When we first saw the prices of the cruise and the advantages of it all, it seemed too good to be true...
We booked the 15 day Indian Ocean Cruise with one night in a hotel in Mauritius (with a *drink upgrade* stopping in Seychelles, Madagascar, Reunion, and Mauritius) with the round trip airfare from London Heathrow for 2 people for $5739, wow this is going to be awesome! We booked it well over 8 months in advance through Logitravel with Iris Madico. Iris booked it for us and was responsive and helped us out with any questions we had.... what we hoped they would have provided was a warning about Costa cruise’s upgrading schemes, disgusting food, and horrid service! Almost immediately onboard we found out that Costa’s main objective was to take advantage of us and milk us out of as much money as they could.
bathroom smelled of sewage, floors carpet stained and sticky (even after we asked them to try cleaning it better), bed was hard and squeaked every time you moved
port is very small, easy access, kind of dirty
It was such a relief to be off the boat! The tour was a lot of driving and boat rides. But overall great! The lunch buffet on the island of Praslin was delicious and so refreshing!