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Costa Mediterranea Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Mediterranean (Trieste Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 13, 2015
Ship: Costa Mediterranea
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 6305
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Friendly and helpful staff, excellent ports of call, although some port visits were too short. Food variety was good, but execution was lacking. Over-cooked, under-cooked, bland, or just poor quality. I'm not a very picky eater, so it didn't really ruin my entire experience, but expect to pay for the exclusive restaurants of food is important to you. Also, food was not always available. On other cruise lines, you had more options. Also, pools and hot tubs closed at night.

Entertainment was alright. Again, better on other cruises. Overall, we had a nice vacation but would choose a different cruise line next time.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Everything we paid for was great, but all of the "included" meals were mediocre or poor.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Better on other ships. Recorded music during shows, not live band.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Except at breakfast--service was frantic, not at all personalized.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Seemed more spacious than other cabins. Cabin steward was wonderful.

Ship Tip

I'd choose a different cruise line if I were to do it again.

5 out of 5
Did this on our own, too. Climbed the bell tower (2 euros) walked through the museum (3 euros) and had some gelato (1-2 euros). Walked through the old town and sat along the shoreline.
5 out of 5
BEST port. Climbed the fortress (a few Euros) for stunning views of the town and fjord. You'll want to watch your ship pull in and leave this port, winding through the fjord.
3 out of 5
Paid for an excursion to Messilini Lake which was beautiful and quick. Would probably just hire a taxi if I were to do it again.
3 out of 5
This seemed less exciting after visiting the previous ports. We explored the fort and old town and did a bit of shopping.
5 out of 5
One complaint: too short a visit. We saw so many other things we'd have liked to do: Cable car to the top of the mountain, visiting the smaller island, etc. We paid for a (non-Costa) tour from the city walls. Very interesting and pretty place.
5 out of 5
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