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Costa Mediterranea Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

1 out of 5
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Costa Mediterranea

11 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 26, 2015

Ship: Costa Mediterranea

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1152

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

The evening food service was entirely too slow. The only evening food option was slow dining room or pay $8 for a hamburger or $35 for the one specialty restaurant. No morning coffee until 7:00 which is unsatisfactory. They closed the lunch line promptly at 2:00 although many excursion groups didn't return until 2 or 2:30 and they closed with them still trying to get food. People were vomiting and had diarrhea. Entertainment was poor; too limited. One night they even showed the movie Hercules in the theater.  They only brought in three guests and the rest was their on-board entertainers doing the same twists and turns in different costumes. We cruise for the entertainment and food. Both failed. The only good was weather and islands and our room steward who kept us clean and fully equipped, but the room was nothing special, just the standard cruise room and it had only 1 electrical US outlet. Our shower water became to hot to use and had to be serviced.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
No early coffee. Must eat in slow dining room or pay for a hamburger. No late snacks.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
But way too limitied. Need much more variety


3 out of 5
too limited Mostly the same on-board group doing same twists and turns in different costumes

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Room steward was outstanding but food people too slow and those at lunch often rude to those still wanting food as they closed the line

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
People vomiting and diarreah. Food not available when desired and too limited entertainment

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Had a great room steward who kept us clean and neat but only one US outlet and bath room needed servicing.

Ship tip

Avoid Costa or Carnival owned. Use NCL or RC.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5

Samana, Dominican Republic

1 out of 5
Too limited things to do

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

1 out of 5
Was a holday and weren't told in advance.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5

Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe

5 out of 5
Need real English speaking guides or admit can't find one.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
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