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Announced only in September of 2019, the MSC Magnifica will be repositioned to Southampton in 2021 where it will undergo a lengthening of 23m (roughly 75 feet!). That means more than 8,000 square feet of additional space on the sun deck, 200+ state rooms including more than 100 additional balcony cabins, and an additional 2 new restaurants. Did we mention an all new waterpark and children's area?
Following the 2021 upgrade, destinations and itineraries will feature both classic Mediterranean and Northern Europe hotspots, but also welcoming Baltic states, the Canary Islands, and Madiera.
Planning your cruise
MSC tries to manage a simple set of guidelines for their sailings, with casual dress being the bulk of your necessary packing. Expect 1-2 formal "Gala" nights, with 2 being more for week-long itineraries. You'll likely be most comfortable with some casual dress for the day, including flip-flops for the pool decks, but something closer to country club casual for evenings. Themed nights are frequent and fun! Floral patterns or various color-themed events occur on many sailings, such as a 70s music night or MSC's White Party. As with many modern cruise lines, expect to keep the swim wear out of the dining rooms and that you'll need footwear everywhere except the top deck.
For most itineraries MSC carries a per person daily rate of US$12.50 for passengers aged 12+ and US$6.25 for children 2-11. MSC does not charge a service fee for infants under the age of 2, just remember that age is measured from the date of disembarkation. Select itineraries such as MSC Grand Voyages or MSC World Cruises can carry a different rate applied in euros, €10 per person for guests 12 and up, €5 per person for children 2 and up. You should be able to settle or adjust your account up to the final night of your sailing.
What to do in port
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