Costa Magica Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
13

5 out of 5

A+ cruise experience

Sail Date: April 01, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Boarded on 4/8/07. The lines were long; but most people didn't have their paperwork completed. Once at the counter, we were on board in less than 10 minutes. Everything was in our room just as promised in the literature: shore excursions, prepaid packages and our room key. Room size was amble. Dinner selections were wonderful. Breakfast in the Lido was always the same; more variety in the dining room. The ship was clean. Several pieces of furniture was worn; but you had to look really hard to see anything wrong anywhere on the ship. The elevators were always polished and the glass without smudges. The casino was in a very odd place and was divided into 2 areas by a main corridor. There were a lot of kids on board. When they were with the Squok (Magica kids club) crew they were in a line and orderly. It was when the parents were suposed to be in control that there were problems. So you can't blame Costa. There were Costa representatives out on the dock at every port in their bright orange shirts to assist with questions and with excursions. They spoke several languages and were often on excursions to assist any Costa passenger and it also ensured that the excursion company was living up to their expectations. There were plenty of activities to keep busy and in case you missed one it was usually offered a second time later in the cruise. We don't attend shows but did watch some on the TV the next day. Costa offered more TV channels than I have experienced on other cruises. Liked the channel that gave info concerning the ship: engine room, kitchen and their green program (recycling).

Pros: There are so many: crew, food, activities,

Cons: It didn't have a golf simulator or any golf related activities.

Recommends Costa Magica? Yes!

Service and Staff
We never had to ask for anything a second time. Every area seemed quaint; like the piano bar (Deck 5) drinking straws had the paper ends wrapped into a flower. That was way cool! Several crew knew us by name upon sight. We found ourselves tipping extra, several times, on this cruise.
Entertainment
The theme nights are wonderful, especailly the Toga night. Italian night was especailly nice with the servers and waiters dancing with guests. My husband thought the only thing missing was the golf simulator and golf activities. He survived the week without his clubs! Excursion choices were satisfactory. At the port talk on shopping, Ritchie had mdse to share. Went to several craft and quiz sessions and the crew was always a laugh.
Ship Quality
The decor was different than norm; but it's an Italian ship. Public restrooms were somewhat difficult to locate but once there they were fully stocked and clean. Tables on deck were cleaned promptly and wrapped silverware placed out for next diner.
Food and Dining
Food was wonderful. Always had 3 or more selections for appitizers, salad, soup, entree and dessert. Asked for tea the second night and it was automatically brought to us each night thereafter. If you miss the dining room experience; you miss one of the best parts of the cruise. The finale midnight buffet was incredible and included a walk thru the kitchen. That much food at midnight should be a sin!
Cabin / Stateroom
Had an inside cabin on the 2nd deck forward. Needed a second pillow and received a pair. Changed our linens out daily and bedding during the week. They delivered extra towels the night before excursions no need to pick them up as you leave the ship. Didn't overhear other passengers in their cabins.


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