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Costa Magica Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe

Costa
Costa Magica
Europe
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

7

Very Good

5

Average

7

Poor

6

Terrible

4

Cruise type

Family Cruises

30

Senior Cruises

8

Romantic Cruises

7

Cruises for the Disabled

3

Fitness Cruises

3

30 Costa Magica Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe


MagentaCA avatar

MagentaCA

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Embarrassed to be Italian...

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I chose this Costa Magica cruise as a way to start off a visit in Sicily and Italy, which are our family heritage. I was a little leery of this cruise line (rightfully so, it turned out), as I prefer smaller and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Happychappy64

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Much better than I expected

I was party leader for a group of 10 friends and family. I joined this cruise with low expectations, based on the previous reviews. What I actually experienced was way beyond my expectations. We did the Baltic ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Mlss

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Baltic Cruise

In my opinion this cruise has one port missing. It arrives in Stockholm on a Friday, boarding is on a Saturday, then it leaves for Helsinki, following is 2 days St. Petersburg, then a short time in Tallin. The day ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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janehoson

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Had a fantastic week on Magica around Baltic

Booked this well in advance and decided to upgrade to a balcony premium room as also taking teenager with us. Given the reviews of Magica and Costa (read them after booking...) I was concerned that we may regret ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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dkaigler

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointing in comparison

We chose this cruise because the time and cost was right for us and the ports visited appealed to us. The time spent in each port seemed reasonable also. We are American and we did know the experience would be ...
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Sail Date November 2018


theteej avatar

theteej

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Baltic Sea Cruise

This was the first time I went on a cruise. I went with my mother, who had previously been on two cruises with RCI. We travelled to Stockholm by train, having spent the previous night in Gothenburg. We arrived at ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Veronica_16

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

I chose this cruise thinking it would be lovely for my moms very first cruise. Honestly the ports of call sounded more appealing than a normal med cruise. And that was my main reason for picking this cruise line. I ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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SeymourRanger

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for

We have been on 10 cruises and Costa Magica does not rate very well compared to the others. We booked this just to see what other cruise lines had to offer and were pleased with the price but overall disappointed. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Montreal Mom

3 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Great destinations & nightly entertainment - everything else sucked!

I have read bad reviews about COSTA, but the destinations looked very appealing so I took my chances. Well, I should have listened to those reviews because other than the great port of calls, reasonable price of the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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SeafaringLady4ever

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

COSTA...No Way Ever Again!!!!

We are experienced cruisers - this was our 35th or so cruise. We have sailed on RCL, NCL, Princess, Celebrity, Carnival and Costa through the years. We chose this ship due to the departure date and exotic ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Holstebro

5 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Any cruise is a good cruise - also with Costa

Having cruised with MSC, Norwegian, Carnival and Royal Caribbean before plus one time with Costa, I can hardly be categorized as loyal to any particular cruise line. To me, any cruise is a good cruise and I always ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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BrucefromVA

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Costa: High Prices, Poor Quality

Costa is a good cruise line if you want to spend a lot for very little. I had cruised on Carnival in the Caribbean and had expected a comparable level of quality. I was totally wrong. The food is akin to a high ...
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Sail Date August 2014


asp1961 avatar

asp1961

1 Review Written

Nice impressions for my first cruise

We had a generally nice cruise (2 adults, 2 children). The crew was very polite, the ship very clean and well decorated, the program of free entertainment very rich. However, it was relatively expensive everything ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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jen1525

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Our sons 21st birthday cruise

we went on this cruise for our sons 21st birthday it was booked back in january 2014.i read quite a few of the reviews regarding the ship and type of holiday and although people are entitled to their opinion i ...
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Sail Date July 2014


baras01 avatar

baras01

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very mixed experience

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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honeybee1

1 Review Written

'Italian-style' cruising!

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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LeBeauxVoyager

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

SMOKE OR GET OFF THE BOAT

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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itscamparitime

1 Review Written

Costa Magica Eastern Mediterraneum

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2013


UKBayern avatar

UKBayern

2 Reviews Written

Costa Magica: The good, the bad....

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2012


rebno167 avatar

rebno167

2 Reviews Written

Costa Cruises revisited after gap of 5 years

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. ...
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Sail Date July 2011


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Vondra

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

No rating

Costa Magica with children

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2011


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ejatczak

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

American kids-European vacation

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2011


sprenti avatar

sprenti

1 Review Written

English speaking Family - Disappointment

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2010


MDB1234 avatar

MDB1234

1 Review Written

Costa Magica did not dissapoint!

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. ...
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Sail Date January 2011


cruzen07 avatar

cruzen07

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

cruzen10

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2010


Costa Magica Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining3.03.1
Entertainment4.03.2
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation3.03.7
Family4.03.9
Enrichment1.02.8
Service4.03.7
Value For Money4.03.2
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