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Southampton MSC Magnifica Cruise Reviews

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MSC Magnifica
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103 Southampton MSC Magnifica Cruise Reviews


marniridge avatar

marniridge

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Little or no respect for passengers' health or health and safety.

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We are an older couple with one in a wheelchair and have traveled on more than 10 different cruise ships. We booked an accessible ocean view cabin( wheelchair accessible) room number 8001, only to find that ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Kitchendancefloor

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Comfortable cabin, friendly staff, good choice of food but poor entertainment

This was our first cruise and we were part of a group of 8. I loved our cabin, it was fine for the two of us and the room steward was excellent, really helpful and friendly We booked the drinks package which ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Essex Man

5 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Fantastic value for money!

This was a seven-day Northern Europe Cruise booked via Mail Travel who turned out to actually be Jet Line Cruise for this cruise, and it was £700 each for 7 days, included the Classic Drinks Package and free ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Pokeraver

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Some British appeal!

We are relatively new to cruises. Our first one was to Norwegian Fjords last year on NCL in the summer and the weather was more miss than hit so wanted to go somewhere hotter this time around. We found this cruise ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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CruisingPolly2

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

One of the greatest cruises of my life!

I chose this cruise because my boyfriend and I love taking cruises. I had been to Europe a few times, but he had never been. I thought this was a great way to see Paris a few days before, cruise to a few different ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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DisneyFanTony

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Excellent exceeded all our expectations

Having done over 12 cruises this was the first with MSC and I have to say it far exceeded our expectations. The food was excellent the Spa was amazing the staff were friendly and helpful such amazing value for money ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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CruiserNathan100

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Never again with MSC - you have been warned...

We booked this via Vision Cruise on TV as the price was excellent for 8 days including a drinks package and ocean view cabin. We should have realised it was cheap for a reason. Arriving at Southampton, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Jennaj5945

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship

It was mine and my partners first cruise. I really didn’t know what to expect after reading some of the reviews some good and some where dreadful. We went with an open mind and no sort of expectations as it was ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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georgieali

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not the best cruise we've been on

This was not the best cruise we've been on at all.....the main problem was the food, it was very, very poor. We ate in the dining room and it arrived Luke warm every time. On the first evening we waited 40 minutes ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Daewoo52

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Family Trip

We booked this cruise as we had a good offer which included a balcony upgrade, all inclusive package and WiFi. After reading some reviews we were worried that we wouldn’t enjoy it but went with an open mind. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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nettienettie52

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good for the Price

Cost of Cruise - very reasonable - ours included a drinks package (anything on the bar lists barring ones marked with asterisk. The only Lager on this package was Heineken draught or bottled. Loads of different ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Paul Villa

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The good the bad and the indifferent

We chose this cruise due to the price and itinerary and it fitted in with our wedding anniversary. We hadn't sailed with MSC before and were advised by the travel agent that they were now trying to appeal to the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Lambo62

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First time on MSC, we will be back!

We've been on a couple NCL cruises before, but were looking at a certain itinerary (Northern Europe) and decided to give MSC a try. We were not disappointed. We stayed in London for a few nights before our cruise. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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emersons53

1 Review Written

Value for money

We had an inside cabin.Wardrobe storage barely enough for 2 people for a week. No stationary provided. Had to remind the cabin steward that things had run out. Thin walls so we could hear rows in next cabin. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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riddell57

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

MSC Dreadful

We choose this cruise for its ports of call oh how i wish we had not The buffet restaurant served cold food with only 1 vegetable mainly carrots Everything covered in oil In the main restaurant the food was again ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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bwfcboy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poor customer service, no interest from MSC post cruise

It was well priced for Balcony Rooms and the Norway itinerary looked good. Embarkation was fine and everything seemed to be good. My biggest complaint is the main Function Room was hired out to a Dance Group for ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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mikelan6

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Good Value - Great Itinerary

This was my 48th cruise and my first time on MSC. We chose this itinerary because the dates aligned when we could sail as well as the itinerary. After reading the past reviews, I had low expectations for the MSC ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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MSC CRITIC

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC Magnifica 14 NIGHT Europe - Northern CRUISE

The cruise ship was very well appointed, clean and well maintained. The cabin, a Bella Class Balcony, was spacious, well maintained and had good shower facilities. The itinerary was good with varying ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Vanessa1234

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

MSC Magnifica 11 Night Cruise

After reading so many bad reviews for MSC Magnifica we very nearly cancelled our booking as we had never cruised with MSC before but we decided to make our own minds up and go ahead with the cruise dispite the ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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BFT

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Please read all reviews and avoid being upset later on.

We were there for a family trip, we were 22 and many different ages, so we have lots of different points of views. I know this is an old ship, so I cannot criticize the low ceilings and small spaces. We are used to ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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loopylissy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Staff, Great Ship

Travelled with MSC previously cruised with Thomsons checkin was a breeze if you have any concerns about reading other reviews then ignore them the ship was immaculate the food was very good both the buffet and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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kevrus01

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not the best

We have never sailed with MSC before but thought we would give it a try. We were aware that it is an Italian based cruise line and there would be a mix of nationalities, with announcements in different languages, ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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marie winn

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fantastic ship let down by terrible customer service.

we chose this cruise as the price was good and we wanted to try a different company to compare, the difference between my regular cruise line we use. what a mistake. We embarked at Southampton and straight away we ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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racingman

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great cruise and service

Don't believe all the bad reviews - some people just complain about anything! Check in at Southampton. Was the quickest check-in we have ever experienced. Was done in less than 2 minutes. We were on the ship in ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Fireman95

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Immaculate ship, let down by only average food and poor entertainment

First time with MSC; chose cruise because of the itinerary - Le Havre, La Coruna, Bilbao, Le Verdon sur Mer, Amsterdam and Hamburg. Also the price seemed quite reasonable. We breezed through check-in at ...
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Sail Date July 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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