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The Good: The Ship: Enjoyed the ship overall. Mostly clean and well laid out. The cabin: Spacious. Balcony needed cleaning. The itinerary: Interesting ports of call in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Romania and Ukraine. The best part of the ship: The chocolate bar's "tasting" menus. Well worth the Euro4! Workers: Trying very hard to please. The car racing experience: Quite pricey but wonderful fun to teach you how badly you drive a F! car. The 4D cinema: Fun but costly for the short movies. The Bad: The staff: trying very hard but obviously tired and over-worked. In fact, with little prodding, they tell you exactly that. Differences in water: Getting good drinking water was a problem. There are differences in taste throughout the ship. The water dispensers take several minutes of moving your hand around. Senior staff: The Cruise Director, head of photography and head chef need to be replaced. Fast. The Ugly: Food: The second-worst food we've ever had on a cruise. The worst was the other Costa cruise we took. We actually ate meals on land whenever we could to get some edible food. The breakfast: Coffee and tea, disgusting. The bread is not edible. The selections are boring and unhealthy. No good cheese. Lunch: Over-cooked, dry food under lamps for too long. Difficulty in getting seats. Some dishes were inedible. Dinner: Looked much better on the menu in writing than the food in reality. Over-cooked, barely edible meals with no imagination. I could have cooked them better and I'm no chef. Nightly shows: Totally lame. Underwhelming. Amateurish. They must think that volume will mask the awfulness of the singing because the volumes were at ear-damage levels. Repetitive acts from different artists. Nice theater that could be exploited well. Not by this group of artists and bad singers, though. You know what priority a cruise line is giving to attracting artists when it advertises for artists in its daily bulletin on the ship! No interesting speakers at other times.  

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Costa Deliziosa Cruise Review by utvi

Trip Details
The Good:
The Ship: Enjoyed the ship overall. Mostly clean and well laid out.
The cabin: Spacious. Balcony needed cleaning.
The itinerary: Interesting ports of call in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Romania and Ukraine.
The best part of the ship: The chocolate bar's "tasting" menus. Well worth the Euro4!
Workers: Trying very hard to please.
The car racing experience: Quite pricey but wonderful fun to teach you how badly you drive a F! car.
The 4D cinema: Fun but costly for the short movies.
The Bad:
The staff: trying very hard but obviously tired and over-worked. In fact, with little prodding, they tell you exactly that.
Differences in water: Getting good drinking water was a problem. There are differences in taste throughout the ship. The water dispensers take several minutes of moving your hand around.
Senior staff: The Cruise Director, head of photography and head chef need to be replaced. Fast.
The Ugly:
Food: The second-worst food we've ever had on a cruise. The worst was the other Costa cruise we took.
We actually ate meals on land whenever we could to get some edible food.
The breakfast: Coffee and tea, disgusting. The bread is not edible. The selections are boring and unhealthy. No good cheese.
Lunch: Over-cooked, dry food under lamps for too long. Difficulty in getting seats. Some dishes were inedible.
Dinner: Looked much better on the menu in writing than the food in reality. Over-cooked, barely edible meals with no imagination. I could have cooked them better and I'm no chef.
Nightly shows: Totally lame. Underwhelming. Amateurish.
They must think that volume will mask the awfulness of the singing because the volumes were at ear-damage levels.
Repetitive acts from different artists.
Nice theater that could be exploited well. Not by this group of artists and bad singers, though.
You know what priority a cruise line is giving to attracting artists when it advertises for artists in its daily bulletin on the ship!
No interesting speakers at other times.
 
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