MAGNIFICENT!: Costa Atlantica Cruise Review by pkinberger

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Sail Date: January 2011
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The day after Thanksgiving we bought a "Black Friday Special" for $199. This was a 5 night cruise to Key West, Cozumel & Grand Cayman. Since we had cruised other lines before, our expectations of the Costa Atlantica were just average. We checked in and within minutes we were on the ship.

At first we thought they had assigned the wrong cabin to us. Our sister and brother-in-law had the cabin next door. To our amazement we had a big, beautifully appointed stateroom with a balcony. Plenty of closet spaces and storage for clothes. Unbelievable!

The housekeeping staff was meticulous and very friendly. The shows in the theater were very entertaining and there was always something going on for the kids to the seniors. We enjoyed the international flavor of the Costa.

The food was ok but we've had better on other cruise lines. Some dishes were very good but the beef dishes were disappointing. But not to worry, we had plenty from which to choose. Our table mates More in the dining room could not have been more charming and fun. We looked forward to dinner every night with them. The dining staff was great and attentive to our wants. One day we even had our "breakfast in bed" from room service. That was a free service and they would not accept a tip.

Although we thought the service charge was $9.50 per day, it was actually $11. They must've had a increase in 2011. Still in all it was an unbeatable value and a memorable time was had by all. Less

Published 01/09/11

Cabin review: B27282

Marvelous roomy cabin. Tastefully appointed decor. Great balcony with glorious view. Our cabin was a quiet location in the back of the ship. Huge closets and drawer space. Unusually large stateroom with table and couch. Bathroom good size. Of all the cruise ships we've been on this was by far the best accommodations we've ever had on a cruise ship.

Port and Shore Excursions

We loved this port. We had so much fun at Paradise Beach Club and doing a catamaran excursion on a previous cruise, that this time we rented a car and drove to the Paradise Club about 10 minutes away on the beach. Had a great time there. We also drove a little further and saw some Mayan ruins along with a knowledgeable tour guide.

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Been there-Done that It is a shopper's paradise! Besides the beach there isn't much to do.

We only had a short time in Key West, so we decided to visit the Mel Fischer museum. It was very interesting about the discoveries he made of ships laden with gold and silver that sunk in the 1600's near there. After that there was plenty of shops and places to get your favorite libations.

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