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mediterranea or magica - can't decide

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Let's take up a vote, - (assuming both ships come back here to North America next year), If you had the choice and have been on both ships, which would you choose and why? - Just in the planning stages of our next voyage!

 

Thanks in advance for you input.

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I just retruned from escorting a group the Mediterranea EC Dec 4th sailing, and the ship is beautiful. I will be escorting another group on the Magica on April 28th to Bermuda. Since the Magica is even larger and newer, I anticipate this one to be a great cruise as well. I don't think you can go wrong especially for the price on either one. Enjoy planning your next cruise. :)

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Thanks CrusinGroupie,

 

Let us know how the Magica compares when you get back. We've been on the Mediterranea once (last March) and thought it was absolutely fantastic - no complaints whatsoever. Food was great and the ship itself was spotless and very, very well looked after.

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Let's take up a vote, - (assuming both ships come back here to North America next year), If you had the choice and have been on both ships, which would you choose and why? - Just in the planning stages of our next voyage!

 

Thanks in advance for you input.

Hi there...back yesterday from the Magica, and did the Med one year ago. Both are beautiful, clean ships. Meals on both, and staff were fantastic on both. The Magica decorating is more subdued, but my taste runs more to the Med. The Magica seemed to me to be very simiar to many motels in Ontario Canada...so not so exciting for us. The only thing we did not like about the Magica...was the layout of the ship. Even by the end of the week we were not sure how to get to many places....not all floors go from front to back of the ship. The Med was very simple, right from day one. If I had my choice of the two...for the same $...I would definetly choose the Med.:) :)

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Med all the way!!!!! I found the magica to have lousy layout and low ceilings and somewht congested. Enjoy!

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This may all be for naught as I believe the fortuna is replacing the Magica in the caribbean next year. I would vote for the Med as I like the layout of the ship better. I like the pool deck on the Magica better though as it's terraced layout seems to allow for more deck chairs closer to the pool and calypso bands.

 

Cheers!

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Having been on the Mediterranea in Feb 07 and the Magica in March 07, I would say the Mediterranea for 1 reason. The layout of the ship. The Magica is shorter, has 300 more cabins, and there is not as much "non-Cabin" space for the passengers. Also, the layout of the ship is "quirky". To get to the rear dinning room on deck 3, you have to go up to deck 5 to go down. The have the galleys between the 2 dinning room so it chops up the ship so passengers cannont go from front to back on every deck. With all that said, we loved our cruise on the Magica too, but when we sail in December, it will be on the Mediterranea.

 

The cruise director is more personable on the Magica. The cruise director from the MEditerranea got on my nerves, hahahahahahaha.

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