*Cabin service - Excellent
*Dining room service - Poor... Waiters very non- interactive...Maitredee never came around to tables
*Customer service desk - Extreemely Poor... Unhelpful.. Almost rude
*Bar-Waiter service - Good... needed more though
*Embarkation - Good
*Debarkation - Ok... very dissorganized
*NOTE - In my opinion, the automatic tipping created a laziness
amongst the crew. They seem to work harder on other ships
to get your tip. D
*Main Shows - VERY BAD!! VERY BAD!! VERY BAD!!
*Cruise Director - Ok
*Cruise Director staff - overall I would have to say good. Some were
*Activities at sea - BORING.... not enough going on
*Night games-activites - good to excellent... Dont miss Mr.Pizza
*Cleanliness - EXCELLENT
*Decor - Euorpean
*Pools - Small....Salt water
*Hot tubs - EXCELLENT.... Many to chose from
*Cabins - adequate size....Bathrooms and shower bigger than most
cruise lines. Beds EXTREEMELY HARD! Ask for extra mattress.
*Layout of ship - Very weird.
*VERY DISSAPOINTING!!! And yes I was preparred for Italian-european
*Dining room - Limited menu.....lack of flavor
*Buffet - Horrible! This was probably the most different thing on the
ship compared to other cruiselines.
*Latenight specialty buffets - What a laugh! Dont bother going to the
galley buffet. It was a joke, about 5 deserts and a few different kinds
*The whole ship seemed overpriced compared to other cruiselines.
drinks more, pictures more, excursions more
*Casino - Big but very spread out. Fewest slots and tables that
I have seen yet.
*Gym - EXCELLENT
*Spa - Did not use
*Deck chairs - Ample amount
*Smoking areas - WAY TOO MANY!!! Biggest complaint is that it is
allowed near food service.
*Announcements - Annoying! Every announcement had to be done
in Italian, French, Spanish, German, English....
*Muster drill - Weird... Done after we were already at sea for a day
and a half. Took FOREVER ( all the languages ).
*On-board shopping - Ok...
This review was based on a comparison to Royal Caribbean and Carnival
Cruiseline. I could go on forever. But the bottom line would still be the same. We will Not sail with Costa again.
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Carnival Glory 07-07-07
Costa Mediterannea 1-22-06
RCCL Splendour of the seas Feb 05
Carnival Fantasy April 03
Carnival Tropicale Oct 02