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Costa Cruise Line

MS CostaVictoria

Your Rating:One Stars
Reviewed by:Joyce Hughes
# previous cruises: 10+
Date of Trip: November 17, 2000
Itinerary: Transatlantic

In our opinion this was the very worst cruise that we have ever had the misfortune to take. We certainly will not make that mistake again. The ship is beautiful and if it were properly run I am sure it would be a pleasure. The deck and pool area are more than adequate, the indoor pool was the nicest part of the trip.

Public Areas
The large atrium was large, airy and very pleasant and would have been a nice place to read if not so noisy. The promenade deck was large with narry a chair in site although it was certainly wide enough to allow deck chairs. the only place to sit outside was the loud pool deck and most difficult place to read or enjoy the ocean.

Food and Service
Our server in the dining room was wonderful and made the terrible food almost palatable. I do not know how the chef could possibly make everything, meat, veggies, chicken, veal etc. all taste exactly alike!! Even the desert had no taste. The Veal could not be chewed and please do not order pumpkin pie, that was unbelievable. Even the pasta needed help.

Our cabin stewart was a very nice young man and did his best to make us comfortable. the cabin was quiet and clean and the queen size bed very comfortable. the ship itself was not the problem it had the amenities but not the trained crew to properly maintain the longer voyage.

We did attend some of the shows, when we could get a seat and no one was saving half a dozen of them while their friends finished dinner. The many languages made the shows difficult for the crew I am sure and they did everything in several languages in rapid fire succession. Some of the shows were good quality but the audience was dull.

The ports were no much and in some cases shops were closed due to the late date of the cruise. the health club was very nice even though the people tended to be rude a great deal of the time. the library was locked except for 1 hour in the am and one hour in pm. When opened the glass doors that hid the books swung around and hit your head.

Who Goes
The fellow passengers were varied but for the most part the European passengers tended to be rude and crude and smoked everywhere, elevators, and especially in the non smoking areas. The ship did nothing to try to correct this. They were wimps and it made the casino very distasteful formost of us. There were very few that I would invite.

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