Relieved and thoroughly enjoyed: Costa neoRomantica Cruise Review by Blueflaglass

Costa neoRomantica 5
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Relieved and thoroughly enjoyed

Sail Date: July 2012
Destination: Baltic Sea
Embarkation: Other
After reading the reviews on this and other sites I was a bit concerned. I need not have been. We only had a a small window to take our holiday due to work and other commitments. My husband, since starting cruising prefers not to fly. So we booked. We embarked from Dover in fact within an hour and a half of leaving home we were in our cabin! We thought we were the only ones boarding but because we arrived early, we were allowed on.

The ship is beautiful and our drinks deal was in operation from the start with no problems. Thoroughly recommended . Only one or two things that weren't included and the bar service staff were always happy to suggest an alternative. The food was superb both in the Gardino and the M D R. The staff in both dinning rooms could not have tried harder,even though there was a lot of training going on. The entertainment was mediocre but quite pleasant, no rush for theatre seats and just right for coffee and brandy post dinner. The flamenco show was More outstanding. The animaters, Luigi, nico and Carlos got everyone up dancing. The only disco I have seen full on a cruise. Yes little english spoken on the ship but why should they? If it was important it would be announced, if not it was in the today. My husband would have preferred a few more sporting type competitions but apart from that there really were no issues. The value was fantastic as was the holiday as a whole.mwhat more can one ask? I would not hesitate in booking a Costa again should they sail from the uk.

Just one more thing, we only booked one tour, in Le Havre to Honfleur in Normandy. Very well organised and our guide Pascal was very sweet and informative. Honfleur was the highlight of the trip so beautiful that we intend to go back soon to spend a few days. Less

Published 07/20/12
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Cabin review: E1425

Very nice and bright, hugh comfortable bed, flat screen tv but only one English speaking Chanel which was BBC world news, bit boring. Coffee machine and mini bar provided as was robe and slippers. Plenty of storage and steward kept it immaculate.

Port and Shore Excursions

Very noisy but fun and vibrant. Bit dirty but that's due to it being a 24/7 city.

Expensive ok for short strole but nothing Exciting.

Take ships shuttle to bus station. Turn right and you end up in red light district turn left and you are in main shopping area. It's quite nice but you could be anywhere in Europe really.
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Very good tour to Honfleur only 30 minute drive which was beautiful. Paris is nearer to our home so didn't bother ...others found it a long day and those that stayed in le Havre found little to do as its such a moden town.
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Had never been before and only a short stay. It was raining hard so opted for the 20 euro hop on hop off tour, without the off! Very impressed with oslonand would like to have has a walk around but just too wet that day. Enjoyed the bus tour though.
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