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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
wise11
Member Since 2013
1 review
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
1 helpful vote
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
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Geekiegal
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
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
craigaberdeen
Member Since 2012
1 review
23 forum posts
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
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
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
30 forum posts
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
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gidat1
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
19 forum posts
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
UKBayern
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
2,022 forum posts
The selection of this cruise was 1. By season, as we can only close our own place certain times of the year, 2. by itinerary, 3. By home port, from Bavaria to Savona it is a 1 day drive, and 4. yes the price did play its part when deciding ... Read more
sooty1829
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
Sailed October 2012
just got back from a 6 night late deal on the Costa Magica and from getting onto the ship to getting back to the airport felt letdown by poor service.We wanted to experience The fabled Italian way to cruise and took up on this offer . ... Read more
alhamn
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
8 forum posts
Sailed September 2012
First the very bad: All our 3 excursions were cancelled. With very short notice. (No other English-speaking had booked.) As we are much more interested in the ports, than for example night shows and sunbeds, this made us very ... Read more
R T Spyder
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Costa Magica Cruise: Ten Days on the MediterInian Overview ... Having been on more than ten cruises, my wife and I knew pretty much what to expect. This is not a company that deals in expensive and highly rated cruises, so we ... Read more
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mitchyul
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed December 2011
Costa Cruises Brazilian Holiday December 22 to 30 2011 / 8 nights Itinerary Embark in Buenos Aries Day 1: At Sea Day 2: At Sea Day 3: At Sea Day 4: Angra dos Reis (Brazil) Day 5: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Day 6: Ilhabela (Brazil) ... Read more
LuBird10
Member Since 2011
1 review
13 forum posts
Sailed November 2011
My 3 best friends and I planned this trip to celebrate my sister-in-law's retirement. We planned to go 3 days early and visit Rome before boarding the ship. We booked cruise, tours, transfers and hotel all on line. After landing, our ... Read more
Almost Virgin Cruiser
Member Since 2011
1 review
24 forum posts
Remember this is an Italian cruise line......not a package holiday from the UK. Some of the previous reviewers have obviously boarded this ship thinking that with a stop in Dover that it would be full of Brits; this was certainly ... Read more
Davep140
3 reviews
Sailed August 2011
My wife and on went on the Western Mediterranean cruise aboard Costa Magica in March this year (see previous review). We spotted a bargain priced 10 day cruise on Magica around Northern Europe and decided to take the plunge. This ... Read more
davep140
3 reviews
Sailed August 2011
My wife and on went on the Western Mediterranean cruise aboard Costa Magica in March this year (see previous review). We spotted a bargain priced 10 day cruise on Magica around Northern Europe and decided to take the plunge. This ... Read more
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Andrew kellaway
1 review
Sailed August 2011
This was our first cruise and it will not be the last , we sailed from Dover uk on the costa magica I was a bit worried after reading some reviews , let me start by saying never take notice of reviews if you have not cruised before make ... Read more
TheDinParis
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
Sailed July 2011
We traveled for the 11 day cruise boarding at Le Havre, France around the North Sea. Happily, we had fair weather and enjoyed Scotland, an old favorite Amsterdam, and Hamburg in the sun. Crossing from Norway to Scotland was a terrible day ... Read more
Rebno167
2 reviews
Having been on 21 cruises over the past 8 years with 8 different cruise lines, we decided to return after about 5 years to Costa having been with them on four other occasions, Victoria, Atlantica twice and Europa. We enjoyed those cruises ... Read more
Vondra
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed May 2011
We have been cruising with the Costa Magica in May 2011. Our veranda stateroom on deck 6 was nice but a little cramped for 2 adults and two children. Because of the promotion "children stay for free when sharing a stateroom with the ... Read more
Les Murray
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2011
Took a weeks cruise on the Costa Magica. After reading all the other reviews on this cruise I should have took more notice as everything bad that was said happened.So much so that after four days my wife and I booked a flight on the ... Read more
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