Greece & Croatia Kosher Cruise
aboard the Costa Cruise: Magica
August 12-19, 2013 (7 Nights - Kosher Cruise)
|Mon., Aug. 12||Venice (Italy)||Departs||5:00 pm|
|Tues., Aug. 13||Bari (Italy)||12:30 pm||6:00 pm|
|Wed., Aug. 14||Katakolon / Olympia (Greece)||1:30 pm||7:00 pm|
|Thurs., Aug. 15||Piraeus/Athens (Greece)||1:00 pm||10:00 pm|
|Fri., Aug. 16||Santorini (Greece)||7:00 am||2:00 pm|
|Sat., Aug. 17||Corfu (Greece)||1:00 pm||7:00 pm|
|Sun., Aug. 18||Dubrovnik (Croatia)||8:00 am||1:00 pm|
|Mon., Aug. 19||Venice (Italy)||9:00 am||Arrives|
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The Costa Magica is a spectacular and surprising ship, and especially its large and spacious outdoor decks: the main swimming pool deck, shaped like an amphitheatre, is very sunny and nicely sheltered, while the stern swimming pool can be used under all weather conditions thanks to its mobile transparent roof.
The greatest thing about a cruise is that you get to pamper youself in all ways. Try out Costa Magica's wellness and beauty centre, 4 swimming pools, including one for children, and 6 Jacuzzis: everything needed to enjoy all the luxury of a dream vacation. Some of the most important areas on the Costa Magica include the wellness center (1,500 sq. m), which is equipped with an ultramodern gym with glass walls overlooking the sea, sauna, Turkish bath plus numerous relaxation and wellness services.
- 4 Swimming pools (1 indoor )
- 6 Jacuzzi HydroMassage baths
- Approx. 140 m jogging track
- Terme Saturnia Fitness Centre
- Beauty Salon
- Maratea Lido
- Palinuro Lido
- Urbino Theater (on 3 levels)
- Spoleto Dance Hall
- Capri Lounge
- Isola Bella Lounge
- Grado Discotheque
- Sicilia Casino
- Internet Cafe
- Salento Grand Bar
- L'Aquila Bar (Cigar Bar)
- Capocolonna Piano Bar
Name: Costa Magica
Ship Completed Date: 12/1/2004
Non-Smoking Dining: Yes
Gross Tonnage: 105,000
Maximum Speed: 20 knots
Average Speed: 20 knots
Beam: 124 feet
Length: 890 feet
Number of Elevators: 18
Number of Passenger Decks: 13
Number of Pools: 4
Non-Smoking Ship: No
Major Cruise Questions
What is included in the price of my cruise?Virtually everything, with the exception of certain items of a personal nature, for which there is a fair and reasonable charge. Your cruise fare includes shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, standard meals, services and onboard entertainment.
What's not includedItems that are of a personal nature, for which there is a fair and reasonable charge. Not included in the cruise fare are items that are of a personal nature including gratuities, shore excursions, airfare, telephone calls, faxes, spa treatments, salon services, photographs, laundry and valet service as well as wine, liquor and other beverages.
Will I need a passport or visa?You are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents and for complying with Customs and Immigration requirements. Guests with out proper travel documents will not be allowed to board the vessel. If for some reason you must leave the ship mid-cruise, you will be denied re-entry into the U.S. unless you possess a valid U.S. passport and no refund of cruise fare will be given to any guest failing to bring such documentation. All major cruise lines encourage all guests to obtain passports as soon as possible to avoid backlogs. For more information, please visit the U.S State department website at www.travel.state.gov.
Air TravelPassports will be required for any air travel from the Caribbean as of January 23, 2007. ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda will be required to present a valid passport.
Cruise TravelAs early as January 1st, 2008, subject to U.S. Government amendment, ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda may be required to present a valid passport or other documents as determined by the Department of Homeland Security.
Mediterranean and North Europe Cruises:United States and Canadian citizens must have valid passports and necessary Visas. The expiration date of your passport must not occur within 6 months of the scheduled return date of travel. Naturalized U.S. citizens are advised to carry their naturalization papers. Aliens who are residents of the U.S. must carry their Alien Registration Card and passport. All others must have valid passports and necessary visas.
Please check current visa requirements with the appropriate embassies or consulates.
What clothing should I pack?Most of the time, you'll feel comfortable in casual resort wear including light cotton clothing. Sweaters, lightweight jackets, raincoats and hats are also appropriate for Northern Europe. Tennis shoes or low-heeled walking shoes are recommended for exploring the ports of call. While most shore excursions do not have dress codes, some tours specifically prohibit shorts and sleeveless shirts, and require ladies to wear knee-length skirts or slacks.
There is usually two formal galas to which ladies will wish to wear long gowns or cocktail-length dresses; gentlemen may choose either tuxedos or dark suits. Number of formal nights may vary depending on cruise length and itinerary. On other evenings, resort attire is the norm.
What is the climate like?Temperatures in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean (April through October) average 14 - 31 degrees Celsius; 57 - 88 degrees Fahrenheit. Of course, they may vary.
Temperatures in Caribbean: (November - April) average 72-85 degrees. Of course, they may vary.
Temperatures in South America: (December - March) average 71-84 degrees. Of course, they may vary.
Can I phone home?Ship-to-shore telephone service is available 24 hours a day while the ship is at sea or in port from your stateroom. You'll find a telephone and dialing instructions in your stateroom.
If you need to be reached by people at home, have them call or fax the ship directly; or they can contact you via email through your own Internet Service Provider which you can then access via the Internet Café.
Is internet service available?You can send and receive emails through your own service provider in the Internet Café for a nominal charge.
How do I plan my on-shore activities?Naturally, you are free to explore many of the ports of call on your own, however, a variety of shore excursion are arranged for you convenience. Each excursion is carefully researched by our Shore Excursion Staff to ensure your experience ashore is as enriching and enjoyable as your stay aboard. You may pre-book your excursions online by selecting Personalize Your Cruise. You will need to enter your booking number and your name as it appears on your reservation. The excursion selected will be debited to you onboard account . Or, if you prefer, you may purchase the shore excursion onboard at the Shore Excursion Desk. Shore Excursions are subject to availability and not available on all ships and sail dates.
What about laundry and dry cleaning services?Complete valet services including laundry, pressing and dry cleaning, can be arranged through your stateroom steward/stewardess and billed to your shipboard account.
You are responsible for obtaining all travel documents as well as compliance with Customs and Immigration requirements. You will be required to comply with all government imposed security measures, which may change without notice.
All passengers are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents and for complying with Customs and Immigration requirements.
Please check current VISA requirements with the appropriate embassies or consulates prior to departing on your cruise vacation. Kosherica is providing this application for your convenience.
Kosherica is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided herein. Please contact www.visahq.com with any questions.
Guests without proper travel documents will not be allowed to board the vessel. If for some reason you must leave the ship mid-cruise, you will be denied re-entry into the U.S. unless you possess a valid U.S. passport and no refund of cruise fare will be given to any guest failing to bring such documentation. Kosherica encourages all guests to obtain passports as soon as possible to avoid backlogs. For more information, please visit the U.S State department website at www.travel.state.gov.
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