Costa Magica Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

A fun cruise with mediocre service and food

Sail Date: July 01, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

The itinerary was excellent. The service was ok. The dining areas around the pool were pretty dirty. They never seem to wipe down the tables. We never knew the name of our steward. He never introduced himself. The tipping is awesome. 7 euros a day. A great deal. Food was ok. Definitely caters to Europeans. Two choices for dinner: assigned dining hall or self serve pizza. No buffet option except for breakfast. All inclusive adult beverage is totally worth it!
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities No children. Didn't use.
Destinations and Excursions
Venice, Italy
Bari, Italy
Don't pay for shuttle. Short walking distance and easy to navigate on foot
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
Grab a taxi. Tour not worth it to see Olympus. You can do it on your own.
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Grab a taxi for acropolis. Tour not worth it.
Santorini, Greece
We walked up. Quite a trek but a fun experience!
Corfu, Greece
Don't pay for shuttle. You can walk it.
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Definitely pay for shuttle. It's quite a ride in. Walk the wall! Amazing views!!


Wait for embarkation. It was a zoo when we got there. Spend the day in Venice and get to the ship towards the latter part of the afternoon. Or get your # first and come back later.

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