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MSC Magnifica

The possibilities of sunny southern Europe open up as soon as you step onboard MSC Magnifica. This stunning vessel travels across the Mediterranean Sea, around Greece and Italy and up to France, Spain, Germany and Norway. Lounge in the sun on a hot summer's day and watch the incredible coastline drift by.

About MSC Magnifica

Swimming is a delight onboard MSC Magnifica. Three pools give you plenty of choice, and on those chillier days in northern Europe, a retractable roof – the Magrodome – can be pulled across one. If you still want a little exercise, then the tennis and basketball courts are a great opportunity to form up some teams and play a game with your fellow cruisers.

It’s easy to over indulge when there are five restaurants serving delicious world cuisine. Italian, Mexican, French and Oriental food are always on offer, giving you a great choice of gourmet dishes. There’s a wide assortment of bars too, with a dedicated wine bar for tasting and trying, with knowledgeable staff on hand to guide you in your choices.

The Aurea Spa offers a whole array of relaxed pampering treatments. A Balinese head massage promises to ease tension, while hot stone therapy can eradicate aches and pains in your muscles. A manicure and pedicure service allows you to feel totally pampered, and facial treatments are always a great choice after the sauna to give your skin a real holiday glow.

All of this pampering will help you look your best when out in the evening, so it’s time to glam up and make the most of MSC Magnifica’s amazing array of entertainment options. Enjoy watching a show at the Royal Court Theatre before heading to the casino or nightclub for a thrilling evening of dancing and dice. If you prefer a quieter evening, the cigar bar and lounge areas give you the chance to mingle with new friends over a cooling cocktail or two.

Unique Features

MSC are the first line to implement their unique experience system. There are different 'experiences' to choose from when booking the holiday, each comes with specially designated rooms and benefits. The options are: Bella, Fantastica, and Aurea.


See What's Inside

MSC Cruises offer a wide range of cabins and suites to meet your budget and your needs. From peaceful, economical and comfortable inside cabins to spacious suites with private balcony. All offer stylish features and modern conveniences to make you feel right at home whilst you're on holiday.


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.

  • Cabin - 333.68 square feet
  • This cabin is only available as part of the Aurea experience

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.

  • Cabin - 182.99-247.57 square feet
  • This cabin is available with the Bella, Fantastica and Aurea experiences

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.

  • Cabin - 172.22 square feet
  • This cabin is available as part of the Bella and Fantastica experiences

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.

  • Cabin - 139.93 square feet
  • This cabin is available as part of the Bella and Fantastica experiences

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.

Cabin - 355.21-419.79 square feet

  • Bathroom - 43.05 square feet
  • Cabin door width - 83.cm
  • Bathroom door width - 91.5cm
  • Fold-down shower seat - 45cm from floor
  • Toilet with support rails
  • This cabin is available as part of the Fantastica and Aurea experiences

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.

  • Cabin - 182.99 square feet
  • Bathroom - 43.05 square feet
  • Cabin door width - 83.cm
  • Bathroom door width - 91.5cm
  • Fold-down shower seat - 45cm from floor
  • Toilet with support rails
  • This cabin is only available as part of the Fantastica experience

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.

  • Cabin - 215.28 square feet
  • Size of bathroom - 43.05 square feet
  • Cabin door width - 83.cm
  • Bathroom door width - 91.5cm
  • Fold-down shower seat - 45cm from floor
  • Toilet with support rails
  • This cabin is available as part of the Bella and Fantastica experiences

Deck 16

  • Solarium
  • Sports Centre

Deck 15

  • Shuffleboard
  • Suites
  • Accessible Balcony Cabin

Deck 14

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Suites
  • Jogging Track
  • Children's Outdoor Pool & Games
  • Children's Indoor Playroom
  • Virtual Reality Games room
  • 4D Cinema
  • Disco
  • Bowling
  • Shuffleboard

Deck 13

  • MSC Aurea Spa
  • Large Pool Area
  • Pool Bars
  • Whirlpool Baths
  • Sahara Self Service Buffet
  • Pizzeria (within Sahara Buffet)
  • L'Oasi Steakhouse (within Sahara Buffet)

Deck 12

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins
  • Suites

Deck 11

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins
  • Suites

Deck 10

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins
  • Suites

Deck 9

  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accessible Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins
  • Suites

Deck 8

  • Ocean View Cabins
  • Accessible Ocean View Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Accessible Inside Cabins

Deck 7

  • Theatre Upper Level
  • Atlantic City Casino
  • Card Room
  • Library
  • Art Gallery
  • Oriental Plaza
  • Cyber Café
  • Cuba Cigar Lounge
  • Photo Gallery
  • L’Ametista Lounge
  • L’Olimpiade Sports Bar

Deck 6

  • Theatre Lower Level
  • Bars & Lounges
  • Coffee Bar
  • Tiger Bar
  • Poker Room
  • Shops & Boutiques
  • Quattro Venti Restaurant
  • Topazio Piano Bar

Deck 5

  • Medical Centre
  • Ocean View Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Reception
  • Le Gocce Coffee Bar
  • L’Edera Restaurant

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

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.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Continental

L'Edera Restaurant

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.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Continental

Oriental Plaza

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

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Fusion

Sahara Self Service Restaurant

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.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Buffet

La Barchetta Ice Cream Bar

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. 

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Ice_cream

L'Oasi Restaurant à la carte

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.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Surf_turf

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.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Pizzeria

L’Olimpiade Sports Bar

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.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Varies

MSC Cruises’ uncompromising dedication to its passengers is nowhere more evident than the unrivalled entertainment programmes and facilities offered on board. With its state-of-the-art 1240 seat Theatre, futuristic Disco and Casino with over 600 square metres of casino gaming and the Virtual Games, video games room.


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.

The ship is well equipped to ensure her passengers stay active whilst travelling. From a fully-equipped gym with panoramic sea views, to an outdoor jogging track, to the MSC Aurea Spa. The Aurea Spa offers a range of treatments, including massages, facials, aromatherapy, as well as the only Balinese Spa at sea.


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.

MSC pay special attention to the needs of families travelling with them, and it is easy to spend time together onboard the ship. There are comfortable, purpose-built family cabins, and a variety of experienced staff onboard to look after the younger passengers will parents disembark upon shore activities or make use of the onboard facilities. The Kids Club comes in five different age groups, and there are dedicated menus for kids in the restaurants. A special Edutainment programme is laid on as well, allowing children to express their creativity, alongside themed parties, and an adult-free zone for teenagers.


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.

Ship Specifications

Launched:
2010
Refitted:
N/A
Tonnage:
95,128
Language:
en
Length:
294m (965ft)
Width:
32m (106ft)
Speed:
23 knots
Decks:
13
Crew:
1,040
Cabins:
1,259
Occupancy:
2,550
Currency:
EUR