A fun cruise with mediocre service and food

Costa Magica Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Costa Magica

7 Night Greece & Adriatic (Venice Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 01, 2013

Ship: Costa Magica

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review summary

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 experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

No children. Didn't use.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Ship tip

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.

Ports of call

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5

Bari, Italy

5 out of 5
Don't pay for shuttle. Short walking distance and easy to navigate on foot

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

5 out of 5
Grab a taxi. Tour not worth it to see Olympus. You can do it on your own.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
Grab a taxi for acropolis. Tour not worth it.

Santorini, Greece

5 out of 5
We walked up. Quite a trek but a fun experience!

Corfu, Greece

5 out of 5
Don't pay for shuttle. You can walk it.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5
Definitely pay for shuttle. It's quite a ride in. Walk the wall! Amazing views!!
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