Best Value for my Cruise money: Costa Atlantica Cruise Review by iraven

Costa Atlantica 5
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Best Value for my Cruise money

Sail Date: February 2010
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Costa never fails to impress us. We boarded in Ft. Lauderdale and immed found we had a cabin upgrade, there were fruits and candy in our stateroom upon our arrival and our costa cards and pamphlets. Our cabin was clean and smelling awesome. We couldnt wait for our adventure to begin.

The food onboard is top notch for the money we paid for this cruise. Princess cruises are a lot more expensive but the food is no better nor is the cabin service or table service. Decks are large and roomy. The staff go beyond to please you. Entertainment is great..we had a lady travelling with us who has taught theatrics for over 40 years on a college level in Portland Oregon. She was quite pleased with the performances and so were we.

We have a couple of negatives but nothing too serious. The first day on board our A\C was out of whack but they did manage to get it fixed before we baked. Also,I noticed that some of the furnishings on board are getting a bit worn and should be More replaced soon. There are no flat screen TVs on board, but then again we didn't go cruising to watch TV. In my humble opinion the shore excursions are a bit pricey and disorganized for the quality of the tours, so we learned not to take them and just do our own thing which suited us better.

Positives? Too many to list....but the list topper would have to be the price \ value for the money spent and the enjoyment you get for that is hard to beat. The ship is not overcrowded\ hardly any screaming kids. The artwork\ decor\ glass elevators is incredible. The food in the Tiziano is pretty darned good from our experience cruising on other ships. The creme brulee was delicious. The table service could have been a bit better but we were told that our server Grace was new so we cut her some slack.

Over all we thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on board the Atlantica and hope to go do it again real soon. Less

Published 02/21/10

Cabin review: VER5235

Your cabins need a more electrical outlets and a new hairdryer. Also the A\C is really not the best. We would also like to see flat screen TVs in our room as well. Other than those pesky little things, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Port and Shore Excursions

Awesome....awesome place!!!! Again we took a taxi private hired driver Barthelomew who is Mayan and 72 yrs young. He was amazing..his English was very good. We enjoyed our full and complete day with him as our guide. We saw the San Gervasio Ruins, the Tequila Museum which was amazing and downtown San Miguel which is and restaurants galore...we didn't want to leave!!!!!

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Awesome...again the water taxis took us to shore. It was a beautiful day and we did not book excursions, we took public cabs around town. We went to Hell, that was just a bunch of black dolomite rock mixed with Limestone. Not worth the taxi ride there in my opinion but the beaches and the Turtle Hatchery was incredible. Also Predator Reef is there so you can go snorkeling on your own..much cheaper this way.

Incredible...the tender boats got us to shore in a timely manner and we loved our day in Old Town. My only complaint was that this day was particularly cold..other than that, we enjoyed our visit.

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While Roatan itself is primarily underdeveloped in comparison to Grand Cayman, and it appears to be poorer, but nonetheless the heart of the people here is incredibly huge & warm. They smile all the time. We took a taxi and hired him for the day. His name was Jose Arias and he was the nicest person we met on our travels. He spoke very good English and took us to see the West End which had the nicest beaches and some great tiki bars. We loved it.....he also took us to Flowers Cove and Coxen Hole and while parts of it is poor the people are incredible. We got some great bargains on souvenirs. The Mahagony Bay Beach and shopping area is amazing.....we took a cable car ride to the beach and lounged there for a couple of hours before heading back to the ship. We look forward to going back to Roatan again real soon!!

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