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2 Mumbai (Bombay) to Africa Costa Victoria Cruise Reviews

We chose this cruise mainly due to the itinerary as India has been on the list for a while. The negative reviews were numerous but we decided to go ahead as we were not expecting 5 star treatment. First the positives; Embarkation was quick ... Read More
We chose this cruise mainly due to the itinerary as India has been on the list for a while. The negative reviews were numerous but we decided to go ahead as we were not expecting 5 star treatment. First the positives; Embarkation was quick and easy as was disembarking. The staff was pleasant and helpful in the dining room and bar. The excursion we booked for Goa was OK. Second the 'requires improvement'; food choice in the dining room was a bit repetitive. The availability of food after 10pm was non existent unless you paid extra. This was a first for us. (We are not greedy just grazers). Food was always tepid or cold. No bar service on pool deck or upper decks where the sunbathing areas were which made life difficult. Try trundling up steps with drink in hand (water of course). No shade on deck. Finally, the unacceptable; no hand sanitisation supervision despite the usual coughing and spluttering and I witnessed people using their hands to pick up bread. People leaning across food to get to the back row at the buffet. The incessant high volume of noise everywhere, high decibel screeching from animation team and most performers in the theatre and loud music...no peace and quiet. Ports OK but too long in The Maldives for us. We would have preferred an extra day in Cochin or Goa. Entertainment mainly dire. Gratuities excessive at €10 per person per day for lack of service and general grubbiness. Cabin OK but electrics on the blink at times. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
The cruise was part of Imagine Cruising itinerary for our cruise of the Indian Coast. We would never have chosen Costa Cruises as their reputation precedes them. But with good intentions we went ahead. Rather a dated ship to say the least. ... Read More
The cruise was part of Imagine Cruising itinerary for our cruise of the Indian Coast. We would never have chosen Costa Cruises as their reputation precedes them. But with good intentions we went ahead. Rather a dated ship to say the least. Exceedingly Italian, but we could live with that. The cabin was adequate if a little crammmed in. Certainly no luxuries. The Restaurant Manager listened to our table request and on the second d night we had our ideal table with a lovely friendly and efficient waiter Jayson. Overall we enjoyed the food selections throughout our cruise and our included wine package of topped up wine at lunch and dinner was fine for us. The additional beverage packages were far too expensive. Plus when you purchased any other drinks outside the package the additional service charge was added. Then we left our cabin for the evening on our third night, ensuring that our door was locked, as it needed a good pull to do this, at around 7pm returning at 11pm. We found our door ajar and on going to the safe found that to be open as well. All our cash had gone....I won’t tell you how much, but enough, including GB Euros and Indian Rupees. We immediately informed Reception and five security men attended our cabin. They searched it fully to ensure we had either not forgotten where we had put it or had stashed it away. We both felt so guilty and we had been robbed. Security were adamant it was impossible to get into the cabins or safes with proper access and provided us with printouts to prove their point. In this technology age we all know that anything is possible. But not Costa Cruises! Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Costa Victoria Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.0 3.4
Dining 3.0 3.0
Entertainment 2.0 3.0
Public Rooms 3.0 3.2
Fitness Recreation 2.0 3.0
Family 2.0 3.0
Shore Excursion 2.0 3.1
Enrichment 1.0 2.7
Service 4.0 3.2
Value For Money 4.0 3.0
Rates 3.0 3.8

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