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  1. To answer most of your questions. Yes you can get more hangers if wanted. No you can not take or get a bottle of water with your package but can buy one., When boarding a small bottle is mostly allowed if some has been drunk from the bottle, but they can take any liquid away on boarding. Yes you can use mini bar in cabin to store things but charged if using anything. You can also ask for your favourite drinks again charged for if supplied. There is plenty of choices (five) you may ask for seconds or extra if not enough. Dining times can be changed if not suitable like other lines if room, your dining time will be on cruise card in cabin when boarding, Maître 'd in MDR about 4pm.
  2. After 35 cruises with Costa only ever seen one 'drunk,' servers are not allowed to serve anyone to appears to be over the limit. Even with the packages now being given with cabin types not seen any, saying that normally go to bed just before 11pm so maybe after that.
  3. As Brain said, providing each drink is under 9 euros also you can order say a beer & a short which is over 9 E's most times they will bring it for you when busy.
  4. Not quite true, if you use towels during the day & leave them on floor or by basins then they will be changed in the evening, if you hang them back up they won't. With the beds if you nap on them after being made up they will always straighten them up again in the evening, they no longer turn down the covers. This is not always about saving money but giving the crew more time of & NOT using laundry & water so much, like the food waste program, take what you can eat, not what you can't, & the limited menus now, this has cut 35% of the food that was left on plates. With five courses to choose from even I a fussy eater can always find enough.
  5. Just of the Pacifica last week saw several people climbing onto the rails on deck 11, including a small child, all while we were eating our meals in the club dining room, also two passengers moved the deck chairs from aft & were laying right across the deck making anyone walking by squeeze round them very close to the rail. Saw the same couple four times during the cruise do the same thing, but also they were very 'shall we say loving' which put me off lunch.
  6. We checked in for our latest cruise in the MSC terminal not particularly long walk but far enough if slightly disabled. Marseille is the pits but we get great flights there & so easy from home to terminal that's where it ends, we have used it three times now each time very rude staff and very little help boarding.
  7. Plus you could try City Airport Taxis which I believe cover every Country
  8. Yes the taxi we had sat eight or nine with one in front next to driver. If you want to be sure or have flight times you can pre-book via Marseille Taxis. There were just two people carriers (8-10) there when we left in the rank, but looked like others entering the port which we noticed on our way out.
  9. Just back from Pacifica from Marseille it is a very long walk from ship to taxi ranks, however there are plenty of taxis waiting we had a large six seater for two of us he put my wheelchair in the back without folding it up. The cost from port to Airport was 45 going out and 47 back. Joke of the cruise, you now book in at the MSC terminal before walking through tunnel to the ship at the Costa stand.
  10. There is room under the beds for at least three case (two large one small,) also room in a wardrobe for hand luggage & duffle bags. As we had twin beds on our world cruise four cases fitted underneath quite easily my back pack went into bedside cabinet.
  11. At the Barcelona terminal you simply walk out, with your cases from ship to exit allow 15 minutes roughly taxi if you have booked one will be to your left on exit, in the car park usually towards to entrance.
  12. Pre-book your taxi for 8.45 / 9am it will the be outside the terminal door or close by in the car park, slightly dearer but saves you waiting for a cab if busy. Don't forget do not put your cases out night before or you may find then still on the ship. Inform reception of your early flight time. So far docking in Barcelona we have been early most times, but as said anything can happen & traffic can be bad at any time.
  13. 2005, 2008, 2011, 2016, 2018. We ate in the upper MDR deck four in 2016 all other times in the Club Restaurant deck 11. This was as the new Costa Club rules were introduced & Perla Diamante members & Suite guests mixed together, later it was change back to Suite Guests in Club & Diamante member's in upper MDR aft as the Club Restaurant could not accommodate all the guests. I much preferred it when the club restaurant was special we looked forward to eating there at least twice every cruise, now it is just nice, but nothing special serving almost the same food ( although better & warmer) than all restaurants. Costa war on food waste is a good thing, but food now is more style & presentation than flavour & taste IMO.
  14. Unless this has changed Suite guests now eat in the upper MDR on deck four, this is a separate area set aside for them. You might even have a table number assigned to you in the evening, though not for lunch. On our second on the Magica (Done 5 it's our favourite ship) we ate in Club deck 11, last one deck four, with Perla Diamante members this may have been due to numbers so do check once on board. To be honest I think I preferred deck four seemed more involved to other guests yet still like a separate dining room.
  15. Better not look today Riana, could be a yes day for the Brits.
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