LIFE AT SEA

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Darcy standing in our Terrace

Today is the fourth of five days at sea until we get to Guadalupe in the Caribbean. We have gotten into a routine.  Our day usually starts off with our morning with a walk and breakfast, not always at the same time.  At 11:00 am we have a team trivia game.  Noon is bingo by one of the pools then lunch.  1pm movie or the casino, then a nap so we can be ready for the 5pm trivia game, this one counts, after that more  casino action, before we get ready for the early show in the ship theater, then dinner, we have late seating.

The view from our Terrace
  There are many lounges on the ship, they all play different music. We rarely go into any of them because we spent too much time in the casino.   Costa line leaves a lot to be desired when compared to other cruises that we have taken. The food is not very good reminds us of a school cafeteria. There seems to be very little planning or organization, we are constantly waiting in lines that can be avoided with proper scheduling. The staff leaves a lot to be desired, they answer most questions or request by directing us to someone else who directs us to someone else or outright lies to us. We get nickeled and dime to death for starters we are getting hit with a 3% money exchange commission, we been in Europe for three month and have never paid anything close to that. Beside that we are enjoying life at sea, we have a great cabin at the rear of the ship with a great view from the terrace, however the view has not changed in the last few days it consist of water and sky as far as the eye can see.  Most of the passengers are Italian with some French, Spanish and German mixed in for good measure English speakers are definitely in the minority, There is also a lot of young people (20s & 30s) aboard, they seem pleasant and well behaved, we can not say the same for the elderly passengers (At what age do you become exempt from having manners and common courtesy)

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Darcy standing in our Terrace
Darcy standing in our Terrace
The view from our Terrace
The view from our Terrace
Between Continents
photo by: GRANADOS