Costa Mediterranea Cruise Ship, Costa Cruises
"This was our first cruise on Costa. Before we left we read a lot of negative comments about Costa and we were kind of concerned. Our trip which was a back to back Eastern and Western Caribbean couldn't have been more fantastic.
The staff was excellent and accommodating, the dining room was gorgeous with excellent food, our stateroom was beautiful with super service by our room steward, the shows were fantastic, the Casino was lots of fun with very nice staff, the ship was super clean, the Cruise Director Stephano was hilarious.
I would highly recommend this ship. I might add even though we found everything perfect, there were still people complaining - we just can't understand it. It just goes to show you can't believe everything you hear or read.
We would definitely book another Costa Cruise and the price was excellent too."
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"My wife and I had a great cruise. Went Caribbean islands for 7 days than stayed over in Kissimmee for 7 days.
Our only comment about the Costa was going through the different languages each time, but we got used to it. Also the entertainment could have been better but overall the price we paid was excellent and would do it again, at the same price maybe little more. Staff was excellent and the food was also good.
There was a little confusion about tipping at the end of the cruise, but basically you can refuse to have service charge added to your bill, you can actually tip your waiters and your favs yourselves."
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"This was to the Caribbean on a 2 week back to back cruise.
The flight connections but by Costa on Air France are diabolical. Do not use them. We missed our connection and ended up with a 27 hour journey via 3 places due to Costa flight negligence with Air France. Air France are pretty useless not interested in helping anyone.
Ship is fantastic, entertainment first class. Food good but lacks in variety for 2 weeks. Outside buffet is pretty poor.
The beds are very poor, very uncomfortable but the cabins are spacious. Staff are second to none.
Embark and disembark are well organised but can be long lines to wait in. Fantastic beautiful ship however.
Do not use the jacuzzi if you have blonde hair, it turns it green! No compensation offered at all for this."
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"Took a cruise with my daughter (16), mother and sister. Had Panoramic Suite. Fantastic cruise. Terrific ports. Rooms were generous size, bathroom was granite with a jac. Tub and shower. Staff could not have been better. Always there to help or just chat. Entertainment was pretty good.
Had heard the food was not that good and we found it to be excellent. Great variety and quality. The menu was huge. Not normally a mid night buffet lover but these were fun. One even in the spotless kitchen. Since it is an Italian line many Europeans about. We loved it. It felt like you were in Europe and not a floating American city visiting Europe. Could not have been better. They really treat every guest as a queen! Ship itself is like Vegas on water-very fun. Rooms are serene though. Slept with our door open every night listening to the waves.
Ports were great. Bari is a little town worth walking all over by yourself (no excursion needed as you can easily reach it walking from the port). Greece and Izmir (Olympia and Ephasus) we took the excursion and were glad since they are both a fair distance from the ports. Did not take one in Istanbul and were glad.
Easy to walk or take a cab from port to the old city. Just across one bridge that has ample walking space. Plus its fun to walk from one continent to another! By not taking an excursion we were able to take a must do Turkish bath (went to the one right near the Grand Bazaar and it was VERY clean). Highlight of the day. In Croatia we again had no need for a tour, great city to walk around. Beautiful. Not the bargain we thought it would be. Wish we had taken our bathing suits as the water was gorgeous.
All in all I would def. Recommend this cruise line. We had top notch service, hospitality and food. Although we were most disappointed when the lobster night was changed to another seafood, not the same.
Loved the entertainment during dinner. Can’t beat Italian song and dance coupled with the Italian peoples enthusiasm!"
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"This was our first cruise with Costa around the western Caribbean and we were certainly not disappointed.
We were absolutely overwhelmed by the enormity of the ship, the first class service, superb food and fabulous entertainment and range of facilities. The kid's club was excellent with very friendly, trustworthy staff. In the evening they would take the children down to the discotheque where they had dancing and ice-cream parties.
This enabled my husband and myself to eat and to watch a show in peace - heaven! Knowing the kids were having a good time really made our holiday! The staff were all so friendly, and the amount cleaning they did was beyond belief - everything was spotless!
It was fantastic, we would highly recommend the Costa Meditteranea - excellent value for money. We are saving for the next one!"
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