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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%

Most Recent Reviews

Europeans are heavy smokers. If you pay extra for a balcony, please know that attempting to enjoy breakfast with a view unfortunately comes with a side order of cigarette smoke.

Nov 29th, 2018

Our servers were excellent. From Jerome the butler to Ronna our room assistant to our entire wait staff. From the bars to restaurant, they were great. The excursions were good but I would not consider a bargain, fairly expensive. We hired a private driver for the last port who not only drove us to Pisa roundtrip but took us on an extra 2 hr private sceneic tour to Cinque Terre, stopping for pictures and a roadside snack. It was less than a similiar Costa Excursion and exceeded our expectations . Overall the cruise was fun however it is doubtful I will venture again with Costa. $3000 for a balcony that we could hardly use due to the fellow guest who smoked on their balconies. And a negative experience where the customer service desk quoted us incorrect information about location and time available to pick up passports upon disembarking which caused avoidable stress.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Suite

Experience

4-6 cruises

Itinerary 5 star, ship and crew ho-hum

Nov 2nd, 2018

The itinerary was great. Palma de Mallorca - which wasn't included above - was a 5 star port as well. The ship was about what we expected- older and smaller- but in good condition. The service was extremely substandard. They were even hesitant to provide a roll of toilet paper.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

4-6 cruises

Not a very good choice for English language users

Oct 18th, 2018

I loved the itinerary and the excursion we took. But the atmosphere on the ship was at times not very pleasant, with people rushing, not paying attention, also, not enough English information.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Geweldige Middelendsche Zee Cruise

Oct 17th, 2018

Een hele mooie reis. En hebben geweldig genoten van het eten de excursies .

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

1 cruise (first)

So so

Sep 17th, 2018

As we booked thru Imagine cruising there were a few issues....had to change cabins half way.. chane costa cards cos there were 2 ref bookings.. trfs on disembarkayion a schmozle.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

2-3 cruises

Great cruise!

Jul 31st, 2018

St Petersburg was too rigid and formulaic, our private tour left a lot to be desired

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Suite

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Not really a family boat

Jul 24th, 2018

The ship was a little dated but very clean and well kept. the artwork on the walls interesting. We did have to explain to our 9 year old why there was naked girls on the walls. Hard to get food after hours and the breakfast opens late.for some non-cruise excursions. The ports of call were really good, the market in Finland had some of the best seafood we found. Be aware the first day in Russia takes a long time to clear customs. A lot longer than you’d expect. Also costa requires that a person 21 years or older be the main “renter” on a cabin. This is particularly awkward when you have to split up a family in order to get everyone a bed. You end up being at different dinner times and restaurants.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Suite

Experience

2-3 cruises

Ports are great -- cruise overall -- so so

May 22nd, 2018

I have sailed Costa in the past which is why I decided to book another sailing with the line. Unfortunately this time around - the experience was different - and not as good as our previous one. Costa now charges for pizza in the evening, as well as ice reams and desserts. There are no complimentary snacks to be found after 10pm which on every other cruise line is not the case. The cruise line didn't enforce the emergency drill for those who had missed it - of all cruise lines one would think that this would be enforced. The cruise line insisted that we could not leave the ship in St. Petersburg unless we were on an excursion with and only them (this was not true - we booked our own excursion ahead of time) For breakfast - there was a lot of chaos and disorganization The ports were great overall - the cruise itself asn't bad but I'd think twice abut taking this line in the future b/c of the changes they now have in place. This changes in my opinion detract from your overall if cruise experience.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

7+ cruises

Dec 11th, 2017

This was my first time with Para cruises. A last minute trip with my daughter. We Loved it. Good was delish. We took Italian classes and didn't miss a class! We really loved the last night dress down which we had to wear toga! They gave us blankets and the wreath for the head! It was really cool!!

Cruise review

Jun 6th, 2017

<p>Likes:</p> <p>1) Reception</p> <p>2) Service</p> <p>3) Cleanliness</p> <p>4) Good laundry service</p> <p>5) Waiters pay attention to our needs</p> <p>6) Hospitality and politeness of the crew members</p> <p>7) Variety of dishes</p> <p><img alt="Love" src="http://cruiseline.com/images/emoticon-9.png" /></p>

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

1 cruise (first)

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