I am considering taking a cruise on Costa for the first time -Atlantica, and while I don't expect to exactly measure up to Princess, which I sail many times, the price seems right for my getaway.
I am used to taking it slow on a cruise, finding a quiet spot on the promenade deck, a little shade and a good book and I am wondering if I can find this on Atlantica. I looked at a couple of deck plans, but I am not seeing much outdoor deck space, other than by the pool.
Does anyone know?
Also, I prefer my dinners to be lowkey outside of the dining room. Are there non-paying casual alternatives for dinner?
Finally, can I bring my own wine aboard if I have it uncorked in the dining room?
I have never sailed on Princess, but we sailed on the Atlantica in April and absolutely loved it. She was a gorgeous ship with lots of fantastic quiet spaces.
The muster decks/promenade NEVER had traffic. There is nothing located there so they are always empty. However, there is a lot of shade and a few benches.
The indoor Garden Terrace on forward part of Deck 3(?) was always beautiful and quiet. I NEVER saw anyone sitting there no matter what part of day I passed through. That might have been because you could feel quite a bit of motion in this part of the ship. That doesn't bother me, but it might with someone else.
The Chapel in the forward part of Deck 4 is fantastic and quiet. Beautiful stained glass windows and statues - very peaceful - it is well worth a visit (even if you are not a religious type.)
By the way, Costa does not allow you to bring alcohol aboard - not even wine. However, there are several wine packages available.
Carnival Fantasy - Dec 2010 - Bahamas
Costa Atlantica - April 2010 - Western Caribbean
I am going to be cruising on Costa Atlantica during spring break. I would like to know what people thought about Costa Atlantica. How was service, food, entertainment, cabins, ship layout, etc. I also want to know things you recomend doing or things you really liked and also things you didn't like about the ship.
A big question: how are spring breakers on cruises?
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