Boarded the Costa Meditterranea in Savona, as part of a group of 90 people. Embarkation was smooth and fast. The ship is very opulently done up. We travelled with 2 teenagres.
Our cabins ( both) were on deck 6, balcony with ocean view. Superb cabins, very clean, comfortable and luxurious. I was pleasantly surprised to find a hairdryer too in the cabin.
The staff are very friendly and helpful. We visited Barcelona and Marseilles and returned to Savona. Our shore excursions were not part of the ship organised ones.
Since we were a large group, Indian food was also available for those who chose to have it. The pizza counter on deck 9 was wonderful, though at mealtimes, the buffet self service meal areas on deck 9 were so crowded, it was difficult to get seats.
We saw a musical show and a magic show in the auditorium. Both were excellent, the auditorium itself was very nice.
The last night was the grand dinner - Captain's dinner. The table settings were super, the food great, champagne was served and the crew introduced.
Did not see the children's club since we travelled with our teenagers.
Disembarkation too was OK, but one of our colleagues had a harrowing time. His entire family's passports (4 ) could not be traced and took about 45 ( tension filled) minutes to be sorted out.
Other wise, the entire cruise was a wonderful experience.