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Costa Mediterranea Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
Costa Mediterranea

11 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 11, 2014

Ship: Costa Mediterranea

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 5224

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

we were happy with our balcony upgrade.Room service was excellent William met all our needs . Meals were good restaurant service excellent a bit slow at times.Buffets were ok but too regimented at times.     no ice tea and icecream machine was closed at 4:oo .Snacks were ok.Shows were good , average when compared to other cruises.Excursions were over priced and did not follow the itinerary.One was cancelled and the other missed the whale musiuminin Samata. We quit using them.Ship activities on sea days were too commercial and not entertaining.                                                                                                                                                                                                     for example MSC has lectures on the history and what to see in ports, also science and art lectures. Costa should provide more us tv stations.   costa needs to appeal more to us passengers who travel the carribean.Staff was more in tune by end of cruise learning on the job?  Ship should inform passendgers about exit options at ports.We had limited mobility and were not informed about the easy on-off A ramp! Finally when we disembarked in Miami there was no porter service and it took us 3hrs to get off, not a good way to remember a cruise.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
all for selling , need more intellectual activities


3 out of 5
not up to MSC Shows

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
desk staff poor in communications in english and information.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
excellent design and easy to maneuver

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
promote William! excellent people skills

Ship tip

Ship failed to provide enough information about excursion changes, as well as port debarkations.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

1 out of 5
3 hr debarkation not acceptable, Inadequate staff

Nassau, Bahamas

1 out of 5
nassau taxi service was a total mess!

Samana, Dominican Republic

3 out of 5
poorly developed region, beaches terrible

Tortola, British Virgin Islands Did not visit port

St. John's, Antigua

3 out of 5
Well run shopping limited,good tours and taxi service

Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe

1 out of 5
no excursions and very poor taxi service. Need to emulate Martinque

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5
same old same old

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

1 out of 5
missed our scheduled excursion and closed down tours by11:00am
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