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174 Costa Magica Cruise Reviews


DiscoVolante avatar

DiscoVolante

7 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Good Transatlantic Cruise

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We chose this cruise to get away from the Winter and have Christmas at sea Our Costa organised bus trip from our home town in Austria to Savona was smooth and punctual. Savona is a pleasant port, but as it was a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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MagentaCA

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Embarrassed to be Italian...

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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cheelim

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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mbosa

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Costa - the Ryanair of Cruising

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 ...
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Sail Date October 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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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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PWells

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First and last with Costa

Went on a two week (back to back) cruise with my sister and my adult daughter. Girls cruise! SO excited. First time with Costa. We all enjoyed the cultural experience. Very few English speaking guests on board. ...
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Sail Date March 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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hilary51

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Costa Chaos

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 ...
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Sail Date April 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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LaraKZ

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Except the itinerary there was no wow element in the ship experience

We have chosen the itinerary not the ship but as the agency recommended this ship as a 5 stars from Costa fleet I expected the best of it. Well unfortunately expectations were far too high compared to reality. ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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RJBJean

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cruise to Eastern Caribbean

We chose this cruise to join some friends on a vacation and the ship went to islands we had never been to before. This is the first time on a Costa cruise. I had read previous reviews about pushy people, ...
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Sail Date January 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


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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


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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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Reddy 123

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Certainly was not magic!!

Have just completed cruise with Costa from Stockholm to Russia back to Stockholm and then down to Italy. Total around 21 days. Ship was built in 2004. Although I suffered from food poisoning on the last night, ...
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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


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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