Costa Mediterranea by J and M Katz
February 19, 2006
While sceptical of this liner as we knew only one person who had cruised with the Mediterranea/COSTA line and the reviews went from low average to OK, this was the best cruise I have ever been on. I picked it especially because of its cultural diversity although most of the Caribbbean cruisers were from North America with a good dose of passengers from over 50 other countries.
Cruise staff was excellent-the Italian atmosphere was fun and I loved having 5 languages spoken altho its primarily Italian and English used with a dose of Spanish and French now and then. Food was wonderful and delicious and plentiful. Loved the Dining Room where we ate almost all our meals. We ate vegetarian and there was no lack of choice or imagination. The ship is filled with Italian artifacts-all interesting and some garrish but we got used to that early on. Staff was personable, ship was immaculate, loved the balcony and room size, excellent value for the price, outstanding ice sculptures, pools were fine and available, lots of quiet space to read, be on your own, great Casino. Over 400 kids on board and very well behaved.
We loved it.
Thanks COSTA. We'll sail with you again.
M & J--OTTAWA, CANADA