Europeans are heavy smokers. If you pay extra for a balcony, please know that attempting to enjoy breakfast with a view unfortunately comes with a side order of cigarette smoke.

Costa Magica Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Costa Magica

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 19, 2018

Ship: Costa Magica

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 7278

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Our servers were excellent. From Jerome the butler to Ronna our room assistant to our entire wait staff. From the bars to restaurant, they were great. The excursions were good but I would not consider a bargain, fairly expensive. We hired a private driver for the last port who not only drove us to Pisa roundtrip but took us on an extra 2 hr private sceneic tour to Cinque Terre, stopping for pictures and a roadside snack. It was less than a similiar Costa Excursion and exceeded our expectations . Overall the cruise was fun however it is doubtful I will venture again with Costa. $3000 for a balcony that we could hardly use due to the fellow guest who smoked on their balconies. And a negative experience where the customer service desk quoted us incorrect information about location and time available to pick up passports upon disembarking which caused avoidable stress.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

3 out of 5

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5

Barcelona, Spain

4 out of 5

Marseille (Provence), France

4 out of 5

Savona (Genoa), Italy

3 out of 5

La Spezia (Cinque Terre), Italy

5 out of 5


4 out of 5
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