“Costa Magica with children”
Cruise review of Costa Magica

Vondra Costa Magica 0 Costa Magica with children
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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 parents" we choose to stay in one stateroom. We loved sitting on the balcony because of the good weather and the nice views.

Breakfast was not so good. For lunch there was an option between the self service buffet and the normal restaurant. At 4 o clock there was a high tea at the self service Lido deck. 7 course dinner was OK. The soups did not taste well. Hardly any vegetables and fruit are served. You can eat some good tasting pizza all day long. There were two formal nights. On this nights a children's dinner was being served.

Child entertainment was OK. There is children's entertainment from 9 o clock in the morning till 10.30 o clock in the evening, but there are only two children dinners. A lot of the miniclub crew don't speak English very well and sometimes activities are skipped.

Children are not allowed in the whirlpools. The water-slide is fun, but really bad for your swimming-clothes.

We embarked in Savona. The check-in was quick and there were good parking-facilities for 10 euro per day.
Costa Magica Cruises to the Western Mediterranean
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Cabin review:

6255 is a quiet cabin with a really nice balcony

Port and Shore Excursions

The ship was docked very far from the city, but for 6 euros you could take a taxi to Las Ramblas, where the Metro stops. A nice and convenient city.

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In the port of Palma de mallorca, there is no sufficient public transport, but there are a lot of cheap taxis. We took a taxi to Palma Nova to go to the beach.

Awfull. The ship docks very far from the city. The taxis are extremely expensive. The shuttle bus was 7 euros per person and took 30 minutes and 20 minutes waiting time to get to the uninteresting city. Stay on the boat!

We were in Palermo on a sunday afternoon. Museums that should be opened, were closed and most shops were closed too. Taxi's are rather expensive. The city is poor and rather filthy

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This port is called Civitavecchia. The harbour provides free shuttle buses to the city. From the bus stop you can walk in 15 minutes to the train station where you can get on a cheap train to Rome for 7 euros in 70 minutes or you can take a quicker and expensive train.

This port is called Cagliari. There is a free shuttle bus from the harbour. The city is rather wealthy and you can visit a nice archaeological museum

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Published 06/16/11
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