Costa Atlantica Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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7+ cruises

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3 out of 5

A very international cruise

Sail Date: November 21, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

We went over the Thanksgaving week as is a family tradition. We have been on many "U.S" carriers and we were enticed by the Eurpoean flair and kids sail free offer from Costa. It certainly was different that what you would get on the larger cruise lines. The ship itself was nice and well laid out. The intermixed smoking areas were a surprise and not appreciated. The kids area needs inmprovement but with only a total of 150 kids on board it was certainly not the priority.

Pros: ports of call, diversity, 2 for 1 drink specials, Tuscan steakhouse

Cons: smoking, better A/C in cabins, the kids slide did not work the entire cruise

Recommends Costa Atlantica? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
The cuisine was very international. Not exactly what you would expect on a US cruise. With that said, it was good food.
Cabin / Stateroom
Nice cabin. The AC did not get the room cold enough and the room steward could not get it any colder. Good service in the cabin.
Service and Staff
Mostly attentive. Some staff did not know where areas were located on the ship. The ship needs more maps on board.
Entertainment
Not a lot to do on board. Minimal activities. Hate to say it but the TV only got one English speaking channel.
Children's Programs
Kids program is not the highlight of the cruise. Staff was nice though.
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
The Virgin Gorda excursion to the Baths was outstanding. Although the timetable was tight, it was a great trip.
Don't Miss: Virgin Gorda Baths
Nassau, Bahamas
Typical Nassua. Howver, the time in prt was minimal.
Catalina Island (Isla Catalina), Dominican Republic
Typical private island.
Grand Turk Island
This was OK. We did not do an axcursion and stayed close to port.


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