On the wake of MSC World Cruise 2020

Guests on board MSC Magnifica will discover the world without having to unpack their suitcase during their 117-day trip of a lifetime. Crossing six continents, calling at 43 unique destinations in 25 countries and sailing 35,000 nautical miles.

Unlike the first voyage, this will be characterized by the passage of Cape Horn, the southernmost point of South America, where Pacific and Atlantic meet in the Land of Fire.

In light of the extraordinary circumstances the world is currently facing in connection with the COVID-19 virus, MSC Cruises has taken the difficult decision to temporary suspend all cruise operations at the end of their current itineraries. MSC Magnifica’s 3rd leg from Sydney to Genoa was cancelled. The ship is on the fastest way to Europe, only technical stops, with the guests who decided not to disembark in Sydney.

MSC Magnifica, the Globetrotter

Magnifica is the latest Musica Class cruise ship, entered service in March 2010. The vessel is 293.8 metres long, with a beam of 32.2 metres. The 93,330-gross ton ship can reach a maximum speed of 23 knots. She can accomodate 2,550 passengers at double occupancy or 3,605 full in 1,259 cabins. The ship has in addition 1,027 crew members.

It is the second cruise around the Globe for Magnifica. The first one left Genoa on 5 January 2019 to return 119 days later. In 2019 MSC announced that the ship will be stretched by 23 meters before 2021 summer season.

Ship live position

Check the ship’s position during the World Cruise in the module below. Please note that Magnifica will be displayed only if within range of the Marine Traffic system.

2nd LEG archive

35 days from Valparaíso (10/02) to Sydney (16/03) sailing around 11,000 nautical miles. Photo updates from MSC Magnifica

1st LEG archive

37 days from Civitavecchia (4/01) to Valparaiso (09/02) sailing around 10,000 nautical miles. Photo updates from MSC Magnifica