Costa neoRiviera Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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5 out of 5

Great Ship!

Sail Date: October 03, 2016

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: 1131

We loved smaller size of the ship - easy to get around and to get to know the crew.  The ship was clean and updated.  After taking American cruises, it was refreshing not to have the pushy "upselling" of all the extra products and services.  The spa was beautiful, reasonably priced and not crowded.  We made use of the drink package for 30 euros per day - they made money on us, but it was nice not to worry about it.  The crew was so friendly - loved our room steward, waiter and bartenders.  Even though we ended up not being crazy about our stops in Greece, it was no reflection on the ship.  Our only complaints were cold showers, lack of variety for breakfast foods, and it was hard to catch any announcements in English - the ship mostly had cruisers from Spain, so most of the information was given in Spanish.  But they provided an English speaking hospitality host and we were always able to find him for questions.  Overall, we loved the cruise and would go on a Costa again.

Cabin / Stateroom
We had a balcony over the back of the ship. It was a great view, but a little noisy with the engine. The room was very clean and updated. Had an issue with cold showers and it improved a little when we brought it to the staff's attention.
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Venice, Italy
Split, Croatia
The stop was short, so we took a taxi tour, which we booked outside the port gates. For 50 euros we got a great personal tour of the city and we stopped at a beautiful beach. If you don't want to do that, you can walk into the downtown part of the city from the ship and shop the market or see old town.


The bar on the 5th floor outside the dining room is the best! We really enjoyed Jhon and his crew.

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