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We chose this cruise line/ship for the Italian style/language/culture having family from Italy. We have been on the Costa Victoria before and like it very much. Although cruise lines have cut back on some the features like full scale entertainment and midnight buffet, the overall experience is very good. I have read many poor reviews of Costa Magica but most the negatives are due to a miss-match of what the passenger expected and what the cruise line provide. An Italian cruise line is going to speak Italian plus 4 other major languages. Don't expect all English even when cruising in the Caribbean. Of course food is always subjective. Some have very high expectations and other have lower. The cruise we were on had good to very good food quality and I did not see any repeat selections within the 7 days. The entertainment had been cut back but did build and the week progressed. The staff service was excellent, with special mention to our dining room waiter "Genio Baltista" who could not have been better. Very entertaining and made our dinners enjoyable.

Excellent cruise on Costa Magica

Costa Magica Cruise Review by dhutt

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2017
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Premium
We chose this cruise line/ship for the Italian style/language/culture having family from Italy. We have been on the Costa Victoria before and like it very much.

Although cruise lines have cut back on some the features like full scale entertainment and midnight buffet, the overall experience is very good.

I have read many poor reviews of Costa Magica but most the negatives are due to a miss-match of what the passenger expected and what the cruise line provide. An Italian cruise line is going to speak Italian plus 4 other major languages. Don't expect all English even when cruising in the Caribbean. Of course food is always subjective. Some have very high expectations and other have lower.

The cruise we were on had good to very good food quality and I did not see any repeat selections within the 7 days.

The entertainment had been cut back but did build and the week progressed.

The staff service was excellent, with special mention to our dining room waiter "Genio Baltista" who could not have been better. Very entertaining and made our dinners enjoyable.
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Balcony Premium
Cabin BP 6355
Nice balcony cabin, Lots of room for a cruise ship. Balcony adds a very nice dimension to the experience.
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