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MSC Magnifica Review

4.0 / 5.0
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334 reviews

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

Review for MSC Magnifica to the Eastern Mediterranean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2019
Cabin: Interior Stateroom

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 this time we notices three empty buses outside the door and a couple more in the car park, all good, they told us it was 90 minutes to Trieste and we would be on our way at noon, maybe 12:30. At this time there was nowhere to get a drink and even though it was still not 11am, there were about 100-150 people in the lounge. We were given ticket number 12.

Cabin Review

Interior Stateroom

Compact but everything is in there, good storage space, superb beds, excellent lighting but, the 3rd bed (we didn't use it) hangs on the wall just in the right place to crack your head on.

Port Reviews


It was closed! We went from Trieste instead.


Easy to just walk around, stunning little town with lovely people.

Katakolon (Olympia)

Great little one horse town, feels like a greek Tombstone, lovely little cafes and shops.


Frankly, it's all a bit overrated but only because there were 3 ships in the volcano, everywhere was rammed.


The port area is grotty but 3km of level walking takes you to a vibrant and delightful old town. Love to go back soon.


Nothing prepares you for the beauty of the Fjord and the walled city. Just incredible. 300m from the pier - take a tour and miss the best bit!


A well organised and attractive port, I would like to visit it for a short break soon.

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