Costa Pacifica was great for first time cruisers: Costa Pacifica Cruise Review by museumlover
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Costa Pacifica was great for first time cruisers
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)
Our interior room was very efficient and roomy. We toured a oceanview and saw a balcony but we were very happy with our interior. The two main dining rooms were dazzling. We enjoyed each and every evening meal. The buffet areas were large and always filled with something to eat. We tried out a few shows but Vegas styled shows are not our thing. The ship offered many activities, especially on non-port days so the time flew by.
We did most of our own excursions (DIY) but the two ship excursions we took were typical large bus types with a lot of time wasted waiting for people. Also, we had to endure the More "sales pitch" that so often is included with a ship excursion (on the Ephesus excursion they took us to a carpet store and everyone was very bored).
A storm on the seas caused us to be late docking back at Civie and I was amazed at the level of support and help given to travelers by Costa. They tried their best to help out the passengers. The only warning I can give to American tourists is simply this...it's an European cruise so don't expect steaks and potatoes on the menu. The food in both the main dining rooms and the buffet area is typical European with a lot of seafood and lamb. Plus, don't get put off as an American when the announcements are hard to sometimes understand. If you miss an announcement, just ask a crew member and they will help you. Less
Cabin review: Int2462
Cabin #2462 is back in the rear of the ship so when the engines are at full speed you feel and hear the noise. Earplugs are a must for those nights at full speed.
Port and Shore Excursions
Comparison between QM2 and Que...
crapsody of seas
Very good Itineraries