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New Caribbean Ports of Call by BobG8

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

I thought the Food was excellent in presentation and taste.

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WOMDERFUL FRIENDS by GillesC

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

WONDERFUL CLEAN SHIP AND VERY GOOD PERSONNEL

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The Honeymoon of our dreams. by CynthisM

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

My spouse and I are of the older generation. We had experience and Ideas of what we wanted. We wanted to spend time exclusively with each other. THe cruise to the carribean took care of that. I did not have to worry about cookinbg and cleaning and he didn\'t have to worry about working around the house. He had never cruised before or gone to this part of the carribean and ni\either had I. New places for new beginings., along with new experiences. We got to try Scuba diving with out taking long couses, but we loved it and will see about taking the classes at home. We have horses at home and miss them, in the Dominican Republic we rented horses and got to see more of the interior, (also at a great resort, which may be a vaction spot in the futrue.), at faster than a walk. The Costa port at the Turks is really wonderful. It even has a Margarittavilles by Jimmy Buffet. It is beautiful and clean. I won't talk about the food as I gained 6lbs on the trip.

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dancing is on this ship by DebbiD

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Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

Eastern Caribbean The entertainment was some of the best I have ever seen on a boat, very close to Vegas The crew- here is all I have to say. They do a good job but they are more concern with the task than the people. I think is the difference between a crystal cruise or princess cruise and costa. Please be aware that on this cruise English is NOT the main language. If you speak only English you are in the minority. Some crew members do not even speak English. The food- I would rank as very good but not excellent. Very different choices and pasta is served with every meal but again the waiters were concerned with the task and not the customer. They do not operate out of the box. I wanted 2 glasses with Ice tea and it was difficult to get.. I did not order soup or pasta and hense had to wait for the others at the table as the courses were served in order and together. The islands-Fort Lauderdale ( Sunday ) Never cruise during spring break. There were hundreds of extra people at the airport, hotels and restaurants plus all the prices had increased due to demand. We really had to idea. The board boards at 1:00 and not before. We were told 11:00 and waited in line Boarding was fast and easy compared to other ships as they had let us fax or e-mail in a lot of the information. Our rooms were not ready but there was an open buffet and entertainment so even thought we had been in the same clothes since the night before it was fine. The room was clean and large. It was easy to see it was a ship only a few years old. There is a safe, TV, ample closets and drawers, hairdryer, mini bar. We had the same stewart ( Angelina ) and she did an excellent job of getting our room clean the minute we left. We also asked for extra pillow and blankets and they were brought immediately. The bed was extremely hard and we failed to tell her but later found out they do provide other mattresses if needed. Day at Sea ( Monday ) The crew did an excellent job of providing entertainment all day long. It was very enjoyable. We were out early to get our seats and I noticed during the day that people were looking for a place to park but were not able to find one immediately but as they say you snooze you lose. San Juan (Tuesday ) We arrived about 3 which gave us time to shop and still be back for dinner. I love the shopping at San Juan. All of the tours provided we had been on before. Wish they could get there sooner so we could get to the beach but this is the same time all ships arrive Saint Thomas ( Wednesday ) this island is a shopping frenzie. Too much for us . We did enjoy the bus ride around the island for $25 each which was cheaper than what was offered by the cruise line. We had not signed up for a excursion as we had done all the ones we wanted but I would do one next time just to get away . Two hours on a boat is better than 2 hours on a bus any day Casa De Campo/La Romana ( Thursday ) This would happen to be my most unfavorite place in the carribean. Stay on the boat. The two excursions are one to town and the other to historical site. The buses were made for little people and no one fit . The excursions consists of a small park with flee market vendors. They were very expensive. They wanted ten dollars for a shot glass, fifteen dollars for a 2000 spoon. They have people there to speak English and use calculators to tell you how much it costs in dollars. There are several beggars. There was music and dancing but when you stopped for a photo they whispered one dollar donation please _ A guy was walking his goat and wanted you to take a picture of it and they asked for money. The historial site was not better. There places we had read about and wanted to go to but everything we wanted to see was too far away. It reminded me of Meridan, Mexico. Grand Turks ( Friday ) Oh my gosh I love this place and could have stayed here the whole trip. It is clean. It is pretty, There are no loca

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costa magica was great by TraciN1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

I thought the ship was great clean , great works

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Not as good as last year! by JayneN

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Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

We sailed on the Costa Magica in early March 2006 and again in March 2007. We found that the quality of the food had gone done as did the dinning room service. The cabin service was great. The shows were the same as last year, but the other entertainment was very good. I am afraid that we found Princess and Holland to be a better cruise.

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This is a dancing cruise by DebbiD

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

Eastern Caribbean The entertainment was some of the best I have ever seen on a boat, very close to Vegas The crew- here is all I have to say. They do a good job but they are more concern with the task than the people. I think is the difference between a crystal cruise or princess cruise and costa. Please be aware that on this cruise English is NOT the main language. If you speak only English you are in the minority. Some crew members do not even speak English. The food- I would rank as very good but not excellent. Very different choices and pasta is served with every meal but again the waiters were concerned with the task and not the customer. They do not operate out of the box. I wanted 2 glasses with Ice tea and it was difficult to get.. I did not order soup or pasta and hense had to wait for the others at the table as the courses were served in order and together. The islands-Fort Lauderdale ( Sunday ) Never cruise during spring break. There were hundreds of extra people at the airport, hotels and restaurants plus all the prices had increased due to demand. We really had to idea. The board boards at 1:00 and not before. We were told 11:00 and waited in line Boarding was fast and easy compared to other ships as they had let us fax or e-mail in a lot of the information. Our rooms were not ready but there was an open buffet and entertainment so even thought we had been in the same clothes since the night before it was fine. The room was clean and large. It was easy to see it was a ship only a few years old. There is a safe, TV, ample closets and drawers, hairdryer, mini bar. We had the same stewart ( Angelina ) and she did an excellent job of getting our room clean the minute we left. We also asked for extra pillow and blankets and they were brought immediately. The bed was extremely hard and we failed to tell her but later found out they do provide other mattresses if needed. Day at Sea ( Monday ) The crew did an excellent job of providing entertainment all day long. It was very enjoyable. We were out early to get our seats and I noticed during the day that people were looking for a place to park but were not able to find one immediately but as they say you snooze you lose. San Juan (Tuesday ) We arrived about 3 which gave us time to shop and still be back for dinner. I love the shopping at San Juan. All of the tours provided we had been on before. Wish they could get there sooner so we could get to the beach but this is the same time all ships arrive Saint Thomas ( Wednesday ) this island is a shopping frenzie. Too much for us . We did enjoy the bus ride around the island for $25 each which was cheaper than what was offered by the cruise line. We had not signed up for a excursion as we had done all the ones we wanted but I would do one next time just to get away . Two hours on a boat is better than 2 hours on a bus any day Casa De Campo/La Romana ( Thursday ) This would happen to be my most unfavorite place in the carribean. Stay on the boat. The two excursions are one to town and the other to historical site. The buses were made for little people and no one fit . The excursions consists of a small park with flee market vendors. They were very expensive. They wanted ten dollars for a shot glass, fifteen dollars for a 2000 spoon. They have people there to speak English and use calculators to tell you how much it costs in dollars. There are several beggars. There was music and dancing but when you stopped for a photo they whispered one dollar donation please _ A guy was walking his goat and wanted you to take a picture of it and they asked for money. The historial site was not better. There places we had read about and wanted to go to but everything we wanted to see was too far away. It reminded me of Meridan, Mexico. Grand Turks ( Friday ) Oh my gosh I love this place and could have stayed here the whole trip. It is clean. It is pretty, There are no loca

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Italian fun by PatK3

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

This is an Italian line and not for first time cruisers as they did not give a lot of information out. My children loved it. The Cruise staff were excellent and they kept up the activities both in the day and the evening. The evening activities were fun with Italian night, Toga night and other themed nights. They even provided extra sheets and hats for Toga night and the vast majority of the cruisers participated.

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A wonderful cruise by NicoleM9

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Western

We were on the Costa Magica from Ft. Lauderdale the last week of March. We really enjoyed it, our inside statement room was great, we didn't know what to expect as it was our first cruise, the room was large, very clean.

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A Terrible Cruise by HarryC2

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Western

The cruise was terrible, we will never sail with Costa again. They had teenagers drunk on the ship,running around all night. They where on the stairs, hallways, gangway & the pier drunk & passed out. We actually had to step over a girl drunk & passed out in front of the gangway. When we got on the ship & in the elevator a girl was vomiting. There was the smell of vomit in the hallways & stairs. The Costa staff had no control over these kids. These kids where everywere. On formal nights they would be in the casino, cafe,& theatre wearing shorts with no shirts, while everyone else was dressed. We had to call security many times because of the noise. When we called customer service most times we could not get through because everyone else were complaining. WE WILL NEVER SAIL WITH COSTA AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Best cruise ever by GaryP5

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Absolutely the most incredible ship I have ever seen besides the QE2 and QM2

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Another great cruise with Costa by John21041237

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Western

We love the ship and staff. We took the exact same cruise in Costa Magica last year. The ship is beautiful and spotless clean. Food service is very good. Daily entertainment is excellent. Ports and tours were excellent. This cruise is a wonderful value. The only negative is a rather long delay before getting the main course almost every night.

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beautiful cruise by ElisaC

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

better child activities

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very good cruise by ElisaC

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

more child activity, kids club

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no too bad, but not great by RandiS

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

The Costa Magica is a beautiful ship. The service was excellent. The shows were lacking in the WOW factor. Dinner choices were not the best, they did not offer something that everybody would love. One night the fillet of beef we ordered was bad and they did not have any other beef to offer. Although we were disappointed with the food and shows, we still had a good time because of the people we traveled with and the new people we met.

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wonderful cruise by RobertG22

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Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

The ship was standard,Shows were very good. Food was fair. Tables along the buffet areas were not clean; waiters only removed the dishes.

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A great time,wonderful shows and good fo by GeraldC

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Western

It was a fun cruise. The shows were fantastic. Nice pools. Food was very good, but not the best I've had on a cruise. The casino was very nice.

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Great Criuse! by MarkM29

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Having never sailed on Costa, we were really worried about the food selections since we are not fancy eaters. We were worried for nothing! The ship was beautiful and spacious. Maybe too spacious, it took us days to figure out the best way to get from point a to point b on board. But by mid week it was a breeze. The crew was great and I would have to say that of all of the cruises I have taken over the years ( 9 cruises ) this one was the most liveliest!

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great time by MelissaG4

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Western

rooms were very nice - largest i have ever been in and this is our 5th cruise. great entertainmest, friendly staff

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Our Third Valentine Cruise on Costa by JosephA11

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Costa Magica / Destination: Caribbean - Western

The new stop of Grand Turks is GREAT, this is approx our 20th cruise, the 5th with Costa Cruise Line. They really need to spend money on improving their mattress and pillows

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