Looking at the deck plan of Magnifica, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it was bursting at the seams with various bars and activity spaces - it almost looks too crowded.
This isn’t quite the case. The main issue is that the deck that looks to be full of different bars feels, in reality, like one continuous space. All that seems to change as you move from stern to bow is that the upholstery becomes ever less tasteful, with no effort at creating spaces that don’t feel like one giant corridor.
That being said, there are some interesting spaces on other decks. The sports bar (L’Olimpiade) is actually well done, with some genuinely interesting Olympic memorabilia. The card room and library are also surprisingly well appointed for a fun/family ship.
The spa is large and will be covered in a separate post. I tried to use the gym, but there was far too little air-conditioning for what is, essentially, a greenhouse - it was too hot to do anything.
On deck, there’s a reasonable pool, shuffleboard and plenty of space for deckchairs.
For evening entertainment, there is a large theatre for production shows, another large, cabaret-style, lounge and singers in some of the other bars. The singers were, without exception, bad. It wasn’t just that they couldn’t really sing, but they were utterly lacking in enthusiasm - a common theme on the ship.
There is a very large casino, which is also the main indoor smoking area on the ship. It’s not a pleasant place to spend much time. I did dabble in roulette one night, but the atmosphere was funereal and the croupiers experts in sucking the joy out of any situation.