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Costa Mediterranea Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 16, 2008
Ship: Costa Mediterranea
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
daily activities - offered less options than other ships

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
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.

Pros: Good Entertainment, Great Passenger Age Group, Quiet

Cons: Layout of Public Areas, busy decor

Recommends Costa Mediterranea? Yes!

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