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Costa Smeralda Review

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Curates Egg - Good In Places

Review for Costa Smeralda to the Mediterranean
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2020
Cabin: Premium Balcony Stateroom
Large balcony cabin but sparsely furnished - sun loungers would be good!!!
Breakfast with cremated bacon and insipid sausages
Habd washing facilities at the restaurant but teh soap is too stromg for th
A wholly idedible lamb dish which the waiter described as rack of lamb
Bright orange carpets on Deck 5
An excellent pizza
Swimming pool

When I think of Costa Smeralda I’m drawn to Longfellow’s Poem, “The Little Girl”

There was a little girl,

And she had a little curl

Cabin Review

Premium Balcony Stateroom

The cabin was a good size, although the bed was quite close to the wall.

The bathroom was spacious and roomy, although I'm not sure why there is a glass wall between the shower and the cabin - not sure if it's a good idea if only friends sharing a cabin.

The balcony was huge but sparsely furnished.

Port Reviews


Didn't go ashore as the weather was foul


A lovely town which was great to explore with the convenience of the ship docking right in teh town centre

La Spezia (Cinque Terre)

A delightful town but we, again did our own thing, visiting Cinque Terre on our own with more freedom to do our own thing and substantially cheaper than an organised tour

Rome (Civitavecchia)

Costa were charging €39 per person for a coach transfer into Rome - we went on the train for €9.20 each with afaster journey time and choosing how long we spent there

Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

This port was omitted due to bad weather

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