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MSC Magnifica Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Christmas cruise Magnifica - wonderful spectacular midnight buffet

MSC Magnifica Cruise Review by pumpkinpie000

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2018
  • Destination: the Mediterranean

We booked this cruise as a short break over Christmas mainly as it was a 5 nighter out of Marseille that suited our dates.

Having travelled mostly with celebrity, Rci and princess we were not sure what to expect


Embarkation in Marseilles v swift

Luggage arrived quickly.

Cabins (Bella class balcony) beautifully decorated- nice balcony with wicker effect furniture. Good air con that didn’t dry your throat out.(no tea coffee but chargeable mini bar) hairdryer good, free safe deposit box in room

In shower shampoo and body was dispenser.

Very clean and good size bathroom

Ship was beautifully decorated all over for Christmas. Even a gingerbread house the size of a garden she’d made of real gingerbread in the atrium- the smell was beautiful. Constant live music in atrium - loads of space to sit.many large lounges- the amethyst lounge was beautiful purple and silver. Theatre was beautiful with some excellent shows. Christmas Eve had a special kids afternoon show with Santa giving out presents. There was lots of atmosphere all over the ship-carol singing with the passengers, crew choir, waiters doing dancing at end of the meal.

I had soft drinks package which includes non alcoholic cocktails as well as hot chocolate- lovely to be served English breakfast tea in pot in the atrium listening to opera

Christmas Eve there was a surprise midnight buffet- It was incredible the work that had gone into the artistic creations- - th esugar work, ice sculpture, chocolate work , bread in shape of Christmas characters, most appetising plattters of smoked salmon, mousses, cheeses, desserts, Christmas themed cakes, fruit cultures, - massive congratulations to all the chefs .

Staff helpful and friendly

Smooth disembarkation

Trhorougly recommend this ship

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