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Costa Smeralda Review

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26 reviews

Nightmare, locked up on a ship for a week.

Review for Costa Smeralda to the Mediterranean
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Mike De Vlaming
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2021
Cabin: Premium Balcony Stateroom
Traveled with children

During our cruise we learned to our great dismay that we were not allowed to disembark without booking an excursion. The reason was because of the corona, the company said. This is a fallacy, because 1 the stops were colored green (at that time) ,2 an unvaccinated person can come on board perfectly (after a covid test) because vaccinations are not asked. A covid test that lasts 15 minutes cannot be equated with a vaccination.That unvaccinated person can disembark perfectly by buyingan excursion, he even gets a covid safe pass ?????If that is not fraud ?????But a completely vaccinated family is not allowed to leave the boat without booking an excursion.This is pure blackmail because all the destinations are perfectly accessible on foot and / or by public transport and above green in terms of covid infections. How hypocrit the company further is is the fact that the reception (very small for such a large boat) was constantly closed, because oh dear covid danger, but that on deck 6 hundreds of people were crammed into a small space to book an excursion that was no problem. Those excursions cost more than your cruise itself certainly for 3 persons and are unaffordable for us.

About the ship itself:

- Chill and cold in decor, no charm or class exuding like the Magica, Pacifica or the Neo Class Ships

Cabin Review

Premium Balcony Stateroom

Too small for such a large ship and no fridge.

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