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Costa Magica Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 43

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Costa Magica

7 Night Scandinavia & Russia (Stockholm Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 12, 2018

Ship: Costa Magica

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: GUAR

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

I have sailed Costa in the past which is why I decided to book another sailing with the line. Unfortunately this time around - the experience was different - and not as good as our previous one. Costa now charges for pizza in the evening, as well as ice reams and desserts. There are no complimentary snacks to be found after 10pm which on every other cruise line is not the case. The cruise line didn't enforce the emergency drill for those who had missed it - of all cruise lines one would think that this would be enforced. The cruise line insisted that we could not leave the ship in St. Petersburg unless we were on an excursion with and only them (this was not true - we booked our own excursion ahead of time) For breakfast - there was a lot of chaos and disorganization The ports were great overall - the cruise itself asn't bad but I'd think twice abut taking this line in the future b/c of the changes they now have in place. This changes in my opinion detract from your overall if cruise experience.


3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Stockholm, Sweden

5 out of 5

Helsinki, Finland

4 out of 5

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5


4 out of 5
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