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.