MSC Cruises just confirmed it will lengthen its Magnifica ship by 75.45 ft. The Musica-class vessel will go into dry-dock in April of next year for four weeks. When it makes its return, it will offer 215 more cabins, two more restaurants, a promenade shopping area and even a water park.

After the refurbishment project, the Magnifica ship will be able to carry around 4,000 passengers. The company will offer 24 itineraries with the ship from Southampton in the summer of 2021. Of the 215 new cabins to be added, 92 will offer balconies.

This should be good news for cruisers, especially considering that the cruise line has had plans to enhance the Magnifica for a long time. The lengthening of the ship means that it will have an additional more than 75,000 square ft of space. An expanded sun deck area, as well as a redesigned kid's area are also in the works.

In an effort to offer a greener experience, the cruise line is also going to install an advanced wastewater treatment system and a selective catalytic reduction system. To help lower emissions while in port, the ship will 'plug in' to local power grid whenever possible at berth.

Starting in May 2021, the cruise line will offer 24 sailings with the Magnifica from Southampton to new destinations. It will sail to a host of exciting destinations, including the Western Mediterranean and Canary Islands, as well as the Norwegian fjords. For those interested, the cruises are already on sale.

Sailings will be offered from May-October 2021. There will be short itineraries such as a three-night sailing with a stop in Zeebrugge, Bulgaria. The cruise line will also offer a 14-night cruise that visits the Baltic States and a 14-night Mediterranean cruise. Most sailings commence on Saturday, which ensures that guests can get the most out of their holiday experience.

Adam Luehrs is a contributing writer at based in California. He likes traveling to new and exciting destinations, preferably on his credit card company's dime. When not on the road, Adam enjoys hiking around the mountains of San Diego, trying out new food and reading history books. Email: