by Nicole Jasper
April 8, 2007
This was my first time cruising with costa, but I have to say that I would cruise again in a heart beat. I have been on 7 other cruises. Where to start. First this cruise line is Italian Style cruising for a reason, the food is primarily Italian and they do this very well. There was not one meal that was not done beautifully.
The crew were all friendly and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable, the beds were a little hard and our stewart had extra toppers put on our beds.
Since we are from the US we speak english and our english hosts were great and well informed regarding all aspects of the ship as well as any excursions that the ship offered. I have to say that Deborha was fantastic and has become a great friend as well.
The ship was beautiful and spotless more than any other ship I have been on before.
The ship had over 500 children on it however you would have never know that due to the great kids programs the squak club.
The rooms were typical, clean stewards were great and they learned your schedule quickly, (late diner early diner).
The supper club Medusa was the best, had the best steak I have ever eaten. The only complaint here was the portion control to big my one new york strip could have feed threee people easily.
Shows were good, loved the Roman Night were passengers got to get on the stage. Fantastic.
All the ports were fun. Liked that the costa staff came onto the excurtions to help out if there was a language barrier.
Would recommend this to people who are open to new things and meeting differnet people this is not a cruise line for people who are not willing to try new things. I had a blast and this has made my mind up to finally go to Europe, but this is not for everyone. I am a foody and even I tried lots of new things it was great. I just could not stop smiling after I got off this cruise.