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MSC Magnifica Cruise Reviews

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75 MSC Magnifica Cruise Reviews


Melcoz avatar

Melcoz

2 Reviews Written

Great food and entertainment

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We boarded the Magnifica the day that Venice flooded - the water was already calf-deep in the morning, very sad. The boarding process was very smooth, and so was our departure. Our interior cabin was always ...
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Sail Date November 2019


Nick570 avatar

Nick570

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Excellent debut cruise

My wife and I decided to cruise for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. We chose MSC for the location. We were lucky to spend 2 days in Venice prior to departure which was amazing. Firstly having read reviews I see a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


lisdar avatar

lisdar

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Really enjoyed the cruise, however ...

Yes really enjoyed the cruise however the entertainment is poor with not much variety and only the evening shows only lasts on average 35/45 minutes. No entertainment program in any of the bars in the day or ...
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Sail Date December 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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e_albanese1025

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fun cruise if you remember to be laid back

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


Lambo62 avatar

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


emersons53 avatar

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


mikelan6 avatar

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


Vanessa1234 avatar

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


racingman avatar

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


Shayna1900 avatar

Shayna1900

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly suprised

Thank you to previous review writers of this cruise ship. Our expectations were fairly low with all the negative reviews, but we still booked because we liked the ports . Surprise, we loved the ship. I should point ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Leathers Auckland

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

There was so much to like!

We had never cruised with MSC before so went with an open mind. The boarding at Southampton was the smoothest we've ever experienced; from drop off to cabin in 15 minutes. The ship was impressively clean and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


akap501 avatar

akap501

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Magnifica Cruise to British Isles

Last year I had a cruise on MSC Prezosia along with all my brothers and wives. 8 of us in total, so did not have much interaction with other cruisers. Before that, I was a loyal princess and P&O cruiser. This ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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cruiserookie1219

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great ports

This cruise was wonderful. We loved the ports of Le Havre, Invergordon, South Queensferry, and Amsterdam. We took private tours to see the royal St. Andrews golf experience from south queensferry and also the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Tanissteel

4 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise but not the best

From The moment that you step on-board you move into a bygone age of service the staff work tirelessly to ensure that ever guest feels special. Where nothing that is too much trouble and the guests whims are ...
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Sail Date April 2018


briantelly14 avatar

briantelly14

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable

Enjoyed the cruise and would use MSC again. Highlights were excellent service particularly front desk and cigar bar as well as some wonderful locations visited.The real only downside side was we did not enjoy the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Ribblevalley 01

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A lot better than expected

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and it was good value for money. After reading some of the reviews before hand we were dreading it all in can say is ignore all the negative reviews getting on at ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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scarletsmummy

7 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Excellent and we have already booked to go back in 5 weeks

We were Sceptical after reading some bad reports on here about MSC and Maginifica we had a wonderful time so much so we have booked to go again in 5 weeks (different Itinerary ) the staff and animation team were ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Farehamtravellers

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Amazing Trip - Beautiful Ship

Embarkation at Southampton was swift and efficient. We boarded around 12.30pm and the cabin was available at 14.20. Food and drinks were available in the Sahara buffet on deck 13 – show your itinerary details if ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Bubbles33 avatar

Bubbles33

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Better than expected

We had not sailed with MSC before, so thought we would give it a try and we had a good value deal. Having read many bad reviews before we sailed, we were apprehensive to say the least. However, we were pleasantly ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Big chick avatar

Big chick

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Time cruise on msc magnifica out of Southampton

We chose this last year on price and that it offered good flights out of Belfast a big advantage to us Fly be to Southampton great wee airport embarkation was easy but different to other ships You get your ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Bengal!

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly surprised

Having read the previous comments we were unsure what to expect on our week-long cruise on the MSC Magnifica however we were pleasantly surprised. The ship was spotless, the staff always greeted us with a smile and ...
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Sail Date April 2018


miriella avatar

miriella

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Surprisingly Good

We booked this cruise as it was an excellent package and destinations we wanted to revisit. Having read reviews of MSC in general and MSC Magnifica our expectations of good anything was not high. However our ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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jtspecial

6 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Great value for money, beautiful ship, interesting itinerary

Picked this cruise as we had not been on a Northern Europe cruise before. It was my 19th cruise in 10 years (7th with MSC) All cruise lines have their positives and negatives. I like MSC because their ships are ...
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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


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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