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MSC Magnifica Review

4.0 / 5.0
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A great cruise to some superb Ports.

Review for MSC Magnifica to the Western Mediterranean
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jezzaR
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2022
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This was our 7th cruise with MSC but the first on the Magnifica, which we choose because of the great itinerary to Casablanca, Santa Cruz, Madeira, Malaga, Marseilles and Genoa and the ability to spend 3 nights before the cruise in Barcelona a city we had not visited, but thoroughly enjoyed, a great start to the holiday.

Embarkation in Barcelona was swift, seemingly only 400+ passengers were joining here which probably helped. One of the attributes of MSC, is that you can join at various points along the cruise, it's not all on at one port.

We had a Bella balcony cabin with the Premium Extra Drinks package plus €50 each 'on board' credit all for £1.1k each, it was a real bargain and one reason why we perhaps don't go looking for potential issues! The cabin was fine for 11 nights, good storage, good size en-suite which had a shower curtain rather than the nicer glass doors found on the newer ships, but the cabin steward could have done a better job in replacing the drinks tray paper mat when it was obviously torn and had tea stains on it and he was not as good as many we have had.

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Casablanca

We took the MSC excursion to Casablanca and Rabat. It was an 11 hour day with an excellent guide and a superb lunch included. We saw all the main sights, visited the huge Mosque and then travelled on to Rabat which is a total contrast to Casablanca and not to be missed. A great day.

Madeira (Funchal)

Lovely city and the complete opposite of Casablanca. We did the toboggan ride which was excellent on an MSC excursion, great fun and if you are fit and able, is a must.

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