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Costa Cruise Line

MS CostaClassica

Your Rating:Three Stars
Reviewed by: Matt Sudders
# previous cruises: 21 to 30
Date of Trip: May 4, 2007
Itinerary: Mediterranean

A 4 night cruise around the Mediterranean provides a different short break over the bank holiday. The ship was a very different style to the usual glitz of most ships, but mediocre food and dire entertainment certainly let it down.

Public Areas
Think marble, stark but classy, Milan rather than Venice, and think nothing remotely like Vegas. The cool modernism of these ships runs throughout.

Food and Service
Food was at best patchy, with lunch being the better meal in the main restaurant. Pastas were good, as one would expect on an italian ship, but massively overcooked vegetables and sauceless meats made for unappetizing dinners on many occasions. Whilst the service was good, it would have trouble making up for some of the food served. Previous food on Costa was very good so I hope this trip was exceptional rather than the new standard.

A small but functional inside cabin, has everything you need, including a wood tiled bathroom. However during some particularly rough weather it was obvious that some of the design features don't make for a quiet night, including sliding wardrobe doors that are opening and closing all night.

Recognizing that main show entertainment is very much a matter of personal taste, I can only describe the shows as dire and so bad they were funny. A singer who cries out for a Simon Cowell to put him out of his misery, some dancing which is to music which in no way relates to the shows and some more bizarre acts including juggling suitcases with your feet!

Barcelona, Palma and Ajaccio. All lovely ports in lovely weather. What more could one want.

Who Goes
A full range of Med party goers. This isn't posh, it isn't scruffy, its the kind of mixed crowd you might find in any beach resort.

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