Costa Pacifica Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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5 out of 5

Dream Trip of a Lifetime!

Sail Date: July 18, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Being our first cruise, I have no point of reference or comparison. However, our expectations were exceeded with the quality of the service, amenities, accommodations and food!

Pros: The Costa Pacifica is a beautiful, new ship. Our cabin was spacious, the veranda was awesome! Service impeccable.

Cons: This line is Italian, and seemed to cater to Europeans.

Recommends Costa Pacifica? Yes!

Ship Quality
The ship was sparkling clean at all times. Certainly molto bella!!
Food and Dining
Quality and variety of food was outstanding. The ambiance was spectacular. The service top rated. Italian wines were a huge plus.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our cabin steward always kept our room in top shape.
Service and Staff
The staff was certainly outstanding. And although this is an Italian line, every staff member we encountered also spoke English, which was very well appreciated.
There is always something to do on the Pacifica! The daily newsletter gave details on locations and times for everything - kept it with us so we wouldn't miss anything!
Savona (Genoa), Italy
We toured the Principality of Monaco! Playground of the extremely rich. A great opportunity to see how the very wealthy live and play. Saw the Prince's Palace, the Grand Prix track, the world famous Monte Carlo Casino, etc.
Don't Miss: Views of the Monaco harbor are gorgeous, just like a postcard!
Valletta, Malta
This was our favorite port, favorite guided tour. Interesting history. Particularly loved the "co-cathedrals."
Don't Miss: Walled city of Mdina was spectacular - very quaint, horse drawn carriages looked lovely
Tunis, Tunisia
This very hot, dusty, dirty location was a bit threatening. Skip the "souks" or markets, as the salesmen badger and follow you throughout the rest of the shops, pressuring you to buy a rug.
Don't Miss: The ancient city of Carthage was the only redeeming part - but skip the souvenir shops at the end.
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
This beautiful little island is very clean and hospitable, even to Americans. Tourism is their number one priority, and there is plenty to see. We loved the round castle, pearl factory, bullfighting ring, cathedral.
Don't Miss: Exquisite cathedral in the center of Palma
Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona tour tried to fit in too many places to visit, so we did not have enough free time to explore on our own. Too much time spent at Holy Family Cathedral, as it was not yet open.
Don't Miss: Flamenco dance show was spectacular!
Catania, Sicily
Our guided tour was cancelled due to low participation so we were on our own. This city was very dirty and in sore need of restoration. We found no one speaking English at all.
Don't Miss: The open markets were fabulous - old Italy still alive today.

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