MSC Cruises - MSC Magnifica

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. 


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.

Ship Facts
Launched 2010
Language en
Gross Tonnage 95128
Cabins 1259
Capacity 3223
Crew 1038
Currency EUR
Decks 13
Length 294.0
Speed 23
Wheelchair Cabins 16
Width 32.2


  • Suite
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

  • Outside with Partial View

    Features a window with sea view, comfortable double or single beds (on request), relaxing armchair, interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar, bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer

  • Deck Plans

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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 (complimentary)

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 (complimentary)

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

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

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Sahara Self Service Restaurant (complimentary)

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Topazio Piano Bar

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Card Room

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Health and Fitness

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 (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

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Sport Centre (Sports Court)

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.

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Shuffleboard (Sports Court)

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

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The Pools (Pool)

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.

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Kids and Teens