MSC Magnifica – MSC Cruises

In Service – 2010 to Present
MSC Magnifica
Type: Cruise Ship GRT: 92400 Length: 964 ft Beam: 106 ft
Speed: 23 knots
Registry: N/A Passengers: 2550 Crew: 981
Shipyard: N/A


MSC Magnifica is the latest ship of MSC Cruises’ Musica-class and went into service in 2009. The vessel accommodates up to 2,550 passengers and offers fun and various possibilities for the whole family.

Atmosphere on Board

MSC Cruises is a European cruise line with passengers from all over the world. They offer comfortable, informal cruises at a reasonable price. Due to good offers, there are many families on board. Especially on the Mediterranean cruises in the summer (July till August) many Italian families enjoy their holidays on board and spread a lively, typically Italian atmosphere on board. During off-season the atmosphere is more calm and also many elderly guests enjoy their cruise. Thanks to the big variety of entertainment etc. on board everybody feels comfortable on board. Everybody will find their favourite spot – either in the kids club, in the gym, the spa, the big theatre, disco or various bars. There is also a big casino, an internet café and a library.

The atmoshpere on board is very relaxed and laid-back. On two nights a week more formal clothes are recommended, though.


The cuisine on board MSC Magnifica is good and tasty fulfilling the standard of a good mid-range cruise ship. There are four restaurants including one specialty restaurant where you can dine at an extra charge.


All cabins are furnished very comfortably, equipped with a bathroom (shower and WC), mini bar, safe and a hair dryer. The size of the cabins ranges between 14 sqm (inside), 17 sqm (outside with balcony) and 25 sqm (suites).

Sports, Wellness and Entertainment

There are many ways of spending a day on board MSC Lirica: There is a large gym with a sauna and a steam bath. A wide range of massages and other wellness and beauty treatments are offered in the spa. On deck there are two swimming pools and two jaccuzzis.

Also some kind of sports: Dance to live music or at the disco! Besides, there is a huge theatre where you can enjoy many different shows and also a casino and various bars.

Our Recommendation

MSC Magnifica is a modern vessel for everybody who likes to have variety, entertainment and a lively European-/Italian-style atmosphere. Nevertheless there are always quiet and peaceful places to be on board. You will be comfortable on board, even if you are new to cruising. MSC offers a good value for money. Watch out for special offers (especially in off-seasons). These are a great opportunity for you to enjoy a wonderful cruise at a very reasonable price.