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Background Information We were looking to Cruise on a relatively modest budget but didn't want bargain basement. Ship Info Modern and well laid out, Themes for the different public areas are distinctive and individual but flow into each other well. Activities Would have liked to have seen more Dance classes and less Quizzes Service Attentive and Friendly, I saw none of the 'European distain' that has been described previously in fact just the opposite. Port & Shore Excursions Superb Intinery, the only excursion we used was the Coach transfer from the boat to the edge of the Port. The excursions did seem expensive. Travel To Port of Embarkation Airline - Easyjet. Not great but understandable given the price of the Fly and Cruise Cabin Brilliant. Plenty of space, clean and tidy. Dining From 6:30am - 1am You could eat! The Buffet area was less canteen than RCI and had a nice Art Deco feel. Plenty of food stations so you didn't have to fight for the right to eat. The MDRs were great for dinner with up to seven small and perfectly formed courses on offer giving you 'A little bit of what you fancy' in a very european way. If you want large portions and a blow out stick to the buffet. Breakfast and Lunch in the MDRs were also buffet but breakfast had limited service options like ommelettes. Entertainment Young and enthusiastic staff, sometimes introductions in five languages was galling, other times it was amusing, fun and added to the charm. Better than I was expecting Disembarkation Trouble Free and easy, unfortunately once we left the precious care of Costa Easyjet lost the pilot (yes, really) and we had to wait 5 hours for a crew to be despatched.

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Costa Concordia Cruise Review by Torromierda

Trip Details
Background Information
We were looking to Cruise on a relatively modest budget but didn't want bargain basement.

Ship Info
Modern and well laid out, Themes for the different public areas are distinctive and individual but flow into each other well.

Activities
Would have liked to have seen more Dance classes and less Quizzes

Service
Attentive and Friendly, I saw none of the 'European distain' that has been described previously in fact just the opposite.

Port & Shore Excursions
Superb Intinery, the only excursion we used was the Coach transfer from the boat to the edge of the Port. The excursions did seem expensive.

Travel To Port of Embarkation
Airline - Easyjet. Not great but understandable given the price of the Fly and Cruise

Cabin
Brilliant. Plenty of space, clean and tidy.

Dining
From 6:30am - 1am You could eat!

The Buffet area was less canteen than RCI and had a nice Art Deco feel. Plenty of food stations so you didn't have to fight for the right to eat.

The MDRs were great for dinner with up to seven small and perfectly formed courses on offer giving you 'A little bit of what you fancy' in a very european way. If you want large portions and a blow out stick to the buffet.

Breakfast and Lunch in the MDRs were also buffet but breakfast had limited
service options like ommelettes.

Entertainment
Young and enthusiastic staff, sometimes introductions in five languages was galling, other times it was amusing, fun and added to the charm. Better than I was expecting

Disembarkation
Trouble Free and easy, unfortunately once we left the precious care of Costa Easyjet lost the pilot (yes, really) and we had to wait 5 hours for a crew to be despatched.
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Cabin Review

inside
Cabin I5
Good Size Bathroom
Hot Shower
Plenty of Cupboard space
Good location high in the ship
Comfortable Bed
Wonderful Cabin maid
Clean and Modern
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