MSC Magnifica

MSC Magnifica Review and Specifications

Specifications of MSC Magnifica

Year built2010  /  Age : 8
Flag state Panama
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassMusica (modified)
Building costUSD 550 million
OwnerMediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
OperatorMSC Cruises
Speed23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA)294 m / 965 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage95128 gt
Passengers2506 - 3007
Crew1038
Passengers-to-space ratio32
Decks16
Cabins1253
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2019
Christened bySophia Loren

Current itinerary of MSC Magnifica

MSC Magnifica current cruise is 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe. Prices start from USD 1099 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 11 Sep, 2018 and ends on 22 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
11 Sep      Departing from Hamburg, Germany   
13 Sep 08:00 - 20:00     Southampton, England   
14 Sep 07:00 - 20:00     Le Havre, Paris, France   
16 Sep 09:00 - 17:00     La Coruna, Spain   
17 Sep 09:00 - 18:00     Bilbao, Spain   
18 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France   
20 Sep 14:00 - 07:00     Amsterdam, Holland   
22 Sep      Arriving in Hamburg, Germany   

Review of MSC Magnifica

Launched in 2010, MSC Magnifica is the fourth and last of MSC Cruises Musica-class ships, together with Orchestra, Poesia and Musica.

History - construction and ownership

MSC Cruises (MSC Crociere) is a passenger shipping company headquartered in Genoa and Naples. It was established in 1960. Today, MSC Crociere is a subsidiary of MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) - world's 2nd largest containership company. MSC Crociere is the world's largest privately-owned cruise company. By annual passenger shipping volumes, MSC is ranked world's 4th largest cruise company (after Carnival Corporation, RCCL-Royal Caribbean and NCL-Norwegian) with over 5% global market share.

MSC Magnifica cruise ship

The 95,128-ton, 3,010-passenger cruise ship MSC Magnifica sailed for the first time in March 2010 with a series of Mediterranean voyages. Magnifica is the first MSC cruise ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean to New York, a fact that is quite unusual for an European company.

Cruise itinerary program

MSC Magnifica itinerary program is based on South America cruises from Buenos Aires, and on 7-day Eastern Mediterranean voyages from Italy (Venice) to Croatia, Greece and Turkey. The Magnifica operates cheap Transatlantic repositioning crossings between Europe and South America.

In November 2016, MSC announced its first-ever world cruise on Magnifica departing from Genoa on January 5, 2019.

  • The 119-days itinerary includes a total of 49 ports of call in 32 different countries. The line has arranged extended stays in ports that no other cruise companies offer, including 4 full days in Polynesia, 3 full days in both San Francisco and Hawaii, and 2 full days in Los Angeles.

In October 2017, MSC announced another around the world voyage on Magnifica.

  • Departing in January 2020, the itinerary has a total of 40 ports of call in 23 countries on 5 continents. The 3-month long voyage can be booked as roundtrip itinerary from either Rome (Civitavecchia), Genoa, Marseille or Barcelona. It also features a Transatlantic crossing and a Suez Canal transit.
  • Among the visited destinations are South America (Argentina, Chile, Easter Island), Australia, Pacific Islands, Asia (Malaysia, India, Oman, Jordan).

Cabins

Most MSC Magnifica staterooms are 160-190-sq.foot Balcony rooms (779). There are a total of 1259 staterooms in 8 categories. The largest aboard MSC Magnifica are the Suites (235 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Two formal restaurants onboard MSC Magnifica serve Mediterranean and Italian cuisine in traditional assigned seatings. Two buffet restaurants, which seem like a single dining area during the day, with long serving counters, provide casual dining for breakfast and lunch. The aft buffet restaurant is reserved at night for seated dining and features a steak-house menu and extra charge; the forward one serves pizza. The à la carte sushi and Asian specialty restaurants require reservations and carry an additional charge. Ship's room service is limited to a menu including cold sandwiches and a Continental breakfast. Midnight buffets vary, ranging from traditional shipboard gala affair to themed snack-type offerings.

MSC Magnifica cruise ship

Follows the complete list of MSC Magnifica restaurants and food bars.

  • L’Edera Restaurant (720-seat Dining Room, offers different Italian traditional meals and wines; open for Breakfast 7:00-9:30 a.m., Lunch 12:00-2:00 p.m., and Dinner with 2 fixed seatings at 7:00 and 9:30p.m.; with 7-course dinner menu; also features vegan and vegetarian meals)
  • Quattro Venti Restaurant (714-seat Main Dining Room, with 2 fixed dinner seatings; dinner-only)
  • Oriental Plaza Restaurant (54-seat Asian specialty restaurant; open for Lunch and Dinner)
  • Sahara Cafeteria Restaurant (472-seat, self service buffet; offers Afternoon and occasional midnight buffet)
  • Onboard Pizzeria (inside Sahara, surcharge)
  • L’Oasi Restaurant (250-seat, inside Sahara, with Mediterranean cuisine, dinner only).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

MSC Magnifica ship provides endless entertainment and recreational options: a casino, 4D cinema, bowling, billiards, library, as well as a fitness center, three pools and four jacuzzis, plus sauna and solarium. One of the swimming pools is ideal for winter swim under its retractable ‘Magrodome’ roof. Sport enthusiast can also play tennis, basketball, or just improve jogging. Magnifica cruise ship is famous for her calmness; guests can try the Spa salon and the Turkish bath, or pamper in the beauty salon or the massage rooms.

Follows the complete list of MSC Magnifica lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Magnifica Atrium (3-deck high central ship area with live entertainment)
  • Le Gocce Bar (142-seat Atrium Lobby; specialty coffee offered)
  • Cybercafe (Internet computers room)
  • Royal Theatre (1240-seat, 2-level; features grand-style show productions and classical concerts, with 2 shows per night - at 8:00 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.)
  • Tiger Lounge and Bar (439-seat lounge with full bar and dance floor; hosts shows, bingo, trivia quizzes, aerobic classes)
  • Purple Bar (45-seat cocktail bar)
  • Topazio Bar (220-seat piano bar)
  • Sequola Bar (45-seat); Ruby Bar (45-seat cocktail bar)
  • Atlantic City Casino (222-seat, smoking allowed area, own full bar)
  • Card Room (28-seat); Library (card and board games)
  • Cuba Lounge (32-seat smoking room with full bar)
  • L’Olimpiade Bar (120-seat sports bar)
  • L’Ametista Lounge and Bar (330-seat show lounge with full bar, karaoke, dance competitions, game shows, cooking demonstrations, occasional midnight buffets)
  • Duty Free Shop; MSC Logo Shop; Accessories Shop; Le Parfum; L’Angolo dell’Oggetto; Bond Street Boutique; Rubino; Photo Gallery and Shop
  • Art gallery
  • MSC Magnifica Aurea Spa and Fitness (1160 m2 complex, with Sauna, Relaxation Room, Frigidarium, Treatment Rooms, Thalassotherapy hot tubs, 2 Whirlpools, Aerobics Studio/Yoga classes, Beauty Salon, Spa Bar)
  • Fitness (complimentary Gym, fitness classes at surcharge)
  • Le Grand Bleu Pool (with 2 Whirlpools, tennis tables, served by La Conchiglia Bar)
  • T32 Disco and Nightclub (172-seat club with dance floor, bowling lanes; dance classes; during the day serves as teen club)
  • Teen Club (13–17 aged lounge)
  • Children’s Playrooms (kids club area); Underwater World (kids playroom)
  • Video Games Arcade; Shuffleboard; Deck Quoits; 9-hole Mini Golf Course
  • Solarium (adults-only area with 2 Whirlpools, served by Il Bar Del Sole)
  • 4D Cinema (8 moving seats)
  • LED Wall (outdoor screen for virtual games)
  • Sport Center (combined sports court for volleyball, basketball, tennis)
  • Power Walking/Jogging Track.

MSC Magnifica wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 8
  • Total number of cabins: 1259 (of which 266 Suites, 570 Balcony, 249 Inside rooms)
  • Dining Rooms: L’Edera, Quattro Venti
  • Restaurants and food bars: Sahara Cafeteria (buffet), Pizzeria, Oriental Plaza (Asian), L’Oasi
  • Lounges & Bars: Royal (theater), Tiger, Cuba, L’Ametista, T32 (nightclub), Le Gocce, Purple, Topazio, Sequola, Ruby, L’Olimpiade, poolside bars.
  • Amenities: complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service, Supervised Children Program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.
  • Atlantic City (casino), Gym, Spa, 4D Cinema, 8 jacuzzis, 3 pools.
  • MSC Magnifica cruise ship is of the line's Musica-class vessels. Her sisters in the fleet are the MSC ships Musica, Orchestra, Poesia.
  • This ship's largest accommodations are of 334ft/31m2 in size (in the Deluxe Suite category).
  • Magnifica was the MSC's first to try the Canada/New England market with departures from NYC, New York (right after its maiden season in the Mediterranean/2010).
  • Don't forget that on MSC Magnifica cruises kids sail for free!

MSC World Cruises 2019-2020

In November 2016, MSC announced its first-ever world cruise on Magnifica, departing from Genoa on January 5, 2019.

  • The 119-days itinerary includes a total of 49 ports of call in 32 different countries. The line has arranged extended stays in ports that no other cruise companies offer, including 4 full days in Polynesia, 3 full days in both San Francisco and Hawaii, and 2 full days in Los Angeles.

In October 2017, MSC announced a second "around the world" voyage on Magnifica.

  • Departing in January 2020, the itinerary has a total of 40 ports of call in 23 countries on 5 continents. The 3-month long voyage can be booked as roundtrip from either Rome (Civitavecchia), Genoa, Marseille or Barcelona. It also features a Transatlantic crossing and a Suez Canal transit.
  • Among the visited destinations are South America (Argentina, Chile, Easter Island), Australia, Pacific Islands, Asia (Malaysia, India, Oman, Jordan).

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MSC Magnifica Itineraries

The below listed MSC Magnifica cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest MSC Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 May 22 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg
2018 May 24 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cruise Southampton
2018 May 25 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Le Havre
2018 Jun 15 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Le Havre
2018 Jun 21 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cruise Amsterdam
2018 Jun 23 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg
2018 Jul 17 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg
2018 Jul 19 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton
2018 Jul 20 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Le Havre
2018 Aug 09 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton
2018 Aug 10 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cruise Le Havre
2018 Aug 19 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cruise Amsterdam
2018 Aug 21 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cruise Hamburg
2018 Aug 21 3 days, one-way from Hamburg to Le Havre Hamburg
2018 Aug 23 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton
2018 Aug 24 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Le Havre
2018 Aug 26 6 days, one-way from La Coruna to Hamburg La Coruna
2018 Aug 27 3 days, one-way from Bilbao to Amsterdam Bilbao
2018 Aug 30 10 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cruise Amsterdam
2018 Sep 01 10 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg
2018 Sep 03 10 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton
2018 Sep 04 10 days, round-trip Northern Europe Le Havre
2018 Sep 04 7 days, one-way from Le Havre to Hamburg Le Havre
2018 Sep 09 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cruise Amsterdam
2018 Sep 09 2 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Hamburg Amsterdam
2018 Sep 11 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg$1099
2018 Sep 13 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton
2018 Sep 14 11 days, round-trip Northern Europe Le Havre
2018 Sep 16 1 day, one-way from La Coruna to Bilbao La Coruna
2018 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cruise Amsterdam
2018 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg
2018 Sep 24 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cruise Southampton
2018 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cruise Le Havre
2018 Sep 25 4 days, one-way from Le Havre to Hamburg Le Havre
2018 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cruise Zeebrugge
2018 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg
2018 Oct 01 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton$898
2018 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cruise Le Havre
2018 Oct 02 4 days, one-way from Le Havre to Hamburg Le Havre
2018 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cruise Zeebrugge
2018 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg$1368
2018 Oct 06 3 days, one-way from Hamburg to Le Havre Hamburg
2018 Oct 08 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton$1058
2018 Oct 09 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cruise Le Havre
2018 Oct 09 4 days, one-way from Le Havre to Hamburg Le Havre
2018 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cruise Zeebrugge
2018 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg$1018
2018 Oct 13 3 days, one-way from Hamburg to Le Havre Hamburg$209
2018 Oct 15 16 days, one-way from Southampton to Genoa Southampton
2018 Oct 15 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cruise Southampton
2018 Oct 16 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cruise Le Havre
2018 Oct 16 4 days, one-way from Le Havre to Hamburg Le Havre
2018 Oct 20 11 days, one-way from Hamburg to Genoa Hamburg$1229
2018 Oct 22 9 days, one-way from Southampton to Genoa Southampton$2159
2018 Oct 23 7 days, one-way from Le Havre to Marseille Le Havre
2018 Oct 29 4 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Barcelona
2018 Oct 30 2 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Marseille
2018 Oct 31 1 day, one-way from Genoa to Marseille Genoa$59
2018 Nov 01 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Marseille
2018 Nov 02 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona
2018 Nov 03 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa$1638
2018 Nov 03 11 days, one-way from Genoa to Civitavecchia Genoa$849
2018 Nov 04 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille$1638
2018 Nov 05 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona$2238
2018 Nov 14 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Civitavecchia
2018 Nov 15 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa$2038
2018 Nov 16 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille$1638
2018 Nov 17 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona$1638
2018 Nov 26 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Civitavecchia$1438
2018 Nov 27 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa$1438
2018 Nov 28 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille
2018 Nov 29 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona$1438
2018 Dec 08 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Civitavecchia
2018 Dec 09 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa$1438
2018 Dec 10 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille$1438
2018 Dec 11 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona$1438
2018 Dec 20 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Civitavecchia$1098
2018 Dec 21 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa$1098
2018 Dec 22 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille$1098
2018 Dec 23 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona$1098
2018 Dec 25 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean Civitavecchia
2018 Dec 26 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa$3398
2018 Dec 27 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille$3098
2018 Dec 28 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona$3098
2018 Dec 28 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Genoa Barcelona$1489
2019 Jan 06 118 days, round-trip Msc World Cruise Marseille
2019 May 03 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa$598
2019 May 04 8 days, one-way from Marseille to Venice Marseille$718
2019 May 05 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona
2019 May 06 6 days, one-way from Genoa to Venice Genoa
2019 May 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$1858
2019 May 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1298
2019 May 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$2038
2019 May 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1638
2019 Jun 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$929
2019 Jun 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1558
2019 Jun 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$969
2019 Jun 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1638
2019 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$969
2019 Jun 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1638
2019 Jun 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$969
2019 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1638
2019 Jun 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$1019
2019 Jul 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1738
2019 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$1019
2019 Jul 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1738
2019 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$1099
2019 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$949
2019 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$1099
2019 Jul 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$949
2019 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$1099
2019 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$949
2019 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$2258
2019 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1958
2019 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$2258
2019 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1958
2019 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$2098
2019 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$2138
2019 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$969
2019 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1978
2019 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$1838
2019 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1538
2019 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$1758
2019 Sep 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1458
2019 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$1758
2019 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1458
2019 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$1758
2019 Sep 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1458
2019 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$1758
2019 Sep 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1298
2019 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$1498
2019 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1298
2019 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$1498
2019 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1298
2019 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$1498
2019 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1298
2019 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$1598
2019 Oct 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cruise Bari
2019 Nov 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$1238
2019 Nov 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1038
2019 Nov 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$1238
2019 Nov 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1038
2019 Nov 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$1138
2019 Nov 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari$1038
2019 Nov 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice$1038
2019 Nov 25 6 days, one-way from Bari to Venice Bari
2019 Dec 20 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Civitavecchia$999
2019 Dec 20 3 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia$209
2019 Dec 20 2 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Marseille Civitavecchia$139
2019 Dec 21 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa$1998
2019 Dec 22 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille$1998
2019 Dec 23 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona$1998
2019 Dec 25 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean Civitavecchia$3198
2019 Dec 26 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa$3198
2019 Dec 27 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean Marseille$3198
2019 Dec 28 10 days, round-trip Mediterranean Barcelona$3198