Costa Pacifica was great for first time cruisers: Costa Pacifica Cruise Review by museumlover

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Costa Pacifica was great for first time cruisers

Sail Date: February 2010
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)
First time cruisers enj: On February 20th we embarked on an eastern Med cruise aboard the Costa Pacifica which first sailed in the summer of 2009. We were two of approximately 400 English speaking guests with French and Italian guests being the most numerous. Announcements came in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. The staff was courteous and very helpful.

Our interior room was very efficient and roomy. We toured a oceanview and saw a balcony but we were very happy with our interior. The two main dining rooms were dazzling. We enjoyed each and every evening meal. The buffet areas were large and always filled with something to eat. We tried out a few shows but Vegas styled shows are not our thing. The ship offered many activities, especially on non-port days so the time flew by.

We did most of our own excursions (DIY) but the two ship excursions we took were typical large bus types with a lot of time wasted waiting for people. Also, we had to endure the More "sales pitch" that so often is included with a ship excursion (on the Ephesus excursion they took us to a carpet store and everyone was very bored).

A storm on the seas caused us to be late docking back at Civie and I was amazed at the level of support and help given to travelers by Costa. They tried their best to help out the passengers. The only warning I can give to American tourists is simply's an European cruise so don't expect steaks and potatoes on the menu. The food in both the main dining rooms and the buffet area is typical European with a lot of seafood and lamb. Plus, don't get put off as an American when the announcements are hard to sometimes understand. If you miss an announcement, just ask a crew member and they will help you. Less

Published 03/31/10

Cabin review: Int2462

Cabin #2462 is back in the rear of the ship so when the engines are at full speed you feel and hear the noise. Earplugs are a must for those nights at full speed.

Port and Shore Excursions

tupe ashen it is impossible to type i will type and iw Instead of a ship excursion we toured Egypt with the help of a local travel agency, Ramses Tours. They picked us up at 6:50 and promptly took us everywhere we desired. Egypt is a goldmine if you like ancient history. Almost everywhere you turn history is peeking out. The pyramids and the museum in Cairo were the best. Ramses Tours made a great day into a super day!

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