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Costa Cruise Line

MS CostaVictoria

Your Rating:One Stars
Reviewed by:C Martin
# previous cruises: 5
Date of Trip: November 17, 2000
Itinerary: Transatlantic

Saw nothing of Italy, nothing was open in Spain on Sunday. Felt like it was a training cruise for the crew. Many of the crew said that it was their first time and it was obvious.

Public Areas
Did not use the pool as it was cool most of the time. Unable to really enjoy the casino because there was a man smoking a cigar in there most of the time. When he was there the side of the casino that he was in was mostly vacant. It was really obnoxious and no one would ask him not to smoke. I feel that the casino really lost money because of this.

Food and Service
The food was plentiful but the chefs did not know know to prepare it. This was the first cruise that I lost weight on. Can you believe that a reuben sandwich consists of plain roast beef with kernels of canned corn on it. That was considered corned beef. The night before we docked when they introduced the chefs they were booed. Although I felt the same way as my fellow passengers about the quality of the food, I was polite enough not to engage in the near riot.

The cabins were clean and adequate. My cabin was quiet and around the side with just two cabins. I had money taken from my purse which was in the drawer and when I reported it, they said they would come up and search my room if I filled out a form. Knowing someone else that this happened to, travelers checks taken from the safe in the room, I elected not to have my room searched because they left it in such a mess. If I hadn't won the money in the casino it might have been a different story.

The shows were satisfactory.

There wasn't too much to do while on ship., our group made our own fun. The ports were Malaga, Spain: Casablanca: Madeira: Guadeloupe; Antigua: St Maarten: Tortola: and Bahamas. I did notice that there appeared to be child care.

Who Goes
I would definitely invite our group over for dinner, but as far as the Europeans, I found them extremely rude and the majority of them smelled terribly. It was obvious that they didn't use deodorant at all.

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