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Pros about Costa Victoria: 1) It has very nice noodle soup every night from 10pm - 2am as well as pool deck on sea days afternoon. 2) welcome drinks on the day of boarding and after returning ship from Penang. 3) Very nice live cooking of kaya toast and sunny up at buffet place breakfast 4) Excellent dance and singing shows for 2 nights 5) Indoor pool comes with in pool chairs which is really comfortable and the lockers are user friendly 6) Nicer pasta compared to Royal Caribbean 7) Late boarding time from 5pm onwards and late leaving of ship after 2pm meaning I can apply a day less annual leave. Also I prefer departure port at Harbour front compared to Marina Bay cruise terminal 8) It has 5 course meals instead of 3 course in Royal Caribbean. Course includes - appetizer, soup, salad, main course and dessert Cons about Costa Victoria: 1) Cabin fridge is locked at all times 2) TV was out of connection most of the time (not much of issue since I don't watch it) 3) Except for breakfast, the rest of room service is chargeable 4) Pool is closed from 10pm - 7am. Even after dinner time when sky is dark, the pool deck remains too dark for people interested in night dip 5) Limited choice of food at buffet place and quality not as good as Royal Caribbean's 6) Coffee and juice dispensers occasionally out of operation in buffet place 7) No coffee offered in main dining room which consists only 1 deck 8) No garnishes in soup in main dining room 9) buffet place chairs are of cheapo plastic chairs unlike the bamboo resort like chairs in Royal Caribbean 10) On the last day of cruise for disembarkment, the staffs would get you out of the rooms before 10am even though ship only reaches destination at 2pm. It is both annoying and embarrassing when you have to leave the room and not knowing where to rest with luggages around you instead of enjoying the cruise to the fullest. Seriously, do the crews really need so many hours to clean from 10am to 5pm before the next passengers board the ship? 11) Library cabinets are locked all the time 12) The crews use our existing cabin towels to make towel animals causing inconvenience to cabin occupants to use remaining towels for showering, etc. 13) The indoor pool is frequently closed for maintenance during its operating hours 14) The meat dishes such as steaks are poorly prepared and hard to bite. In conclusion, it is a nice first try on Costa Victoria but I will not be trying it

Too many dislikes over likes on the cruise

Costa Victoria Cruise Review by hisokaomi

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2015
  • Destination: Asia
Pros about Costa Victoria:

1) It has very nice noodle soup every night from 10pm - 2am as well as pool deck on sea days afternoon.

2) welcome drinks on the day of boarding and after returning ship from Penang.

3) Very nice live cooking of kaya toast and sunny up at buffet place breakfast

4) Excellent dance and singing shows for 2 nights

5) Indoor pool comes with in pool chairs which is really comfortable and the lockers are user friendly

6) Nicer pasta compared to Royal Caribbean

7) Late boarding time from 5pm onwards and late leaving of ship after 2pm meaning I can apply a day less annual leave. Also I prefer departure port at Harbour front compared to Marina Bay cruise terminal

8) It has 5 course meals instead of 3 course in Royal Caribbean. Course includes - appetizer, soup, salad, main course and dessert

Cons about Costa Victoria:

1) Cabin fridge is locked at all times

2) TV was out of connection most of the time (not much of issue since I don't watch it)

3) Except for breakfast, the rest of room service is chargeable

4) Pool is closed from 10pm - 7am. Even after dinner time when sky is dark, the pool deck remains too dark for people interested in night dip

5) Limited choice of food at buffet place and quality not as good as Royal Caribbean's

6) Coffee and juice dispensers occasionally out of operation in buffet place

7) No coffee offered in main dining room which consists only 1 deck

8) No garnishes in soup in main dining room

9) buffet place chairs are of cheapo plastic chairs unlike the bamboo resort like chairs in Royal Caribbean

10) On the last day of cruise for disembarkment, the staffs would get you out of the rooms before 10am even though ship only reaches destination at 2pm. It is both annoying and embarrassing when you have to leave the room and not knowing where to rest with luggages around you instead of enjoying the cruise to the fullest. Seriously, do the crews really need so many hours to clean from 10am to 5pm before the next passengers board the ship?

11) Library cabinets are locked all the time

12) The crews use our existing cabin towels to make towel animals causing inconvenience to cabin occupants to use remaining towels for showering, etc.

13) The indoor pool is frequently closed for maintenance during its operating hours

14) The meat dishes such as steaks are poorly prepared and hard to bite.

In conclusion, it is a nice first try on Costa Victoria but I will not be trying it
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