Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F MSC Magnifica was christened on Saturday, March 6 in Hamburg, Germany, making it the 11th ship in MSC Cruises‘ fleet. The vessel, which is the fourth Panamax cruise ship in the MSC Cruises Musica class, features 16 bars and lounges, four restaurants, a large new buffet area, called Sahara and an a la carte restaurant, L’Oasi, which will offer Moroccan fare. MSC Magnifica also offers a number of onboard entertainment features including a Tiger Bar 4D cinema, mini-bowling alley and a billiard table in the L’Olimpiade sports bar. The onboard spa, MSC Aurea Spa, provides a variety of treatments including massages, facials and other specialty spa treatments. Italian pop artist Eros Ramazzotti performed on stage during the christening while screen legend Sophia Loren, participated in the ribbon cutting as the godmother of her eighth MSC ship. MSC Magnifica will sail a seven-night Eastern Mediterranean itinerary calling at Venice and Bari, Italy; Katakolon, Greece; Izmir and Istanbul, Turkey; and Dubrovnik, Croatia.