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MDB1234
Member Since 2011
1 review
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
58 forum posts
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
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
AnnePontuso
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
76 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
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mslazysusan
Member Since 2010
1 review
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
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
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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MS031999
Member Since 2010
1 review
This was my first time on a cruise, and I was told by others that other cruise lines are so much better. This is a summary of the good and bad of my trip: - embarking/disembarking: Poor organization is the best way to describe this. The ... Read more
r&ccruisereviews
2 reviews
We sailed on the Costa Magica from Savona, Italy. We asked the cruise line a few months prior to departure if we could disembark in Barcelona a day earlier instead of returning to Savona. Costa agreed as long as we understood that we ... Read more
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karen korican
1 review
we recently cruised the costa magica, baltic seas.we have have cruised 5 other times. this was our worst cruise ever. We are American and were warned that it is primarily Italians, let's say 90% Italians. Of 3,000 passengers, perhaps 100 ... Read more
bboyack
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
1,140 forum post
1 helpful vote
My husband and I sailed, along with friends, the Costa Magica transatlantic May 4-20, Ft. Lauderdale-Copenhagen. Before I start the review, I want to make clear that we definitely got our dollars worth since this was an extremely ... Read more
MJDAKJ52
1 review
My husband and I flew from New Orleans.We stayed for 1 night at the Comfort Inn Air/Cruise Ports and we were very happy with the free shuttle service.  We were impressed with Costa's quick and easy check in service and went right up ... Read more
Bitzy Cole
1 review
After reading several critiques of the Magica (particularly the food), our expectations were less than when we booked our cruise to the Baltic. I can honestly say, the Magica exceeded our expectations exceptionally. We departed Copenhagen ... Read more
Ernest Carlton
5 reviews
Costa Cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Copenhagen on the Costa Magica from May 4, 2007 to May20, 2007 My wife and I booked the cruise because the price was unbelievable and we had never been to Copenhagen.  We immediately notified all ... Read more
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mom and wife
Member Since 2007
1 review
235 forum posts
I just got back from a wonderful vacation. Missing it already. We were on the Costa Magica 4/29/07 -5/04/07 We are a family daddy31, mommy30, a 7 year old girl and 5 year old boy. I got to admit that I was thinking that I made a huge ... Read more
shipaddict
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
80 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Just back today from our Magica cruise. Overall it was close to being perfect. This is the only cruise I have been on with only one day at sea. The rest of the time we were pulling into a port. Grand Cayman Island was my favorite and ... Read more
lawra09
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
180 forum posts
Sailed April 2007
This was our 31st cruise and 1st on Costa. We specifically took it because it's the only cruise out of South Florida to Bermuda. Embarkation was fine. Cabin was outside on deck 2 in farthest rear of ship. Cabin spacious but mattresses hard ... Read more
costatoomuch
Member Since 2007
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed April 2007
Couldn't wait to try the Costa Cruise line. This cruise was our 5th. Positives: Ship was very clean and Grand Suite was spacious. Both our Butler, Emil and room stewardess El were great, friendly and very accommodating. Costa took ... Read more
Peter Sales
1 review
Sailed April 2007
My wife and I have enjoyed about 7 cruises with various cruise lines. We wanted to see Bermuda and felt that a cruise would give the benefit of enjoying 'cruise life' and keep costs down, hearing that Bermuda can be expensive for ... Read more
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fllady
Member Since 2003
10 reviews
5,766 forum posts
Sailed April 2007
This was our 28th cruise. We usually cruise with Celebrity, Princess and Royal Caribbean. The best parts of the cruise that went really smoothly were embarkation and debarkation! I wish it was like that on all cruises. Although it seems ... Read more
Sailed April 2007
This is my review for the April 15th cruise on Costa to Bermuda. Embarkation went smoothly, because they now take an imprint of your credit card when you first check in. After we ate at the buffet we went to our room and we were happy to ... Read more
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BACON227
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
242 forum posts
Sailed April 2007
Costa Magica Bermuda/Bahamas Cruise April 15th , 2007 - April 22nd, 2007 Background Information: My wife and I are in our early to mid thirties. Our first cruise together was on the Ocean Princess for our honeymoon in January of 2002. ... Read more
Juno1117
1 review
So after reading all the bad reviews I tried to keep an open mind about my vacation. My aunt had been an a Costa cruise before (not Magica) and said it was fabulous. Since it was Easter and my entire family was going (mom, dad, sisters who ... Read more
clearwaterfl
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
75 forum posts
After reading some critical reviews of the Magica I boarded 4/8/07 with little expectation of a great week. From the time we arrived to the time we left the cruise exceeded our expectations. As a frequent cruiser I am not easily impressed ... Read more
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