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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. Anyone desiring to take this cruise ship needs a good session with a psychiatrist. We have taken two other Costa cruises originating in the USA which were acceptable, prior to this one. If there were any ratings listed below one, most of the categories would be listed in the "This must be a joke or a prank" section. We could not wait to get off of the cruise ship. A total waste of time and money.

Don't waste your time or money

Costa Deliziosa Cruise Review by fg559

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2016
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Classic
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.

Anyone desiring to take this cruise ship needs a good session with a psychiatrist. We have taken two other Costa cruises originating in the USA which were acceptable, prior to this one.

If there were any ratings listed below one, most of the categories would be listed in the "This must be a joke or a prank" section. We could not wait to get off of the cruise ship. A total waste of time and money.
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Balcony Classic
Cabin BC 5349
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.
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