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Costa Smeralda Review

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25 reviews

Probably the worst designed ship currently at sea today.

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 Ocean View Stateroom

7 night Med cruise 27/01/2019-03/02/2020. (Rated poor to low in all areas).

If this ship was to take the company in a new direction, it failed miserably!

This tasteless floating cafeteria offers no signs of elegance or class. Areas of both inside and deck space have been greatly compromised by the huge amount of cabins and with little or no signage it is very difficult to navigate. The Sanremo Theatre offers inadequate numbers of seating, with very poor views and the Colosseo, central area, only the same.The entertainment was poor, no big production shows are offered, only acrobats, ventriloquists and small dance groups, some only lasting for 20-25 minutes! The food caters for mainly European tastes, not English or American?

Cabin Review

Premium Ocean View Stateroom

The cabin was a large ocean view, unfortunately the cabin developed a noise when the ship was moving, which was very irritating when trying to sleep. Avoid cabins on deck 5, especially anyone under the theatre, as we had to be moved from one there, due to the noise and vibration from the theatre which lasted until after 3.00am in the morning!

Port Reviews

Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Another lovey port to visit, as again places of interest are very close to the port by local bus, the Cathedral is a must!

Rome (Civitavecchia)

The closest port to get to Rome.


Just an ok port.


Established city in France, we didn't visit it this time, as have been there before.

La Spezia (Cinque Terre)

Didn't get there due to the ship having to say in Civitavecchia for 2 days, due to a suspected case of the Coronavirus on board, following tests it proved to be negative!


Barcelona, is one of the nicest destinations in the Mediterranean, due to its architecture and sophistication. Places of interest are very close to the port.

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