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1800 Psgrs
Refurbished
3 yrs ago
Jan 2012

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Would love to do it again

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Costa neoRomantica | Sail Date: Jul 27, 2012


Overall, we were pleasantly surprised. First time cruising in Europe and with Costa cruises we did not know what to expect. The ship design and larger state room (had balcony) were excellent. The staff service is second to none.Overall, a very nice cruise in northern Europe. Ports of call were excellent.

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Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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It was a satisfactory trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Costa neoRomantica | Sail Date: Oct 07, 2011


This was an old ship. Having said that, there were things that made the cruise just satisfactory but not overwhelming. It was just an OK trip. I understand that the trip I was on was a second to the last trip for this ship before it was to be refurbished.

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Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Don't bother - what a disappointment

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Costa neoRomantica | Sail Date: Jul 08, 2011


Within 1 1/2 days of being on a 7/8 night/day cruise I had said 10 times that "I will NEVER go on another Costa cruise again". From the moment we arrived at the port it was unorganized, unfriendly and less than helpful. The ship was Dull, dated; our introduction onto the ship came after having to wait over an hour and a half to board and then being asked to climb two flights of rickety, wobbly and what felt like unsafe stairs. While the area they brought us into was nice, the deck 10 buffett dining room that they ushered us to after that felt a bit like picnic table eating, the food was cold and limited and the staff were already complaining about the fact that they were supposed to be closing down and people were still coming in. Registering my credit card with the automated system took 3 tries and a disgruntled employee who didn't really want to help and obviously didn't matter because by the middle of day 2 my Costa card had been shut down 5 times. I had to visit the information desk each time to have them say "oh the bank probably doesn't know that you are in a foreign country, Giuseppi can help you with that, but not till this afternoon.....or maybe tomorrow." When we agreed that we would accommodate "guiseppe and costa" and come back the next day, we were ASSURED that our card would no longer give us trouble but were back 3 more times by night's end. When we tried to talk to our English representative, Sean, he told us that we should have been at the inbrief....which was impossible since we were still ON SHORE BOARDING WHEN THEY HELD IT!! He then told us that we should have seen all of the info on our TV....as if we came on a CRUISE to watch TV! The final straw with him was when he told everyone in the outbrief that if we didn't mark "excellent" on everything, the 600 crew members would be at risk of being fired!! The pools were so small that only a dozen people could safely be in them at a time and the deck crew didn't stop the under 16 year old kids who were jumping in and out of the hottubs from doing so. For a cruise that accepted English speaking people as paying customers, the staff was inadequate at communicating and often used "I don't know" or "I don't understand" as a catch all to get us to stop asking questions. The excursions were limited because there were no language conversion boxes like on other cruise ships or tours and thus I went on 2 excursions for the second time in 6 months because no others were available and I wanted to be with my family.

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Room Type:
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Experience:
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Could have been a lot better!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Costa neoRomantica | Sail Date: Mar 20, 2011


Overall we had a good impression of the ship. It was clean and in good repair. There was sufficient space and equipment for the passengers for a medium sized ship. Food was not up to the standards we expected. The entire crew was outstanding.

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Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
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Never again

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Costa neoRomantica | Sail Date: Oct 21, 2010


The cruise was geared for Europeans. We knew that when we booked so there were no surprises. Our biggest problen was with Micheal the English speaking host. Or as I call it the BIG LIE. We asked to have half of our gratuity taken off the bill bill so we could give to those that gave us extra service. Micheal told us that he could do it but he would have contact the American Consulate who would in turn contact the IRS. We met a total of five times with Micheal...Here are some of the things he told us. If we didn't pay the gratuity we could be held up in Singapore for up to three days.......he called the consulate to warn them that they might have to pick up our bags....we could be put in jail....we talked with him an hour before we got off the ship and he promiced that the gratuity would be removed when we got through customs..I asked for the telephone number of the consulate he said the Singapore authorities would be calling them....to make a very long story short. We didn't go to jail and they didn't take the gratuity off our bill.

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Some parts were great, others not

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Costa neoRomantica | Sail Date: Jun 22, 2009


I was pleased with our actual room, but other than that, I wished I had done my homework prior to booking. There were so many small children running around, screaming at all hours of the day and night in all areas of the ship and the people on board seemed very loud too. In addition the entertainment was really awful. Perhaps if I had been intoxicated maybe I'd have thought it all better. However for a cheap cruise it was good.

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Experience:
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A nice cruise.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Costa neoRomantica | Sail Date: Jun 22, 2009


The cabin and ship were comfortable and nice. Having to pay for all drinks (including coffe and soda) started to add up. Of course the staff on the boat were great.

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About Costa neoRomantica

228
Inside Cabins
395
Oceanview Cabins
132
Balcony Cabins
34
Suite Cabins
4
Restaurants
2
Pools

Members loved:

Destinations & Excursions: 100%
Service and Staff: 67%
Cabin / Stateroom: 53%

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Cabins of Costa neoRomantica

Classic Interior Stateroom on Costa neoRomantica Size:
Approximately 175 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds (some convert to queen) a private bath with shower television telephone minibar hairdryer and safe deposit box.

Please note: Classic cabin categories receive a pre-assigned dining shift in-room breakfast additional charge.
Please note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites but is allowed on balconies if using the windproof ashtrays.

Available On Decks:
Paris, London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen

Suite on Costa neoRomantica Size:
Approximately 330 sq ft.

Amenities:
- An ocean view a queen bed single sofa bed single Murphy bed private whirlpool bath with shower double vanity sitting area television telephone minibar hairdryer and safe deposit box. Suite guests also receive VIP check-in priority embarkation and disembarkation in suite butler service daily fresh fruit in the suite one bottle of sparkling wine preferred seating at the ships many restaurants and an invitation to the cocktail party with the captain.

Please note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites but is allowed on balconies if using the windproof ashtrays.

Available On Decks:
Monte Carlo

Premium Oceanview Stateroom on Costa neoRomantica Size:
Approximately 176 sq ft.

Amenities:
- An ocean view a queen bed or two twins (some convert to queen) private bath with shower television telephone minibar hairdryer and safe deposit box. Additional amenities include choice of dining shift free in-room breakfast upon request.

Please note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites but is allowed on balconies if using the windproof ashtrays.

Available On Decks:
Paris, London, Copenhagen

Classic Oceanview Stateroom on Costa neoRomantica Size:
Approximately 176 sq ft.

Amenities:
- An ocean view a queen bed or two twins (some convert to queen) private bath with shower television telephone minibar hairdryer and safe deposit box.

Please note: Classic cabin categories receive a pre-assigned dining shift in-room breakfast additional charge.
Please note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites but is allowed on balconies if using the windproof ashtrays.

Available On Decks:
London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen

Premium Interior Stateroom on Costa neoRomantica Size:
Approximately 175 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds (some convert to queen) a private bath with shower television telephone minibar hairdryer and safe deposit box. Additional amenities include choice of dining shift free in-room breakfast upon request.

Please note: Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and suites but is allowed on balconies if using the windproof ashtrays.

Available On Decks:
Biarritz, Paris, London, Monte Carlo

Deck Plans for Costa neoRomantica

Costa neoRomantica

 

Lisboa

The Lisboa Deck features staterooms in categories SG, SV, SU and SB.

Samsara Suite with Balcony
Samsara Grand Suite
Samsara Balcony Stateroom
Samsara Suite with Veranda

Single Sofa Bed
Single Sofa Bed
1 Upper Bed
1 Upper Bed
2 Upper Beds
2 Upper Beds
Handicapped-Accessible Accommodations
Handicapped-Accessible Accommodations
Partially Obstructed View
Partially Obstructed View
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
Elevator
Elevator
On CostaVictoria, Indicates Queen Bed or Convertible to Queen Bed. On Other Costa Ships, Indicates Queen Bed.
On CostaVictoria, Indicates Queen Bed or Convertible to Queen Bed. On Other Costa Ships, Indicates Queen Bed.
On CostaAllegra, Indicates 2 Lower Beds Convertible to Queen. On Other Costa Ships, Indicates Single Murphy Bed.
On CostaAllegra, Indicates 2 Lower Beds Convertible to Queen. On Other Costa Ships, Indicates Single Murphy Bed.
1 Upper Bed/1 Lower Bed
1 Upper Bed/1 Lower Bed
On CostaEuropa, Indicates Double Sofa Bed. On Other Costa Ships, Indicates 1 Lower Bed.
On CostaEuropa, Indicates Double Sofa Bed. On Other Costa Ships, Indicates 1 Lower Bed.
On CostaClassica, Indicates Armchair Sleeper. On CostaAllegra, Indicates Single Murphy Bed.
On CostaClassica, Indicates Armchair Sleeper. On CostaAllegra, Indicates Single Murphy Bed.
On CostaAllegra, Indicates 1 Upper Bed. On Costa Europa, Indicates Single Bed/Sofa Bed.
On CostaAllegra, Indicates 1 Upper Bed. On Costa Europa, Indicates Single Bed/Sofa Bed.
2 Upper Beds
2 Upper Beds
Lisboa

Dining

Botticelli Restaurant on Costa neoRomantica Savor signature Italian dishes and delicious Continental cuisine at this elegant restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows offering amazing views.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:30 - 9:30 AM, Lunch: Noon - 2 PM, Dinner: 6:30 - 8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest resort attire. On formal evenings, we suggest tuxedos or dark suits for men and gowns or cocktail dresses for women.
Costs: No additional cost, but specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations required for dinner only.

Club neoRomantica features fine dining and is the perfect place to enjoy an exceptional meal or celebrate a special occasion.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest dressier attire. On formal evenings, we suggest tuxedos or dark suits for men and gowns or cocktail dresses for women.
Costs A nominal fee of $33.50 USD per person applies. Fee subject to change. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations required.

This intimate and exclusive restaurant serves up sophisticated dishes, tasty but light, and offers a healthy and balanced diet.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:30 - 9:30 AM, Lunch: Noon - 2 PM, Dinner: 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
Dress: We suggest resort attire. On formal evenings, we suggest tuxedos or dark suits for me and gowns or cocktail dresses for women
Costs: There is no additional cost for guests in Samsara staterooms and suites, but specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
Reservations required.

Giardino Restaurant Buffet on Costa neoRomantica Guiardino's is a casual buffet restaurant with a make-your-own salad station, cold cuts, pizza, soup, and hot stations.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:30 - 9:30 AM, Lunch: Noon - 2 PM, Dinner: Check onboard for hours.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No additional cost, but specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

Pizzeria Capri on Costa neoRomantica Feed late afternoon or night cravings with hot individual pizzas fresh from the oven at Pizzeria Capri.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours.
Dress: We suggest casual attire
Costs: No additional cost, but specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

Enjoy freshly grilled fare including chicken, burgers, hot dogs and more.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual.
Costs: No additional cost, but specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

Room Service on Costa neoRomantica Order a light dish or sandwich to enjoy in the comfort of your stateroom.

Seating Times: Available 24 hours a day.
Dress: Anything from pajamas to tuxedos.
Costs: No additional cost, but specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

Entertainment

Bar on Costa neoRomantica Deck: Monte Carlo
Type: Bar
Description: Drinks

Card Room on Costa neoRomantica Deck: Monte Carlo
Type: Other
Description: Try your hand at a game of gin rummy or simply take in the lovely sea view in this intimate space.

Excelsior Casino on Costa neoRomantica Deck: Biarritz
Type: Gaming
Description: Go home a winner!

Library on Costa neoRomantica Deck: Monte Carlo
Type: Other
Description: You'll find a well-stocked selection of things to read with all the elegant trimmings a good library deserves.

L'Opera Theater on Costa neoRomantica Deck: Monte Carlo
Type: Entertainment
Description: Some great shows here.

L'Opera Theater on Costa neoRomantica Deck: Biarritz
Type: Entertainment
Description: Some great shows here.

Piazza Italia Grand Bar on Costa neoRomantica Deck: Monte Carlo
Type: Bar
Description: Grand it is!

Shops on Costa neoRomantica Deck: Biarritz
Type: Shop
Description: Not a bad place to part with your money. The Galleria Shops offer jewelry, apparel, souvenirs, and convenience items. Often, a great deal is had in these luxurious retail outlets.

Tango Ballroom on Costa neoRomantica Deck: Biarritz
Type: Entertainment
Description: Tango. Ballroom. Need I say more?

1 Tips for Costa neoRomantica

let's start with the fact that a small group of participants in the cruise - we are not Italians . This means that we do not speak Italian- . English during the trip - he was discriminated against . many messages were broadcast only in Italian and French. We asked the staff about the use of English

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