Departure Date: 20th May 2019
Duration: 7 nights
Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Cruise Ship: MSC Magnifica
Price from: £1,282pp
Combining the relaxed sophistication of the Musica Class with the variety and opulence of our Fantasia Class ships, MSC Magnifica brings cruise guests the best of both worlds.
The superb venues on this ship spoil you for choice and include 5 gourmet restaurants serving food from around the world,12 bars and 5 different Kids and Teens clubs with their own themed venues.
The ship’s award-winning MSC Aurea Spa brings you traditional Balinese massages and ultramodern beauty treatments: a sauna, Turkish bath, fitness centre, thalassotherapy room and relaxation area.
The leisure facilities are no less impressive, with an open-air pool complex, 4 whirlpools, a solarium and a sky lit indoor pool with retractable roof, allowing you to enjoy perfect bathing whatever the weather. For something more energetic there is tennis, mini-golf, a high-tech gym and a jogging track as well as 10-pin bowling and billiards.
The entertainment continues into the evening with a spectacular casino, panoramic disco, 4D cinema, internet café, cigar lounge, plush 1,200 seat theatre and live entertainment in the bar lounges. For a quieter evening step out onto the deck for a romantic drink under the stars and watch the waves go by.
The Cyber Cafe located on deck 7 is the ship's computer room with 17 workstations and a printer (Charges apply).
Costs are around €3.33 Euros for 10 minutes in the Cyber Cafe or if guests want to spend more time on the internet a number of packages are available as follows (subject to change)
There are a variety of shops and boutique onboard. From the MSC Logo shop that sells MSC clothes, souvenirs and toys, Le Parfum selling a range of cosmetics and perfumes including Dior and Marc Jacobs.
La Boutique, on deck 6 sells men's, women's and children's fashion with brands including Polo, Ralph Lauren, Lacoste and Armani, with sunglasses, watches and fashion jewellery.
The Duty Free Shop sells a range of tobaccos, liquors and snacks and is located on deck 6.
The Tiger Bar is the ship's second show lounge served by its own bar and dance floor.
It is situated on deck 6 with seating for 477 guests.
Entertainment and activities range from bingo, seminars, Italian lessons and salsa dance classes to audience participation game shows, karaoke and international dance music.
Ten pin bowling is available in T32 aft of deck 14.
The bowling alley is designed for maximum entertainment and impact, including a traditional-looking bowling surface made of a tough phenol compound which allows guests to enjoy a game without changing shoes. The alleys are scaled down to work within the area and the bowls themselves are smaller than usual, making them more manageable for youngsters.
The alley also incorporates two large LCD electronic screens featuring interactive videogame animations with a choice of Ten Pin Tour and Turkey Shoot.
The bowling is operated by tokens, priced at around €5 per game, which are available from reception on deck 5, the adjacent 4D cinema, within the T32 disco itself and from vending machines.
The Luxurious MSC Aurea Spa is an exotic paradise with superb sea views. It is a sanctuary of tranquility where a team of expert masseuses and beauty therapists will take care of your well being.
Choose from a wide range of treatments and facilities which include:
There are two outdoor salt water pools onboard- one ranging from 1.70 metres to 1.90metres deep, it is the smaller of the two pools at 1300 square metres; the other is the larger of the ship's two outdoor pools at 1600 square metres.
They are served by the outdoor Bar (which also sells additional charge Gelato ice cream) and flanked by two whirlpools.
The smaller pool is located by the ship's outdoor stage area where a range of activities take place from ice carving and cookery demonstrations to complimentary aerobic classes.
There are a variety of restaurants available onboard, including two main dining rooms, a self-service buffet, and a number of casual snack or lunch options. Two traditional sittings, flexible and casual dining options are all available.
Quattro Venti, located on Deck 6, boasts a top gastronomic selection thanks to the variety of dishes and the high quality of the foods, from choice Italian meats, scrupulously controlled, to fresh fruit. Every product is fresh and carefully handled, such as bread baked on board with the passion and knowledge of the most distinctive boulangerie. Dishes range from traditional and tasty Mediterranean fare, to the most refined international recipes.
Located on deck 5, serving a wide variety of dishes, prepared by hand with the freshest ingredients, there’s a great variety of choice to be had in the restaurants . One of two main dining rooms onboard, guests will find everything from freshly baked bread, to Italian and Mediterranean styled food here.
Oriental Plaza on deck 7 is a small intimate speciality à la carte restaurant seating 54 guests in a room decorated with deep gold, black lacquer, floral prints and dragons.
Serving a range of dishes from Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Thai and Japanese delicacies, such as Hot & Sour Soup, Ming Combo – 4 Pieces of Dim Su, Tang Combo – 16 Pieces of Dim Sum, Chicken and Rice, Cantonese Style Sweet & Sour Pork, Stir Fried Beef with Bamboo Shoots, Mu Shu Pork, Stir-Fried Beef in Oyster Sauce , Prawns in Black Bean Sauce, Garlic Scallops , Fried Ice Cream, Rice Pudding with Candied Fruit, Banana Spring Rolls.
Oriental Plaza is open from 12.00pm to 4.00pm and 6.00pm to midnight
Sahara can accommodate 472 guests and is located on deck 13. It is the ship’s self service buffet restaurant serving breakfast and lunch in a casual environment. It features an omelette station, a sandwich bar, pasta station and a grill that serves hamburgers, hot dogs, and other favourites along with a desserts section.
Open from 6.30am for an Early Birds Coffee, the breakfast buffet is served between 7.00am and 10.00am. Lunch is served between 11.30am and 3.30pm and afternoon tea from 4.15 to 5.00pm.
During the cruise a number of midnight buffets are served from 11.30pm to 12.30am in a variety of locations, including the Sahara Cafeteria, such as a Mediterranean Buffet.
With panoramic sea views L’Oasi on Deck 13 within the Sahara Cafeteria, seating 250 guests, offers a gourmet three-course à la carte meal using typical Mediterranean ingredients with a twist with a menu introduced by acclaimed Italian seafood chef Mauro Uliassi.
Examples of dishes on offer include Duck Foie Gras, Scallops, swordfish and smoked duck breast, Chilled Cucumber and Mint Velouté, Seared Monkfish Medallions, and New York Strip Steak.
L’Oasi opens for dinner only from 6.00pm until midnight.
The ship’s Sports Bar, L’Olimpiade, is located on deck 7 and seats 120. It serves an à la carte menu between 10.00am to 1.00am, featuring Steamed shrimp cocktail, Fish & Chips, Buffalo Chicken Wings, and Salad.
Other items range from Italian flat bread with Parma ham and mozzarella, Italian Gragnano bread filled with sausage, mushrooms and cheese and prawn curry to French baguette with ham, cheese, egg and salad, mini hamburgers, Spanish, German, Turkish and Chinese dishes.
Comes in five different age groups, with dedicated services and entertainment activities for each, open from 9am to 11pm.
Guests with special needs should inform MSC Cruises of their needs, ideally, at the time of booking, or at the very latest, no more than seven days before departure.
Accessible Cabins are available, and should be requested at the time of booking.
All decks, public areas and tenders have been designed to be as accessible as possible for guests with reduced mobility.
Wheelchairs are available onboard to assist with embarkation or disembarkation only in the case of an emergency.
In the interest of safety, guests with hearing impairments must travel with a carer. Passengers with partial hearing disabilities can travel alone, as long as they request the installation of a TDD System kit in their cabin. This kit is available across the whole fleet, but only in limited numbers.
Trained, certified and healthy guide dogs are allowed onboard, assuming that they possess all documentation for entering any and all foreign countries visited during the course of the voyage.
The medical facilities and equipment onboard may not be adequate enough to deal with a birth or any pregnancy complications. Therefore, for safety reasons, MSC are unable to admit any women onboard who have reached or exceeded their 24th week of pregnancy by the end of the cruise.
Any guests with food intolerances and/or allergies are asked to inform MSC Cruises of their requirements through the Special Needs form (available online). Once onboard, guests must confirm their needs at the Reception, and with the Maitre d'Hôtel.
Casual wear is advised is advised for life onboard and shore excursions. For informal evenings, summery dresses for women and a lightweight jacket for men are recommended. For Gala evenings and Parties, slightly more formal dress is advised. For any formal evenings, cocktail dresses for ladies, and a lightweight suit or dinner jacket for the gentlemen onboard.
MSC Cruises advise bringing a jumper or shawl in your luggage to be prepared for changes in temperature in-between the air conditioned interior of the ship and the deck areas.
For visits to religious sites, appropriate clothing is recommended. This means covering knees, shoulders, and no low-cut tops.