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Overview

Debuted in 2010 and last updated in 2014, MSC Magnifica has a capacity of 3,223 passengers and 1,038 crew members. The ship's next major refurbishment is scheduled for 2021. While Magnifica offers five dining venues, some recent cruisers warned that the food quality was lackluster.

On the other hand, travelers were consistently impressed with the ship's variety of onboard entertainment offerings. During the day, guests can swim laps in any of the three swimming pools, receive treatments at the spa, visit the bowling alley or work up a sweat on the ship's Sports Center. At night, guests can take in live shows, try their luck at the casino or relax in one of 12 bars and lounges.

When it's time to go to bed, guests can rest their heads in Interior, Ocean View or Balcony staterooms ranging from 140 to 420 square feet. For more space, passengers can opt for a Suite equipped with an oversized balcony. All cabins are outfitted with minibars, TVs and closets. 

In 2019-20, MSC Magnifica departs from ports in Italy, France, Spain, Australia and Chile for sailings throughout the Mediterranean. It also completes lengthy world cruises.

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Debuted in 2010 and last updated in 2014, MSC Magnifica has a capacity of 3,223 passengers and 1,038 crew members. The ship's next major refurbishment is scheduled for 2021. While Magnifica offers five dining venues, some recent cruisers warned that the food quality was lackluster.

On the other hand, travelers were consistently impressed with the ship's variety of onboard entertainment offerings. During the day, guests can swim laps in any of the three swimming pools, receive treatments at the spa, visit the bowling alley or work up a sweat on the ship's Sports Center. At night, guests can take in live shows, try their luck at the casino or relax in one of 12 bars and lounges.

When it's time to go to bed, guests can rest their heads in Interior, Ocean View or Balcony staterooms ranging from 140 to 420 square feet. For more space, passengers can opt for a Suite equipped with an oversized balcony. All cabins are outfitted with minibars, TVs and closets. 

In 2019-20, MSC Magnifica departs from ports in Italy, France, Spain, Australia and Chile for sailings throughout the Mediterranean. It also completes lengthy world cruises.

Ship Size
L
Price
$$$$
Year Built
2016

Pros & Cons

  • Full refurbishment coming in 2021

  • Recent cruisers felt food quality was subpar

3.40

Scorecard

  • 3.0Expert Rating »
  • 3.4Traveler Rating »
  • 4.5Health Rating »

Rankings

MSC Magnifica ranks #12 out of 17 MSC Cruises Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Cabins

MSC Magnifica offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

MSC Magnifica contains 12 decks. Find out which features are available on each MSC Magnifica deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 106 guests have reviewed MSC Magnifica, giving it a rating of 3.5 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.5 out of 5(106 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples42.5%
Singles/Friends14.2%
Families w/young children11.3%
Families w/older children10.4%
Groups1.9%
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Ship Photos

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