Costa Magica, 11 night Cruise, September (Cruise Only) Itinerary -  Italy, France, Morrocco, Portugal and Spain  £399.00 @ Costa Cruises
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Costa Magica, 11 night Cruise, September (Cruise Only) Itinerary - Italy, France, Morrocco, Portugal and Spain £399.00 @ Costa Cruises

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Found 28th Jun 2015
11 Night Cruise from Savona Italy £399.00 (Cruise only)

Including return transfers from Nice provided by Costa this works out at £435.00 per person. We bundled with Liverpool flights to nice for £150 including Luggage allowances also added a hotel stay before the cruise in Nice so we can spend some time in the area before the cruise.

We cruised with Costa earlier in the year from Dubai and had a fantastic time, I've been on a few other cruise lines in the past and although Costa is not the best line I have been on it was by far the cheapest and overall Great service, Great food and a very good trip. The ship was predominantly Italian nationality which actually turned out brilliant, everyone we met was very polite and fun to be around, the ship also brought a good mix of ages and a younger crowd than the usual cruise scene which suited us perfectly, I have never seen a nightclub dance floor on a ship so busy!! The food was very good and the all inclusive drinks package is the best I have seen at sea, it was around £20 per day and included fresh fruit cocktails, smoothies, speciality coffees and branded drinks like Smirnoff, Jack daniels and even Jagermiester!!

Note: Costa charge a service charge of around 8.5 euros per day so bear this in mind, however this is basically compulsory tipping which the staff very much deserve as they cannot do enough for you.
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    The price does not include
    Service charges : Adults €8.50 per day. The charge will be paid on board at the end of the cruise.
    Flight: any cost of optional flights can be calculated by continuing with the booking.

    For any fuel supplement flight and transfer/Ship see General Terms & Conditions of Contract for Tour Packages - Art. 4.4
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    Panoramas of the East
    Description: Italy, France, Morocco, Portugal, Spain
    Departure date: 23 September 2015
    Ship: Costa Magica
    Number of nights: 11
    Departure Port: Savona
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    Quote for your travel option:
    Adult 1 £849.00 Adult 2 £849.00Flight Included
    Transaction Total
    £1,698.00
    Original Poster
    I just booked Easy jet flights direct to Nice, 2 hour flight under £150 including checked luggage. Costa will arrange the transfers to/from Nice town/airport for around an additional £35. Booking flights via the costa website works out allot more expensive.
    Do people feel sick on ships ? Like car journeys travel sickness etc just curious
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    amzzzzyyyy

    Do people feel sick on ships ? Like car journeys travel sickness etc just … Do people feel sick on ships ? Like car journeys travel sickness etc just curious



    not personally, built like a brick outhouse with a cast iron stomach, I love it when you get ready to rumble & the storm rolls in, pitch & toss
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    amzzzzyyyy

    Do people feel sick on ships ? Like car journeys travel sickness etc just … Do people feel sick on ships ? Like car journeys travel sickness etc just curious



    If you get rough sea it can make you sick, it depends how good your sealegs are I suppose :). Worth remembering these ships are huge 3000 passengers and 1000 crew on this one so in general you barley even feel like you are moving.
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    A good deal but remember Morocco is a Muslim country and as such:
    The Moroccan authorities have warned of an increased threat linked to the growing number of Moroccans belonging to international terrorist organisations operating in Syria and Iraq. As a result, increased security measures, including additional security personnel may be visible in certain areas. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by foreigners. You should take sensible safety precautions and maintain a high level of vigilance at all times.

    In April 2011, 17 people were killed and 25 injured in a large explosion in Marrakech at the Argana Restaurant in Jema el Fna Square.

    There is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time
    amzzzzyyyy

    Do people feel sick on ships ? Like car journeys travel sickness etc just … Do people feel sick on ships ? Like car journeys travel sickness etc just curious


    More than you would expect even with all the stabilising systems in place...could be psychological....would be for me I think. Probably more sick with the bugs that seem to affect cruise liners.
    Unless you want to sit in your cabin all day, you need to budget the same amount again for tours!

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    twinkle

    More than you would expect even with all the stabilising systems in … More than you would expect even with all the stabilising systems in place...could be psychological....would be for me I think. Probably more sick with the bugs that seem to affect cruise liners.




    Haha ok , would u say travel sickness happens if you travel less thats y ? Even in a car
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    LesD

    Unless you want to sit in your cabin all day, you need to budget the same … Unless you want to sit in your cabin all day, you need to budget the same amount again for tours!



    This is not true, I have been to over well over 100 ports on cruises and have only taken the ships tours a handful of times. Occasionally I get tours in the port but mainly we just jump on public transport/taxi's and go it alone, sometimes spending only a few pounds each to sample a new country/city. It well worth doing your research before you do this to make things easier however tours are not essential in most ports.
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