Costa Atlantica Cruise Review by YOSLK: Costa Chaotica
Those unlucky enough not to have priority waited in a queue for up to four hours to board the ship.
3.5 hours after boarding one of my two suitcases showed up. I eventually found the other one on the wrong deck.
DINNER AFTER BOARDING
We were allocated an 8.30dining time. The queue at the dining room took 20 minutes to negotiate. At 9.30there was compulsory lifeboat drill. Much of the meal went unbeaten. This wasn't such a bad thing as it was barely edible anyway.
Repeated in 5 languages through a crackly intercom.
The ship docked at 2.00 pm but cabins had to be vacated by 10.00 am leaving 1500disembarking passengers wandering the decks and public areas with overnight luggage in tow. Overcrowded lounges and bistro resulted.
2 hour wait for a tender. There has to be a better way of allocating times so that the More passengers need show up when their transfer is to take place rather than waiting in the theatre for an hour and a half before their allocated number is called.
My wife and I are bridge players. There was no process for identifying other bridge players. Surely a notice board in the card room would suffice!
Generally poor selection and very questionable quality. The bistro was ok but the main dining room was very mediocre. The charge for plain water in the premium dining room was outrageous.
Generally polite and helpful. Less
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Cabin review: PS
Nicely outfitted but TV had virtually no programmes for the last 24 hrs.