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Costa Deliziosa

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Passengers: 2,826   |   Crew: 1,100
Passengers to crew: 2.57:1
Passengers to space: 41:1
Launched: 2010   


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Eilya wrote a review Jan 2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates96 contributions12 helpful votes
Costa cruise was my first cruise experience and to be honest it was not what I thought of! Food and snacks were included in the package but if you want to drink anything you must pay which was ridiculous and impractical including the water bottles in the cabin. Cabin was good and clean and we took the balcony. There weren't much activities for adults on board. Spa and salon was extremely expensive! Fine dining was a joke literally! All fancy with bad food that looks great on the plate. On our last day there was no proper instructions and no one to manage the huge crowd who wanted to exit the cruise and it could have been a stampede but we all got out safe luckily. We had to catch the bus to Munich from Venice and at last moment we were told that cruise wont go to Venice but it will go to trento. Though they arranged buses from Trento to Venice to but still we got late for our bus.Other than that internet was so expensive on cruise and signal was bad.
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Jean K wrote a review Jan 2020
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The food far exceeded expectations - no need to pay extra for Samsara restaurant. There were queues in the buffet restaurant and some difficulty in getting a table, but there is also a waiter-service restaurant, The Albatross, which gives you allocated seats which you can keep (or not use) all week. So.... food very good. Cabin very clean and staff very pleasant. Didn't care for the entertainment - too bland, but it is for a multilingual audience so lots of dancing. Had a problem with some of the toilets, both ship and cabin, not working on the first night - that was a bit of a disaster, but they got them fixed the next day. As others have said, they try to make money at every opportunity. My brother bought the dearest wi-fi package and it had a half-life of its own - it used the allowance even when he wasn't signed in on it! Also, they charged for shuttle buses at ports when there are free ones provided by the port authority - then take you a long way round so it seems worth it - then you decide to walk back as you can see the ship it's so close! The worst aspect was disembarkation (embarkation was lengthy as someone else has commented), but we had to dock at Trieste instead of Venice due to the weather. I was in danger of missing my plane (I'd allowed 4 hours) and the reception desk gave me a priority tag for my suitcase to be one of the first passengers off the boat - me and about another 500 I think. I asked why the coach from Trieste couldn't just take us to the airport instead of going right past the airport turnoff to drop us at the cruise port - Was told they had a duty to put us in the same position we would have been in had we docked at Venice - rubbish as I would have been there in time to use my pre-booked bus ticket instead of getting there nearly 3 hours later and having to pay for a taxi. Got to check-in just 15 mins before it closed. The Reception Desk always had a long queue, all week. The Tour Desk was open from about 7.30am - 9am and similar in the evening. Both were in the same area used for live music and dance, so you had to shout to get yourself heard at the desks. Overall, some excellent aspects; food, staff, cabins. Some bad aspects: Reception queues, not helping passengers enough when ports changed, general embarkation slow and disembarkation chaotic if you were in the so-called 'priority' group..
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CraigSLondon wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom87 contributions35 helpful votes
Cruise number 53 Costa Cruises – Costa Deliziosa 3rd November - 10th November 2019 Cabin number: 8337 - midship , Deck 8 - Premier Balcony Cabin Total pax : 2011 , Crew : 1100 : Decks : 16 Cruise for 7 nights - see map Venice, Bari, Corfu, Athens, At sea, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Venice It has been over 9yrs since she was launched and I first cruised on this particular ship. So was interesting to see how it has been refurbed and rebranded to adapt to the new style cruise packages that Costa now have implemented. The check in process in Venice is frenetic, the local authorities have not invested into the infrastructure so be prepared for long waiting periods and a lot of triple and quad checks. Saying that it does move along. In total from time we were dropped off to completing lunch and having cabin ready was a good 4 hours. Not bad given the security situation. Cabin was ready and the wonderful Dennis from Mumbai was at hand to welcome us with a complimentary bottle of Ferrari Champagne and strawberries thanks you Costa. Set sail on time from Venice for Bari, this is where the new package structure is interesting as you can join the itinerary in 3 ports, on other ships the same or only 2 ports to join the cruise. Thus meaning there is constant bags in the hallway or a ship not really full at all times. Has its pros and cons. The “specialist” restaurants we tried where not really worth the extra £100 spent for Dinner when the meals provided by Michelin chefs in the main restaurant was of a very high standard. The one issue I do have is the Italian Pizzeria Pummid’oro does not even have its own venue it’s a cordoned off area amongst the general passengers eating buffet meals whilst waiters are chasing away patrons who take the chairs. Not really a specialist restaurant In any books. The Samsara restaurant again in the region of £95 for 2 does offer its own environment and Pacific / Med cuisine. The productions in the theatre are the best I have seen on the 6 Costa ships I have cruised on, not only as I personally know the choreographer but in structure, decor, space and performance it is dynamic and was a full house twice a night for 7 nights with different productions each night. Not to be missed. The entertainment team mainly made up of Brazilians tells you its going to be fun, and they worked there socks off, cannot fault it at all. I am aware of many complaints about the excursions offered as they all require a minimum quantity in specific languages to ensure the excursion occurs. As it is a Italian liner it is understandable that 80% would be in Italian. This making English, French, German etc reliant on multi lingual guides. With a lot being lost in translation. Do research and there is many independent guides who will meet you at the pier side and deliver fantastic excursions tailored to your interests. In general, the ship is in good condition and is going into dry dock for 3 months from late December. New décor and cabin refurbs will help. Word has it from good sources that Costa Deliziosa will be heading for a world cruise from end next summer . Happy cruising 2019 star grading - 3+
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Belleek8401 wrote a review Nov 2019
Pismo Beach, California2 contributions
I have been a life long cruiser. This is the absolute worst cruise line I have ever been on. That says a lot since I am not a Carnival fan either. This is truly the bottom line European cruise line. It lures you with great prices but in the end you realize that paying a bit more would have been worth it! They treat you like a second rate passenger and it becomes clear that it is about the bottom line dollar. The staff is bitter and it shows. Any and every opportunity to increase their profit is indicative of how they work. Their buffet meals are cafeteria sub standard. They only provide coffee for breakfast. Water seems to be their only option for most meals. People are rude and short tempered. Not sure if it is the European culture? Lines were long and trying to find a table was horrendous. Excursions were a rip off, because half your excursion time was on your own. Do yourself a favor. Skip this line altogether. I wish I had known or read the reviews prior. Now it is a bad experience I wish to forget.
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Grett wrote a review Oct 2019
Spain31 contributions4 helpful votes
We cruised from Bari to Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Dubrovnik, Venice and back to Bari. We really enjoyed the food, the staffs were all friendly, our cabin was cleaned all the time and the parties. We just had limited time in Venice, well, it's normal when you're on a cruise, but we could have stayed longer without some delays.
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