Costa Mediterranea Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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3 out of 5

A Good Cruise for the Price

Sail Date: February 16, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The price of this cruise was better than most for a balcony during a school vacation. The ship was very clean, and the staff was delightful. Our room was great with more than usual storage for clothing.
Each day during lunch the buffet offered an international section featuring foods from a specific country. (Greek, Chinese, British, Mexican). My husband truly enjoyed this.
I found the evening dining room choices difficult because they featured less standard fare which I prefer. However, othersat my table thought the food choices were fabulous.
We found it difficult to navigate around the ship due to a more chopped up layout of public areas. Discovered some areas late in the week. We recommend that you do a serious tour early in the week.
There was a high percentage of European passengers, so English was not as prevalent.
Deck chairs were a cinch to get at any time of day! (The typical age was over 50)
Nightly shows (we attended 3) were very good.

Pros: Good Entertainment, Great Passenger Age Group, Quiet

Cons: Layout of Public Areas, busy decor

Recommends Costa Mediterranea? Yes!

Food and Dining
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
daily activities - offered less options than other ships
San Juan, Puerto Rico
We docked at 5:00, had dinner on board and left the ship at 7:30. We did not sign up for an excursion so walked to a nearby Sheraton and played in the casino. Lovely area to walk around.
Casa De Campo, Dominican Republic
Golfed at Teeth of the Dog. Expensive, but for a one-time experience was worth it for the 7 holes with spectacular views. Our caddie spoke English and was very helpful on the course. Never felt rushed. Difficult course.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Paricipated in an excursion to St. John's, Trunk Bay Beach. Had only 1.5 hours on the beach, which was beautiful. The ferry ride over took 40 minutes and was interesting as the tour guide discussed points of interest.
Grand Turk Island
No need for an excursion. Ship docks at a nice beach with tons of lounge chairs. And there is a lovely pool for use by cruise passengers at Marguiriteville right there! Good music.

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