travel42 Cruise Ship Review: Costa Cruise Lines Costa Magica

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Introduction and History

Costa Magica, completed in Italy in 2004, takes 3,470 passengers and an international crew of 1,027. It measures 102,587 tons, is 893 feet in length and cruises at 20 knots. Officers and a maitre d'hotel are Italian.

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

Public Areas

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Departing from Marseille, France
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