The Costa Magica and Costa Fortuna were groundbreaking ships for Costa when they came out. As the line’s first 100,000-tonners, they were Italy’s biggest cruise ships at the time.
With a décor that’s themed around the palaces of Italy, the Magica takes its name from decorative touches that suggest the slight of hand. Other design elements found in various public rooms include medieval courts with their jesters and more modern thespian-inspired artworks.
Activities On Costa Magica
Combining spaces big and small, the Costa Magica offers grandeur and intimacy: The atrium soars nine decks high and features imagery of Italy’s most beloved regions, like a travel brochure on a grand seagoing scale, while the library doubles as a card room, and ironically has so few books that passengers are advised to bring their own!
Discos bop until the wee hours of the night, and the nearby casino is conveniently located for gaming action. An expansive ballroom gets plenty of passengers up and dancing, while throughout the ship many other nooks and crannies offer a variety of retreats, from the internet center to the piano bar.
The main pool area is designed in an unusual amphitheater arrangement for soaking in the sun or showing oneself off. The forward pool has a big, Carnival-inspired waterslide, while an aft pool has a retractable glass roof for use in inclement weather.
The spa is spacious, but at 4,600 square feet not on a scale found aboard the more recent Costa ships. The design, however, is impressive—especially for the panoramic wall of glass. Nicely equipped gyms offer the latest in high-tech workout machines and there are fun-filled playrooms for kids as well.
Dining On Costa Magica
The Costa Magica has two main dining rooms serving dinner in two, traditional fixed seatings, plus an elegantly appointed reservations-only alternative restaurant offers the finest in upscale dining in an atmosphere of Italian friezes and gold-and-china appointed place settings under a giant skylight.
The indoor/outdoor lido buffet is a bit more formal than aboard other ships with its neoclassical accents, but still a relaxing spot for a casual meal. An outdoor grill serves burgers, and in the evening, one area of the lido turns into a complimentary pizza café.
Cabins On Costa Magica
Cabins on the Costa Magica are warmly appointed, many with private balconies—62 percent of the outside accommodations. Even inside cabins are spacious, with plenty of closet space and drawers to satisfy the most incorrigible of over-packers.
Costa Magica belongs to Costa Cruises' Fortuna Class of cruise ships. This Costa ship features a specialty à la carte restaurant, a multitude of colorful bars and lounges, and more than 500 cabins and suites with a balcony.
Year Built 2004 ♦
Ship's Class: Fortuna Class ♦
Country of Registry Italy ♦
Tonnage 102,500 ♦
Length 890 ft - 271 m ♦
Cruising Speed 20 knots ♦
Passenger Capacity (double occupancy) 2,720 ♦
Passenger Capacity (incl. upper beds) 3,470 ♦
Passenger Decks 13 ♦
Officers and Crew 1,027 ♦
Officer's Nationality Italian ♦
Crew and Hotel Staff Nationality International
Total 1,360 ♦
Suites with Balcony 58 ♦
Oceanview with Balcony 464 ♦
Oceanview without Balcony 321 ♦
Inside 515 ♦
Accessible Cabins (all categories) 27 ♦
Costa Cruises' cabins include luxury bedding, complimentary continental breakfast, minibar, satellite TV programming, and 24 hour room service.
TV with music channels ♦
In-Cabin Movies ♦
In-Cabin Internet Access ♦
Private Safe ♦
Traditional 1st and 2nd Sitting Assigned Table Seating ♦
Formal Nights ♦
Specialty Restaurants: Club Vicenza ♦
Specialty Coffee Bar ♦
24 Hour Room Service Available
Bars and Lounges ♦
Card Room/Game Room ♦
Video Games Arcade
Sports and Activities
Resort Style Pool ♦
Sports Court ♦
Fitness Center ♦
Spa and Wellness
Full Service Spa ♦
MedSpa Services ♦
Sauna or Steam Room ♦
Beauty Salon ♦
Fitness Assessment ♦
Health and Nutrition Evaluation
Children and Teens
Family Cabins ♦
Organized Age Specific Activities ♦
Children's Pool ♦
Youth Staff ♦
Teen Programs ♦
Teen Staff ♦
Group Babysitting Services
Other Facilities and Services
Duty Free Shops and Boutiques ♦
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Service ♦
Business Center Services ♦