My husband booked cruise on Costa Victoria mainly for destination Indian Ocean I was a dubious after some of the reviews.
We arrived at Mumbai Port at 11am and were allowed to board straight away. Embarkation was fast and straightforward and we headed to buffet while waiting for our cabin which was ready by 2pm.
The cabin was a good size and clean. Our cabin steward always had a smile and was always very helpful.
Safety drill was out on deck by allocated life boat this took sometime mainly because of waiting for passengers who took their time getting there.
We were in Fantasia restaurant and our waiters Swapnil and Oscar really looked after us well. The menu was varied and so had good choice. One of the complaints we had seen was cold food but every meal we had was hot apparently the waiters have instructions that they must get food freshly plated for British and German guests as we like our food hot. It also made us smile when ordering a cappuccino the one waitress would always bring us a very hot cappuccino. We used the buffet for breakfast and a reasonable selection of hot and cold options. Lunch in the buffet was quite as a good proportion of passengers were Indian so as well as European options there was a section of Indian food as well as the grill where you could get burgers and chips.
Entertainment in theatre the first week we found was ok especially the Italian tenor the second week we found not so good but that week they were trying to please be at least six different nationalities. Entertainment in the bars was good except one night the one group scheduled did not appear and it was only after passengers complained to bar staff that anyone realised there was a problem.
Because most of the ports were away from the main towns we booked several excursions and found them to be good value for money and well organised.
Disembarkation in Mumbai was fast and straight forward as had cleared customs in Goa.
Overall an enjoyable cruise
Spacious and clean. Pleanty of storage space
Guide was really good and informative but due to heavy traffic in Mumbai a lot of time was spent in traffic jams and tour was about 2 hours longer than expectedView All 31 City Tour Reviews
Interesting tour taking in the town and temples only problem was the German Guide took charge of the microphone and the English guide found it hard to get a look in. The commentary was two thirds German and a third English.