We chose this cruise because we wanted a short year end cruise. It was very convenient for us as it sailed from Buenos Aires to Rio and we could us the ship as a hotel in Rio for the night of December 30th to December 31st, 2019.
The ship is nice like any Costa ship made by Fincantieri.
We embarked in Buenos Aires after a two days stay in this amazing city. Embarkation procedures were quick and efficient. We had two cabins; my wife and I were in balcony cabin 6420 and my daughter and son in law were in interior cabin 7224.
Our balcony cabin was quite nice, similar to the one that we had two years ago in Costa Diadema. My daughter said their interior premium cabin was pretty nice too.
We enjoyed the many bars and the entertainment of this ship. It is a ship with great ambiance and with lots of music to choose from. The entertainment people were fantastic.
The food at the restaurant New York New York was just ok not great like in other ships like Luminosa or Diadema, maybe because the menu is better on Mediterranean cruises. Here the menu was a mix of Italian, Brasilian and Argentinian dishes to please their South American guests.Some dishes were great like the Caprese salad made with the mozzarella made on the ship, or the roasted prime rib or the pasta dishes.Our waiter Marlon was just correct.
Regarding our cabin steward, we never met him. He did not make any of the nice animals they usually make with towels.We had to ask through the virtual concierge for soap, shampoo, body cream and additional pillows. The room was cleaned and the bed made in the morning, never at night like in other cruises. We thought , we deserved a better service being level Perla Costa Club members.
We must say that the shows at the theater were very nice, we loved the Christmas show and the Lyric show with a great tenor.
Service at the bars was good. We did not take any excursion.
Very nice balcony cabin like in other Costa ships.
Buenos Aires is a fantastic city with great cultural activity and amazing sites and restaurants. I recommend Don Julio to eat the best meat you might have anywhere. It is a 3 stars Michelin rated restaurant, The fourth bes in Latin America.
Great place but expect long lines of five hours (at least on December 30th, 2019). The statue of Christ is amazing and the views of Rio from there too.View All 40 Corcovado Mountain & Christ Redeemer statue Reviews