On Monday I am heading to Amsterdam where I am spending a day before joining MSC Cruises, MSC Magnifica, for a 3 night cruise to Hamburg and Helgoland, both in Germany. I have never been to Amsterdam or Germany before so I am looking forward to exploring some lands previously un-discovered by my little feet.
My plan in Amsterdam is to visit Anne Frank’s house. I remember reading her diary as a child and watching numerous TV adaptations of it in later years and still to this very day it moves me. I am told to pre-book tickets online as the queue can get quite long so my job tomorrow, that’s right! Book the ticket. I imagine I will come across many other interesting things during my stay here and that’s exactly why I love to travel.
Once all the fun and games of Amsterdam come to an end I shall make my way on Wednesday morning to the Amsterdam Cruise Port where I shall be met by MSC Magnifica. I have been looking forward to a voyage on this ship for quite some time so I am certainly going to soak up every moment. I guess that means I’ll be chilling dock side until check-in opens then! 😉
So what can I expect to find on-board? Well, this is what the MSC Cruises website tells me!
The MSC Magnifica ship carries 2,500 passengers and most can enjoy the luxury of a sea-facing cabin with balcony. Lucky guests on MSC Magnifica are expertly looked after by a 1,000-strong crew, enjoying the best of modern Italian style as they embark on their chosen voyage.
At the heart of MSC Magnifica is a lush haven of tranquility, the luxurious MSC AUREA Spa. This sumptuous wellness centre offers a myriad of relaxation options from saunas and Turkish baths to a fitness centre, beauty salon, Thalassotherapy room, relaxation area and massage rooms. Why not give in to the magic of an authentic Balinese massage from professional masseurs?
Recreation options onboard MSC Magnifica are endless. Soak up the sun in the solarium or choose from 3 swimming pools, one under the ingenious ‘Magrodome’ retractable roof – perfect for winter cruising. Anyone for tennis… or basketball for that matter, not to mention jogging!
MSC Magnifica boasts all the fine dining and entertainment amenities you would expect on a superior luxury liner, and much more besides. With a choice of 5 restaurants, numerous bars, an internet café and cigar lounge – not forgetting the plush 1,200-seat theatre, cinema, casino and disco – the MSC Magnifica truly lives up to her Italian name – magnificent!
I shall be blogging live throughout the trip along with adding visual content to the CruiseMiss Facebook and Twitter pages so make sure you are following. You will also be able to catch me on the official MSC Cruises Facebook and Twitter pages too!
It’s not fair I should have all the fun though so I will be running a competition at the end of the trip where you can win some exclusive MSC Cruises goodies! Watch out for it!
With the above said here’s to what I am sure will be a MAGNIFICENT cruise!