Costa Mediterranea Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

10 days of european dining and service on Costa

Sail Date: December 30, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

Let me start by saying the cruise was great. Cabin service was excellent, entertainment for both children and adults was very good. The captain himself spent time taking children's questions in the kids club. Our 7 year old was very happy with 3 pools and big slide. Our 2 year old had great time both on the slide and in the kiddy pool. My wife and I enjoyed the european food, with a lot of variety at dinner in the main dining room. The portion size is european (smaller), but you can order two of each or different if you wanted. We NEVER went away hungry. My only complaint about dining overall is that in between main food service (breakfast, lunch and dinner) the only place serving food was pizza bar.
We had checked the reviews before we cruised and were a little concerned about some poor reviews given to Costa. We have been on many cruises on many different cruise lines and found Costa to be a very enjoyable cruise with service more in the european style (very good but more reserved than we as americans are used to). We would definitely cruise Costa again.
Ship Quality
very pretty and well kept
Food and Dining
food was great, needs a little more variety between the main serving times.
Cabin / Stateroom
good, clean
Service and Staff
Excellent service,
nice shows every night,
Children's Programs
Captain visited kids club to meet with children
Onboard Activities
several smoking areas inside the ship near main atrium.
Destinations and Excursions great destinations, good price on excursions

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