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Costa Cruise Line

MS CostaRiviera

Your Rating:One Stars
Reviewed by: Jay Silverman
# previous cruises: 10
Date of Trip: April 3, 1998
Itinerary: Caribbean

The ship is attractive but too small for the number of people. The food is god-awful. With food service being just as bad, $1000's of for reheated back potatoes, over cooked pasta and pulpy desserts..... It was very forgettable....

Public Areas
Public areas of the ship are attractive, but most bars are too dark. Atrium lobby at midships is too small; the Concorde lounge is lovely and should have been used for the midships lobby. If you are with someone who has difficulty in walking, dine in the fantasia rest. Instead of the Sinofina. The Sinfonia, is reachable only by one elevator bank at the very far end of the ship. Otherwise you need to uses steps and elevator.

Food and Service
As stated above, why pay for food, that you can get far better at your corner pizza place. The pizza served on the ship is reheated, the soups were watery...service was god awful...we waited 35 minutes for a glass of water and it took 62 minutes to get our main course after we finished soup...Princess offers about the same itinerary for about $300 more, their food is far better and so is the service.

I loved the cabins and the bathroom.

After a while all ship entertainment seems a like...theirs is the same! Photographers were too pushy and too plentiful, 8 photographers for a ship is way too many. We felt like Princess Di being chased into a tunnel.

Children's activities were more plentiful ages 8 and below or 14 and up, we traveled with an 8 & 10 year old and activities for them were sparse.

Who Goes
The Americans were pleasant. The non-English speaking were very rude, especially the French. But that is nothing new!

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