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297 Costa Family Cruise Reviews
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Dave200
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the itinery and largely because it was incredible value at £380 pp. Having read some reviews here we approached with an open mind (first time with Costa) but were very pleasantly surprised. The ship ... Read more
rblundell14
Member Since 2017
1 review
We boarded the Fascinosa from Valletta Malta.When we boarded rightaway we could see that the ship was of high standards and the decoration of the whole ship was amazing.Our cabin was extremly tidy and quite big and comfortable and it had ... Read more
matchless2331
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We went as a family of nine and had a superb week, it was my 80th birthday which was the main reason being choosing these dates and Costa Luminosa staff were wonderful. The whole cruise was really enjoyable we ate mainly in the Taurus ... Read more
yawdum
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
we wanted to try a European cruise having sailed previously with p&o , fred olsen , cruise maritime ,Holland America please do not be put off by the many negative reviews food - contrary to the many negative reviews we thought ... Read more
SalentoCHUK
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
My Italian parents (65+) enjoy cruising and invited us to go along (single mum & 2 kids, aged 11). So we chose Diadema to coincide with our various travels and room requirements, schoolbreak, flightsprices, etc.... no other particular ... Read more
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sjpo
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
364 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I had in the past considered an Easter cruise but was always late with the booking so when I saw a good offer on Costa web site, I decided to book. I continue to sail with Costa mainly because tends to have nice offers for solo cruisers ... Read more
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KatapultMike
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
It seems most of the reviews on this site are from couples, and not very many Americans on Costa. So I thought I would post our impressions and some thoughts in particular regarding kids. Spoiler alert: we loved it! But I can see that ... Read more
flynn family
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
It was my birthday present from my husband so we chose a week long Meditteranean cruise! Brilliant from start to finish. The food was amazing, our cabin steward (John) was extremely efficient, and our waiter (Vincent Madavana) was ... Read more
cheviot
Member Since 2017
1 review
Barcelona 2 days before departure - fantastic called H10 - apx 10 mins walk from beach, easy metro/underground to use Cruise 2 Adults from UK boarded ship (all age ranges on board and nationalities). Decor really over the top ! ... Read more
DisneyJan
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We are from the UK and after previous cruises on Princess Royal Carribean NCL Carnival we were worried about the sailing we had booked on the Costa Facinosa from previous reviews we had read we got a great deal for £399 each in an ... Read more
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Back on Land Bill
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
My wife and I wanted a good price, port visits to places we had not visited (Genoa, Herculaneum and Valleta, Malta) and a return visit after 30 years or so to Barcelona. We had spent 2 nights on our own long ago in downtown Palermo, but ... Read more
CRISTINASTAN58
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
32 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Horror!!! Horror! Could not wait to disembark after a week from hell !!! The most mercenary employees in tourism i have ever met in my numerous travels, the managers have absolutely no consideration for the passengers, only for their ... Read more
mikexpat
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
I choose this cruise for the visit to Naples. I was disappointed with the food. too me the buffet was very blan and the dinners where not anything special. If the cooking was Italian at it´s best then I would query this. The ... Read more
dhutt
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise line/ship for the Italian style/language/culture having family from Italy. We have been on the Costa Victoria before and like it very much. Although cruise lines have cut back on some the features like full scale ... Read more
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Nicholas II
Member Since 2011
1 review
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is an 8 day cruise with three ( 2 consecutive ) sea days. I don't know why the crew insisted on keeping the lido pool roof closed during all sea days (despite of sunshine and 27oC) creating an awful combination of food smell + ... Read more
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athelvins
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
We sailed Jan 29, 2017 i booked 2 cabin 4 adults 1 infant 1 child. The kids enjoyed Peppa Pig show and heated pools. Spacious cabin but you have to close the toilet cover to flush the water and i hate it especially at the public toilets, ... Read more
bzway1
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
During the dates of 20-28 January 2012, I had a perfect experience aboard the Carnival Dream, for a 7-day Western Caribbean Cruise. Everything was spot-on, to include: dining, public rooms, the cabin, entertainment, value for money, and ... Read more
Nightsky8
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
My mother and I (20-year-old daughter) were traveling for the first time on a cruise - but with that said we have been traveling around the world since I was born; which of course mean that we have seen and experienced quite a lot and ... Read more
Paulina - Oncruise
Member Since 2017
1 review
First cruise experience, and I felt like the review is not doing Costa Victoria the justice it deserved. All review was so negative, but in fact, it worth as far as the price we paid. It suitable for laid back Asian family, and that's it. ... Read more
Fabiola09
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed December 2016
I chose this cruise for my family because the price was good for a New Year Cruise and my parents had had a great experience on Costa 10 years! Well, they have a different opinion now! They charge for everything! After 10am, you cannot ... Read more
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LauraVal
Member Since 2017
1 review
I became pessimistic while read some critics for this cruise, and my family already booked a trip for last December. But since I got into the cruise until the trip finished, my worries turned into satisfaction. First, the food was ... Read more
Easyriderscooters
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
12 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Firstly i wish to draw attention for other travellers to what happened to us: It clearly states on our invoice to pay by bank transfer, we were told initially when to do so which we did, however Costa subsequently made a deduction for ... Read more
ELBOSS
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Costa Diademia Our Cruise December 24th 2016 We live in San Miguel de Salinas in Alicante, our trip starts December 24th 08,00am we drive to Alicante airport and leave our car with www.parking10.com 8 days for just 48 euro. We hop on a ... Read more
Papageno
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
24 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This is an Italian ship and all of the passengers were European. The staff, many of which were Philipinos, all spoke fluent English, the passengers spoke either French or Italian. This was our second trip in 2016 on the Costa ... Read more
Sgonzalez100
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Just came back from my first Costa cruise and comparing with Royal Caribbean, this is definitely way below...Just to summarize: *Bad service overall, worst attitude I've ever seen on a cruise ship. People unhappy, just walking around ... Read more
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