The stylish MSC Magnifica — launched in May 2010 — features state-of-the-art facilities, a stunning three-deck atrium with crystal piano, and wood and marble Mediterranean artwork. Dine your way around the world at her five gourmet restaurants and be entertained in her 12 designer-themed bars. Enjoy award-winning spa treatments and play a variety of sports, while kids make friends in the mini clubs.
MSC Magnifica's Le Grand Bleu pool is lined with whirlpools, sun loungers and a bar; while the La Grotta Azzura pool features two hot tubs and an upper terrace with a bar. The shopping arcade offers perfumes and jewellery, or you can escape to the serenity with a Balinese massage. Children have a host of activities to enjoy, as well as a 4D cinema and play areas. Take a run around the jogging track, play golf at the nets, and have a game of tennis before relaxing with a gourmet meal and cocktail in the lounge bar.
See the world with MSC Magnifica.
Mediterranean and international delights are served in the two main L'Edera and Quattro Venti Restaurants. Choose the early or late sitting and savour a six-course, daily-changing menu of appetizers, soups, pastas, risottos, and desserts. For casual dining, head to Sahara buffet restaurant and tuck into pizzas, curries, salads, grilled dishes, and desserts. A dedicated kids' area with child-friendly dishes and mini furniture is perfect for family-time dining, too.
Speciality dining on MSC Magnifica is an experience not to be missed. The opulent Oriental Plaza Restaurant serves Thai, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Indonesian flavours - from authentic dim sum and sushi, to fried rice and noodle dishes. If you prefer to dine in the privacy of your cabin, the room service menu offers a host of hot and cold dishes, or you can even order pizza for delivery.
MSC Magnifica has a host of places to relax with a drink. Relax with your morning espresso or frothy cappuccino in Topazio Bar. Il Bar de Sole, La Conchiglia and La Barchetta are the perfect spots to enjoy al fresco drinks. Authentic sporting memorabilia sets the scene for chilled beers in L'Olimpiade Sporting Bar. Sip pre-dinner drinks and late-night cocktails in the stylish Ruby and Sequoia Bars. The impressive Tiger Bar is the largest bar on board, while The Cuba Lounge serves the finest cognacs and Cuban cigars in relaxed surroundings.
During the day, you can swim and sunbathe at the ship's two pools, or enjoy the gym, spa, hot tubs, and Turkish bath. MSC Magnifica features a bowling alley, play room, 4D cinema, cyber cafe, library, card room, and a variety of shops.
Bring your day to a close in style with an eclectic mix of entertainment. Royal Theatre hosts everything from bingo and films, to acrobats and musical shows. The main L'Ametista entertainment lounge combines live music and competitions with dancing until late. Chance your arm at the gaming tables and slot machines of Atlantic City Casino. T32 Disco boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and is the perfect spot to take in the views by day and party each night. There's fun and entertainment for everyone on MSC Magnifica.
Day 1: UK - Venice, Italy
Fly from your selected UK airport to Venice and embark on board MSC Magnifica.
Day 2: Bari, Italy
The large port city of Bari is situated on the Adriatic coast in the Italian region of Puglia. Discover ancient Old Bari; this unmissable mediaeval neighbourhood is best explored on foot. Get lost in the maze of Bari Vecchia and make sure to visit the iconic Basilica of Saint Nicholas to catch a glimpse of its gold ceiling and eye-catching cathedra of Bishop Elias. Stroll along the waterfront and explore the Fortino of Saint Antony, or visit the local art gallery; this interesting building was once an old fort. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and taste traditional Italian cuisine including pasta, pizza, and a selection of meats.
Day 4: Santorini, Greece
Curving around a majestic caldera, Santorini is one of the prettiest of the Greek Isles. Hop on the tender boat ashore, where the cable car will whisk you up to the cliff-top village of Thira with its quaint streets filled with restaurants, bars, and shops. Pay a visit to the cave houses at the beautiful village of Oia before heading down the steps to Amoudi Bay to feast on fresh seafood. Taste the unique beers at the Donkey Brewery close to the black pebbled sands of Kamari Beach. Explore the island's history at the Akrotiri archaeological site or admire the dramatic coastline by catamaran.
Day 5: Chania, Crete
Chania is a thriving city with beautiful Venetian buildings. Located on the north coast of Crete, the city is picturesque and it main attractions are situated close to the harbour. Explore the waterfront and stroll along the harbour wall to be greeted by the iconic Venetian Lighthouse. Discover the ancient buildings and admire the Venetian and Turkish architecture. Take a walk down the narrow shopping streets to soak up the local culture, or dine in one of the many waterfront restaurants and cafes to taste the flavours of the local cuisine. Head to the Naval Museum where you can gain insight into Crete's maritime history.
Day 6: Corfu, Greece
The island of Corfu sits off the north coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea. Surrounded by rugged mountains and lined with golden beach resorts, it's a cosmopolitan island with a strong, traditional character. Corfu has long been a hugely popular holiday destination due to its laid-back atmosphere, fun beaches, fantastic climate, and welcoming villages. Its old town is filled with Byzantine churches, Venetian fortresses and French-style houses. Spend time relaxing on the sand or enjoying water sports in the sea, before sampling the island's delicious cuisine — often a tasty blend of Greek and Italian — at a beachfront restaurant. The waterfront is lined with bars and cafes, and there are plenty of craft markets for buying souvenirs.
Day 7: Dubrovnik, Croatia
The Croatian city of Dubrovnik sits on the country's southern coast on the Adriatic Sea. Explore the city centre — an UNESCO World Heritage site — with its 17th-century Cathedral of the Assumption and Rector's Palace, before walking around the ancient city walls. Admire the views as you ride the cable car to Mt Srd or visit one of the city's museums. Relax in the sunshine on Banje Beach; enjoy a boat trip to the nearby islands of Lokrum and Elafati; and view the city from the water on a kayaking trip or take a snorkelling tour.
Day 8: Venice, Italy - UK
Disembark in Venice for your flight back to the UK.