Costa Mediterranea Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5

2 out of 5

Not what we expected!

Sail Date: March 18, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This was our first and last cruise with Costa Cruises. The ship was nice and clean, but the rooms are smaller than other cruise lines. Better bring your own shampoo and conditioner because shower gel is all you get. If you want body lotion or bar soap, you need to request. The food was substandard, not the 4 stars that we thought we'd be enjoying. The dining room and buffet menu were the same every day, the only difference being whether you wanted to dress up or not. The only late night "snacking" was pizza and hot dogs (4 stars??). If you wanted to eat in the specialty restaurant (costs extra) good luck getting a reservation. There were only 2 shows out of 7 that we didn't walk out of. The staff was pleasant but requests took a long time, sometimes didn't get what you wanted because they didn't understand you.

Pros: The gym

Cons: The food

Recommends Costa Mediterranea? No.

Food and Dining
We noticed on the second night that some tables got little appetizers of bruschetta and proscuito, we didn't receive ours until the third night. They made it look like they were treating you special to receive this.
Entertainment
There were only 2 nights out of 7 that we didn't walk out of. I think I've seen better school productions with better costumes and choreography.
Ship Quality
Ship was nice, layout was the usual, very ornate lots of mirrors. Very clean.
Cabin / Stateroom
Staterooms are smaller than other cruise lines. Bathrooms are smaller too with only a shower stall.
Service and Staff
Staff was friendly and always acknowledged you, but some of your requests were not received because they didn't understand you.
Cozumel, Mexico
Lots of fun right off the ship. Tons of shops and bars, lots of music. A great take. Very safe.
Cozumel, Mexico
Lots of fun right off the ship. Tons of shops and bars, lots of music. A great take. Very safe.
Key West, Florida
Take the Conch train ride. You get to see more than you would if you walked it. Jimmy Buffet's was fun.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
A very depressing site. You get tackled just outside the security gate for bus rides, taxis and begging by very small children half-dressed and mangy dogs. The other side of the island looked to be more resorts, but were the ships dock is horrilbe, they let you off in the poorest section of the island. Apparently the island gets 20+ days of rain per month so don't bet on a nice beach day.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
A very depressing site. You get tackled just outside the security gate for bus rides, taxis and begging by very small children half-dressed and mangy dogs. The other side of the island looked to be more resorts, but were the ships dock is horrilbe, they let you off in the poorest section of the island. Apparently the island gets 20+ days of rain per month so don't bet on a nice beach day.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Not much to do, but a very pretty island. Good beaches, taxis were about $20 - 30 dollars to take you there.
Key West, Florida
Take the Conch train ride. You get to see more than you would if you walked it. Jimmy Buffet's was fun.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Not much to do, but a very pretty island. Good beaches, taxis were about $20 - 30 dollars to take you there.


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