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32 Baltic Sea Costa Magica Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews


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Happychappy64

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Much better than I expected

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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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Jelep13

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Terrible Ship, Terrible Service, Terrible Costa

I decided to cruise with Costa because they offer affordable trips to Scandinavia. Unfortunately, this was by far the worst cruise I have ever been on. The ship itself was in pretty good condition. The inside felt ...
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Sail Date July 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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Can8dian

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Zero Stars

This whole cruise experience was awful in so many ways. 1. Cleanliness: In the hallway outside our cabin it constantly smelled like sewage. Our toilet malfunctioned several times, threatening to overflow into ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Midnightspecial

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Be Aware

We selected a long cruise taking us through the Mediterranean, around the English Channel and through the Baltic sea to St Petersburg. The itinerary was good and because we selected an outside balcony cabin, we were ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Mick Crosby

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Costa Nightmare

We chose this cruise because it seemed like good value for money and was visiting some ports not previously visited. We boarded Costa Majestica in Genoa and from then their organisational skills or non ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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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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1phoenix

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Good and Bad

We chose this cruise because we wanted to visit Scandinavia, but not at the luxury level. We covered Stockholm, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, UK, France, Portugal and Spain, albeit for only a few hours each. Our Balcony ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Mazby

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Hygiene???? No English?

Chose this cruise because of the ports it was visiting. Beautiful ship, although dated with some maintenance needed. Hygiene was not enforced, there were plenty of containers full of hand cleanser but rarely used. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


B.Smith avatar

B.Smith

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Never again

My wife and I booked this and it's following cruise through a travel agents promotion in Australia. It looked like a good deal at the time. I have been on cruises with several other companies which have all been ...
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Sail Date August 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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Gravitania

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

First timers advice

We travelled on a cruise for the first time so we did not know what to expect. I would like to give advise to people who are in the same situation. We booked the Baltic cruise through Tallin, Helsinki and St ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Doubleburns

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Itinerary Best Part of Cruise

Selected Costa because was going where I wanted go and at exactly the right time. I chose a grand suite and it was very comfortable, included a butler, and specified dining in the exclusive 88 seat deck 11 dining ...
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Sail Date July 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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miked001

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

My first cruise - wouldn't recommend Costa again

The cruise itinerary was excellent, lots of time to explore some fascinating cities, and the value for money was reasonable. I was disappointed that none of the traditional Italian foods I was looking forward to ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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2 Grey nomads

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The ship from hell!

This was the worst cruise we have been on! 4hrs to board ship! no tea or coffee in dining room! compulsory gratuities 10euro pp per night!pay for shuttles to town! Never been compulsory on other cruises. No sweet ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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tenpin

6 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Repositioning Amsterdam to Marsielle

osta Magica 8th September to 21th. Amsterdam, Dover, Le Havre, La Coruna, Leixoes, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Malaga, Civitavecchia, Savona, Marseille. Getting on in Dover & off in Savona made this trip a lot easier ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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DaisyBsAs

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent experience onboard!

I choose it because I travel with my 81-year old mother and was an excellent opportunity to know different cities by using the cruise as a hotel. I had the chance to stay on a suite with balcony and it was amazing. ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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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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Almost Virgin Cruiser

1 Review Written

Great itinerary, spotless ship, outstanding staff

Remember this is an Italian cruise line......not a package holiday from the UK. Some of the previous reviewers have obviously boarded this ship thinking that with a stop in Dover that it would be full of ...
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Sail Date August 2011


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TheDinParis

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Avoid and be happy

We traveled for the 11 day cruise boarding at Le Havre, France around the North Sea. Happily, we had fair weather and enjoyed Scotland, an old favorite Amsterdam, and Hamburg in the sun. Crossing from Norway to ...
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Sail Date July 2011


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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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heavymetalheather

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beware "specials;" nice itinerary, but not Costa's nicest ship

I've taken Costa 6 times the last 4 years. This was the least pleasant experience I've had with them. The spa was terrible - they should just close it. We did the "book a service, get spa access every day deal." It ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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ANTONIO ROMANO

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

more shadows than lightsPiù ombre che luci

Our fourth cruise with Costa (the second with Costa Magica) and, unfortunately, we have seen, over the years, a gradual decline in quality. Both cleanliness and services are maintained at good levels; the kitchen is ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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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