Overall Rating: Excellent
|Departed From:||Hong Kong|
|# of Nights:||14+ Nights|
|Sailed As:||Single Female|
This was a cruise that I had wanted to do for a long time and I am glad that I did it before the rest of the cruise lines discovered Asia.
Costa Allegra doesn' have the bells and whistles that the big ship's have...she is more like a comfy armchair that greets you with a cuddle. Her crew were second to none, the food was exceptional with regional cuisine choices along with the usual cruise line food...all prepared and served perfectly.
My cabin was a single inside on deck 5, very spacious and cared for by my steward Dijong who did a wonderful job.
The cruise included my birthday, so a cake was laid on and singing waitstaff which was amazing and very enjoyable.
The ports....Hong Kong, Manila, Kota Kinabalu, Bandar Seri Begawan, Singapore, Da-Nang, Sanya & Hong Kong.
The flights were booked through Costa Crociere and were with Air France, excellent experiences both ways from/to home in the UK.
The weather was extremely hot, very few days under 100 degrees...even though I arrived in Hong Kong during the tail of a typhoon, it was still very warm.
Captain Donato was a superb host along with all of his crew, thoroughly enjoyed what was my first Costa Crociere cruise and Allegra was firmly planted as my favourite small cruise ship.