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Costa Magica Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Costa Magica

7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 09, 2006

Ship: Costa Magica

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 15 years ago

Review summary

Our overall impression was that it was the best vacation we've ever taken and it was the best value for our money, hands down.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The quality of food was okay but the buffets didn't vary very much. Overall, we had no complaints, there was always food and we never had a "bad" meal.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The entertainment was okay, we heard other passengers mentioned other cruise lines had more activities. Unfortuantely we only have this cruise to judge by, luckily we thought the entertainment was decent.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Top notch service. The only time we had an issue was when we were waiting for one of our island tour in a lounge and we needed beach towels (the steward forgot to replace them), we asked the tour guide if they could call someone to help us since we couldn't go back to our cabin, they said no. Also, the night before we were to leave the ship for the airport we never received any departure documents as everyone else did. No comment card, immigration papers, etc. These were never obtained for us by anyone that was asked.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful Italian decor, absolutely spotless. Great service, first class. The size of the ship is tremendous, with the cabin almost twice the size of the Norwegian (we took a 1-night, repositioning cruise on the Norwegian)

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
the cabin was very large, no one could believe us when we showed them the pictures back home!

Ports of call

Montego Bay, Jamaica

3 out of 5
I've been to Jamaica before and since we've already done the Dunns Falls tour there wasn't anything of much interest. Cozumel and the Caymans outshined this port.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

3 out of 5
Like Jamaica, we found there really wasn't anything special about the tours offered for this port and the appearance of the island was not as nice as Mexico's or the Cayman's.

Key West, Florida

3 out of 5
Rent a scooter and tour the island! Tours are too restrictive for this island and there is so much to do on your own.
Don't Miss: The landmark for the southernmost point of the continental US, great photo opp.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Too much to list, we did the jeep safari and Passion Island tour, it was fantastic! Also you don't want to miss Senor Frogs, we didn't make it but other passengers raved about it.
Don't Miss: Jeep Tour, drive your own jeep through Mexico

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Another must see island, we did the Swim with the stingray tour, it was a definite must do in the Caymans.
Don't Miss: Swimming with the Stingray or snorkelling

Pros: The size of the cabin and number of ports visited

Cons: Never received documents for disembarkation, could have missed flight home!

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