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MSC Magnifica Cruise Reviews

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57 MSC Magnifica Cruise Reviews


nelsonabbott avatar

nelsonabbott

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nickle and dime

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Ship was clean. Pools were fine. Hot tubs were almost always full with a life guard enforcing a time limit and line policy for hot tubs. We upgraded to the fantastica service because we wanted free room service. ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Sspa

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lack of information

- Embarkation and disembarkation were normally late and very bad organised creating chaotic moments. Nobody gave us proper information or answers to our demands. - Food on the buffet were always the same, not ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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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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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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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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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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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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ByContinental

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Wanted to try a new Cruise line. Embarking close to our location. “All Inclusive” drink package excludes many items, hard to know what’s included. Tiny library lacking any press, hardly any books etc. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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sifu

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected

Recommended by travel agent, having cruised for over 20 years with many cruise lines we found this quite disappointing, customer service was lacking and some of the staff were quite rude and unprofessional. The ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Ozzie456

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointing cruise

We chose this cruise as it sailed from Southampton. The only good thing was ship was clean and nicely decorated. We went to resturant first evening my husband order sirloin steak which was like shoe leather! I had ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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PurpleUnicorn

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for!

Apologies this review is huge (over 9000 words) please see section headings if you don't want to read everything! Reasons for choosing this cruise: I chose this cruise as I wanted to be able to take my two ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Ashlea2393

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The Reviews are True!

So like most people I read a few reviews before I went on the Magnifica and I was a little worried. I’ve only ever been on Royal Caribbean ships so going with MSC was new for me and it was a downgrade! As ...
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Sail Date May 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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Mairma66

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

So few included tasteful extras or activities.

We chose this 1 week cruise to northern Europe to replace a much amended Caribbean tour. We are experienced cruisers and have always enjoyed the luxury, good food and entertainment to be found on cruise ships, ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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nh1958

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Hits but lots of misses

This MSC 7 day sailing to North West Europe very clearly exposed the best and worst of the line. Firstly on a positive note, it is good value for money,the ship itself is wonderful as are most of the crew, the ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Lyn30g

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for

Embarkation was quick and easy. Balcony cabin was nicely furnished and comfortable but small. Seemed plenty of room on board and always got a seat in the bars. Felt it was a very relaxed ship. No one ...
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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


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Jb54

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not so Magnifica !

I chose this cruise for my wife & I as it was reasonably priced, and I wanted to visit the ports of call. My wife is wheelchair bound, so we booked an accessible cabin. We also chose the all inclusive option. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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kaf1sh

5 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly...

The advertised price for this cruise was too good to ignore - but having experienced it, I would change that statement to "too good to be true". The saying "You get what you pay for" certainly applied in this ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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gillyt21

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Don't waste your money

Terrible cruise from the 2hr wait to board to the lack of entertainment with no water , seats or toilets no response from customer service Food very poor sometimes inedible hygiene very poor sanaizer empty on ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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shalgim

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Nice ship, Terrible (but a lot) of food

The ship is very nice. The pools are OK. The team - excellent. No real shows at night. the food is very very bad. the lowest of the lowest quality of ingredients - for instance: the was only rice Pilaf ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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uboatman

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

MSC Questionable Business Model

We chose this cruise due the fact we wished to see Baltic cities we had never visited before. The issues that I wish to address are far too many to enumerate so I will attempt to limit my review to those concerns ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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ryanthecruiser

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Mediocre cruise with horrible airport transfer

Pros: - The itinerary was great. Genoa, Barcelona, Morocco, Tenerife, Madeira, Malaga and Rome. - The ship was clean - The price was affordable - The kids had fun at the pool - Shore excursion in ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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whispering jack

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

VERY DISAPPOINTED

We had cruised previously on the msc opera and had a fantastic experiance ,so chose a xmas cruise on the magnifica and booked an aurea suite cabin . On boarding in genoa we had to kill time as our suite would not ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Banjo_uk

5 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Not So Magnifica

We had cruised with MSC on Divina a few years ago so had an idea what to expect but the experience this time was much worse. I suppose you get what you pay for and the package price, which included the all ...
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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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