was great

we were of first sitting in the dining and this suited us the waiter was great looked after all or food needs and requests and we found the dining room food fine there was always a fallback choice if you didn't want the cheffs recommendation soyou should never go hungry

the self service restauraunt we used for breakfast and lunch and choices were numerous food fine sometimes areas busy but you learn to go a little earlier for breakfast and it was better

the entertainment was good and varied the animation team were very hard working and we had an excellent time we entered some competitions played bingo dressed up for fancy dress 70,s night we had an amazing time

the service we received was great onr of our party had a 50 birthday and we ordered cake which was really nice and the entertainment manager sent champagne to the room for our birthdayee

ports and shore excursions were good pricey from ship but aren't they always so we did our own thing on some occasions weather was good all in all an excellent introduction to cruising to our friends
plillppo’s Full Rating Summary
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Cabin
Fitness & Recreation
Shore Excursions
Service
Onboard Experience
Free Price Drop Alerts
Get MSC Magnifica price drops
250,000+ people have entered their email

Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom – Fantastica
Cabin B2
our cabin was good roomy for two great visibility no obstructions very happy
Portovenere Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins