Costa Magica Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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4 out of 5

A Wonderful Cruise!

Sail Date: April 11, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

A fabulous value with great port stops...perhaps not enough time in a couple, but overall sufficient. Ship staff second to none - polite, neat, knowledgable, understandable (language) and most of all friendly.

Pros: The port stops, ship accoutrements, food and mostly the cleanliness of the ship.

Cons: Too many children under age 16 and smoking in the casino.

Recommends Costa Magica? Yes!

Entertainment
Attended seven shows in the theatre:
2 shows scored 10 out of 10
4 shows scored 6 to 8 out of 10
1 - show was absolutely horrendous not deserving of a rating
Ship Quality
Cleanliness a clear 10 out of 10!
Casino, because of excessive children around and not having a no smoking section a 2 out of 10.
Food and Dining
Tremendously hard working wait staff. Food was definately above average and plentiful. Nice dining facilities.
Cabin / Stateroom
More than sufficient and very neat and clean!
Service and Staff
Really one of the clear shining stars of my vacation. These folks working on the ship were absolutely spectacular in their abilities and beyond the call in their demeanors.
Purely outstanding!
Savona (Genoa), Italy
Unfortunately, arrived on Sunday - everything is closed!
Marseille (Provence), France
The pleasant surprise on this itinerary. Fun, alive, neat, clean plenty to explore and typical great French cuisine.
Naples, Italy
Only good because of the general condition of Naples, and frankly most of southern Italy, it's a cesspool. The life abounds, the city is colorful, attractive and very active.
Don't Miss: The new converted train station into a sort of mall.
Tunis, Tunisia
Surprisingly clean and orderly. Certainly the typical hawkers for this region, but all-in-all a very nice stop.
Palermo, Sicily
Again, great city, fabulous marketplace, decent architecture, loads of life, but a mess.
Don't Miss: Bolera open market
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Clearly the best stop from where I embarked, although I think Barcelona may have given this title a run for the money.


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