beautiful ship / lousy cruise

Costa Magica Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
Costa Magica

7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 12, 2006

Ship: Costa Magica

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Review summary

we thought the magica was a beautiful ship but the cruise and the staff leave alot to be desired. the room was very nice and the cabin steward was wonderful. the food was ok but did not live up to its reputation but our dining room attendants were excellant. the ship is not well designed in its amenties all the pools are too small for swimming or any kind of water games none of the hot tubs were hot enough to be theraputic the video game room should not be in the same area as the casino. the smoking policy is the worst i have ever had to put up with.... the only place you can smoke is at the bar but not at the table 2 feet away in all of the lounges even the multi levels. there is only 1 upper deck for smokers, so forget about seating under the shade. if you want to smoke you have to put up with the sun and the wind. the staff was not the friendiest or the most helpful.... the bar staff is not attentive, three times the same server walked by us without offering us a drink, i had to finally get up and get my own. the casino staff is not helpful or informative .. all in all we were very disappointed with our first costa experience.

Ports of call

Key West, Florida

3 out of 5
you can have a good time just walking around the many different shops

George Town, Grand Cayman

1 out of 5
we were not impressed with our tour guide as he was constantly rushing us as we were trying to see the sites such as the turtles or hell town and the rum cake factory.

Cozumel, Mexico

1 out of 5
while we went into cozumel the experience was not the best, we booked our excursion thru the website which was a big mistake as many of the excursion have personel meet the ship and you can choose then. our rep failed to show up and we had alot of trouble locating their office and missed our tour.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

3 out of 5
the people were freindly but pushy about buying. even when you had purchases in hand they were still try to sell you something our tour guide was great - very talkative and funny
Don't Miss: dunns river falls

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

3 out of 5
the people were freindly but pushy about buying. even when you had purchases in hand they were still try to sell you something our tour guide was great - very talkative and funny
Don't Miss: dunns river falls

Key West, Florida

3 out of 5
you can have a good time just walking around the many different shops

George Town, Grand Cayman

1 out of 5
we were not impressed with our tour guide as he was constantly rushing us as we were trying to see the sites such as the turtles or hell town and the rum cake factory.

Cozumel, Mexico

1 out of 5
while we went into cozumel the experience was not the best, we booked our excursion thru the website which was a big mistake as many of the excursion have personel meet the ship and you can choose then. our rep failed to show up and we had alot of trouble locating their office and missed our tour.

Pros: cabin steward / dining room attendants

Cons: lack of activities / size of pools / smoking policy

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