Costa Magica Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
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7 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 26, 2011
Ship: Costa Magica
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago

Overall experience was very poor. From arrival in our cabin- which had a cancellation of our first day's excursion, which they admitted they knew for months but never notified us, and dinner, where our 3 kids were seated in a different dining room from us!!! It was all downhill from there...

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Your only choice for dinner was the dining room (or cold pizza and salad), no buffet at all. The food was terribly bland, or oversalted. No herbs or spices were used- an unpleasant surprise for Italian food! Beef and lamb were not of good quality either.


1 out of 5
Not much to do on board.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
No-one apologized for many different problems, always made excuses, and were basically indifferent.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Size and condition are fine, but the layout presented challenges in several narrow places when/where many people were moving- i.e., after dinner going to show.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Stateroom was fine, however the shower constantly ran hot then cold- we checked with others and theirs did the same thing.
3 out of 5
We did a segway tour, independent of the cruise line, and we all 5 enjoyed it very much. Not a lot of sites to see, but a beautiful view.
3 out of 5
We did a taxi-tour, again independent of the cruise line. The drver was knowledgeable and it was not expensive.
Don't Miss: The narrow streets of the old town.
3 out of 5
We did the tour to Monaco/Monte Carlo. I cannot really rate Savona.
5 out of 5
Again our tour with the cruise line was cancelled (the night before), so we went on our own. Subway was very easy to navagate.
Don't Miss: The Segrada Famiglia and the Rambla.
1 out of 5
Our tour was cancelled (although we had received a confirmation of it just one day before sailing), so we went on the "hop on - hop off" bus. There were only 3 stops and hardly anything to see.
Don't Miss: The catacombs were recommended, but that was our cancelled tour!
1 out of 5
Nothing to see.

Pros: Ship is clean

Cons: The FOOD!

Recommends Costa Magica? No.

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