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Costa Mediterranea Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
3 Night Spain And France (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 09, 2013
Ship: Costa Mediterranea
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago

Babies and toddlers everywhere from second seating dinner to the gym to cannon balling in the jacuzzi. Parents don't say anything and neither does the Costa staff. Dinners are very Italian,food and service which we knew in advance and did enjoy. Breakfast and lunch food quality were poor- Hometown Buffet is truly what it was like. There are time periods in the middle of the day 1/2 an hour to an hour where there is no food service but scant slices of pizza available.
We had to pack and vacate our room 3 1/2 hours before reaching port (they plan it this way to get a head start on room cleaning and prep for the next guest). My jacket was lost and was never to be found again during this time-thank you Costa. Keep your belongings with you at all times, double check your things yourself.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dinner was the only good part but then lunch, breakfast and any snacks were awful

Onboard Activities

Not much unless you spoke Italian, fortunately we can get by.


3 out of 5
The theater productions were outstanding

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Lido buffet was much better than the restaurant (which also happens to be self-serve, just classier) had many more options and had better and more food choices. This is from a person who does not enjoy buffets nearly as much as a beautiful sit down meal.

5 out of 5
Felt safe everywhere.
3 out of 5
Limited to what you can do in the city itself.
5 out of 5
Charming little town with plenty of history for a one day visit.
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