JerryCee

JerryCee
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Costa Mediterranea

January 2015 - Costa Mediterranea to Caribbean - Eastern

IF YOU ARE AMERICAN....DON'T GO!

I HAVE BEEN ON OVER 20 CRUISES, AND THIS IS THE VERY WORST I HAVE EXPERIENCED! YOU MUST LISTEN TO 6 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES FOR EVERY ANNOUNCEMENT...VERY IRRITATING.

FOOD IS NOT BAD...IF YOU CAN GET ANY. THEY CLOSE DOWN BUFFET LINES STARTING AT 9:20AM AT BREAKFAST...THEN CLOSE ALL LINES AT 10AM!! THIS IS A VACATION, NOT A MILITARY BOOT CAMP. YOU CAN'T GET ANY FOOD UNTIL LUNCH, IF YOU SLEEP LATE!

SAME FOR LUNCH...THEY START CLOSING DOWN AT LINES AT 2:30PM...AND ALL LINES BY 3:30PM! THEN, YOU CAN'T GET ANY FOOD UNTIL DINNER.

STRANGE DINNER TIMES, TOO. 1ST SEATING IS AT 6:30PM, AND 2ND IS AT 9:00PM....HUH.....9:00PM??? YEP, 9:00PM.

YOU CAN'T GET ANY FOOD AFTER DINNER...UNLESS YOU WANT TO PAY EXTRA...$8 FOR PIZZA AND SALAD.

OH YEAH, YOU DON'T GET ANY WATER UNLESS YOU HAVE PREPAID FOR IT...IT MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR SHIPS CARD....ABSOLUTELY NO TAP WATER IS SERVED...ONLY BOTTLED WATER. ALSO, TRY TO GET WATER AFTER DINNER AND YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR IT! MY FRIEND ORDERED A CUP OF HOT WATER...SHE HAD HER OWN TEA BAG, AFTER DINNER, AND WAS CHARGED $6 FOR IT!

NO DINNER BUFFET AT ALL, AND NO MIDNIGHT BUFFET. NO PLACE TO GET FOOD AFTER DINNER AT ALL! AND IF YOU CHOSE NOT TO EAT IN THE DINING ROOM THEN THERE WAS NOWHERE ELSE TO EAT…UNLESS YOU WANTED TO PAY FOR PIZZA AND SALAD!

OUR WAITERS (2 FEMALES) DEFINATELY HAD ATTITUDES. WHEN WE ASKED FOR MORE BUTTER THEY SEEMED AGGRAVATED, AND ONLY BOUGHT US 2 MORE PATS AT A TIME! THIS WENT ON EVERY NIGHT!  AT ONE POINT, ONE OF THEM HAD A VERBAL ARGUMENT WITH ME OVER WHAT I ORDERED FOR MY MAIN COURSE. I NEVER HAD ANY ARGUMENT WITH ANY WAITER, SO THIS WAS A FIRST.

TV IN THE CABIN ONLY HAD 3 US CHANNELS, AND THEY WERE MOSTLY BREAKING UP AND UNWATCHABLE. ALSO, YOU CANNOT CHECK OUT YOUR BILL ON A DAILY BASIS LIKE YOU CAN ON THE OTHER CRUISE SHIPS, SO YOU HAVE TO GO AND WAIT ON LINE AT GUEST RELATIONS FOR A HARD COPY….WHAT AN INCONVENIENCE!

THE SHOWS, EXCEPT FOR 3 OF THEM (OUT OF 12 DAYS), WERE HORRIBLE, AND AMATURISH....VIDEOS OF STING SINGING (15 YEARS AGO), AND AN OLD RAY CHARLES VIDEO....BOTH WERE ONE NIGHT’S ENTERTAINMENT EACH…THAT'S NOT ENTERTAINMENT IN MY BOOK. OTHER SHOWS WERE JUST TERRIBLE....THE LEAD SINGERS (MALE AND FEMALE) WERE NOT THAT GOOD, AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN BACKGROUND SINGERS ONLY...NOT LEAD SINGERS! ACROBATS WERE NOT THAT GOOD, AND A COUPLE OF TIMES IT LOOKED AS THOUGH THE GUY MIGHT DROP THE GIRL…HIS ARMS VERE SHAKING SO VIOLENTLY. THE MAGICIAN WAS GOOD, BUT ONLY A 35 MINUTE SHOW….WHAT’S UP WITH THAT??

MUSIC IN THE VARIOUS CLUBS WAS GOOD. NICE MUSICAL SELECTIONS, AND GOOD ARTISTS.

ABSOLUTELY NO DECK CHAIRS ON DECK 3....WHERE WE LIKE TO SIT AND READ. NO CHAIRS ON ANY OF THE DECKS.

EXCEPT FOR ST MARTIN AND ST KITTS; THE REST OF THE ITINERARY WAS A WASTE....ANTIQUA, GUADELOUPE, SAMANA, AND THE REST.....I GUESS THEY MIGHT BE OK IF YOU ARE DOING AN EXCURSION, BUT WE ONLY WANTED TO GO SHOPPING....FORGET IT...WHAT DUMPS!

UPON CHECKING OUTAT THE END OF THE CRUISE, THE GIRL AT THE GUEST RELATIONS DESK WAS VERY SHORT WITH ME ABOUT MY QUESTION, AND IT WAS OBVIOUS TO ME THAT SHE DIDN'T WANT TO BE BOTHERED TALKING TO ME.

EUROPEANS DON'T SEEM TO CARE ABOUT THESE AFOREMENTIONED THINGS, BUT UPON TALKING TO OVER 30 AMERICANS...THEY HAD THE SAME COMPLAINTS AS WE DID.

DON'T BE ,(AS WE WERE), DECEIVED BY THE LOW PRICES...YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR... AND $1800 FOR 2 PEOPLE FOR A 12 DAY CRUISE STOPPING AT 8 PORTS OF CALL... WITH BALCONY... SEEMED LIKE A GOOD DEAL...UNTIL WE COULDN'T WAIT TO GET OFF THE SHIP!

I KNOW I'M FORGETTING SOMETHING, BUT BEWARE....THIS IS NOT A GREAT LINE/SHIP IF YOU ARE AN AMERICAN.

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