MSC Magnifica is the fourth cruise ship belonging to the Musica project, having a 95128-tons displacement and a passenger capacity of 3223 people. She was launched in 2010. Its main difference from MSC Poesia, the previous cruise ship of this class, is the availability of the covered swimming pool which allows passengers to use it no matter what the weather outside is. At the beginning of 2019, MSC Magnifica had the first round-the-world cruise in the cruise line’s history that lasted 119 days.
Interior cabins have an area of 13-14 sq. m. and the maximum number of passengers they can accommodate is equal to four. Additional sleeping accommodation is represented by the Pullman beds located above the main sleeping places. The beds in the cabin can be joined together or left separated.
Interior cabins on MSC Magnifica
The area of a standard oceanview cabin equals 16-17 sq. m. The maximum number of passengers to be accommodated there is 4. Pullman beds which can be found above the main sleeping berths are additional sleeping accommodations. Most cabins located on deck 8 have a limited view from the window (it is partly or completely blocked by a rescue boat located behind the window).
Oceanview cabins on MSC Magnifica
The size of a balcony cabin is equal to 17-21 sq. m. Most cabins of this type are designed for double accommodation, and yet some of them allow to accommodate up to 3-4 passengers.
Additional sleeping accommodation there is represented by a sofa and a Pullman upper bed. There is also a table and chairs on the balcony.
Oceanview cabins on MSC Magnifica
The area of suites is 27-31 sq. m. The maximum number of passengers they can accommodate is four. Additional sleeping places are represented by the folding sofas. You can find a table and chairs on the balcony. Such cabins are located on decks 14 and 15.
Each cabin has a TV, a mini bar, a safe deposit box, an air conditioning system, a hair dryer, a telephone, an ice bucket, and several glasses. There are two 220-V sockets in the cabins as well.
A shower cabin in the bathroom has a curtain. You can find there a dispenser with liquid soap for washing hands, whereas those containing shampoo and shower gel are installed in the shower cabin. Bathrooms are supplied with enough shelves where you can put your toiletry and cosmetics.
Bathrooms in suites are equipped with full-sized baths.
Full-sized bath located in one of the MSC Magnifica suites
L'Edera is an à la carte restaurant located on deck 5 which is open from 07:30 to 09:30 for breakfast, from 12:00 to 14:00 for lunch, and for dinner in the evening. For breakfast and lunch, free seating is usually practiced, whereas for dinner each passenger has a designated table.
Quattro Venti is another à la carte restaurant located on deck 6. It is open for dinner only.
Sahara represents a buffet restaurant and is located on the 13th deck. Breakfast is served there from 06:00 to 11:00, lunch is available from 12:00 to 15:30, supper is served from 16:00 to 17:30, and dinner is offered from 18:30 to 21:15. Grill station is open from 11:30 to 17:30, and pizzeria is available from 11:30 to 24:00. Soft drinks (tea, coffee, and water) are available 24 hours a day.
Sahara, the main buffet restaurant
Oriental Plaza is a specialty à la carte restaurant located on deck 7. It is open for lunch from 12:30 to 16:00 and is available for dinner from 18:30 to 00:30. Preliminary table reservation is required (and has to be extra paid).
Oriental Plaza restaurant on MSC Magnifica
For more information concerning food on the MSC cruise ships please consult "Cruising with MSC Cruises. Complete Guide".
Entertainment on Board
The cruise ship offers her passengers the following:
- 2 swimming pools one of which has a retractable roof;
- 6 jacuzzis;
- SPA center (deck 13);
- sports ground for playing basketball, mini football, and volleyball (deck 16);
- gym (deck 13);
- shuffleboard (decks 14 and 15);
- running track (deck 14);
- theater (performances take place in 2 seatings);
- casino (deck 7);
- 4D cinema (deck 14);
- two-lane bowling боулинг, the cost of one game is 5 euros (deck 14);
- library (deck 7);
- photo gallery (deck 7);
- shops (deck 6);
- slot machines hall;
- excursions office (deck 6);
- cigar lounge (deck 7);
- kids’ club (deck 14).
Cruise Ship’s Peculiarities
- The availability of the covered swimming pool allows passengers to swim no matter what the weather is.
Passengers’ reviews of MSC Magnifica
Yakov: "We were on a cruise on MSC Magnifica in the summer of 2016. I’m an experienced traveler and have been on a cruise 6 times already, and yet this cruise ship deserved the highest praise concerning all the parameters. There are indeed no things available on the cruise ships belonging to other cruise lines, for instance, a screen in the swimming pool, laundry service, etc. And yet, I liked everything that can be found here:
- Food in the restaurant and the buffet
- Atrium that was interesting every evening
- Cleanliness and attentive attitude of the staff
- Theater is fantastic performing excellent various musicals every day (the cycle of them is designed for one week)
- Very sophisticated and tasty midnight buffet before the end of the cruise
- Arrangement of games in the swimming pool".
VOVINA: "The cruise ship is cozy enough and is not very small. I did not like all the layouts but it is clean and fresh everywhere. It was comfortable staying in the oceanview cabin located on deck 5 because it is in the middle part of the ship. The reception desk can be found at the same deck as well as one of the restaurants where we had breakfast and lunch. Way out to the port was very often organized from this deck. I was surprised by the tiny TV located in the cabin as compared to the huge plasma that can be found in the cabin on Costa neoRomantica. Evening performances impressed me very very much!!! Extraordinary costumes, beautiful stage design, and interesting performances including complicated pieces and tricks were just breathtaking, being a pleasant completion of the cruise days!"