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Costa Pacifica Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 59

Overall rating:

2.9 out of 5
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Costa Pacifica

11 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 02, 2019

Ship: Costa Pacifica

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6348

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

It was a terrible cruise-even before a woman jumped to her death from a balcony above us, and hit the lifeboat with a big bang that woke us up, before the man overboard alert. 😱

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Fast and efficient.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Inedible. Lovely food presentation but tasteless. Other passengers agreed that compared to MSC was awful. And no option for free pizza all day as on MSC-only paid full pizzas available after 7 pm. The lunch buffet had limited options, compared to MSC.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Tiny pool-pool deck had GLASS ROOF and glass walls, so it felt like a sauna. Dance glasses were all the same. Awful.

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Terrible layout-everyone complained about having to go up a level to go down-we were always getting lost. Poor design.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
No sliding door to balcony-regular door that could not stay open unless propped open with a chair. Window rattled loudly. Queen bed was actually two twin beds with one queen sheet holding them together. Seriously. Uncomfortable ridge / gap between the beds. It’s not hard to provide one queen mattress. For Costa, I guess that’s toi much to expect.

Ship tip

DON’T DO IT!!! rebook with another cruise line.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

1 out of 5
Difficult to get to Rome by train. Bus ok.

Marseille (Provence), France

5 out of 5

Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

5 out of 5
Very cool-excursion was great.

Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Canary Islands

5 out of 5
All -day excursion was terrific.

Funchal, Madeira

5 out of 5

Malaga, Spain

3 out of 5

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Fine
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