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Hamburg MSC Magnifica Cruise Reviews

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MSC Magnifica
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23 Hamburg MSC Magnifica Cruise Reviews


e_albanese1025 avatar

e_albanese1025

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fun cruise if you remember to be laid back

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This was our families 8th cruise and I don't typically leave reviews but I had seen such poor reviews for this particular ship I felt that I should leave my feedback. We chose the Magnifica mostly because of the ...
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Sail Date October 2018


gabyka avatar

gabyka

1 Review Written

We didn't like the ship/

WE didn't choose it. we went through an agent.. The inspection is on the ship MSC. In a word no. First tip the money they charge for each day and call it a tip for the occult staff (10 Euros per person per day) ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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geta911

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

The MSC Magnifica is simply MAGNIFICA!

English friends chose the line and the cruise although after reading the reviews (prior to the cruise), I'm not sure why. Now that the cruise is over, I'm really, really happy that they chose MSC and the Magnifica! ...
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Sail Date May 2018


dicap99 avatar

dicap99

7 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Be warned - terrible cruise

The good * getting on the ship - fast and easy. The bad * service onboard was terrible - had to wave down staff to get their attention * the food was below average * most of the staff could not speak ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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kingfrancere

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Disappointed to be so disappointed

I will start at the beginning. It was my husband and I travelling Our check in time was 13.45 hours, but we thought we would try our luck at we arrived at 12 noon. When we arrived they were making people ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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kkmousie

1 Review Written

Lack of Communication / Correct Information

Looked like a good deal for the money. 1. First excursion was cancelled, did not find out until 10 pm day before I had to go and ask where was the tickets for the excursion on my own and person at the desk ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Celandine avatar

Celandine

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Third time with MSC is (still) a charm...

I chose this cruise as part of a 2 week Spring Break vacation and traveled with my best friend. This was my 13th cruise and I have definitely enjoyed all of them, this was no different. Embarkation and Cabin ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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MDicksonuk

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Case Study of How Not to Run a Cruise Ship

We have heard very mixed reports about MSC, some saying they are dreadful, others saying they are making great improvements so we thought a simple couple of nights on the ship from Hamburg to Southampton would be a ...
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Sail Date March 2018


adiel64 avatar

adiel64

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Make sure you know what your are letting yourself in for with MSC

We booked a 3 day leg of this cruise to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. We had a terrible time and MSC succeeded in ruining what should have been a landmark celebration. There were 18 in our party and we have a ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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little britain

34 Reviews Written

56 Helpful Votes

The one where it all went wrong...

Where do I start.....? The cruise documentation detailed the wrong port in Hamburg. I actually had to point it out to MSC UK that the address was wrong and they sent out second documents a few days later which ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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1fifthavenue

10 Reviews Written

106 Helpful Votes

Hamburg to Southampton

We saw this short cruise as a quick getaway for the Easter weekend, with the cruise section going from Hamburg to Southampton.Having cruised from / to Hamburg before we’ve seen all of the main sites, therefore ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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samshltn

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

It's an ok ferry but would make a terrible cruise ship.

We are two NCL Platinum members, tempted to try MSC by their status match program, in which we were enrolled as 'Black'. Until this trip, we have only ever cruised on Norwegian, so we were very much expecting a very ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Brucenoble

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Sub Standard Cruise line

We chose this mini cruise for the Easter Weekend and were keen to visit Hamburg. The time spent in Hamburg was great and we were looking forward to a leisurely trip back to Southampton. Embarkation was a joke 2.5 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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yashinfan

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Loved it, but a few tips would have improved it

Everything was great, I would take this exact cruise again. I have no idea what people are complaining about. We travelled with our 8 month old, which was very nerve wracking for me, but ended up being so stress ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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keithyweithy

7 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Awesome mini cruise from Hamburg to Southampton aboard MSC Magnifica.

MSC seem to attract a lot of mixed reviews and this worried some of our group who had never cruised before. There were 8 of us and I have now travelled with MSC 3 times and highly recommended this cruise line. I ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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lynntrash

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC Doesn't Care

MSC Magnifica – April 2014 – Out of Hamburg Background  I would prefer you consider the following as a critique of my latest cruise with MSC.  This is my third cruise with MSC.  The first in 2012 on the ...
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Sail Date April 2014


herrbenz avatar

herrbenz

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Terrible Service and terrible Food

Ahead of our cruise I tried to get some information about MSC Magnifica and read many reviews. Unfortunately some have been really positive while others have been extremely negative. Now that I have been on the ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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mikeg1968

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cruise on the MSC Magnifica

This was my third cruise with my family (my wife and 2 children aged 10 and 7) and my second with MSC. After the great time we had on board the Fantasia last year, we looked forward to our cruise this year. I picked ...
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Sail Date August 2013


Sheilariser avatar

Sheilariser

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship

Having read the reviews prior to our cruise we were surprised to find the opposite. For example everyone complained about massive amounts of noisy children...our cruise only had a handful of kids, our son being the ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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Jackie_Gleason

1 Review Written

MSC Magnifica is not magnifica at all, on the contrary ...

First of all, let me start out by saying, i've cruised many times, mostly with celebrity, holland america, and royal carribean. ---- Service: 1. AC not working in the room? No one cares 2. Animation team does not ...
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Sail Date March 2010


Windy Miller avatar

Windy Miller

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Unorganised

Having been in Hamburg the weekend the Berlin Wall fell, we always said we would one day re visit, an opportunity arose to fly to Hamburg and sail back to Southampton over Easter. Timing was perfect. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date March 2018


pcerami avatar

pcerami

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

The Poor Reviews Of MSC Are SPOT ON

The common themes across many MSC reviews couldn't be more accurate. We sailed the Magnifica in September 2018 on the North Sea visiting England, Scotland, Germany, France and Amsterdam. The common themes that ...
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Sail Date September 2018


WSmith avatar

WSmith

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Not a good experience

Our bad experience with this ship started right at the beginning. On the website they said the embarkation time was 9 AM at a certain pier. We got up at 6 am and find a taxi to take us to the pier as directed by the ...
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Sail Date March 2018


MSC Magnifica Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining4.03.1
Entertainment3.03
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.2
Family5.03.4
Enrichment3.02.8
Service5.03.5
Value For Money4.03.3
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