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melissa_canada
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers - this was our 4th or so cruise. We have sailed on MSC through the years. We chose this ship due to the departure date and exotic itinerary. This was the WORST cruise we have ever taken . All services are ... Read more
brian_hewitt35
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We choose the Cruise because at the first sight there were some "exotic" destinations (Casablanca, Tanger) but at the end, these cities were extremely disappointed (dirty, no "magic", only the names..). At the first ... Read more
Holstebro
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
1,091 forum post
13 helpful votes
Having cruised with MSC, Norwegian, Carnival and Royal Caribbean before plus one time with Costa, I can hardly be categorized as loyal to any particular cruise line. To me, any cruise is a good cruise and I always try to find the perfect ... Read more
SeafaringLady4ever
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers - this was our 35th or so cruise. We have sailed on RCL, NCL, Princess, Celebrity, Carnival and Costa through the years. We chose this ship due to the departure date and exotic itinerary - figured how bad ... Read more
NeveragainCosta
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I was part of the group Croisière Chantante (7 cruises with other cruise-lines) who chose Costa because they proposed a cruise from Marseille to Tanger, Casablanca (2 days), Cadiz, Lisbonne, Valencia, Savona, Marseille. ... Read more
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Chuckm31
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We went on an 11-night cruise in the Western Mediterranean, including Tenerife and Madeira, in June 2016. This was our sixteenth cruise, our first on a Costa ship. We decided to sail with Costa despite the mostly negative reviews on ... Read more
kookie72
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Oh goodness - where to begin. The ship was called the Costa Magica - but it SHOULD have been named the Costa MagiCANT. They just can't do anything - full stop. Let's go through this 'magical' experience one issue at a time. SHIP: ... Read more
waltzingmatilda
Member Since 2011
1 review
10 forum posts
11 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
6 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
2 helpful votes
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
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overseasid
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 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
6 helpful votes
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
gaphaz
Member Since 2016
1 review
We had cruised in the past with another cruise line and were not impressed. However Costa Magica was incredible. Service was great. The food was outstanding and the ship itself was wonderful. All excursions were top rate. We enjoyed the ... Read more
malcolm32
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 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
3 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
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antrum
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
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
jen1525
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
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janebrailsford
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 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
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
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
Westacott
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
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