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About itscamparitime

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  • Location
    Wirral UK
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    Reading,travelling,anything creative
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity, NCL, Costa, P & O
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  1. itscamparitime

    Costa Victoria - Mauritius/Seychelles/Madagascar/Reunion Islands

    Hi there we have travelled many times with Costa and we really haven't had a real problem only once and it was sorted out very quickly for us! I realise that the weather could be a bit of a issue but tbh we've had a few rainy days in European ports in summer/autumn seasons we have just made the best of the situation and always go prepared with our umbrella /raincoat just in case! Food entertainment cleanliness has always been very good as are the staff! In fact our worst cruise ever was last year with Royal Caribbean it was dreadful! Tired ship, the smallest cabin ever with bed up against the bulk head so I had to scramble in and out of bed, lack of storage, rude cabin lady the entertainment was so bad the highlight was when the Captain came armed with guitar and sang Mustang Sally the highlight of our holiday on board! We've never been on Victoria before and from some pictures that where posted on one of the forums on here it looks fine to us it's not quite as glitzy as some of their other ships but we don't mind that. Keep posted to this forum as sure that you'll get some info on the excursions! Hope some other people enroll soon on your roll call! Belle
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    Betty @Ian

    sorry I put the wrong date we leave Manchester on 6th Nov
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    First time on Costa

    Hi there, no not in any of the cabins we have been in maybe in a suite! Specialist coffee is available but if you don't have a package/coffee voucher you will have to buy you can get coffee from a machine in the buffet which you don't have to pay for but only available at meal times! If you register on the Costa club you will be able to see any coffee deals available! Hope this helps ☺
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    First time on Costa

    Hello I can give some information regarding Costa cruise ships as just about to embark on our next trip with this company in November. One thing you will find is that the majority of travellers on these ships will be Italian, they will mostly be quite loud, they like to party and can be quite pushy especially if queueing but there is always a lively atmosphere, so if youre looking to have a quiet cruise you probably won't get that with Costa. Our first trip was just a few months after the tragedy of the Concordia and I'll admit I was very dubious about this however my other half who is ex navy told me that because of that tragedy the one thing that would be first class would be the safety for the ship and for the passengers and he wasn't wrong. We have never really had any issues, oh apart from once when we hard a very noisy cabin this was not for long though as we went and spoke to the reception and later that afternoon we were given an upgrade to a nice quiet cabin. There is plenty of food both in the buffet and in the restaurants with lots and lots of choice . In the main restaurants the menu is usually 7 courses and again lots of choice they also have pizza, burger bars and afternoon sandwiches/snacks. The entertainment is varied and generally very good. Our cabins have always been immaculately clean and staff very friendly all in all excellent value for money. Think we are now on 9th cruise with Costa, we also travel with other cruise lines but value wise Costa wins. If you like a drink the packages they offer are the best value, if you book before you leave on line they are usually cheaper than on board, but when you consider a cocktail is usually 7 euros it really is far cheaper to get a drinks package. hope this helps a little.
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    Betty @Ian

    Hello, yes myself and other half are, there are quite a few others as well, if you go to Costa roll call forum you can see us all there. We are Carl and Belle from Wiral travelling out from Manchester on 8th with 2 night pre cruise hotel stay
  6. Any members travelling on this cruise 10th Nov 18 , as usual most of the reviews on this ship are pretty unfavourable We've travelled with Costa many times, and don't usually take too much notice of reviews and mostly we've had a good holiday.
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    Where has all the Costa cruisers gone?

    Thank you Riana for all your help we will make further enquiries as suggested. Belle :cool:
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    Where has all the Costa cruisers gone?

    Thanks for the info we are there when the world cup semi final is on so my other half is keen to be ashore if at all possible in the evening after we've done our daytime sightseeing not sure if you would know if this is possible :)
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    Where has all the Costa cruisers gone?

    We're looking forward to our Baltic cruise ,we've been to Tallinn and Helsinki before but not to the other ports of call we just need to find out about visas for St Petersburg :)
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    Where has all the Costa cruisers gone?

    Hi can you tell me if we have to get visas as doing Baltic cruise in July with Costa and not sure what is required for St Petersburg as we will be there for 2 days thank you
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    Where has all the Costa cruisers gone?

    Hi there I am still aboard heading on Baltic cruise on Magica in July ! You are right though it's very quiet on here at the moment ;):confused:
  12. Hello I couldn't say for certain but think when we sailed with another cruise line we had to sign up separately for the meet and mingle . We are sailing for our 1st cruise on MSC Fantasia 10th April but they don't do meet and mingle on this ship it's a shame they don't as a great introduction to other cruisers :)
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    Status Match

    Hi there we took a screen shot of our current status from our previous cruise company we signed into our account which stated the level we had reached as well as points and forwarded copy via attachment which was accepted hope this helps
  14. Hello is meet and mingle only available on these 2 ships ?
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    Diamond Plus tries turning Black on MSC

    Hello I have just realised that I didn't get back to you to say thank you for the information you gave regarding status match, we eventually had it all sorted out and now look forward to seeing what MSC has to offer, we are off to Barbados in 3 weeks repositioning to the Med and looking forward to escaping the awful weather we have been experiencing here in the UK.:cool: