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Costa Marina (RETIRED) 77 Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
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Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 19, 2010
Ship: Costa Marina (RETIRED) 77
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
The ship is a converted cargo ship with low ceilings - Costa has done a good job of renovation but it needs to be done again. The pools are tiny, and the internet worked sporadically

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Much of the food was frozen and then cooked ' we appreciated knowing that - and avoided those items pasta was great. We had a wonderful table but really prefer options to dine when you want

Entertainment

5 out of 5
we went to the shows every night and they were great

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
There is no provision for people with limited mobility - if you are in a wheel chair access to the dining room is only via the kitchen with help from staff. We had to ask each night that the escalator to the dining go down for us to not have to walk down the stairs

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
The tour was important to take Olbia was not an interesting city ' and we were able to see more of the island
1 out of 5
This is the port for Florence, a 3-4 hour coach trip or Pisa, 30 minutes - we had been to both ' there is nothing to really see in Livorno itself
5 out of 5
3 out of 5
not enough time to really explore ' needed to have more time in the port
Don't Miss: Carthage
5 out of 5
The Blue Grotta is a fabulous experience
Don't Miss: Blue Grotto

Pros: Staff were terrific and did multiple jobs - the entertainment was really good

Cons: of the 800+ pax only 7 were native English speakers ' many of our tours were cancelled - we took one in French and another in Spanish ' luckily I speak a bit of both

Recommends Costa Marina (RETIRED) 77? No.

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