Outstanding staff, poor food

Costa Mediterranea Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
12 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 23, 2015
Ship: Costa Mediterranea
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 6331
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Anywhere, anytime when we met employees, they always smiled at us and said hello; that was the first time on our 17 cruises on 6 differents cruise lines on the past 6 years that we encountered such kindness.

It was the first time we booked a suite #6331 and the balcony worth the difference in price. Of course the cabin itself is much larger.

Quality and selection of food was poor, first gala night, we took roastbeef and it came in with ''corn on the cob'' burned and tiny potato, One of ours was 75% fat. All 6 of us could not believe what they served us. Another evening tuna was hard as rubber. And don't try to go on 9th. floor buffet after 6pm, it is closed. There is only a pizza and dessert bar open but it cost you $8.00

This was our worst experience ar sea.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Beef quality was poor, 75% fat in many cases, tuna hard as rubber, no buffet open on 9th. floor after 6pm.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Very good shows at the theatre and cruise director Ciro spoke 5 language every night.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Cabin attendant Dhonna and our dining room waiter Herri did a great job with smile

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Nice and clean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Oversised aft balcony,
5 out of 5
We live in this suburb...
3 out of 5
Commercial port too far from the city (10 Miles) small boutiques by the ship.
3 out of 5
Yoo much tourist trap boutiques on the first 4 blocks.
3 out of 5
Took a ''tuk-tuk'' taxi to get to Cayennas Del Mar beach, which we see from the ship, about 20 minutes away from the dock. Quiet area.
5 out of 5
Went to Cane Garden Bay, spectacular views from top of the mountains, $16.00 p/p roundtrip
3 out of 5
5th. time there, so we went to Maho Beach, where the planes fly 50 feet above your head, beside this, overcrowed, no place to sit and 12 feet waves...
5 out of 5
Turner beach is great ($15.00 p/p roundtrip taxi), local market on the way back close to the port stinks.
5 out of 5
Disappointed last year with island tour so we went to Cockelshell Beach...AH. PARADISE. ($16.00 p/p roundtrip taxi)
3 out of 5
All stores closed on sunday (even McDo). Ste-Anne beach is great but crowed. ($15.00 p/p roundtrip). Some kiosk at the exit of the ship but you better bargain with them, ex : frig. magnet at $5.00. got it for $2.00 next counter...
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