Cruising has become a massively popular holiday choice in recent years and for those eager to explore the wonders of the Amalfi Coast in the Provence of Salerno, Southern Italy, no cruise liner will quite meet their needs quite like the stunning Costa Magica. Those boarding the Costa Magica will instantly be captivated by the unique décor and ambience which combines the Capri, Portifino and Salento styles in a seamless manner, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the rich Italian culture even before disembarking at the various ports along the coastline.
Costa Magica is the very embodiment of luxury cruising, with spectacular pieces of art from the prestigious Academia di Brera in Milan present throughout. This spirit of opulence is best reflected in the grand nine storey central hall, reminiscent of the fine renaissance architecture scattered throughout Italy’s major cities.
Guests looking to socialise need not search any further than the thriving Gran Salento bar, which is the social hub of the ship and comes highly recommended by the many guests choosing to cruise on the Costa Magica each year. Alternatively, those looking for a little peace and quiet to absorb the stunning scenery seen in every direction can make their way to the stern deck – apparently, there is nothing quite like watching the world pass by whilst relaxing in one of the several Jacuzzis located here. Finally, if the need for a spot of retail therapy beckons, the onboard boutique shopping mall is simply bursting with designer stores awaiting the chance to fulfil even the most discerning passenger’s desire.
As a country known for a range of the world’s most popular dishes, anyone travelling to Italy can expect a certain standard of cuisine – and this expectation will be more than met on board the Costa Magica. With a variety of menus on offer, sampling a little of everything is actively encouraged; whether you prefer to dine al fresco at the gastronomically delightful buffet or take on a three course meal in one of the restaurants found in various locations throughout the ship. Of course, for those struggling to choose exactly where to start, the Costa Magica’s flurry of friendly waiting staff and maitre d’s will be on hand to help make what can be an immensely tricky decision!
One of the undoubted highlights of any Costa Magica cruise is the Midnight Buffet, which is held once on each trip. With the champagne and canapés flowing under the balmy Italian moonlight, this is certainly an experience not to miss.
When guests manage to tear themselves away from the cuisine on offer, there are a plethora of entertainment and leisure options on board the Costa Magica. During the day, sports competitions and dance classes are interrupted only by the opportunity to brush up on a little Italiano, while those looking for a more chilled out day can indulge in a few lazy laps in one of six on-board pools. As evening draws in, the ship comes alive with the sound of different genres of music from the bars, with guests able to switch their preferences – and dance styles – as the mood takes them.
Stepping outside, deck parties last well into the night and the Squok Kids Club will ensure that any parents feeling the effects of too many cocktails in the morning have one less thing to worry about! Costa Magica combines luxury cruising with a family friendly holiday ensuring guests of all ages have an experience which will last a lifetime.
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