• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
Costa Deliziosa Cruise Review
3.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating
177 Reviews

Just DON’T

Costa Deliziosa Cruise Review by darshe54

3 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2019
  • Destination: the Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Mini Suite with Balcony

You don’t have to read all of this and you don’t have to trust my review. Just do yourself a favor and “JUST DON’T DO IT” Unfortunately due to high tides this cruise docked in Trieste instead of Venice. This was supposed to be my dream vacation to Venice, turned nightmare.

Not because of uncontrollable natural elements. Costa had no control over. It was the service on this ship. This was the first cruise ship I’ve been on that food was only served at the buffet or one (1) main dining room at your appointed time chosen. You must stick by these scheduled time windows for meal service or you will not have anything to eat. 7-8:30a-breakfast, 12-1:30-lunch, 6:30pm or 8:30pm dinner seating. Buffet 6:30-8pm for dinner and if you miss it, pizza with a dessert starts 10:30pm-1am for a service charge of almost 9 euros.

Basically your window for eating every day was one and a half hours (1+1/2 hr) So forget about being on vacation and getting up a little late with your love one or at your leisure. If you decide not to go on an excursion, you better charge a spa package to your room and pray everything is in working order. Not likely!

Let talk about the accommodations. Mini Suite the way to go, so I thought only if you want to swim in toilet water. Costa Ship has serious plumbing issues. Every other night after midnight 0030, the water is shut off until 0500 in the morning, Unacceptable.

In the main dining area, the food was amazing. However, their food temperature would not have pass the FDA minimum requirements. These few staff members in the dining room and a hand full of other crew members made our experience salvageable. Thank you Leonardo, Damir, Ida Bagus, Phuong, and Danae.

darshe54's Full Rating Summary
Onboard Experience
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation
Shore Excursions
Sign Up for Price Drop Alerts
Get tomorrow's price drops
250,000+ people have entered their email
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Cabin Review

Mini Suite with Balcony

MS 7398 Spacious cabin and balcony with an Over flowing toilet

Replaced by 4307 cubby hole with a side porch close to loud music from main bar

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Supposed to have been Venice. First cruise I went on to claim our cabin keys at the opened cabin on the bed


Took a cab to a shopping area to get spa wear

Athens (Piraeus)

The feature was awesome. The Choice of tour company was not patient or accommodating

Previous ReviewNext Review
1 Reviews Written
3 Helpful Votes
Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

More Costa Deliziosa Reviews

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.