After deciding on a five day stay in Rome, we chose Costa Deliziosa due to the return route, and time of year. The boarding process was routine, however, the rest of the trip went down hill from there. For the lifeboat drill, we were told to report to three different locations by three different staff members. After walking around the ship, looking for the right place, we missed almost the entire life boat drill. A female staffer said don't worry about it. The only acceptable part of this cruise was the cabin and steward. He was very accommodating and friendly.
The food was beyond terrible, with a main stay of pork. The only meal that was acceptable was breakfast. Limited coffee and tea and payment required for any extras. The food lacked quality, taste, and any form of seasoning. Limited beverages during dinner hours.
Most of the shows were terrible, mostly catered to the European passengers, who many were rude and pushy. The ports were mostly mediocre at best, and it appeared that Costa was trying to save money in every manner possible.
Cabin was clean and roomy as far as ship cabins go. The view from the balcony included a wonderful view of the top of a lifeboat. No water could be seen by looking down.
Just a tourist stop to offer items for sale.
Great stop to get off the ship and enjoy the town.
Nice port to walk around and enjoy.
Everything was closed on Sunday.
Free shuttle to town and a beautiful shopping mall.