Taxi nightmare

Costa Mediterranea Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 39

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Costa Mediterranea

9 Night Netherlands Norway & Germany (Amsterdam Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 13, 2019

Ship: Costa Mediterranea

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 4148

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

All in all it was enjoyable. I went to the desk to inquire about a brochure for future cruise. They don’t have them in English. Want coffee at dinner. And they need to include the directions to felliston cruise port in ijmudien. Water is free for Americans at dinner. Shows could be better. But we’re okay. And you have to pay for bathrooms in most cities.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarkation was fine except for the fact that the cruise port was not mentioned on the cruise ticket. The name of the port if Felliston. If I had known that. It would not have cost me 87€ Plus there is a free shuttle bus from the train station to the port

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
My only gripe. You can only get coffee and breakfast. And 4-5 pm. Other than. That. You have to pay for it.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Every activity is in Italian

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Singers and dancers were okay. Loved the mime abundance acrobats

Children's Programs

No children were with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent. Very friendly

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very easy to get around.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Size was great. View was obstructed.

Ship tip

Book a taxi to the port. I took suntransfers back to airport for 40€. It’s about a 35-45 min drive to airport.

Ports of call

Bergen, Norway

5 out of 5
Loved it. Great shops. Funiculars ride. Old town.

Hellesylt, Norway Did not visit port

This was a drop off stop for excursions to geiranger

Geiranger, Norway

5 out of 5
Very nice port. Hike to waterfall was easy. I think we tendered here

Andalsnes, Norway

3 out of 5
Took an excursion. Not much to do in town. Very pretty. Went on the trip with the 13 hairpins.

Olden, Norway

4 out of 5
Very quaint. Took the hop on hop off train. Went around the lake and dropped us off at shopping. We walked backed.

Stavanger, Norway

5 out of 5
Loved this city. Spent the whole day walking around. Beautiful homes. Shops.

Bremerhaven, Germany

5 out of 5
Took the Bremen on your own tour. It was an hr there and an hr back. Two hrs was just enough to see and do. Everything was in one area. The cathedral. Market. Museums. Etc.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very fast and easy. The excursion desk was helpful. They told us we could take the free shuttle to the train. Then take the train to central station and transfer to the airport. We opted for the reserved suntransfers taxi
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