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More than any of its other brands, Carnival Corp.'s Costa Crociere, acquired in 2001, has taken the mantle of its big sister Carnival Cruise Lines and has parlayed it into "Cruising Italian Style" with savvy ...
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163 Costa Magica Cruise Reviews

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waltzingmatilda
Member Since 2011
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Arrived at the port at 1pm to find pushing , shoving and yelling and no signs to help and had to hunt for assistance. Finally on board and we were directed to the buffet as our cabin was not yet ready. More pushing, shoving and yelling ... Read more
Zouzou27
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
First Costa Cruise after 1 NCL and 3 Celebrity. Only company for Canrian Islands in July, with a very intersting deal for a Balcony "Premium" stateroom. Embarkation was slow and a little chaotic but bags were waiting at our ... Read more
Jockandaj
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation was slow and a little chaotic but bags were waiting at our cabin. Don't stay in 8312, we were disturbed by the constant scraping of chairs in the cafe above. Cabin kept immaculate by our steward, towels changed daily and ... Read more
overseasid
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We had been on Costa ships several times in the past and enjoyed the style & quality. We had actually cruised on this ship (COSTA MAGICA) 2 times in the past. Unfortunately, our experience with the latest cruise was absolutely ... Read more
hangingoutsrq
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I enjoyed this cruise and the ship a lot! First things first, you have to remember that it is an Italian Cruise line so everything is general chaos. Boarding, not having your prepaid beverage and excursion packages set right is to be ... Read more

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malcolm32
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
Having read some negative reviews I wondered what the experience would be. Check in was efficient and we checked in earlier than the stated time. The ship was nicely decorated. We had the inclusive drinks package. This gave good value ... Read more
Christine Spain
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
We sailed from Venice down the Adriatic from Venice and had a two night stay in Venice. We had read very bad reviews about the Costa Magica and as this was our first cruise we were quite nervous. Although we can make some suggestions as we ... Read more
antrum
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
I have only been on many Celebrity Cruises before and one P&O therefore I was geared up to expect a lower standard of cruise based on reviews I had read. This Costa cruise represents excellent value for money. The ship is clean and ... Read more
BrucefromVA
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Costa is a good cruise line if you want to spend a lot for very little. I had cruised on Carnival in the Caribbean and had expected a comparable level of quality. I was totally wrong. The food is akin to a high school cafeteria. It is also ... Read more
asp1961
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a generally nice cruise (2 adults, 2 children). The crew was very polite, the ship very clean and well decorated, the program of free entertainment very rich. However, it was relatively expensive everything it was not included in ... Read more

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jen1525
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
we went on this cruise for our sons 21st birthday it was booked back in january 2014.i read quite a few of the reviews regarding the ship and type of holiday and although people are entitled to their opinion i thought some of the bad ... Read more
gillandtony
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
FAMILY BAKGROUND This was a very special cruise for us. We went with our disabled daughter and her disabled husband and two grandchildren as a special treat for the whole family. We chose a cruise as we had three members of the party with ... Read more
janebrailsford
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
Our holiday was arranged as a rest bite holiday for my mother who is a carer and included my partner and I. The whole holiday was a disappointment from start to finish and it was not only our party that were unhappy about the cruise but ... Read more
Guislane
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
Having booked our tour and cruise last year on the spur of the moment and only reading the reviews on this site a month or so before departing, I was not really looking forward to it. The complaints made by some people regards the food, ... Read more
Experimented Cruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
This was our 6th cruise. We cruised with two other companies before : Carnival and Princess which were great. This was our first Costa cruise and will definitely be the last. We were very disappointed with our cruise ship: the food was ... Read more

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Westacott
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
We were very disappointed in our cruise, the food was poor with no buffet option in the evening (closed at 3 or 4 pm daily only a salad bar and pizza in the evening). Food in the restaurant was bland, service slow, but no choice if you ... Read more
Shariffabissy
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
We have sailed many times but not from Europe. First, I must agree with one review that said the cruise was what you made it. True, true, true. We were concerned about the many negative comments. This was our take: there was very little, ... Read more
wise11
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2013
I have previously cruised with princess and royal caribbean but that was alongside my family. So this was my first booking of a cruise without parental help! We looked for a bargain and came across Costa. After cruising with the other two ... Read more
baras01
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2013
As we got a good deal we decided to try Costa cruises. We have previously done NCL, RCCL, HAL, Celebrity, Carnival and MSC and after MSC we actually decided not to go fo a Italian cruise again. The MSC wold charge you for anytthing and not ... Read more
Geekiegal
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Like most people, we chose Costa because it was the cheap end of the cruise market and we didn't even know if we'd enjoy the experience. If you are reading this, you are looking at the low end of the market and for a cheap cruise in the ... Read more

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craigaberdeen
Member Since 2012
1 review
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Costa Magica was my fifth cruise and I am not going to compare it to Celebrity or NCL. Just my opinion of the Cruise ex Venice. This was my second time on a Costa Cruise, it was a surprise treat for my sister and the value and the ... Read more
honeybee1
Member Since 2010
1 review
18 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I normally cruise with a friend on an 'adult orientated' ship, however my niece turned 18 and I accompanied my sister in law on this cruise as her birthday gift. I had read reviews on Costa and was not looking forward to this trip that ... Read more
LeBeauxVoyager
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
SMOKE OR DIE, OR BOTH. Great Cruise if you like second hand smoke everywhere you go. We booked a 7 night cruise on Costa Cruises from Venice to Greece particularly to visit the sites of Olympia and Athens, for our daughter who had studied ... Read more
itscamparitime
Member Since 2013
1 review
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The good (and there were lots of good areas) are as follows, beautiful ship exceptionally clean in all areas, lovely inside cabin 8239 on deck 8,spacious not claustrophobic excellent staff! The catering/bar staff were hard working ... Read more
gidat1
Member Since 2009
1 review
19 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise out of Rome. So many factors were involved and things to worry about. I had done my share of research here and other boards. This was our thirtieth wedding anniversary, our kids paid for our cruise. We were ... Read more

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