Costa Pacifica Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Wonderful winter getaway

Sail Date: January 01, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We recently sailed on the Costa Pacifica from Barcelona on to Palma Mallorca, Civitavecchia (Rome), La Spezia (Florence & Pisa), and Marseille.

Pros: Visiting the incredible cities and the delicious meals on the ship

Cons: The somewhat limited shore excursion options and cancellations

Recommends Costa Pacifica? No.

Ship Quality
The ship is a larger-sized vessel compared to the Costa Classica, our previous cruise with Costa. I found it very tastefully decorated, impeccably clean, and there were plenty of places to relax, have a coffee or drink, or take in some entertainment. I was particularly impressed with the library, which on many ships is quite tiny but on Pacifica was a magical place to curl up with a book for a few hours.
Food and Dining
The food was excellent, particularly during the dinner. Absolutely no complaints on the meals!
Cabin / Stateroom
We stayed in an oceanview room port side, and it was roomy and impeccably clean.
Service and Staff
Like many cruises, the stateroom stewards are wizards. Our steward Benjamin was incredibly nice and the room was always spotless. The restaurant waiters were also excellent. The only subpar staff was at the excursion desk. We had three cancellations or changes, one of which left us with no alternative or time to find a replacement, and they offered very little in the way of apologies or help. Apart from that, the rest of the staff was top notch.
My wife and I really like listening to live music, and there's no shortage of it on Pacifica. Also, the evenings shows were quite good, particularly the guest performers they brought on: a singer Marta Llenas, a magician, and a circus duo the Donnert Duo.

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