on march the 25Th 2011 i took my DH on an 18 day transatlantic cruise from Miami to venice.
firstly let me say the ship is beautiful its clean and well maintained, secondly the crew and my room steward were fantastic,
My big problems were the food the cost and the tip system they have, firstly the food
yuk yuk yuk, i was under the impretion that being on an intalian ship that the food would be extra special, WRONG it was garbage the worst pizza i have ever had, under cooked pasta with same tomato sause every day, buffet was rubbish breakfast was worst, dinner was pork or turkey most days, green beans every day, and same little square sponge cakes every mealtime,ice cream machine was very often out of order and only open meal times.
SHOWS the worst iv ever seen, i walked out of 3 and didnt turn up for 6 of them, the ships male singer was often off key.the girl and 2 man acrobat act was embarracing to watch,
costa charge 12 euros for a couple in the cabin every day for tips,
they charge 6 euros per person for shuttle busses to take you out of port,one ride took less than 3 mins.
a cocktail drink is 7.50 euros and internet is 10 euros an hour, i have 12 cruise before this one, loved them all,never again costa.