Having already "sunny-days-cruise experience" with fun ships, this time, I was interested in the itinerary, Costa offers since 2017 in Asia: Japan, Korea, Taiwan. Be prepared that this cruise is not always nice weather. But, even with rough sea, we always felt safe. And it was a great experience, since the ports of call on this 15-niter were perfectly chosen. Begin the cruise in Tokyo and choose a hotel at Tokyo Bay with stunning view to Rainbow Bridge is the perfect start for this cruise. A "must". At Kobe, you can try the famous "Kobe beef" or just enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at the waterfront with illuminated Kobe Tower. For me, Shingu was a highlight. You can take a walk to holy Natchi waterfall and the most important japanese Shinto shrine where you will feel the energy of a 1000 year old pilgrimage place. The offered excursions cover all these places.
Service on the ship was perfect. Everything clean. Very friendly staff. Monte Carlo Lido aft with its huge white sunbeds and the whirlpool. A wonderful spa. Gym equipped with the newest Techno Gym machines. I enjoyed a lot the sea view, you have from the treadmills and the crossfit trainer. On this Asian tour, buffet was never crowded. Food is a good Asian /European mix. Lots of fish, I appreciated. Also midnight snacks. Which I never took: for me, there was enough food offered from 6am to 9.30pm. Apart from sandwiches, always excellent cakes and puddings at the sandwich bar from 2 to 5pm.
Perfect. With lots of space. Cleaned twice a day.