Costa Mediterranea Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


Helpful Votes

1 out of 5

Sorry food, entertainment, and food service

Sail Date: February 26, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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 Quality
People vomiting and diarreah. Food not available when desired and too limited entertainment
Food and Dining
No early coffee. Must eat in slow dining room or pay for a hamburger. No late snacks.
Cabin / Stateroom
Had a great room steward who kept us clean and neat but only one US outlet and bath room needed servicing.
Service and Staff
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
too limited Mostly the same on-board group doing same twists and turns in different costumes
Children's Programs NA
Onboard Activities
But way too limitied. Need much more variety
Destinations and Excursions
Tour was to be in English but the guide barely spoke English; and another half was in Spanish when paid for only English.
Miami, Florida NA
Key West, Florida
Samana, Dominican Republic
Too limited things to do
Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I.
Was a holday and weren't told in advance.
St. John's, Antigua
Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Need real English speaking guides or admit can't find one.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Grand Turk Island


Avoid Costa or Carnival owned. Use NCL or RC.

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