A+ cruise experience
Costa Magica Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Review SummaryBoarded 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).
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Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: There are so many: crew, food, activities,
Cons: It didn't have a golf simulator or any golf related activities.