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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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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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MS031999
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
karen korican
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
1,086 forum post
0 helpful votes
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

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MJDAKJ52
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
mom and wife
Member Since 2007
1 review
235 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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lawra09
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
179 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
fllady
Member Since 2003
10 reviews
5,766 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
Pam
6 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
239 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
M Smith
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is the first review that I have ever written even though I have been on 48 cruises (Carnival, Norwegian, Princess, Royal Caribbean, etc.)in the past 24 years. My husband and I are both experienced cruisers and are in our late 50s but ... Read more
dutchlove
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
36 forum posts
0 helpful votes
our group... 2 adults and 3 kids (16,16 and 11) costa magica embarkation. Smooth as it can be during spring break. No problems. I was afraid of "the crowds" before we went (ship was fully booked) but was never overwhelmed by too many ... Read more

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Addie
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After having traveled with Costa in 2003 (Costa Victoria) my kids (then 13 and 11 years old, wanted Costa again. So we did it again, this time Costa Magica. No magic here. embarkation was very smooth and fast, the keys or embarkation card ... Read more
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relaxedbabe
Member Since 2007
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We traveled on the Costa Magica the week of March 18th as part of a mid size group, there were 7 of us in my immediate family in 2 cabins (2 kids - 1 yr old and 4 yrs old). Our Western Caribbean itinerary included San Juan, St Thomas, La ... Read more
nweymer
Member Since 2007
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Cat. 06 Oceanview Room/Number 1275 Costa Magica March 2007 Married couple with two small kids ( 2 1/2 and 5). Embarkation was a breeze. It took literally about 10 minutes to get through the line and get processed, and on board. The ... Read more
hulalula
Member Since 2007
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just got back from our Costa Magica cruise today which started 3/25-4/1 2007 to the Western Caribbean. I went as part of a larger group which consisted of 3 families with 5 children ages 6-8 years old. I went for the cheap seats, an ... Read more
Pilotearl
Member Since 2006
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation was smooth due to having Priority status by being in a Suite. The Suite was great. Roomy, great service, lots of closets and the bathroom even had a jacuzzi tub. Personnel on the ship were very nice and extremely helpful. The ... Read more

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