Number of Cruises: 20
Cruise Line: Costa
Ship: Costa Victoria
Sailing Date: August 29th, 2005
Itinerary: South America
Costa Victoria Cruise Lines
We were looking for a cruise to Venice to
see the Greek Isles and Mediterranean, and picked this ship specifically because
of its wonderful ports of call.
The experience of the ship itself was very similar to what you would come to expect of any mainstream cruise ship. We had no problems with the service, the food, the embarkation, the entertainment etc.
Announcements were made in 5 languages (Italian being first) which was an interesting experience. The staff was all multi-lingual and for anyone worried whether language will pose a problem, rest assured that there was none what-so-ever.
There was a party specifically for Americans as part of the entertainment which was fun to attend.
Dinner seating times were 6pm and 8:30 pm and we highly recommend going with the earlier seating on this cruise (even though we are late night owls ourselves). If you plan to do a lot of touring in the mornings, but want to have enough time for dinner and the show at night, we found that you were much better off with the earlier seating on this cruise.
There were lots of activities to engage in during the day on days at sea. Everything from toga parties to bingo.
The best part of this cruise (and the reason to take it) are the ports of call. We found them to be a once in a lifetime experience that will remain in our hearts forever.
We have a very in-depth review (with photos) about the ship and the ports of call on this cruise written here:
.....for anyone interested in taking this cruise.
We certainly highly recommend this cruise to anyone who wants a wonderful Mediterranean experience.