If this was our first cruise, we would never go again.

Costa Deliziosa Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Costa Deliziosa

10 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 23, 2018

Ship: Costa Deliziosa

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7385

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

If this was our first cruise, we would never go on another. Buffets were the best part of the cruise and these were lousy. Hospital was a terrible experience. Should have meds in different languages. Our meds came with no instructions. We were taking one by mouth that was suppose to be dissolved in water which we found out from another patient. Dr has no bedside manners.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Our embarkation ran smoothly without any issues.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Our cruise only included water and coffee for each of the buffets. We were suppose to get unlimited beer and wine at lunch and dinner but we did not get that. Soda was available at $2.50 a cup .

Restaurant

1 out of 5

We were suppose to get unlimited beer and wine at our meals and did NOT. Only got water. They didn't even have coffee available and suppose a soda beverage would have been available if we paid for it.

Buffet

2 out of 5

Very little American food. Didn't even know what some of the items were.

Pizzeria

1 out of 5

Pizza was only dough. They may have had better pizza that had to be purchased. Have been on many cruises and never heard of buying pizza.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
When the ship was at sea , everyone wanted to go by the pool and it was almost impossible to find a chair. They had 2 pools that were not large enough for the number of passengers on the ship. We went to the pool when the ship was at a port.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The entertainment was saw was great.

Children's Programs

We did not travel with children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our waiter, Rudy, is the BEST waiter on the ship. We did not go to the dinners every night but the nights we were there he could NOT have been any better. He deserves a raise.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Always cleaning and the ship is clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We were expecting more as we paid for a premium room. In our opinion, this was not a premium room. We expected a room at least with a porthole and larger. However, Effren, who cleaned our cabin did a SUPERIOR JOB. As soon as we requested anything, he was right there and did his job well. He certainly deserves a raise as he is a hard worker. We loved him.

Ship tip

Very few of the crew speak English so there is a language barrier. Food was lousy at buffet. If you want anything other than water, be sure to purchase a beverage package. Be sure to take out insurance. The hospital is just awful and sure you will need to go back several times. I was at the hospital prior to 11am which is their closing. Because I had to wait for the doctor which brought me 20 min past 11:00, when I left and got charged an extra $60 for overtime which was not my fault. BUY INSURANCE !!

Ports of call

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
We went on our own and loved it.

George Town, Grand Cayman Did not visit port

wanted to stay at the pool when it was not over crowded.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
We got off and loved visiting the beach and walking .

Belize City, Belize Did not visit port

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico Did not visit port

Cozumel, Mexico Did not visit port

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Great with no problem.

Traveler Photos

The best waiter on the ship Pizza was just dough and only a couple small pieces of meat We had to go to buffet  because we were sick and did not go to the dinners but the buffets were almost the same daily and lousy.
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