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Information about MSC Magnifica
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The MSC Magnifica started sailing in 2010. Former names: none. The MSC Magnifica is registered in Panama City, Panama. The MSC Magnifica has 1253 cabins.

You can expect between 2506 to 3007 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) MSC Magnifica has a space ratio of 31.6. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 38.

The MSC Magnifica has 1038 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are no self serve laundromats on this cruise ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
2006- MSC Musica
2007- MSC Orchestra
2008- MSC Poesia
2010- MSC Magnifica


There are 16 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

16 Decks

There are 16 on this ship. The highest deck number is 16. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 8.

66% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

Maiden Voyage was on March 9th, 2010 and is the 4th Musica-class ship. Sister ships are MSC Musica, MSC Orchestra, and MSC Poesia.

There are 1774 staterooms on board, with the largest being the balcony suites. The decks are named after famous Italian Riviera port towns.

Dining options on board include:

L’Edera Restaurant - main dining room, breakfast/lunch/dinner
Quattro Venti Restaurant- main dining room, dinner only
Sahara Cafeteria Restaurant - complimentary buffet
Onboard Pizzeria- pizza and calzones, ala carte
L’Oasi Restaurant- Mediterranean specialty for dinner only
Oriental Plaza Restaurant- Japanese specialty with sushi bar

Nightly entertainment can be found at the Royal Theatre which offers grand shows, concerts, and acrobatic performances. L’Ametista Lounge and Bar is also a smaller show lounge with a dance floor, full bar, game shows, and classes. There is also a casino, card room, outdoor LED movie screen, Disco and Nightclub, and live music offerings in most of the lounges and bars on board.

Children and teens will have plenty to do with their very own supervised programs as well as indoor/outdoor play rooms which offer games, outdoor splash pool, mini football, and a video games arcade. They are also welcome to join the adults at the combined sports court, mini-golf course, or the Le Grand Bleu Pool area.

For a little relaxation and self-care, adults can enjoy time in the Aurea Spa & Fitness Center which offers a beauty salon, steam room, sauna, Thalassotherapy hot tubs, private Solarium with 2 whirlpools, and Gym and aerobics space. For those that prefer to exercise outdoors, there is a jogging/walking track, tennis tables, and shuffleboard.

Other notable venues are the Mini Mall shops and boutiques, the library, Cybercafe, and the art gallery.

Was dry-docked in March 2021, which brought in 2 new restaurants, a new shopping area, a new water park, 215 new cabins, and more modern ecological systems.

MSC Magnifica Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 2010
Years Old 14
Tons 95,128
Speed 22.9 knots
Length 964 feet
Beam 105 feet
Total Cabins 1,253
Crew 1,038
Expected Passengers 2,506 to 3,007
Expected Space Ratio 32
Total decks 16
Decks with cabins 8

MSC Magnifica Features


  • 2 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 4 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • No Rock Climbing Wall
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • No Waterslide
  • No Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • No Mini Golf
  • Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • Cigar Lounge
  • No Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • No Outdoor Movie Screen
  • No Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • No Upper Deck Sea Viewing Lounge
  • No Adult Only Outside Lounge Area

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Smoking Policy

  • Smoking is only allowed in cigar rooms, the casino, one designated lounge, and outdoors on one side of the sun deck
  • Smoking is Prohibited in cabins, balconies, dining rooms, and theaters.

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