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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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UKBayern
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
2,008 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
mitchyul
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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LuBird10
Member Since 2011
1 review
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
Andrew kellaway
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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TheDinParis
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
ejatczak
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
89 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked this cruise because it fit the kids spring break, good price, good ports. I liked that it left from Rome because you need more than one day to see Rome. But getting from Rome center to port was long and expensive. We took the ... Read more

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Davep140
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2011
This was the fourth time we had booked a cruise but the first time we managed to actually embark. Previous cruises were aborted due to cold feet, illness and snow.The GoodThe flights on BA and the embarkation process in Savona went ... Read more
van-lop
Member Since 2011
1 review
57 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed March 2011
I,m going to try to be as fair as possible. I'll start with the embarkation process. We arrived to the port(Civitavecchia) early so we walked around town. When it was time, we didn't have any problems. Everything went completely smooth. We ... Read more
MDB1234
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed out of Rome with 6 adults and 2 small kids (3yrs and 9 mos) Boarding the ship was confusing and because we never received any tickets in the mail we had to fill out a bunch of paperwork when we got there. The building is ... Read more
shelly_11
Member Since 2010
1 review
56 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Since we were cruising in January, my main concern was about the weather but it turned out to be dry, sunny and the sea was calm throughout the cruise. Overall impression of Costa is very positive. We are a family of 2 adults + 1 ... Read more
sprenti
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are a Canadian family of four experienced cruisers, who cruised the western Mediterranean with Costa over Christmas 2010. The seven-day cruise is a loop, with guests embarking and departing at every stop. We boarded in Marseilles.The ... Read more

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AnnePontuso
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
45 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Here's a few of comments on our experience on the Costa Magica: We had a balcony cabin in the middle of the ship right off the elevator. Amazingly enough it wasn't noisy despite the high traffic area. The cabin was larger and more ... Read more
cruzen07
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2010
Let me start off by saying I had expected this to be a totally different experience than any of my previous 13 cruises. However, I never expected it to be the worst cruise I've ever been on. It was my first cruise out of a European port. I ... Read more
mslazysusan
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2010
We had not taken Celebrity in a few years so we recently booked a 3 nighter. The Eclipse is a beautiful ship, elegant and luxurious but not garish. The service was amazing and the food was the best we have had on any of the 52 cruises ... Read more
tigermay
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
English speaking customers will need to get used to the fact that ALL communication comes in 4-5 languages before you know what it is that they are trying to tell you. The shore excursions are all very good, but you have to make sure you ... Read more
GiLu
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2010
I chose this cruise exclusively because of the ports. Did not have big expectations on Costa cruise lines, the price was not a bargain, but the itinerary and dates matched our needs, so there we went... Right from the beginning, ... Read more
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