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neoRomantica Cruise Review by Sir Patrick: Small Ships rule the Ocean


Sir Patrick
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Member Since 2011
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Cabin Not Rated
Dining 5.5
Embarkation 5.5
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children 2.0
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 5.0
Service 5.5
Shore Excursions 2.0
Value for Money 5.0

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Small Ships rule the Ocean

Sail Date: June 2011
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)

We sailed on the Costa Romantica in June of 2011. The ship holds about 1500 passengers and 700 crew. On our trip we were 300 shy of being full. Of the 1200 passengers, 100 spoke English but all of the crew did. This was not an issue at all. We had a great time because of the English speaking staff from Philippines,China and Malaysia. The staff are great people trying to make a living for their families back home. Take a moment and get to know them.

We met the Executive Chef, Massimo, who did an excellent job. Seek him out, a young man who has been on the cruise ships for 17 years.

The food was great, the entertainment entertaining and an overall great experience.

We have been on the big ships-Royal Caribbean , Carnival, etc.but this is much better.

Last year we took a similar cruise with Louis Cruises and this too was small and great.

People complain about the announcements in different languages,so what, if all you wish to hear is More English, stay home. There are lots of passengers speaking different languages and they too deserve to hear the messages.

All in all a great cruise and we will use Costa again. Less


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