MSC Magnifica

Inexpensive Mega SET SAIL 2009
Reserve at Oriental Plaza for an à la carte menu for dinner
Hold on tight and experience a movie at the 4D cinema
Have a drink in the peculiar tiger-print décor Tiger Bar

The ship’s décor is definitely on the wild side, some might call it kitsch, but we love it. This is not the ship for cruise traditionalists hankering for a Downton Abbey-like experience at sea. But if you’re out to have a good vacation in fun surroundings with like-minded folk, this is the ship for you.


It’s big, it’s bold and it’s over 95,000 tons of wow. After all, who else would dare to decorate a whole lounge — carpet, chairs, even lamps — in black-and-tan stripes? In case there was any doubt, MSC Cruises called this space the Tiger Bar and it’s the talking point on MSC Magnifica. That and the seductive Ruby Bar, which has worldliness written all over it. Over the top? You bet. The cruise ship is bright, glitzy and a place to have fun whether you're 9 or 90.

MSC Cruises' Italian heritage means Europeans love the ship, but she also appeals to Brits and Americans who want something 180 degrees from stuffy. The look and feel is all a bit incongruous alongside the fixed two-seating dining system. But if that aspect doesn’t appeal to you, escape to the Sahara Cafeteria or to Oriental Plaza, the specialty Asian restaurant on board MSC Magnifica.

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MSC Magnifica sails around Northern Europe in the spring and summer and spends part of the year in South America. She also offers grand voyages between Europe and Brazil.