Costa Mediterranea Review

Lovely ship - shame about the food

Review for the Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Costa Mediterranea
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6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Sep 2011

We cruised on the Mediterranea in September this year. We boarded the ship in Rhodes which was uneventful. Quickly processed and on board within about half an hour. Our suite was lovely, plenty of storage and an excellent bathroom. Our luggage arrived very quickly. We enjoyed the champagne ready and waiting for us in our suite. The Canapes delivered a little later too were a nice touch and we certainly enjoyed the fresh fruit each day. The bed was comfortable with lovely soft pillows. The cabin staff were efficient and helpful.

Breakfast - As the restaurant offering waiter service closed far too early we chose to have breakfast in the self service restaurant. It was utter chaos. Not all serving areas were open and those that were would suddenly close even if there was a queue of people waiting to choose their breakfast well before the closing time. The drinks queue was always hectic due to coffee running dry or water running dry then milk packing in or juice. Rolls and bread seemed to be in alien places and butter in a totally different area. Nothing flowed. Tables however were cleared quickly " too quickly sometimes when you had put a plate down and turned around to search for milk for your cereals or butter for your bread when you returned your plate had gone!

Lunch - this too in the self service area was just the same. Utter chaos. The area serving food by the pool was very basic too - chips and burgers mostly.

Cabin Review

Good position and a lovely suite. Balcony had recliner chair and sun bed plus a small table. Champagne on arrival, canapes first night and fresh fruit replenished each day. Comfortable with ample storage. Full bathroom too. Very quiet position.

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