Goddess of the Night

Former names: Mykonos Magic, Costa Magica

Goddess of the Night current position

Goddess of the Night current location is at Aegean Sea (coordinates 38.03733 N / 23.50416 E) cruising en route to GRELE. The AIS position was reported 5 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Goddess of the Night

Year of build2004  /  Age: 20
Flag state Bermuda
BuilderFincantieri (Sestri Ponente, Genoa Italy)
ClassCarnival DESTINY
Ferry route / homeportsPiraeus-Athens (Greece)
Building costUSD 450 million
Engines (power)Wartsila-Sulzer (40 MW / 53641 hp)
Speed20 kn / 37 km/h / 23 mph
Length (LOA)272 m / 892 ft
Beam (width)35 m / 115 ft
Gross Tonnage102587 gt
Passengers2720 - 3250
Passengers-to-space ratio32
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2024
Sister-shipsCosta Fortuna, Carnival Triumph-Sunrise, Carnival Victory-Radiance, Carnival Destiny-Sunshine
Former namesMykonos Magic, Costa Magica
Christened byPaz Vegas (Costa Magica)
OwnerEaglepower Shipping Ltd
OperatorNeonyx Cruises (Seajets Ferries Greece)

Goddess of the Night Review

Review of Goddess of the Night

The 2004-built (as Costa Magica) cruise ship Goddess of the Night (fka "Mykonos Magic") is the fifth/last Destiny-class vessel owned by Carnival Corporation and operated by its subsidiary Costa Cruises until 2023. The same-designed sisterships are Costa Fortuna and the CCL-Carnival Cruise Lines' boats Triumph-Sunrise, Victory-Radiance and Destiny-Sunshine.

The vessel (IMO number 9239795) is currently Bermuda-flagged (MMSI 310834000) and registered in Hamilton.

Costa Magica was Italy-flagged (MMSI 247113300) with Genova as the port of registry.

History - construction and ownership

On June 23, 2021, CCL-Carnival announced plans to add two additional ships to its fleet by 2023. The vessels include an EXCEL-class newbuild 2023 (Carnival Jubilee/originally assigned to AIDA) and Costa Magica. The Costa boat was to be drydock refitted and refurbished, Carnival-named, and to join CCL by mid-2022.

However, on June 15, 2022, CCL announced that Costa Luminosa (renamed Carnival Luminosa) will be transferred from Costa to CCL in September 2022 while Costa will keep Costa Magica in the fleet.

In February 2023, CCL announced that Costa Magica has been sold to Seajets Ferries and renamed "Mykonos Magic". Costa's remaining skeleton crew disembarked the ship on February 8th, in Brindisi. With the acquisition of the 19-year-old Costa Magica in 2023, SeaJets' cruise fleet totaled 7x secondhand ships, some of which were resold to other companies or scrapped.

When the announcement was made, Costa Magica had a total of 29x voyages scheduled for the period December 18, 2022, through May 5, 2023, all of which were canceled.

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, the Costa ship Magica didn't restart passenger services and remained out of service. Most of the time (2020-2021-2022) the boat was docked at La Spezia Italy.

Costa Magica cruise ship (Mykonos Magic)

SEAJETS Greece (1989-founded) is a Cyprus-based shipping company that specializes in passenger and cargo ferry services exclusively in the Eastern Mediterranean (Aegean Sea). Seajets' fleet includes mainly fast-ferries (14x high-speed catamarans, max capacity 2100 passengers + 600 cars) plus 3x conventional Ro-Pax vessels (max capacity 1300 passengers + 400 cars). Seajets operates from homeports Piraeus-Athens, Lavrion and Crete (Heraklion and Rethymno) interconnecting 26 Cyclades Islands (Crete including) with 260 connections.

In April 2024, Seajets announced its cruise brand "Neonyx Cruises" and that Mykonos Magic would be soon renamed "Goddess of Night". Mykonos Magic left Eleusis on April 3rd and anchored off ─░CDAS Shipyard (Canakkale Turkey) on April 6th, for a drydock refit and refurbishment. After the extensive drydocking, Goddess of Night became the first vessel/flagship of the new cruise line and travel brand "Neonyx Cruises".

Decks and Cabins

Goddess of the Night/Costa Magica staterooms (1354 total, in 9 grades) include 53x Suites, 464x Balcony, 321x Oceanview, 511 Inside cabins. Most cabins are sized 185 ft2 (17 m2) and nearly 40% of all have private step-out balconies. Wheelchair-accessible cabins are 27, single cabins are 14. The largest accommodations are the Grand Suites (345 ft2 / 32 m2, with 85 ft2 / 8 m2 terrace).

The boat has 13 passenger decks, of which 8 are with cabins.

Neonyx cruise itineraries

Neonyx Goddess of the Night's Maiden Voyage is currently scheduled for July 8, 2024 (4-night itinerary), leaving from homeport Piraeus-Athens. The inaugural cruise was priced from EUR 2500 per person with double occupancy.

As a travel brand, Neonyx Cruises specializes in adults-only voyages with Eastern Mediterranean itineraries leaving roundtrip from Greece (Piraeus-Athens) and visiting Aegean Sea destinations like the Greek Isles (Santorini, Mykonos), and Turkey (Cesme).

Neonyx Cruises targets predominantly young and dynamic travelers with premium onboard relaxation and party experiences (DJ performances nightly, interactive shows, professional entertainment programming /singers, dancers, acrobats, artists).

The ship Goddess of the Night operates 3-nighht/4-day and 4-night/5-day roundtrips from Piraeus (departures on Fridays and Mondays) visiting Mykonos, Santorini and Cesme.

Neonyx cruise fares are inclusive of Wi-Fi package and EUR 100 OBC/onboard credit voucher.

Costa Magica itineraries

Costa Magica itinerary program was based on seasonal deployment in Europe (Mediterranean) with voyages departing roundtrip from homeports in Italy (Savona), Spain (Barcelona), and France (Marseille). During summer, the ship was in the Caribbean and homeported in La Romana (Dominicana). On seasonal relocation, Costa Magica offered Transatlantic crossings between Europe and the Caribbean.

Costa Magica ship review (facilities and amenities/dining, entertainment, wellness)

Mealtimes on Magica generally follow the traditions rather than set the pace for innovations. At breakfast, there is casual fare in Restaurante Buffet Colombo 1954, including omelets to order, along with cold cheeses and cuts. At lunch expect the addition of an outdoor grill by the pool, where you can get grilled chicken, French fries and twice-cooked burgers. Lunch in either of the restaurants offers daily specials. There is also a daily "tea time" at the buffet. Dinner is the big event onboard, with most of the attention focused on a formal-style dining experience that can last up to 3 hours.

Alternatives are limited to Restaurante Buffet Cristoforo Colombo 1954 (transformed into a Pizzeria from 9 pm until 2 am) and Club Grand Conte 1927 (top-deck venue for a romantic experience/EUR 23 service charge).

Costa Magica also had complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service

Costa Magica cruise ship (Mykonos Magic)

Next are listed Costa Magica's restaurants and food bars.

Ristorante Portofino (complimentary forward Dining Room, operates with open seating Breakfast and Lunch, plus two assigned seatings for Dinner (at 6:30 pm and 9 pm)

Ristorante Costa Smeralda (complimentary 2-level Aft Dining Room with two fixed dinner seatings)

Club Vicenza (dinner-only, specialty a-la-carte-priced restaurant with a Steakhouse menu and an extensive wine list; reservations required)

Ristorante Buffet Bellagio (self-service buffet restaurant, complimentary; offers breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea at 4-5 pm, and dinner. In the evenings, the Lido buffet transforms into Pizzeria (complimentary, with waiter service).

The ship provides Casino (gaming lounge), Theater (main show lounge), two show lounges, Library, 3 swimming pools, 5 Jacuzzies/outdoor hot tubs, wellness complex (Spa and Fitness). Club Squok is the kids' facility. Teens have their own area next door. Club Squok's counselors involve children in various supervised activities.

Costa Magica cruise ship (Mykonos Magic)

Next are listed Costa Magica's lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Teatro Urbino (3-tiered theatre and main show lounge; hosts grand scale show productions, musicals, classical concerts, ballet performances, circus, and laser light shows)
  • Grand Bar Salento (with its own dance floor and stage for live performances; hosts quiz games and fashion reviews)
  • Bar Classico L'Aquila (Cigar Lounge and Bar; also selling cigars and fine liquor)
  • Galleria d'Arte (Art Gallery)
  • Sala Carte (cards room)
  • Casino Sicilia
  • Atrio Italia Magica/Atrium (multi-deck, an open-floor area with live music and entertainment, served by Italia Magica Lobby Bar)
  • Sala da Ballo Spoteto (lounge with dance floor and own bar)
  • Piano Bar Capo Colonna (stage for cabaret performances, live music, own dance floor)
  • Salone Capri (grand lounge with round-shaped bar and stage)
  • Discoteca Grado (2-level Disco Nightclub, DJ program nightly); Discoteca Vulcania 1927
  • Internet Point (Internet computers room); Biblioteca Bressanone (Library)
  • Galleria Negozi Shops (duty and tax-free shops for brand watches, jewelry, perfumes, fashion clothes, Costa-logoed merchandise, sportswear, gifts, tobacco, and liquor)
  • Area Foto (Photo Gallery and Shop)
  • Mondo Virtuale (Video Games Arcade)
  • Cappella (Wedding Chapel, also used for religious services)
  • Squok Club (kids lounge with Mini Club (3-6 yo) and Maxi Club (7-11 yo) playing rooms; with complimentary kids program and supervised activities; complimentary babysitting)
  • Teen Zone (teenagers' lounge with Teen Junior (12-14 yo) and Teen Club (15-17 yo) rooms; complimentary supervised activities, themed parties, sports contests)
  • Club Salute Saturnia Spa and Wellness Center (14,000 ft2 / 1,300 m2, with Venus Beauty Salon, Gym, Relaxation Room, Massage-Treatment Rooms, UVA Solarium, Sauna, Turkish Bath, Thermal Suites, spa pool; the Gym and the Sauna are complimentary)
  • Lido Maratea pool area (lido pool with two Whirlpools, served by Maratea Bar)
  • Lido Positano pool area (with two Whirlpools and a retractable glass roof; served by Positano Bar and Grill)
  • Lido Palinuro pool area (one Whirlpool)
  • Kids Pool (wading pool)
  • Solarium (open-air relaxation area, served by Solarium Bar)
  • Campo da Gioco (combined court for tennis and basketball); Pista da Jogging (Power Walking/Jogging Track).

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Magica is of Costa's Destiny-Class liners, with sisterships Costa Fortuna and also the Carnival ships Destiny (Sunshine since 2013), Triumph (Sunrise since 2019), Victory (Radiance since 2020). Ship's interior design is themed "Italian Holiday Spots". Computer-manipulated posters resemble Impressionist-era paintings of places like the Alpes and Portofino. The ship carries 5500 artworks (many of which are from Brera Academy in Milano Italy).

The vessel (Fincantieri Sestri Ponente yard/hull number 6087) has max width/beam 36 m / 118 ft (with the Navigation Bridge wings), DWT weight 9859 tons and draft 8,3 m / 27 ft (when fully loaded). The powerplant consists of Wartsila Sulzer marine diesel engines with combined power output 40 MW.

The 2700-passenger ship Costa Magica featured "Cruising Italian Style" with a new meaning. The interior theme was Italian holiday spots with posters like impressionist paintings. The Alps lined the walls and the Atrium. All public spaces were named after famous holiday places.

Costa Magica itineraries 2022-2023 (CANCELED)

The following tables shows Magica's 14-day "Mediterranean, Canaries and Madeira" itinerary planned by Costa for winter season 2022-23.

Date / TimePort
DAY1 16:30Departing from Savona, Italy
DAY2 08:00 - 18:00Marseille, France
DAY3 08:00 - 16:00Barcelona, Spain
DAYs5-6/overnight 08:00 - 20:00Casablanca, Morocco
DAY8 Feb 08:00 - 20:00Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Spain
DAY9 Feb 08:00 - 20:00Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands Spain
DAY10 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands Spain
DAY11 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Funchal, Madeira Island Portugal
DAY13 08:00 - 14:00Malaga, Spain
DAY14 Feb 09:00Arriving in Savona

Next are listed the ship's voyages (departure dates/homeports) scheduled by Costa Cruises for 2022-2023.

  • 14 days Mediterranean From Savona (2022 Dec 30; 2023 Jan 13, Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 24, Mar 10, Mar 24, Apr 7, Apr 21, May 5
  • 14 days Mediterranean From Marseilles (2022 Dec 31; 2023 Jan 28, Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 11, Mar 25, Apr 8, Apr 22
  • 14 days Mediterranean From Barcelona (2022 Dec 18; 2023 Jan 1, Jan 29, Feb 12, Feb 26, Mar 12, Mar 26, Apr 9, Apr 23)