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Costa neoClassica Cruise Review
3.0 / 5.0
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Wonderful holiday

Costa neoClassica Cruise Review by rmbx

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2017
  • Destination: the Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Outside Premium

After reading previous reviews I was slightly worried what to expect from this ship but I was pleasantly surprised.

I went on this cruise with my partner for 6 nights to Greece and Italy. We got on the ship at Bari. Embarkation went very smoothly and quick. The ship itself was smaller to what I have previously been on but still a good size. It was clean all over and comfortable. There was a range of activities everyday such as quizzes, dancing and games. The service was amazing all the staff were friendly, polite and very hardworking I couldn't fault it. The cabin was very spacious and we were upgraded to an outside cabin. We had the early dining time of 7.30pm which suited us well. The food was really good and the service was amazing. The show in the evening was good. As the ship is Italian it was the first language and very italian centered and mainly italians on board. The ports we visited were all beautiful places but some were very busy due to several cruise ships in port on the same day. Disembarkation was easy and straightforward. I do prefer English speaking cruises but still enjoyed it. Overall we had a lovely time and it was excellent value for money.


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Cabin Review

Outside Premium
Cabin EP 7141

We were upgraded to an outside cabin and it was very spacious and clean. The bed was comfortable and there was plenty of storage space.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Mykonos

Lovely place. Walked around to little venice. You can hire quad bikes to get to the other side of the island and to the beaches.

Santorini

Beautiful place and lovely views. You have to get a tender boat from the ship to shore and then take a cable car or walk up the donkey track to get to the top.

We got the cable car up and it was 6euros each and we then walked down the donkey track. I would recommend you wear sensible footwear or take some with you if you decide to walk down as it was very slippery at times and covered in donkey poo. The que for the cable cars on the way down was very long which is why we decided to take the donkey track so if you are unable to walk down I would be aware of the time so you don't miss the ship.

Athens (Piraeus)

We arrived at 8am and had to be back on board at 2.30pm so it wasnt enough time. We went on a sightseeing bus for 22euros each and got off at the acropolis. The traffic was bad and the que for the acropolis were long and it was 30euros to go up to it so we didn't bother in the end due to the time constraints. We literally got back on the bus and went back to the ship so it felt very rushed.


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