Awful food and service and dirty glass on balconies

Costa Mediterranea Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
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Costa Mediterranea
7 Night Islands In The Blue (Venice Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 29, 2016
Ship: Costa Mediterranea
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 4209
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

This has to go down as the worst cruise liner possible.


The food was inedible -- they could not even do scrambled eggs or pasta properly. Everything was frozen though we were sailing through the Adriatic where great fish is available in every port.


They charged for everything that was remotely edible and even things like pizza and gelato had to be paid for.


Most of the service staff were incompetent and grouchy (with some exception).


The salon/ spa was a rip off operation only to sell you additional products. Had the WORST blow dry of my life. The guy did not know that one takes a few strands and pulls them straight. He just pulled my hair under the dryer.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Balcony windows were FILTHY. I put pillows on the chairs so I look over them rather than through the dirty glass.

Ship Tip

Bring your own food -- seriously!

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