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MSC Magnifica Review

4.0 / 5.0
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327 reviews

Service Good, but experience levels are confusing

Review for MSC Magnifica to the Eastern Mediterranean
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NOVABuffalo
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2021
Cabin: Suite
Cabin 12047 from middle towards balcony

We were visiting Venice and added on this cruise since the price was very good. Stayed in suite on deck 12, cabin 12047 specifically (with Aurea package). Cabin steward was good. Cabin spacious, but layout a bit odd. Approximately 15 feet wide by 33 feet long. Bed headboard was next to interior bulkhead, sometimes carts hit the bulkhead while sleeping. Also, cabin is located underneath a pool bar - at times you can hear folks dragging chairs and tables. Recommend going with suites on deck 14/15, or decks 10-11. Included pictures of cabin.

Restaurant meals were average, service was excellent. Cafeteria foods were bland. Gelato not included in Aurea package may not be worth the extra money, one needs to decide for their travel party. Room service for breakfast is timely, but no eggs or meat. It’s coffee, juice, pastries and yogurt choices.

Entertainment wasn’t our style and mostly in Italian anyhow. Embarkation was fine, water provided in Venice while waiting for our bus to Monfalcone (1:45 hour bus ride!). If Venice officials desire to blame cruises for overcrowded streets, not sure I will ever visit Venice again. There are plenty of visitors arriving daily (35 million annually, 1.5 million by cruise) via other transportation, why not just shut off the city totally?

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Suite

Stayed in suite on deck 12, cabin 12047 specifically (with Aurea package). Cabin steward was good. Cabin spacious, but layout a bit odd. Approximately 15 feet wide by 33 feet long. Bed headboard was next to interior bulkhead, sometimes carts hit the bulkhead while sleeping. Also, cabin is located underneath a pool bar - at times you can hear folks dragging chairs and tables. Recommend going with suites on deck 14/15, or decks 10-11. Included pictures of cabin.

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Bari

An independent city tour would have been better than the bubble-tour arranged by MSC

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