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I chose this cruise thanks to its stops in many Mediterranean islands. Apparently some stops could be avoided as there was nothing interesting to do there. The ship is renovated with a modest but comfortable look. and so are the cabins. Embarkation and disembarkation were excellent, apart from Capri where it took 4 hours to disembark! In many aspects the cruise is "almost" ok, but only almost. It is nothing like the Carnival or RCCL style. The ship is relatively small and so are the two small pools and other dull facilities. Activities are dull to none (SAVINGS!). Almost no musicians in public spaces with no interesting performances during the free time.(SAVINGS!) Food- The evening dining sitting offers the same food as the uninspired buffet (SAVINGS!), but with slow service, less choice and they charge 3.5 Eur for 1L water, 5 Eur for a glass of beer. Half side of the buffet is closed and the rest operates for short hours (SAVINGS!) The food itself is made of cheap products, often tin food or frozen and defrost, which kills their taste.(SAVINGS!) it resembles more a local modest employee cafeteria rather than a cruise cuisine. No juices are offered for free, and the water machine is always broken.(SAVINGS!). No tea / coffee unless between 16-17 (SAVINGS!) The breakfast buffet offers no eggs. (SAVINGS!) If you want an omelette go to the dining room for a served breakfast where the other food items choice is smaller and the service is slow. water / juices are offered only by service in small glass.(SAVINGS!) Evening entertainment fits more a high school level than the Vegas level that is offered by other cruise lines (SAVINGS!). The crew was not presented to the passengers and there was barley a commitment for personal service from ANY of the personnel. Shore excursions are VERY expensive. You can manage on your own with a fraction of the price. All in all, you may expect a 3-star cruise for high bracket price. The impression is that Costa tries to save on its customers on any possible item.

A 3-star cruise for high bracket price, (mostly) to interesting destinations

Costa neoClassica Cruise Review by TBSUniform

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Trip Details
I chose this cruise thanks to its stops in many Mediterranean islands.

Apparently some stops could be avoided as there was nothing interesting to do there.

The ship is renovated with a modest but comfortable look. and so are the cabins.

Embarkation and disembarkation were excellent, apart from Capri where it took 4 hours to disembark!

In many aspects the cruise is "almost" ok, but only almost. It is nothing like the Carnival or RCCL style. The ship is relatively small and so are the two small pools and other dull facilities. Activities are dull to none (SAVINGS!). Almost no musicians in public spaces with no interesting performances during the free time.(SAVINGS!)

Food- The evening dining sitting offers the same food as the uninspired buffet (SAVINGS!), but with slow service, less choice and they charge 3.5 Eur for 1L water, 5 Eur for a glass of beer. Half side of the buffet is closed and the rest operates for short hours (SAVINGS!) The food itself is made of cheap products, often tin food or frozen and defrost, which kills their taste.(SAVINGS!) it resembles more a local modest employee cafeteria rather than a cruise cuisine. No juices are offered for free, and the water machine is always broken.(SAVINGS!). No tea / coffee unless between 16-17 (SAVINGS!)

The breakfast buffet offers no eggs. (SAVINGS!) If you want an omelette go to the dining room for a served breakfast where the other food items choice is smaller and the service is slow. water / juices are offered only by service in small glass.(SAVINGS!)

Evening entertainment fits more a high school level than the Vegas level that is offered by other cruise lines (SAVINGS!). The crew was not presented to the passengers and there was barley a commitment for personal service from ANY of the personnel.

Shore excursions are VERY expensive. You can manage on your own with a fraction of the price.

All in all, you may expect a 3-star cruise for high bracket price. The impression is that Costa tries to save on its customers on any possible item.
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Cabin Review

Outside Classic
Cabin EC
cabin is wide and comfortable.
Amalfi Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins