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"The Costa Magica is not the most modern ship in Costa's fleet (2004) but it's still in good condition and probably more importantly it's a happy ship. It has a ship's compliment of just over a thousand and carries..."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

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Embarrassed to be Italian...

Review for Costa Magica to Mediterranean

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MagentaCA

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

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 higher-rated ships. But the itinerary suited our needs, and a few of the shore excursions listed were appealing, and it seemed to be a good price listed on Vacations to Go. So we made ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Balcony Classic

5 Helpful Votes


Its was a night mare on the cruise!!! PLEASE DONT WASTE MONEY!!!

Review for Costa Magica to Mediterranean

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cheelim

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

This trip made me quite disappointed. I want to tell you that this cruise customer service is really bad. Here's how they provide services. On the second night, there may be a lot of waves outside. We felt very uncomfortable all night. My wife spit a few times because of this. Then we went to the customer service to request a change of cabin. The customer service didn't even look at it, and ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Malta (Valletta)

Cabin Type: Suite with Balcony

5 Helpful Votes


Costa - the Ryanair of Cruising

Review for Costa Magica to Mediterranean

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mbosa

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

I love cruising and have been on many before. My partner however had never been. We thought a Costa short break would be a great way to introduce him. I’ve travelled on Costa before so I knew it wouldn’t be the same standard as Royal Caribbean or Princess but we are so disappointed with Costa after this trip that I will never cruise with them again. The apathy of the staff and customer service ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Nevis

Cabin Type: Suite with Balcony

9 Helpful Votes


Costa Chaos

Review for Costa Magica to Mediterranean

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hilary51

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this 23 day cruise from Genoa to Stockholm only to find out 2 weeks before we left that it was in fact 3 separate cruises. This meant we had to change cabins 3 times ! Food was always cold no matter what time you ate. Even if you were there at opening time. Nearly all announcements were in Italian or Spanish. Also entertainment. No such thing as queuing for anything, it is just ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Balcony Classic

2 Helpful Votes


Disappointing in comparison

Review for Costa Magica to Mediterranean

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dkaigler

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 different for us on an Italian ship...previously all our cruises have been on Carnival. (The first day as soon as we got on the ship and went to the buffet, a couple sat down next to us at ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Balcony Classic

7 Helpful Votes


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churchmouse59

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

The Costa Magica is not the most modern ship in Costa's fleet (2004) but it's still in good condition and probably more importantly it's a happy ship. It has a ship's compliment of just over a thousand and carries just over two thousand passengers. All of the senior officers including the captain are Italian, while stewards, security, catering etc are provided by mainly Asian staff - all of ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Malta (Valletta)

Cabin Type: Balcony Classic

40 Helpful Votes


Our golden wedding day cruise.

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eino saarikoski

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We like very much to dance during our journeys. That`s why we expected to enjoy of much international social dancing with good evergreen dance hits. Instead we had to follow presentations of experienced dancers, who took part in everyday dance lessons. Music was performed by a duo and young dj`s. Most of the music was replays of the music played during the dance lessons including not so familiar ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Departure Port: Haines

Cabin Type: Balcony Classic


Bad Experience - No Way Ever Again

Review for Costa Magica to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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melissa_canada

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

We are experienced cruisers - this was our 4th or so cruise. We have sailed on MSC through the years. We chose this ship due to the departure date and exotic itinerary. This was the WORST cruise we have ever taken . All services are more expensive but much worse than at MSC. Every day we returned from the town to the ship there was a huge queue at the buffet and there are not enough ...
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Sail Date: July 2016

Departure Port: Haines

Cabin Type: Balcony Premium

25 Helpful Votes


STAY AWAY of Costa Magica cruise

Review for Costa Magica to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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brian_hewitt35

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We choose the Cruise because at the first sight there were some "exotic" destinations (Casablanca, Tanger) but at the end, these cities were extremely disappointed (dirty, no "magic", only the names..). At the first day in Marseille, the ship docked at 9 km from the city and Costa took us 11 eur/person for bus transport (which was supposed to be free). When we returned to the ship, there was ...
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Sail Date: July 2016

Departure Port: Haines

Cabin Type: Balcony Premium

Traveled with children

20 Helpful Votes


Disappointing

Review for Costa Magica to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Chuckm31

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We went on an 11-night cruise in the Western Mediterranean, including Tenerife and Madeira, in June 2016. This was our sixteenth cruise, our first on a Costa ship. We decided to sail with Costa despite the mostly negative reviews on Cruise Critic and elsewhere because of the itinerary and because we previously had defied negative reviews of MSC and had a very positive experience with them. ...
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Sail Date: June 2016

Departure Port: Haines

9 Helpful Votes


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