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Costa Toscana Cruise ~ Cruise Finish Roundup – All Issues Cruise

When my week-long cruise aboard Costa Toscana ended, a good friend requested what I preferred greatest and if I might advocate a cruise on the brand new ship.

Positively. And I might advocate taking the very same itinerary I did. Spherical journey from Rome with stops in Naples, Barcelona, Valencia, Marseille and Savona. Solely factor I might do in another way concerning the itinerary is to spend a few days in Rome earlier than boarding the ship.

After flying that far, I wish to relaxation up and tour Rome, then embark on Costa Toscana. I all the time advocate that cruisers attempt to arrive within the embarkation port a minimum of a day earlier than a cruise. If flights are cancelled or delayed, the ship can’t look ahead to a passenger who could also be arriving after sail time.

Plus Rome is stuffed with a lot historical past and so many points of interest. Lengthen your keep a day or two and benefit from the metropolis.

As for what I preferred greatest on Costa Toscana, the crew was tremendous. Stateroom attendants, restaurant servers, reception personnel, bartenders and different employees aboard a ship could make or break an superior journey. Unhappy to say, I’ve been on cruises the place the crew wasn’t involved in working or doing their jobs. They have been sad for varied causes, I suppose, and so they unfold that contagious unhappiness to passengers.

The ship’s décor was beautiful with many Italian flairs. My favourite spot was the Colosseo, the guts of the ship, that rose from Deck 6 to Deck 7 and Deck 8. Irrespective of the time of day or evening, it was nice to sit down within the Colosseo and watch the leisure or the lightshow that always would illuminate the screens and ceiling.

Leisure on ships is also excessive on my checklist. Costa Toscana presents a various roster that ought to please anybody. One among my favorites was a salute to Freddie Mercury of Queen in “The Present Should Go On” by Frank Mazzeo.

The Colosseo was packed for Mazzeo who began his efficiency by admitting that nobody might reproduce Mercury’s voice and enchantment. However Mazzeo used his highly effective voice to current a few of Queen’s best hits in an lively present.

One other evening, I caught solely a part of the “State of Shock” homage to Michael Jackson offered within the ship’s theatre. What I noticed was fairly spectacular, together with the “moon-walking” choreography.

I didn’t get to see any of Maverick Lopez current his tribute to Bruno Mars in “Blinding Lights.” Was testing the leisure in one other a part of the ship. I noticed violinist Nadia a number of instances and loved the hovering sounds of her electrical violin.

As for the “Voice of the Sea” competitors within the lovely Colosseo, I used to be going to rise up to depart when this system began. Was heading to a different presentation however thought I’d keep for the primary singer. The younger man was so good that I stayed for all of the opponents and to observe my tablemates use their distant controls to select a winner. Passengers might decide up one of many distant controls on the theater entrance so they may vote.

On the necessary matter of meals, Costa Toscana presents loads with an emphasis on Italian delicacies. In any case, Costa Toscana is an Italian vessel.

The underside line is that I loved my cruise and would advocate potential cruisers check out the Costa web site, speak to a journey agent and guide a cruise on Costa Toscana. If I ever get the possibility to embark on Costa Toscana once more, I might gladly increase my hand to volunteer, pack my suitcase and settle in for a flight to Rome.

Pictures by Jackie Sheckler Finch

Many due to Costa Cruises for inviting All Issues Cruise editor-at-large to the Costa Toscana christening that I acquired to participate in on her behalf and on behalf of All Issues Cruise.

Editor’s Notes:

See sailings right here: All Costa Cruises (  & Costa Toscana

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