Over-priced, sub-standard food, unfriendly crew, few fluent English speakers

Costa Magica Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 37

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Costa Magica

10 Night Eastern Mediterranean (Venice Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 05, 2014

Ship: Costa Magica

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7378

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

This cruise was several steps below a Carnival cruise.  The food was typically not good.  We looked forward to eating ashore.  The crew (other than a few crew members) were not friendly and seemed annoyed to be asked questions (especially at the customer service desk).  There were few fluent English speakers, and the excursions were sometimes cancelled for want of sufficient English-speaking passengers.  The ship itself was in great condition.  Oddly, the pools all shut down at 10 pm, and the slide was only open four hours per day, meaning it had long lines during those hours.  Unfortunately, the cost of the cruise was high, making our experience all the more disappointing.  Find another cruise line.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5

Bari, Italy

1 out of 5

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

5 out of 5

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5

Izmir, Turkey

5 out of 5

Istanbul, Turkey

5 out of 5

Corfu, Greece

5 out of 5
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