Travelled November 2011 to Singapore,Port Klang,Phuket,Sri Lanka,Maldives,Goa,Mumbai,Dubai. Last year sailed in far East on similar size ship (Legend RCI)& accept great itineraries at reasonable price come with flaws.
Classica - Food not great; buffet needs refit as food was mostly luke warm - not brought out hot nor kept hot. Buffet not open at night as alternative to dining room; only pizza served in other area of ship. Dining room has insufficient staff so service variable.
No Port information provided (have found this before with Costa), no local map, distances,transport or any helpful info & can be difficult to research yourself beforehand as often no idea where you will be docked.
Entertainment only average but understand need to suit international audiences.
Drinks ridiculously overpriced so didn`t bother but are in early stages of all inclusive package which may suit some.
TV in cabin - Dreadful. Only 7 films & nothing else More
in entire cruise.
Positives - Itinerary!
Price! Would cost a fortune on large ship & they couldn`t dock in many places.
Cabin great size; biggest inside cabin we have had.
Allowed to say on board last day until 9.30pm (Cabin until 4pm) as flight at 1.30am.
Unable to complete port review on Phuket, Sri Lanka, Goa or Maldives as not included in review list. Less
Costa neoClassica Cruises to Asia
As Port Klang is one hours drive from Kuala Lumpur would recommend getting taxi into city & getting dropped at a monorail station then you can get around yourself; pre planning where you want to visit.
Amazing experience; docked overnight so took tour first day which would recommend; saw loads in 5 hours, We are not fans of organised tours but this was great & help appreciated; then felt confident enough to get off alone second day get taxi to "Gateway to India" & take boat trip to Elephanta Island (cheap)& then shop. Lots of people begging & hassling to buy stuff but really no worse than we have encountered in other places.
Great where ship docks. Direct access into two good shopping malls. Opposite Sentosa Island which is accessable by cable car, monorail or walk; we have visited twice before & love a day there. From port can get taxi anywhere you would want to go or harbour cruise.