travel42 Cruise Ship Review: Costa Cruise Lines Costa Magica

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Costa Magica, completed in Italy in 2004, takes 2,672 passengers (double occupancy) and an international crew of 1,027. It measures 102,587 tons, is 890 ft in length and cruises at 20 knots.

Carnival Corp. bought a share in Costa in 1997 and completely owned the company by 2000. Carnival ramped up the ship-building program and has increased the fleet to more than a dozen ships.

Officers and a maitre d'hotel are Italian.

Public rooms are named after places in Italy, such as Portof...

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