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Departure Date: 16th May 2021

Duration: 12 nights

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises

Cruise Ship: MSC Magnifica

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Holiday Benefits

  • 4D Cinema
  • Arcade
  • Aurea Spa
  • Bowling Alley
  • Broadway Theatre
  • Casino
  • Exclusive Group Benefits
  • Fitness Center
  • Jogging and Walking Track
  • Mini Golf
  • The Cigar Lounge

Itinerary

  • 16th May 2021

    Southampton

    Lying near the head of Southampton Water, a peninsula between the estuaries of the Rivers Test and Itchen, Southampton is Britain’s largest cruise port. It has been one of England’s major ports since the Middle Ages, when it exported wool and hides from the hinterland and imported wine from Bordeaux. The city suffered heavy damage during World War Two and as a result the centre has been extensively rebuilt, but there are still some interesting medieval buildings including the Bargate, one of the finest city gatehouses in England.

  • 17th May 2021

    At Sea

  • 18th May 2021

    At Sea

  • 19th May 2021

    Lisbon

    Set on seven hills on the banks of the River Tagus, Lisbon has been the capital of Portugal since the 13th century. It is a city famous for its majestic architecture, old wooden trams, Moorish features and more than twenty centuries of history. Following disastrous earthquakes in the 18th century, Lisbon was rebuilt by the Marques de Pombal who created an elegant city with wide boulevards and a great riverfront and square, Praça do Comércio. Today there are distinct modern and ancient sections, combining great shopping with culture and sightseeing in the Old Town, built on the city’s terraced hillsides. The distance between the ship and your tour vehicle may vary. This distance is not included in the excursion grades.

  • 20th May 2021

    At Sea

  • 21st May 2021

    Funchal, Madeira

    Formed by a volcanic eruption, Madeira lies in the Gulf Stream, about 500 miles due west of Casablanca. Discovered by Portuguese explorer João Gonçalves Zarco in 1419, this beautiful island became part of Portugal’s vast empire and was named for the dense forest which cloaked it – ‘Madeira’ means ‘wood’ in Portuguese. Sugar plantations first brought wealth here, and when King Charles II of England granted an exclusive franchise to sell wine to England and its colonies, many British emigrants were drawn to the capital, Funchal. Today’s travellers come to Madeira for the varied and luxuriant scenery, from mountain slopes covered with vines to picturesque villages and a profusion of wild flowers. The natural beauty of the island has earned it many pseudonyms such as ‘The Floating Garden of the Atlantic’, ‘The Island of Eternal Springtime’ and ‘God’s Botanical Gardens’ and our selection of excursions aim to show you why.

  • 22nd May 2021

    Las Palmas De Gran Canaria

    Perhaps the prettiest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is an almost circular isle with the peak of Pozo de Las Nieves, its highest point, at the centre. With a wealth of natural beauty and all the exciting attractions of city life in the capital, the island offers the best of both worlds. You will no doubt wish to see the sights of the capital’s old quarter, which dates back to the 15th century and encompassses the Vegueta and Triana districts, and wherever you go you can enjoy the glorious subtropical climate, perfect for growing exotic palms and fruits.

  • 23rd May 2021

    Santa Cruz De Tenerife

    The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a beautiful and scenic island which enjoys year-round sunshine and is dominated by Mount Teide. The mountain range runs through the centre of the island, with fertile valleys on the northern side. In the central part of the range is the gigantic natural crater of the Cañadas del Teide, about 14 miles in diameter. Santa Cruz, the island’s pretty capital, was originally a small fishing village but has now grown into a modern city, and also contains 16th-century civic buildings and ornate private mansions. Near the pier is the Santa Cruz Palmetum, a Botanical Garden covering an area of 29 acres, specialising in palms.

  • 24th May 2021

    Arrecife, Lanzarote

    A volcanic island designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Lanzarote’s dramatic landscapes were shaped by an explosive past. Today, its pretty beaches and virtual absence of rain together with duty-free shopping make the island an extremely desirable destination. The main port and capital, Arrecife, is a pleasant town with a modern seafront and colourful gardens. Outside the capital there is plenty to explore, from the dazzling white salt flats of Janubio and the rugged terrain of Fire Mountain to the eerie caves of Los Verdes and an array of unspoilt fishing villages scattered around the coast. The island is home to a great selection of restaurants and local specialities including garbanzos compuestos – a chickpea stew; papas arrugadas – potatoes with carrots, peas, ham and green pepper; and of course, plenty of fresh seafood. Please note that those planning to participate in one of the shore excursions from this port may need to take an early lunch on board ship to suit the excursion s

  • 25th May 2021

    At Sea

  • 26th May 2021

    Vigo

    Dating from Roman times, the Galician city of Vigo has a fine natural harbour and is renowned as the biggest fishing port in the world. It is also full of history – it was in this fjord-like quay that the English and Dutch defeated the French and Spanish fleets in 1702. Today, the attractive marinas stand in contrast to the industrialised areas of the city, while further exploration will reveal the characteristic 17th-century architecture and attractive countryside beyond. The charming Old Town is a delight, with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets and shaded squares. Nearby is the Cathedral city of Tui, and further to the north is the pilgrimage centre of Santiago de Compostela, which can be reached by car in approximately 1¼ hours.

  • 27th May 2021

    At Sea

  • 28th May 2021

    Southampton

    Lying near the head of Southampton Water, a peninsula between the estuaries of the Rivers Test and Itchen, Southampton is Britain’s largest cruise port. It has been one of England’s major ports since the Middle Ages, when it exported wool and hides from the hinterland and imported wine from Bordeaux. The city suffered heavy damage during World War Two and as a result the centre has been extensively rebuilt, but there are still some interesting medieval buildings including the Bargate, one of the finest city gatehouses in England.

Ship Information

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Launched
2010
Tonnage
95128
Length
294.0
Total Crew
1040
Occupancy
2550

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.

Suite

Features a balcony and a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Balcony Cabin

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Ocean View Cabin

Features a porthole and double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Inside Cabin

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee) mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Accessible Balcony Cabin

Features two single beds. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Accessible Ocean View Cabin

Features a porthole and two single beds. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Accessible Inside Cabin

Features two single beds. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wi-fi internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Deck 16 - Sport
Deck 16 - Sport
Deck 15 - Capri
Deck 15 - Capri
Deck 14 - Positano
Deck 14 - Positano
Deck 13 - Porto Cervo
Deck 13 - Porto Cervo
Deck 12 - Portovenere
Deck 12 - Portovenere
Deck 11 - Ischia
Deck 11 - Ischia
Deck 10 - Riccione
Deck 10 - Riccione
Deck 9 - Panarea
Deck 9 - Panarea
Deck 8 - Camogli
Deck 8 - Camogli
Deck 7 - Amalfi
Deck 7 -  Amalfi
Deck 6 - Portofino
Deck 6 - Portofino
Deck 5 - Sorrento
Deck 5 - Sorrento

Entertainment

Royal Theatre

State of the art theatre, and the main show lounge onboard, with seating for 1,240 people, it is home to MSC Orchestra’s shows ranging from singers and jugglers to shadow puppeteers and acrobatic gymnastics. It is split over two levels of seating on Deck 6 & 7.

T32 Disco

With a live DJ and open from 11.00pm until late, the ship's disco located on deck 14 and served by its own bar. It has seating for 172 guests.

Atlantic City Casino

The ship's 630 square meter casino, situated on deck 7 accommodating 222 guests. It is served by its own bar and features games from roulette and blackjack to poker and slot machines. The Casino is open to over 18’s only.

Topazio Piano Bar

The 220 seat Piano Bar on deck 6 is the ship's reception bar, featuring live piano music and accompanying orchestra. 

L’Olimpiade Sports Bar

L’Olimpiade on deck 7 with seating for 120 guests, is the ship's themed sports bar serving an à la carte snack menu.

It features large TV screens airing a variety of sporting events and pool tables for guests' use.

Le Gocce Coffee Bar

Magnifica’s Coffee Bar is located on deck 5, midship with seating for 142 guests and music ranging from Latin to classical, drinks on offer range from chilled liquor based coffees such as Espresso Martini, American Style Coffee, Cappuccino and Hot Chocolate.

The Purple Bar & Ruby Bar

The Ships cocktail bars are the ideal location for guests to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail with live musical entertainment.

They are located on deck 6 with seating for up to 45 guests in each bar.

Cuba Cigar Lounge

The ship's smoking room and whiskey bar is situated on deck 7 and seats 32 guests.

The Cigar Lounge offers elegant surroundings with leather settees and armchairs for guests to relax on and enjoy a cigar accompanied by a drink selected from the range of fine spirits on offer.

Library

The ship's small library and reading room are located on deck 7, with seats for 15 guests. It has a small selection of books in a variety of languages for guests to borrow. It also contains a number of board games for guests' use.

Art Gallery

The Art Gallery can be found on deck 7 of the ship. Guests can view a range of artwork from fine prints, lithographs, water colours and oils which can be purchased during the ship's champagne art auctions.

Cyber café

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)

  • €10 for 60 minutes
  • €15 100 minutes
  • €50 for 8 hours
  • €120 for 24 hours

Card Room

The ship's card room is located on deck 7 and seats 28 guests.

Photo Gallery

The ship's Photo Gallery on deck 7, displays photos and videos of guests taken by the ship's official photographers which guests can purchase if they wish to. Guests can also have portraits taken with a selection of backdrops or locations throughout the ship.

Shops & Boutiques

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.

Tiger Bar

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.

L'Ametista Lounge

L'Ametista Lounge is located on deck 7 of the Magnifica and has its own bar and dance floor along with seating for 330 guests.

It is a large cabaret style lounge with live shows and bands for guests' entertainment.

The Poker Room

The Poker Room is located within the casino on deck 7, and seats 28 guests. It is a separate card room for Texas Hold’Em games.

4D Cinema

Magnifica’s 4D eight seat cinema, with 3D graphics and moving seats to enhance guests experience, is located on deck 14 and costs around €7.90 per viewing.

Bowling Lanes

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.

Health & Fitness

MSC Aurea Spa

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:

  • 20 different types of massage, 19 body treatments, 19 facials, aromatherapy treatments, manicure and pedicure spa.
  • A spa doctor and team of specialist masseuses, manicurists, pedicurists, hair stylists, personal trainers and yoga instructors.
  • Thermal area, sauna, and steam bath.
  • Exclusive beauty treatments in partnership with renowned international beauty brands.
  • Further exclusive facilities, including a beauty centre with hair salon and bar

Sport Centre

A 474 square metre multi-purpose sports court is located on deck 16 for games such as basketball, tennis, football and volleyball with complimentary equipment hire from the pool area on deck 13.

Shuffleboard

Shuffleboard is available on decks 14 and 15 of the ship with equipment available from the poolside bar on deck 13.

The Pools

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 Restaurant

Experience: complimentary

Food: continental

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.

L'Edera Restaurant

Experience: complimentary

Food: continental

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

Experience: cover

Food: fusion

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 Self Service Restaurant

Experience: complimentary

Food: buffet

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.

La Barchetta Ice Cream Bar

Experience: cover

Food: ice_cream

Situated on deck 13, The gelato comes in a wide variety of around 16 different flavours from vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, pineapple and coffee to pistachio, kiwi and lemon.

L'Oasi Restaurant à la carte

Experience: cover

Food: surf_turf

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.

Pizzeria

Experience: cover

Food: pizzeria

Part of the Sahara Cafeteria on deck 13 becomes a pizzeria at night, from 7.00pm to 10.30pm and serves a selection of pizzas and calzone for a small charge.

L’Olimpiade Sports Bar

Experience: cover

Food: varies

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.

Kid's Clubs

Comes in five different age groups, with dedicated services and entertainment activities for each, open from 9am to 11pm.

  • Baby Club is for those under 3 years.
  • Mini Club is for those 3-6 years old.
  • Juniors Club is for 7-11 year olds.
  • Young Clubis for 12-14 years old.
  • Teens Club caters for 15-17 year olds.

Virtual Reality Games

An onboard arcade, with a variety of video games and digital options. Open to all children onboard.

Disabled Facilities

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.

Pregnancy

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.

Dietary Requirements

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.

Dress Code

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.

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