Costa Pacifica Review

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  • Overall Rating: 3.5-stars 3.5
  • Expert Rating:3.5-stars 3.5
  • Traveler Rating:3.0-stars 3.2
    • Couples: 3.1
    • Families w/ young children: N/A
    • Families w/ older children: 3.5
    • Singles/Friends: 2.6
    • Groups: 4.0
  • Health Rating:
  • Price: $$$$
  • Year Built: 2009
  • Ship Size: L
  • Total Cabins: 1,504
  • Restaurants: 5
  • Pools: 4

How it Ranks: Costa Pacifica ranks #2 out of 12 Costa Cruises Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Launched in 2009, Costa Pacifica is among Costa's largest ships. Like its nearly identical sister ships (Costa Fascinosa, Costa Favolosa and Costa Serena), the 3,780-passenger Costa Pacifica caters to those in pursuit of large-ship facilities and onboard entertainment. Among a smattering of amenities, Costa Pacifica boasts a three-story theater, 13 bars, a Grand Prix simulator and a recording studio. And while finding peace and quiet might be difficult, there are plenty of onboard venues for travelers of all ages, including four swimming pools, four Jacuzzis, a fitness center and dedicated kids and teen areas. With five restaurants, including the specialty Club Samsara (for an extra fee), guests have plenty of meal options. However, some reviewers to bemoan the long buffet lines and the cuisine quality, describing the food as mediocre and lacking flavor. Reviewers also note that the while the ship was clean, well-designed and a decent value, it felt overly packed in the public spaces and in shore excursion groups. With only 1,110 staff members serving guests, the ship maintains about a 3-to-1 passenger-to-crew ratio, offering less personalization compared to smaller Costa ships and other midsize industry competitors. On the upside, past guests praise the ship's comfortable accommodations. There are four cabin categories available; including Inside, Oceanview, Veranda and Suite, and each cabin comes with a flat-screen TV, minibar and 24-hour room service. Guests staying in Suite accommodations receive extra privileges, including complimentary bath products, robes and pillow menus. Those who spring for a wellness-oriented Samsara suite or cabin are granted additional amenities, including air purifiers and minibars stocked with healthy snacks. In 2015, Costa Pacifica will offer trips to South America, the Mediterranean and Europe, as well as Trans-Atlantic sailings. 

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