Costa Pacifica Reviews

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3 out of 5

Cruise of a Lifetime on a really bad ship by amnayo

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World wind tour of a lifetime. The ports and excursions were well worth the trip, though I would not sail this particular cruise line again. I recommend taking time after the excursion, which are usually only 4 hours or so and tour the cities on your own to get away from the commercial aspects.

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3 out of 5

Not for americans by kbeck2460

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Music every night that was great what was not so good was cancelled 4 excursion because we spoke English .  Food was failed. No coffee after breakfast no ice 

 

 

 

 

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4 out of 5

Ложка дьогтю в бочці меду by nickwickt

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Взагалі нам сподобалось.

Гарно підібрані міста .  Ввічливий , доброзичливий персонал. Принаймні досить природньо посміхаються.

  Досить незвичне для нас явище - прихована ціна. Необхідних витрат - більш ніж 200%! То податки , то сбори,  то взагалі "сервісний збір"!

  Але найбільше обурила необхідність залишити каюту до 8:00 в останній день. 

  Хотілось би ще. Але!!!  лише з компанією, яка не буде примушувати залишити каюту до моменту висадки з лайнера.

 

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4 out of 5

BALTIC TOURS by lesmartinez

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Kiel Germany Yummy--- Gdynia, PolandWink you can spend a whole day at the Malbork Castle. Klaipeda, Lithuania Happy was a fantastic site to see and interesting history of the Curonian Split Island. Riga, LatviaHappy also fantastic sites of the old city and St. Peter and John's churches. Tallinn, Estonia. Happy Great sit of old town. St. Petersburg, Russia was the best. Fineland , Helsinki Happy great sites. Sweden, StockolmHappy great sites. I will hope everyone can get a chance to see these sites.

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4 out of 5

Nice Baltic vacation by AgnesZ

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Nice destination, ship okay. Very good service at Blue Moon Restaurant. Not enough information about privileges for suite category. We had to request all special services that we had included. We requested to remove automatic added gratuity charge and we were told it was mandatory.

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3 out of 5

Nice Cruise Bad Food by merchantlane

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I have to say the itinerary for this cruise was great.  We loved the cruise but the food was awful.  If you don't care much about good food this cruise is for you. 

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2 out of 5

Needs new computer systems and better communication to English speakers! by alohaalice

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The itinerary was  the reason I chose this one.  I would never go on Costa again.  Too many people, too much being herded like cattle, they don't seem to care about English speaking people (the daily news was often missing information, like explaining that there is a Gala celebration and what that means, and the announcements were not always repeated in English).  The staff was nice, but I think they have to follow bad procedures. For example, the disembarkation meeting was primarily a sales pitch for future cruises and to rate the staff highly, and then she didn't have time for questions. The computer systems do not interface with the My costa system.....not worth the money spent.

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4 out of 5

Norway fiords fabulous, food so so by irmlindr

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Itinerary fabulous, daily Italian pasta just too much!

Entertainment by duo terrible, especially when the recording of Beethoven's 9th final chorus went totally and very painfully off-key! Had no one of production team noticed??

Ship ran out of alcohol-free beer on the third day, poor planning...

Lady M. Louisa  in charge of english-speaking passengers was the very best!!! Helpful, planning ahead, resourceful, kind and caring - we thank Costa for her!

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3 out of 5

Cruise is just OK by jimmbunch

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1.  Cruise is not designed for those who don't speak Italian.  We only met one other person from English-speaking country.

2.  Karaoke was terrific.

3.  I love history so the stop in Corsica to see Napoleon's birthplace and Malta were very interesting. 

4.  Stops in Savona and La Marseille were disappointing.

5.  Easy to get to ship from Rome.  Train costs 5 Euros.

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4 out of 5

Good Cruise by jdborror

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We went on this cruise for our 5th anniversary. The boat was nice and had enough entertainment. The ports were nice areas with a lot of places to eat and shop. I would recommend to a friend.

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2 out of 5

Experiencia en Costa by ceffta

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Desilución casi total, deben mejorar las actividades, tener más organización con relación a las excursiones, los empleados deben estar más orientados y ser más amables. Lo único que puedo decir, sobresalio en este crucero, fueron los empleados en la cena ( los meseros ) fueron muy amables y complacientes. Pero para mi en general le doy un tres de 10. Tomé esta linea de crucero por la ruta que tenía, que incluia Turquía, Egipto ,Israel, y algo de Grecia, pero a último momento fué cambiada, y ya no tuve tiempo para cambiar el crucero y por eso lo tomé, pero aunque ya conocía la linea en otro crucero que había hecho con ellos y sabía que no era excelente, esta vez fué demasiado decepcionante. 

 

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2 out of 5

Not Good Experience by SofiaA

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The Costa web page lacks of enough information. We did not know anything about our dinner and if water was included or not. We got that information the first day we got to the ship because we went to the front desk and ask. Our room was old and dirty, some lights did not work, dusty, I had to fix the shower head because it would not  stay up, there was not an iron in the room we had to rent it!!! At dinner time we had to share our table with two other people!! We took the cruise as our honeymoon!! And we had to share table???? Even on breakfast you could not sit alone! And on the buffet people would just share the table because there was not enough space! The food is not that good (except on dinner) the buffet is until 4pm and there is a "Merienda" time that is just one hour!!! So people is mean doing the lines because is not enough time to do the line and eat in one hour! And if you are hungry between lunch and dinner there was just a pizza and salad place that closes at 6pm. So between 6 and 9 (second dinner time) there is nothing you can eat. The shows in the theater were mediocre except a few that were hire by Costa. I do not recommend this cruise and this Company.

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5 out of 5

Excellent Itinerary by NMikacevich

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I selected this cruise because of the excellent Itinerary.  If you want to see the most Northern capitals in the least number of days, this is the cruise to be on!  The food was filling, but not special; even on formal nights steak, shrimp or lobster were not on the menu.  There were fewer ship-activity choices than expected, but with excursions every day, we were pretty tired.  My husband and I were very satisfied with this cruise, as it was the destination that was important to us.  The staff was excellent. 

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4 out of 5

Costa Pacifica by mtprado

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The Costa Pacifica cruise itinerary is spectacular and the cruise personnel were very helpful and pleasant.  Breakfast and lunch menu items were the same each day which was a little disappointing as we are use to a wide variety of foods at each meal on other cruise liners.  Over all, the value of this cruise was very good and we were satisfied.

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4 out of 5

Crucero en el Mediterraneo by noriba120

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   Muy bonitas las cabinas, muy amplias y limpias.  El servicio muy bueno de parte de toda la tripulación.  Las excursiones muy bonitas pero algo caras, si las adquiere junto con el crucero ya no tiene que preocuparse durante el viaje.  Lo único que me parecio fuera de lugar es la venta de los refrescos gaseosos, que no van incluidos en las comidas, cada refresco cuesta 3.50 Euros; las bebidas que si van incluidas son: agua, té, café, leche, jugo.  La comida en general buena, pero muy estrictos en los horarios, retiraban todo el bufet y si alguien llegaba fuera de ese horario ya no encontraba nada.  Los shows del teatro muy buenos, los bailarines de las coreografías son excelentes, dominan todo tipo de bailes, pero la pareja de cantantes que se presento casi cada día, no sirven, no es que esten desafinados, sino que no transmiten ninguna emoción cuando cantan, como que les falta alma o algo.

   Fuera de esos detalles todo muy bonito y recomendable.

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4 out of 5

Great experience, price includes the basics. by citicruiselover

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It was a honeymoon holiday for us.  We flew to Barcelona to board this cruise.  The port is close to town but the cruise was parked at the outermost terminal.  Glad that we took a taxi from Parallel to the boarding gate.  (Do not attempt to take a bus and walk even from La Ramblas... it is very far walk regardless if you have luggages.)

 

This cruise embark and disbark at almost every port.  This is very interesting.  We met a few other North Americans who boarded in Barcelona.  But apparently, Savona and Marseille are the most popular embark/disbark ports for locals.

 

We had a Balcony cabin, it was very comfortable.  Generous bedroom size and bathroom size.

 

The population on the cruise is mostly European families.  All announcements were made in at least 4 languages including English.

 

When I was onboard, I was non-stop bombarded with "Book your excursion now!" information.  No one forced us to book anything, but I feel that there were too much onboard-selling... it was on announcements, cabin TV, swimming pool screens... non-stop looping.  I managed to visit and navigate all the ports on my own without any excursions.  But I have heard good reviews on the excursions from other passengers.

 

Most ports have excursions organized by local companies, look at those if you have time.  Much better pricing.

 

Drink packages, upgraded dining, jewlery sale, spa specials... these are in my face all the time!  Not complaining, but for budgeting.  Just beware that the cabin price only includes the basics and be ready to spend more money onboard!

 

The only rough day (I actually puked and stayed in bed all day) was the "At Sea" day.

 

Overall, it was a great experience.  Great staff, great food, great shows, great ports.

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3 out of 5

Costa Pacifica by hither

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    The cruise was well organized . The ship was clean . Two Costa excursions were cancelled due to lack of English guests . The ship appeared to be full at all stops . This caused a real, mess at dining areas for serve yourself . Each AM we had to wait for seating as all seats were taken . We ended up walking to the pool area long distance twice to find a seat . Do not try to eat at anything other than first or second seating in the evening because the only serve yourself food was pizza with a long wait line . There is no evening buffet except for pizza and you must use the seating assignment or pay at one of the restaurants .

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1 out of 5

Food was horrible by sultan

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i would think that sailing through Italy and France would bring about some pasta and other good food options. None of these were available. The sweets were lacking taste and it seemed that they only offered ice cream during lunch from 12-2 in which most people were visiting the country. Only sauceless pizza and dam near burned burgers were available for lunch options from 4-6. The main dining options for dinner were much better. Announcements were in 4 different languages which seemed to be repeated every 15 minutes. Guest service staff were not on the same page as you were told different information. They kept your passport which was our only form of ID so we could not use our credit cards to buy stuff off the ship unless we had cash. It was a hassle to get the cruise to make a photo copy for us. The only great part was that our rooms were great as well as the service for the room. 

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3 out of 5

A Beautiful Ship by cjj

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I thought the crafts on the ship were great and the craft director was very personable, patient and considerate.  However, when people came after the sessions had begun, especially more then a few minutes late, I feel those people should have been told to sit down and wait until those who were already there and ready to work could get started.  Perhaps if the director had an assistant that could help things would be better.  Also often hearing was difficult because of the loud music below and because of the location, the director had to go to each individual table to show people what to do. Perhaps if she had a screen or some other way to show what was to be done that would be better.  She really tried to help and be of service to people, but she was not working in the best conditions.

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2 out of 5

Nice ship, poor food by KristineM1

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ship was nice but layed out poorly. food was not good. smoking areas were excessive, drinks were expensive and average, activities were limited.

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