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We set sail on the Costa Magica back in September for a Western Mediterranean cruise, and I have to admit that we had a lot more fun than we were expecting. In the past, I had heard of some bad experiences on Costa cruises. We got a good deal though and in turn decided to give it a try.

In the last couple of years, I have sailed on the Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas, as well as the Holland America MS Eurodam. Compared to both of these ships, the Costa Magica stands right there with them in terms of quality.

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On a more positive note, the cabin was tremendous, and the staff aboard the Costa Magica did a great job of trying to make our trip very special. We had great attention to detail from the room stewards, wait staff, and more. We also signed up for the drink package, which ended up being a very good deal as it included the majority of alcoholic beverages. With the drink package, you could spend a minor amount to make up for the amount of drinks you were allowed to consume. The meals as well were all prepared very nicely, with some great dishes and stellar variety.

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We experienced a few down points for the cruise. The first was that we had three excursions booked for the various ports which we were going to be stopping at. Unfortunately though, all three of these that we had booked were cancelled at the last minute. This was rather disappointing as the only added entertainment that we were able to get was what was onboard the ship.

The other downer was the crowded nature of the ship. I understand that the Costa Magica is cheaper than the Royal Caribbeans of the cruising industry, but breakfast and lunch buffets were a bit crowded for my liking.

I would reccomend this cruise to others.

I think this cruise is suitable for Seniors.

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commentsAbout Jackson Steward

Date of Birth: 07/Oct/1955
Country: Orlando, FL
Sail Date: 01/Sep/2012

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