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MSC Magnifica Cruise Reviews

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78

Very Good

75

Average

55

Poor

57

Terrible

53

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55 MSC Magnifica Cruise Reviews


mervous avatar

mervous

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

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

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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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Jim met avatar

Jim met

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not up to par with other cruise lines

Food in the main dinning room was good some nights and bad others, lobster was available one night for an addition $24 and was very small. And salads are not offered as one of the courses. Drink packages are very ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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LifeofthePatty

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very different from US based cruise lines we are used to! Low frills cruise!

This cruise was a good price, but it seems that’s because everything was a la cart. We didn’t even get tissues in our stateroom and couldn’t find a place aboard to buy them. If you had the sautés package, you ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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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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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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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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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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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


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Jinty1991

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good in some areas, awful in others

Will put positives first the intinery was very good and embarkation and disembarkation was very smooth and easy. Bars and service in bars was very friendly and great service. Buffet had a very wide range to chose ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Laurencekirk

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable

Sailed from Southampton, Embarkation, disembarking went smoothly. The ship public areas were stunning, very clean and comfortable. The cabins are a bit tired, need some attention. Dining in the restaurant was lovely ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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artsyyogamom

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A decent cruise with a great itinerary

The itinerary for this cruise was the deciding factor for us, sailing from Southampton, England, to the Scottish Highlands, Edinburgh, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Paris, Amsterdam, and Hamburg. The overall cruise was ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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g8rmpm

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good ship, good value - better than reviews earlier this year suggest

We just returned from the 04 June 2018 cruise that left out of Southampton and went to La Havre, Invergordon, South Queensferry, Newcastle on Tyne, Amsterdam, and Hamburg. The pros: the ship is clean, like ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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briceand4

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Nice ship but smaller than I thought it would be

Our vacation began with two nights in London. We rented a flat on Airbnb just around the corner from Paddington station. Paddington station is like an indoor mall with shops and restaurants and of course public ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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sparkyandcochise

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

A Little Too Chill

Embarkation was a breeze. Basically, walked right on. they have an interesting way on this northern europe cruise. Every stop has embarkation and disembarking so there are always new people coming on board. The ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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sammy27

1 Review Written

Barbados to Genoa

The ship itself is lovely ,the passengers mostly french and italian where very noisy and had no idea of a queue, i think for some not all is ,,, just get in front. The food in the restaurants is not bad at ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Tiggerwasere

5 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

When is Amsterdam not Amsterdam ?

We chose this cruise because of the date and the fact we had a balcony cabin at a reasonable price . Embarkation , despite arriving much earlier than we should have , was quick and our luggage was already in our ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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lappy123

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Strange set up and poor organisation (+ take a coat for on board)

Decided to try MSC after already sailing on most of the P&O ships and some RCI ships. I can safely say we will not be using MSC again! It was an experience! We were keen to try MSC as it has been advertised that ...
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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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madpaul15

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Reunion cruise spoilt by bad food.

We chose this cruise as a reunion of 3 couples after a fabulous Grand Voyage Cruise last year. After a delay in boarding due to the late arrival of the ship caused by fog we went to the buffet as we were all ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Prada66

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Magnifica cruise August 2017

This was my first time cruising with MSC - the ship was adequate, the Magnifica - friendly and couldnt complain about my room - however the food was awful . We were on the first sitting at the Quattro Venti ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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annaperenna

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Awful Entertainment

I choose this cruise for the itinerary; however the experience was extremely disappointing in terms of entertainment; the only options were old fashion (and depressing) German songs that only German people knew; no ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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gary matthews

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very nice ship and crew

We choose this ship due to the price being very competitive, and booked for 3 people as we took our 20 year old grandson with us, we booked without reading any reviews and only started to read them after we had ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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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