The cruise was alright. A rather basic operation, no luxury or frills. For example there is no coffee offered with your evening meal, no tap or iced water is available in the restaurant, the food was very mass catering - unmemorable, fairly tasteless and ofter tepid.
The worst part for a solo English speaking passenger was the loneliness of dining either alone or at a table of non English ...
Did the first 30 day leg of this cruise Savona to LA. Very poor communication on all aspects prior to cruise. Advertised drink packages confusing and mistranslated from Italian to English. In addition upon boarding discovered all wine, beer and water was free at lunch and dinner, nice surprise if you had already bought a drinks package. Boarding was shambolic, poor directions at port, no ...
I chose this cruise thanks to its stops in many Mediterranean islands.
Apparently some stops could be avoided as there was nothing interesting to do there.
The ship is renovated with a modest but comfortable look. and so are the cabins.
Embarkation and disembarkation were excellent, apart from Capri where it took 4 hours to disembark!
In many aspects the cruise is "almost" ok, but only ...
We are regular Costa cruisers in our mid 50's. The itinerary appealed to us. We started in Savona and disembarked in Hamburg.
8/5/16(Sunday) Stansted to Milan. Transfer to Savona and embark.
9/5/16: (Monday) Marseille. 08h00-13h00.
11/5/16: (Wednesday) Cadiz. 09h00-18h00.
12/5/16: (Thursday) Lisbon.08h00-17h00.
We chose this voyage because the timing allowed us to complete an earlier Princess cruise; spend a week driving the northern lake region of Italy; pick up this cruise, and then put us in position to cruise back to the States. (We were celebrating our 60th anniversary/80th birthdays...while we both were still standing.) We've traveled Costa previously.
Costa Cruise Line may not be for everyone; ...
Embarkation and disembarkation - Fast and efficient.
Gym - Antiquated equipment. Much of it should be replaced.
Entertainment - In the theater...I only went to the shows where the ship's singers/dancers performed and the crew talent show. For the most part, the singer/dancers were pretty good. However, they only performed to pre recorded music. There was never a live band at their ...
We booked a Winter getaway at a fairly good price
We are seasoned cruisers who enjoy the freedom cruising offers
The ship is in good shape and the Decor is classically pleasant
The design would work with fewer passengers and on cold windy sea days there is little to do. The 2 mini pools are useless for anyone wishing to swim. An enclosed pool area is missing and the price for Solarium ...
Flew to Nice from Liverpool to pick up pre arranged transport to Savona. No rep available and had to find our own way to find many people with Costa luggage tags all waiting for coaches. Eventually found a rep who told us we were on number 13. Had a long wait for it to turn up. Embarkation in Savona was more orderly. Queued to get photo taken but straight to cabin which had key cards in. Had ...
In an attempt to keep this brief I'll list good and bad points from our first ever cruise. We are a married couple in our 50s.
Cadiz , Valencia and Lisbon
Inside Cabin was adequate and I really can't see the argument for upgrading to outside or balcony given the short time we actually spent in the cabin.
Steward Uri was ...