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Overview

Introduced in 2004, the 3,470-passenger Costa Magica features four pools (including one with a retractable roof), five Jacuzzis and 5,500 pieces of artwork. According to recent cruisers, what makes the 13-deck ship stand out are the well-appointed cabins, which are described as clean, comfortable and spacious. Guests can choose between Inside, Ocean View, Balcony and Suite category cabins, all of which include flat-screen TVs and minibars.

However, cruisers were not as complimentary of the restaurants, citing the cuisine quality and service at the ship's four dining venues (including one extra-cost specialty option) as subpar. On the upside, daytime activities abound, thanks to the ship's library, boutique stores, fitness center and spa. For younger passengers, the ship offers kids and teen clubs, though reviewers note the kid-focused clubs are not as impressive as those found on family-friendly cruise lines.

In 2018-19, Costa Magica sails to a variety of ports throughout the Caribbean and Europe, including St. Maarten, St. Lucia, BarbadosBarcelona, Marseille and more. 

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Introduced in 2004, the 3,470-passenger Costa Magica features four pools (including one with a retractable roof), five Jacuzzis and 5,500 pieces of artwork. According to recent cruisers, what makes the 13-deck ship stand out are the well-appointed cabins, which are described as clean, comfortable and spacious. Guests can choose between Inside, Ocean View, Balcony and Suite category cabins, all of which include flat-screen TVs and minibars.

However, cruisers were not as complimentary of the restaurants, citing the cuisine quality and service at the ship's four dining venues (including one extra-cost specialty option) as subpar. On the upside, daytime activities abound, thanks to the ship's library, boutique stores, fitness center and spa. For younger passengers, the ship offers kids and teen clubs, though reviewers note the kid-focused clubs are not as impressive as those found on family-friendly cruise lines.

In 2018-19, Costa Magica sails to a variety of ports throughout the Caribbean and Europe, including St. Maarten, St. Lucia, BarbadosBarcelona, Marseille and more. 

Ship Size
L
Price
$$$$
Year Built
2004

Pros & Cons

  • Smaller ship provides more overnights in ports

  • Unimpressive food quality

3.25Scorecard
  • 3.0Expert Rating »
  • 3.1Traveler Rating »
  • 4.0Health Rating »

Cabins

Costa Magica offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

Costa Magica contains 13 decks. Find out which features are available on each Costa Magica deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 159 guests have reviewed Costa Magica, giving it a rating of 3.1 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.1 out of 5(159 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples47.8%
Singles/Friends16.4%
Families w/older children13.8%
Families w/young children13.2%
Groups4.4%
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Ship Photos

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