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Costa Concordia, A Look Back Cruise Review by Torromierda

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Costa Concordia, A Look Back
Costa Concordia, A Look Back
Member Name: Torromierda
Cruise Date: January 2010
Embarkation: Savona
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Cabin Category: I5
Cabin Number:
Booking Method:
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 4.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 3.0
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Ship Facts: Costa Concordia, A Look Back Review (by Cruise Critic!)
Costa Concordia - Costa nota lotta!
Background Information

We were looking to Cruise on a relatively modest budget but didn't want bargain basement.

Ship Info

Modern and well laid out, Themes for the different public areas are distinctive and individual but flow into each other well.


Would have liked to have seen more Dance classes and less Quizzes


Attentive and Friendly, I saw none of the 'European distain' that has been described previously in fact just the opposite.

Port & Shore Excursions

Superb Intinery, the only excursion we used was the Coach transfer from the boat to the edge of the Port. The excursions did seem expensive.

Travel To Port of Embarkation

Airline - Easyjet. Not great but understandable given the price of the Fly and Cruise


Brilliant. Plenty of space, clean and tidy.


From 6:30am - 1am You could eat!

The Buffet area was less canteen than RCI and had a nice Art Deco feel. Plenty of food stations so you didn't have to fight for the right to eat.

The MDRs were great for dinner with up to seven small and perfectly formed courses on offer giving you 'A little bit of what you fancy' in a very european way. If you want large portions and a blow out stick to the buffet.

Breakfast and Lunch in the MDRs were also buffet but breakfast had limited

service options like ommelettes.


Young and enthusiastic staff, sometimes introductions in five languages was galling, other times it was amusing, fun and added to the charm. Better than I was expecting


Trouble Free and easy, unfortunately once we left the precious care of Costa Easyjet lost the pilot (yes, really) and we had to wait 5 hours for a crew to be despatched.

Publication Date: 10/12/11
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