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MSC Magnifica

MSC Magnifica was christened on December 26, 2009 in Fort Lauderdale. She features 1,259 staterooms, of which 173 are outside staterooms and 785 have a balcony. With 236,000 square feet of public spaces, 7 themed areas, 2 pools and 4 hot tubs, plus a 13,000-square-foot spa, guests can enjoy a wealth of different activities meaning there's no time for a dull day.

MSC Magnifica features sophisticated and elegant decor, fine attention to detail, international entertainment and Mediterranean hospitality that will ensure guests enjoy a truly beautiful Italian experience, as only MSC Cruises can provide.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/01/2010
Tonnage 95128
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 16
Number Of Decks 13
Number Of Elevators 13
Number Of Pools 3
Number Of Restaurants 3
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 2518
Crew 1038
Refurbished 2019

Ship Facilities

MSC Cruises has always put a great deal of effort into the choice and preparation of meals served onboard. You can choose between 5 restaurants, 7 bars and lounges and 2 outdoor bars. Cuisine onboard tantalizes taste buds with thousands of different delicious dishes to choose from.

You will not only taste wonderful Italian cuisine, but you will also be able to enjoy dishes that are typical of the countries you visit, prepared with specially selected, fresh ingredients. From breakfast to lunch and spectacular dinners under the stars, you will find MSC Cruises’ unbeatable style in all dishes.

Included dining

  • L’Edera- one of the two main dining rooms, this nicely appointed restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a range of dishes inspired by Italian fare and global cuisine.
  • Quattro Venti- the second dining room onboard the ship, Quattro Venti only serves dinner with the same menu as L’Edera.
  • Sahara and L’Oasi- non-stop dining between 6am and 2am.

Speciality dining

  • Oriental Plaza- a much smaller restaurant than the others onboard, Oriental Plaza offers an intimate dining experience with à la carte dishes from China, India, Thailand, Indonesia and Japan.
  • Room Service- if at any point you just don’t have the energy to leave your cabin, don’t worry! Bring the food to your door with room service at an additional charge.

Entertainment onboard MSC Magnifica is guaranteed from morning to evening. Expect 10 pin bowling, 4D cinema and even a futuristic disco. Night-time entertainment won’t disappoint either and whether you choose to watch a show at the Royal Theatre, hit the jackpot at the Atlantic City Casino or give your vocals a workout at karaoke, you may well find yourself stumbling into bed in the early hours of the morning.

If you’d prefer to spend the evening kicking back and enjoying a drink, there’s a bar onboard to suit every mood:

  • L’Amestia Lounge- plush décor and live piano recitals
  • L’Olimpiade Sport Bar- stay up to date with all the latest events during your holiday
  • Ruby Bar- relax on a barstool while the bartender whips up your drink
  • Topazio Bar- bright and social
  • Cuba Lounge Cigar Room- cosy and intimate

Spa and fitness

MSC Magnifica's award-winning spa offers massages, beauty treatments, a sauna, Turkish baths and arelaxation area so you can leave feeling like you’ve been well and truly pampered. For those who like to stay active during their holiday, there’s a well-equipped fitness centre and a jogging track, meaning you can work up a sweat (and maybe work off all of that food you’ve indulged on?).


Young cruisers will love the age appropriate youth activities onboard, with 5 different kids and teen clubs. Each venue has its own unique design and theme.

Other activities onboard include:

  • Open air pool complex
  • 4 whirlpools
  • Solarium
  • Sky lit indoor pool with retractable roof
  • Tennis
  • Mini-Golf
  • High Tech Gym
  • Jogging Track
  • 10 Pin Bowling
  • Billiards

MSC Magnifica to Sail from Southampton

In 2021 you can sail from Southampton onboard Magnific and enjoy a British twist onboard. Staple British comforts such as Afternoon Tea, curry nights, British comedy and beers can be enjoyed during this sailing season.

Customer reviews for MSC Magnifica

I've travelled on MSC ships twice in the last 4 weeks there is always a party atmosphere to these cruises. The one thing that puts me off choosing their ships in the future is the smoking policy. In this day and age to allow smoking in the casino when the smoke drifts into other areas of the ship and the lifts is not very customer focus. Management gave the impression of whatever!!!!!

Have just had the most amazing holiday on this beautiful ship, we can't praise the staff on board the Magnifica enough for the excellent service we recieved from the waiters to the cabin stewards. Our balcony cabin was beautifully maintained and the food plentiful and lots of variety both from the restaurant to the buffet service which was available all day. Excellent entertainment during the evening, this ship lived up to its name. I wouldn't hesitate to sail with this cruise company again.

Could be a lot better, buffet food barely warm.With the exception of the male and female lead singers the shows the theatre shows were disappointing. The first information sheet you read on entering your stateroom states shorts are not allowed in the formal dining room, however on entering the restaurant it looked like a beach scene with a large number of people wearing shorts and tee shirts. I spoke to the maitre’d about the lack of dress code and he just shrugged. If MSC don’t want to endorse the dress code,why have one? It makes you feel you have been misled on your expectations.The table service wasn’t as good as on other cruise lines, and was generally disappointing. Having cruised with MSC twice we would not choose them again, in fact if we hadn’t booked Magnifica before the Belissima cruise we wouldn’t of done so. I was very happy with Iglu cruises service, and would certainly use you again, but I will stick with,P&O, Royal Caribbean, and Marella,s larger ships. Kind regards, K.Aston.

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